“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Yesterday, we learnt about the empowerment we have received in the Lord and how that propels us to go all out.
The opening scripture conveyed the Master’s heart as well as the responsibility we have received in Him.
Today, we’ll be looking at what purpose means for the believer.
We’ve said it countless times that the love of the Father was demonstrated in the plan for salvation and that the love of Christ was seen in the provision of salvation.
What we must not fail to mention is that our love for God and people will be discerned in our announcement of salvation.
This is why I often say, “Jesus did it, we tell it!”
“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”
2 Corinthians 5:19
Hence, any local assembly that has relegated to the background the core mission of the believer will not be worth joining. This is purpose at its peak!
“And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”
2 Corinthians 5:15
He died for us that we may live for Him. We truly recognize and affirm that Christ died for us when we begin to live for Him.
Any local assembly without the purpose of Christ at the centre has her priorities misplaced.
Our purpose individually and as a body is to ensure that souls are saved, people are trained for ministry and redeployed to do same. Anything outside of this will be to major on the minor.
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:20
If God’s heartbeat still remains the salvation of man, then our purpose will always be within that boundary.
This is how we show our effectiveness as ambassadors!