How the Bible Works: We are Ambassadors
2 Corinthians 5:17-20, 1 Samuel 3, Jeremiah 12:7-9
Paul called the early Christians the ambassadors of God. They came to view themselves as emissaries from the Kingdom of God, sent into the world to put His Kingdom on display. As they learned to live and love in the way of Jesus, they became a welcome contrast to the self-oriented way of the cultures around them - and it changed the world!
This is the pattern we should follow, living as ambassadors to a world that is looking for a peace that only Jesus can bring. Today, we "send out" our graduates, commissioning them to represent Christ wherever they are headed in their next steps.
Each week, as we gather together, we celebrate Jesus' defeat of death. Even as we are physically separated, we still proclaim this victory. His death and resurrection are our hope in even the worst of circumstances!
You may not have easy access to the normal emblems of this "meal" but you can use what you do have, just as Jesus did. During the course of His last meal with His disciples, He took the bread and wine that were a normal part of their Passover meal and gave them a new significance as they were made to represent His body and blood, given for our rescue. Take some time to thank Him today.
We also want to take time to give in recognition of how He has provided for our physical needs and as a statement of our faith that He will continue to do so. The easiest way to do that right now is to use this link to give online.
Tuesday Q & A
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