Sermon Date: March 27, 2022
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Almighty and ever living God, you invite us deeper into your world, your people, your passion journey. May this time be one of inward refreshment and outward focus; seeking you in those we often ignore. Help us live a Lent focused on grace, mercy, compassion, generosity, and encounter. Give us hearts hungry to serve you and those who hunger for what we have to give. In Jesus name. Amen.