The Embassy at Work

For many of us, being a new creation in Christ is a comforting thought. We cherish the idea that through Jesus’ atoning work we can be made new, identified with Him and declared righteous by the Father. And because this is a fairly familiar concept, 2 Corinthians 5 generally lends itself to a certain understanding. We are quick to identify with Paul as ambassadors for Christ. We are quick to see ourselves in the position of extending that invitation to others. That understanding might be challenged a bit when we realize that Paul was writing this plea, “Be reconciled to God,” to those who were already identified as Christians. How might our understanding of reconciliation be expanded when we consider the command was given to believers? Might the gravity of being identified as ambassadors for Christ be felt more forcefully as we acknowledge God pleads through us to believers and unbelievers alike? Join us Sunday morning, April 23 as we investigate 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2. 

-Jeff Roe