Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mediator—Part 2

Introduction:

As a car salesman I often find myself in the position of a mediator.
I stand between the manager/owner of the company and the buyer.
This position has caused me to think through what a mediator is called to do.

I. What is a mediator?


II. Do we need a mediator?


  • Why? Our sin had separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2).

  • Who? Jesus is the only way to the Father (John 14:6; 1 Tim. 2:5).

  • Result: God reconciled us to himself through Jesus (2 Cor. 5:18-19).
III. How can you be a mediator?


  • Christians can tell people how they can be reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:20-21).

  • Christians can pray for other people (1 Tim. 2:1; James 5:16-18).

  • Christians can help to resolve conflicts (Matt. 5:9; 18:15-17).
Conclusion:

Jesus has shown us the greatest example by being our Mediator to God the Father.
And we mustn’t forget that he still intercedes for us (Rom. 8:34).
We should follow in his footsteps in as many ways as possible.

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