(It’s All About Reconciliation Without Condemnation)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”
The Lord Jesus told us to preach the Gospel, which is the good news of what His death, burial and resurrection accomplished for mankind. It’s the word of reconciliation and not condemnation.
It’s not enough that you’re preaching a message about Jesus Christ; it’s got to be “Good News”; otherwise, it’s not the Gospel.
The Gospel to the sinner is that eternal life from God is available to him now and that he doesn’t have to continue in sin, guilt, and condemnation anymore. This means your message should excite the heart of the sinner, and show him that God loves him despite the wrong things he’s done and that Jesus already bore the penalty for his sins.
Remember John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (NIV).
God has ordered, instructed, declared, and enacted a law that anyone who believes in Jesus should not perish, but have everlasting life; it’s a sovereign declaration of Almighty God.
Therefore, your message to the people of the world should be, “Hey, if you’d believe in Jesus Christ, you’d receive eternal life, and at once, you’d be separated from perishing! The darkness would be gone, and you would become a new creation—the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”
You must personally acknowledge that the Gospel has been committed to your trust. You’re the one running with the message of Christ’s salvation, so fulfil your ministry (1 Timothy 1:11).
1 Corinthians 4:1; Ephesians 3:8-9
Dear Father, I thank you for the message of reconciliation that has been committed to my trust. Through me, many in my world and the regions beyond are coming to the knowledge of God and are delivered from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of your dear Son, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 22:1-38, 1 Samuel 26-28
Mark 5:21-34, Leviticus 26
Today, talk to at least five people about the love the Lord Jesus has for them.