Weekly "Call To Worship" Encouragement
For this morning’s call to worship, I will be reading from 2 Corinthians chapter 5:
14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that 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. 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. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
I am thankful for the reminder that this scripture gives us. We are to live for Jesus because He died for us. We are a new creation with a new point of view, a new perspective; we are not to look at people from a worldly point of view anymore. Instead, we should see people in need of reconciliation with God; they need peace with God. And, we should see ourselves differently; we are ambassadors; we represent; God is making his appeal through us.
As the scripture says, We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
We are a new creation, let’s begin with worship this morning. Please pray with me.
Father in Heaven, you have changed us. You have made us new. Only you could make us righteous. Help us Father to live this out every day. We want to see the people we interact with the way that you do. Help us Father to have the compassion and wisdom that you have. Father we know that you have given us this ministry of reconciliation because you love us and because you make us capable, by your grace. Father, we pray for courage and opportunity to be your ambassadors. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.