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. ...

 

  By Beebe

Goals of the Christian Life from the Gospel of Luke

Ch. 1  Serve God in holiness and righteousness, all the days of your life (v.74-75).
Ch. 2  Take the opportunity to participate in, or to observe, the outworking of God’s plan.
Ch. 3  “Bear fruits worthy of repentance” (Luke 3:8 NKJV).
Ch. 4  Use God’s word to answer Satan’s temptations and to drive him away.
Ch. 5  Become fishers of men (v.10).
            Follow Jesus (v.27).
Ch. 6  Build your life on the solid rock foundation  of Jesus’ sayings (v.46-49).
Ch. 7  Have faith in Jesus’ power. ...

 

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In 2015, God is still busy working. When we cooperate with Him, He works in the hearts, minds, and daily lives of His children to set things right.

What does “right” look like, according to the Bible study, Isaiah: Setting Things Right?

1. having a loving relationship with God
2. receiving forgiveness of sins
3. possessing a healthy soul with sound ways of thinking, feeling, and acting
4. displacing harmful thoughts, attitudes, words, and habits of life, with good ones
5. centering life on God
6. walking in God’s light (instruction, comfort, encouragement, etc.)
7. heeding Scripture’s warnings and therefore avoiding sin’s harm and loss ...

 

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Beebe Kauffman is a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies. She has a bachelor’s degree in business, but her heart is in teaching the Bible.

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