Have you ever thought of yourself as an ambassador of God’s kingdom, or as an emissary of Christ’s love? In the book of 2 Corinthians, Paul encourages the church to live as ambassadors of Christ, and Chapter 5 has some excellent reasons why we should.
2 Corinthians Ch. 5 Live no longer for yourself, but for Him who died for you.
v.1-4 Physical death is not the end of life—one day our earthly bodies will be exchanged for heavenly ones.
v.5-8 Once we are absent from the body, we will be present with the Lord.
v.9-10 So aim to please Christ while you are here, because we will all receive from Him according to what we have done in the body, good or bad.
v.11-13 Minister sincerely, having a great concern for souls. ...