The Message of Reconciliation
Dear Redeeming Grace,
Last Sunday we thought of how we need God to act upon us and compel change in our lives for how we relate to God and others. And by His grace, He's done just that. God has transformed every believer into a new creation!
In 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 Paul writes this:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation."
What amazing news, we've been reconciled! Our relationship with God is no longer one of enmity, but peace. And as for our relationship with others, we've been entrusted with the message of reconciliation. We have good news to offer to others, the news that Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf has made us right with God.
Let's live in the good of this truth -- We are the reconciled offering the way of reconciliation to a lost world. May God give us grace and open doors for the gospel to go into Franklin and beyond this week.
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