Sermon Recap: New Creatures: My Funeral: April 13, 2014

2 Corinthians 5:14-17
(14) For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;
(15) and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
(16) From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
(17) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Galatians 2:20
(20) I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

John Piper:

What does it mean to be crucified with Christ? I think it means this: First, that the gruesome death of the all-glorious, innocent, loving Son of God for my sin is the most radical indictment of my hopeless condition imaginable. The crucifixion of Jesus is the open display of my hellish nature. And, second, when I see this and believe that he really died for me, then my old proud self which loves to display its power by climbing ladders of morality and intellect and beauty and daring dies. Self-reliance and self-confidence cannot live at the foot of the cross. Therefore, when Christ died, I died.

Here is the Matt Chandler video I showed at the beginning of the sermon and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Video from the beginning of the service.

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