2 Corinthians 5:17-20 (NIV) – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation… And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.
“When we come to Christ, we are all sent on His mission. We are new and have a new purpose. Christ reconciled us to Himself and we are a new creation. Our old way of finding identity and our broken ways of finding meaning are over. We are reconciled and ushered into a vibrant and living relationship with God. This is the gospel, that Christ has reconciled us to God through His death and resurrection and is making all things new – even us. We are recipients of the gospel, messengers of the gospel, and servants of the gospel. We cannot separate our identity in Christ from our purpose in Christ… [And] our renewed identity and purposes require some sort of expression of gospel-focused community on mission.” [Brad Watson, Ephesians: How Jesus Creates a New People in a New World]
Let us thank God our purpose is rooted in our identity in Christ. Because he calls us “ambassadors” we are also equipped to do the work of evangelism.
Let us worship to the song “Living with a Fire” by Jesus Culture (Click here).