May 7 - God as Reconciler (2 Cor. 5:11-21)

First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you. Icebreaker idea: If you were chosen to carry an important message to another country, where would you want to be sent, and what would you want it to be about?

A way to pray: Pray for opportunities to live out our role as ambassadors for Christ through both words and actions this week, in our homes, with our friends, in our workplaces, and in our community.

For discussion:

  • What does it mean to be a new creation in Christ? How have I seen this in my own life or in the life of someone I know?
  • How do we become “ambassadors for Christ”? What are the practical implications of being his ambassador?
  • Whom might I tend to write off or overlook when I think about sharing the gospel with others?
  • What did it cost God to reconcile us to himself? What does this mean for our reconciliation with each other and others?