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Eye on Integrity-Ambassador for Christ

October 31st, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Second Corinthians 5:19 and 20.

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

God is calling His followers to be agents for peace. The ultimate peacemaking mission is to share the good news of hope and salvation through faith in Jesus. We can be credible messengers of this Gospel by being active in sharing our faith, and representing Jesus in our character and conduct.

His peace in our lives can be an influence for peace in the world for the glory of God.

Walking as an ambassador for Christ is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Relationship Building Principle-Ambassadors for Christ

July 27th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Second Corinthians 5:20.

“We are, therefore, Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

In political terms, an ambassador is on a diplomatic mission to build bridges of peace between the nation where he is sent and the nation he represents. An ambassador is called to be a voice for their leader. They serve in a foreign land. They do not have the authority to make their own policy or set their own agenda. Their responsibility is to follow the mission of their leader in a way that accurately reflects their leader’s views.

In spiritual terms, the Christian’s citizenship is in heaven, not here on earth. We are representing our king in a foreign land. We are on a peace mission while we live here. Our message to the world reflects the desire of Christ for the world. “Be reconciled to God.” Through faith in Jesus, we are made right with God, and our sins against Him are no longer counted against us.

Being an ambassador for Christ is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com