“God’s agenda is for the church to be an incarnational community on earth, so that our very presence would reveal his grace and truth-laden glory.” Paul David Tripp
That incarnational community comes with a calling defined in 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2.
“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 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. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says,
‘In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.’
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
We represent God’s purposes to the people he places in our lives. We are to be ambassadors for Christ…’God making His appeal through us.’ So if God has chosen us to be the conduit for his appeal….shouldn’t we know without a doubt what our duties as ambassadors are? “But what is an ambassador?” Glad you asked…
Tomorrow…”What is an ambassador?”
And Wednesday… “What is the work of an ambassador?”