TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
OUTLINE: The importance of Reconciliation.
I want to look at that bridge and speak today on God who Reconciles Webster’s defines the
term “Reconcile” this way: 1) to restore friendship or harmony. 2) To settle or resolve.
Many of you may have had relationships that have faced difficulty and after a while you too have
experienced reconciliation. Sin is the cause of our need for reconciliation. Regarding
reconciliation, let us look on first of all:
I. Declaration – v18 Through the Ministry of Reconciliation, God designed a way for sin to be
pardoned and for us to have a personal relationship with Him! Man’s sin caused the separation
between he and God, but God was the one who initiated the possibility of restoration. Secondly
II. Description – v19
As I mentioned earlier, we cannot reconcile ourselves to God, Jesus is the only way! – Romans
5: 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
III. Delivery (v18-21)
As a result of our reconciliation God has called us to share the message of restored
relationships to others. He could have chosen any method He wanted for delivering the good
news of Jesus. He did not burden us with this duty, He blessed us with this opportunity.
We are “ambassadors of Christ” … This literally means that we are representatives of Jesus!
How are you representing Jesus? If you profess to be a Christian, people are watching your
every move. Every action and reaction in our lives are either pointing people to Jesus or turning
them away from Him.
To the Christian, are you living as a true ambassador of Christ? Are you doing your part to share the Ministry of reconciliation?
–Rev. Edward L Jenkins, Sr–