Winter SWO: Why We Share
Rob Conti : Winter SWO : 2 Corinthians 5
Hell is our rightful punishment for sin, apart from Christ. Before we are adopted into the family of God, we are children of wrath and separated from God. Spending eternity apart from Christ is not what we were created for. Rather, we are created to bring glory to our Father. Our only hope is that we will one day stand before God, clothed in righteousness that only comes from Jesus.
In light of this, we persuade others. We are immortal beings who will spend eternity somewhere. If you are a Christian, you represent Jesus every day…whether you want to or not. Live your life in a way that exhibits the family you have been adopted into instead of what you were adopted out of.
“Nobody is born into this world a child of the family of God. We are born as children of wrath. The only way we enter into the family of God is by adoption, and that adoption occurs when we are united to God’s only begotten Son by faith. When by faith we are united with Christ, we are then adopted into that family of whom Christ is the firstborn.” -R.C. Sproul