Pastor Stevenson’s current sermon series encourages us to be Christ’s Ambassadors.
This is your opportunity to respond.
Answer one of the following questions.
Put your answer in the comment box at the bottom of this page. 🙂
1. Who or when did an Ambassador of Christ come and give the message to you?
2. What would help you be a better Ambassador for Christ?
3. How can you use what you have heard in this sermon series in your own life?
The Sermon Series flows from II Corinthians 5:17-21.[box type=”shadow”]Anyone who belongs to Christ, has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun. 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. II Corinthians 5:17-21 [/box]
God reconciled us to himself through Christ. He has committed to us this ministry of reconciliation, and therefore we are God’s ambassadors. He is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”
Ambassadors travel. They take important messages to distant places. God has given us His message. We can believe it and put our trust in what He has said. God said it and Jesus did it, so we can trust it. When we carry this truth to our world, we are being Christ’s Ambassadors.
Then WHY do we go through hard times?
God uses hard times to mold us into greater degrees of Christ likeness. Jesus set the example by finishing the work of redemption. (John 19:28-30) Jesus became something He wasn’t (sin) so that I could become what I wasn”t (sinless).[box type=”shadow”]So we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good news. Our purposes is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.
I Thessalonians 2:4-5[/box]