One Nation Under God
We are not just Americans. WE ARE AMBASSADORS FROM HEAVEN.
2 Corinthians 5:19-20
And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.
As Christ’s Ambassador:
YOU WERE NOT ELECTED BY PEOPLE BUT CHOSEN AND APPOINTED BY GOD!
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last…
YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR PERSON; YOU ARE A ROYAL PRIEST OF GOD.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
YOU NEVER REPRESENT YOURSELF. YOU ALWAYS REPRESENT CHRIST.
1 Peter 2:12
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
2 Corinthians 6:3-10
We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.
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