Week 41: Friday

We represent Jesus of Nazareth as ambassadors of his Kingdom. Without exception, every believer can represent Christ with honor and advance his kingdom interests, even in the places where we live when we accept Christ as Lord. Every believer is an agent of the Kingdom; every disciple can minister the life of the Good News in the place where God has placed them today. We represent the Kingdom and live by its purposes, priorities, and principles.

When we represent Jesus we also represent the Father who sent him. Such is the way of representation; when we properly represent Jesus we also represent the Father, who sent Jesus into the world.

Thank you, Jesus, for the high honor of representing you in our lives today. Remind us that when we do represent you well, we also represent the Father, the one who sent you into the world. Give us grace to honor you in all that we are and do. In your name we pray, amen.

Friday: Mark 9.14-50; Matt. 17.14-18.35; Luke 9.37-50

To summarize, in Hebrews universal priesthood is rooted in Christ’s priestly sacrifice, carries with it the privilege of access to God (particularly in prayer) and involves a call to service, composed chiefly of exhortation, teaching, fellowship and practicing holiness and obedience. As a priesthood set apart in and by Christ, the church is to live in the grace and mercy of God, rendering faithful service to God and one another with an eye to their eternal hope.

Let God Arise! Seasonal Focus
Live as Ambassadors, John 13.12-20

Book Reading
Anizor and Voss, Representing Christ

Our Corporate Disciplines
Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 6, 2022