Everybody Can Play

Everybody who follows Jesus has a mission and a destiny. Let’s break it down:

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. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21, ESV)

Agency

We are ambassadors. We get to act on Christ’s behalf, “God making His appeal through us.” We can think of ourselves as agents of reconciliation. We are never defending the faith. We are demonstrating it, living it and distributing it by showing God’s kind intentions in acts of reconciliation.

So, What Does This Look Like?

Imagine peace and restoration. Imagine¬† hospitality. Imagine gifting. Imagine acts of reconciliation and kindness. It looks like demonstrating God’s love rather than just talking about it. It looks like bending our imagination, assets and energy to work with God toward restoration and reconciliation. It looks like good news.

We all do this wherever we are and whenever the opportunity arises. We do it all week and everywhere.

We all do this; every one of us.

  • Every one of us is a practitioner (disciple)
  • Every one of us is a priest
  • Every one of us was re-made for this (Eph 2:10)
  • Every one of us…

Can Play

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