Tag Archives: Ministry of reconciliation

The Mission

What has always struck me when I first encountered God is that, in those life-changing interactions, my sins never came up. This was long before I knew Him as a Father. I found that He never deals in shame or … Continue reading

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Justice or forgiveness?

There are two voices that speak to us. One speaks from earth and the other one speaks from heaven. One voice finds its source from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the other one from the … Continue reading

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Our mission is reconciliation

I believe our mission as followers of Christ is primarily to be God’s conduit for reconciliation. It’s not our job to fix people. We’re not good at fixing people. It’s God’s job to fix people because He is good at … Continue reading

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What is our Gospel message?

Is our gospel message “the good news that brings great joy?” Or, have we been preaching something else? It continually amazes me how differently people respond to us than they did Jesus. In light of this, maybe we should re-think … Continue reading

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Who does God choose to be His?

It’s common for us evangelical Christians to quote John 6:44, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him,” to say that no one can come to God on their own. Amen. But does this mean that God is … Continue reading

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The myth of separation

If you’re from our Western religious culture, your default way of looking at God is somewhat deistic. If you’re from an Eastern culture, you may tend toward a pantheistic view of God. Basically, deism sees God as separated from His … Continue reading

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Our ministry

As far as I can tell, our ministry in Christ is two-fold. It’s about identity and reconciliation.  And we cannot do the latter with the right heart without seeing the former. Both have everything to do with connection–a life embraced, … Continue reading

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