Ambassadors Of Christ 10-01-22

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Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, yes He is good. Praise to the One who sent His Son. Now let that resonate in your spirit for a while before you move to something else.

Today’s Prayer

Father, hear our prayers. Help us to see ourselves as You see us, and to weep! We have tried to usurp Your position and Your authority. How we must grieve You! You see the arrogance of many of our nation’s leaders and opinion formers, both inside and outside of our government. They assume and believe that as a nation we have outgrown You, and so have factored You out of their equations. They seek to replace You with a centrally controlled and “fathering” government that alone knows best. They vision a “new order” that exalts materialism, and legalizes and declares “normal” what You have called sin. Wake us up as citizens, and wake us up who call ourselves Christians, Your church and Your people. We have together become a party to our nation’s downfall by promoting, or accepting these changes, or we have been deceived by our lack of knowledge, and have been reluctant to defend Your truth. Open our eyes to see what we as a nation have become. Help us to truly seek Your forgiveness, for fear that we suffer Your severe mercy. Remind us that You have said that You can’t, and You will not tolerate sin! In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

We Are Gods Ambassadors

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work so hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too. Are we trying to pat ourselves on the back again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart before God. If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Whatever we do, it is because Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died to the old life we used to live. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them. So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he were merely a human being. How differently I think about him now! What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. We are Christ’s ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, “Be reconciled to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

Quote of the Day

Oh, how few find time for prayer! There is time for everything else, time to sleep and time to eat, time to read the newspaper and the novel, time to visit friends, time for everything else under the sun, but – no time for prayer, the most important of all things, the one great essential! ~Oswald J. Smith~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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