The Ministry of Reconciliation Quotes by Robert J. Schreiter
I want to use some universally known figure, expressed in simple language as universally known, that it may strike home to the minds of men in order to rouse them to the peril of the times. Lincoln was right because Jesus is always right. Unity is the foundation of everything we value: peace and love, respect and purpose. We long for unity because our Creator placed the desire for it in our hearts. When sin entered the world, disunity followed—conflict between Adam and Eve led to conflict between Cain and Abel, which spiraled into a vortex of disharmony that has plagued humanity ever since. But Jesus entered our world to end the conflict, to restore unity between God and sinners. Sinful people had been separated from their holy God since Adam and Eve tasted the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Curious about the ways that Christianity connects to its roots in Jewish history and culture? Sign up for Holy Land Moments. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. All rights reserved worldwide.
Paul attributes his changed perspective to God, who did too things for him. First, he reconciled Paul to himself through Christ, and second, he gave him the ministry of reconciliation v. This is an amazing statement.
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My church, like most churches, has different ministries. - In our continuing study of 2 Corinthians we find ourselves in chapter 5, looking at verses 18 through 21, 2 Corinthians chapter 5 verses 18 through Many pastors and many preachers seem to be struggling and groping to find or form a clear statement and direction for their ministry.
And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. The body of Christ is awakening to the need for reconciliation. The ministry of reconciliation is carried out on multiple levels. First and foremost will always be the need that each person has to be reconciled to God. God does not want to us to be divided from Him, but rather to experience the fullness of relationship with Him. Beyond this place of private reconciliation though, we must humbly face the reality that many have not been able to see and experience Christ, in part because the Body of Christ has not faithfully expressed reconciliation in both word and deed.
But this is not the case for us as Christians. As Christians, we are officially ambassadors for Christ. We have been given a treasure, and we are called as ambassadors to share it, display it, keep it, and walk in it. I became a Christian at the age of twenty-two. Becoming a Christian at an older age provided great opportunity to fall into grievous sin as I grew up. So when I understood the gospel, there were no sweeter words that could have been shared with me than the truth that I was a new creation. Anyone who places their trust and faith in the Lord is a new creation v.