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Inclusion Rhythm – Who is in and who is out?

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Grace Prayer

By God's grace, I participate in God's ministry of peace and reconciliation

Becoming Fully Present

Pray the following prayer - Slowly - Thoughtfully

 

Jesus, rightful Advocate of peace, Elegant Champion of reconciliation, Your victories echo harmoniously. You taught us the way towards peace. Teach us to carry the torch of peace, That it may reside within our hearts and minds and hands and radiate in our surroundings. Through the Grace of Your power, Transform the world into a Heaven. You are the only hope of mankind: You are the most gracious Peace Maker!

Input (Bible, quotes, stories)

Read:    2 Corinthians 5:11-21

The Ministry of Reconciliation

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart.  For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;  that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.  Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

Reflection Questions

What does the Ministry of Reconciliation and being an Ambassador mean to you? What is God’s heart concerning Reconciliation? Within the complexities of society, what role can you play towards peace and a new humanity for all people?

Training Exercise

Actively be on the lookout this week where you participate in the ministry of Reconciliation.

Blessing for the week

May you experience the deep assuring presence from the Prince of Peace. May your heart be filled with the hopeful call to help bring about reconciliation amidst difficult times. And may you not grow tired of doing Good. Amen.

Group Order of Meeting

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