- 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 By Faith or By Sight (Anders)
Paul says, "We walk by faith and not by sight." Most people advocate walking by sight. With our eyes, we see the path before us. Our eyes keep us from stumbling and falling. We live by sight. Many conclude that only what we see and touch is real. In the church, however, we believe that there is more to this world than what meets the eyes.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 No One Is Too Young (Gerhardy)
Salvation comes to us in baptism as a free gift without any qualifications on our part. And so as Lily/Natalie was baptised this morning, as small as she is, we witnessed the pure grace of God at work as God created a new relationship with her and made a covenant with her to always be her Saviour and Helper.
- 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Where Were You on 9-11 (McLarty)
On September 11, 2001, we got a refresher course in the reality of evil. Before 9/11, we regarded terrorists as being an opposing army. After 9/11, we saw a difference: An opposing army is guided by allegiance to a country and its ideologies, however misguided. Unlike enemy soldiers, terrorists are loyal to no one.
- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Put Humpty-Dumpty Together Again (Anders)
We can all identify with Humpty Dumpty as he sat on the wall--a better time. Can you remember such an idyllic time? How far back do you have to go? Back before the Fall. Back before you made a mess of life. Back when relationships were right. After the Fall, we look back with envy at the simple times of sitting on a wall.