Prairie Bible Church Messages

Captive to Christ

July 17, 2022 Prairie Bible Church
Prairie Bible Church Messages
Captive to Christ
Show Notes

Captive to Christ

2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Humanity is captive to sin, but Jesus’ death on the cross has paid the ransom. All who accept this free and gracious gift become children of God! Because Christ conquered sin and death, we are now captive to Him. Captivity to Christ is not burdensome, but it does come with a mission: pointing others toward salvation in Him alone.

 Take Home Message: Faithful captives point others toward someone greater.

 Faithful captives point others toward…

  • Christ’s victory.
  • 2 Corinthians 2:14a- But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession. 
  • Christ’s word.
  • 2 Corinthians 2:14b- And through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
  • Christ’s sacrifice.
  • 2 Corinthians 2:15-16a- 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life.
  • Christ’s sufficiency.
  • 2 Corinthians 2:16b-17- Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

 Simple. Authentic. Jesus.