The Ministry of Reconciliation

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

A look at what the Bible says about Reconciliation

 
rec·on·cil·i·a·tion

noun

1. the restoration of friendly relations.

"his reconciliation with your uncle"

synonyms: reuniting, reunion, bringing together (again), conciliation, reconcilement, rapprochement, fence-mending; More

2. the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.

"he aims to bring about a reconciliation between art and technology"
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"I praise God for Reconciliation and Restoration!"

i remember this as my opening statement to my Christ family at Gateway Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, back in 2008. I witnessed God show Himself strong and true as He moved me into relationships that I would never have entered, with people I once considered enemies.

Wow! Montgomery, Alabama... The history of the place. 

I witnessed God show Himself strong and true as  we moved through the history of the election of this nations first Black President. Our faith tested and proven, we moved on as a Christ family. These words of scripture came alive to me.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

New Living Translation (NLT)

We Are God's Ambassadors

11 Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too. 12 Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart. 13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.14 Either way, Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

Keywords: ministry, reconciliation, reconcile, Christ, ambassador

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