Sunday, July 2, 2017 —Mike Teel, Pastor
ONE NATION UNDER GOD…
FOCAL PASSAGE: II Corinthians 5:17-20
This morning I want us to think about the fact:
AS BELIEVERS WE ARE NOT JUST AMERICANS . . .
WE ARE AMBASSADORS FROM HEAVEN.
II Corinthians 5:20...
YOU WERE NOT ELECTED BY PEOPLE BUT CHOSEN AND APPOINTED BY GOD!
AN AMBASSADOR IS EXPECTED TO REPRESENT THE SENDING COUNTRY.
YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR PERSON; YOU ARE A ROYAL PRIEST OF GOD.
I Peter 2:9...
If you don’t know about Martin Luther, it will be worth your time to google and read an article or two about him.
He personally coined the phrase, “THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER.”
Every MEMBER a MINISTER! You are chosen; You are called; You are equipped; Priest of the Most High.
YOU NEVER REPRESENT YOURSELF, YOU ALWAYS REPRESENT CHRIST.
I Peter 2:12…
We need to understand that as Ambassadors people are not listening to what we say as much as they are watching to see how we live.
Listen, the Scripture tells us that the world will know we are Christians, Priest, Ambassadors, Christ representatives by this... I John 3:10-11.
We are not just Americans –Ambassadors of the Most-High God! Not just defending Freedom of Speech –Freedom in Christ.
LIVE IT OUT
> What kind of AMBASSADOR are you today?
> What kind of ROYAL PRIEST are you today?
> What do you need to do today to better represent Christ in your life?