2 Corinthians 5:17-19

The Ministry of Reconciliation

17 Therefore, if anyone is i in Christ, he is j a new creation. 1 k The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, l who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us m the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling 2 the world to himself, n not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us m the message of reconciliation.

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:2
    I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven - whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
    Romans 16:7
    Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me.
    Galatians 1:22
    And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
  2. Cross References
    John 3:3
    Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
    Romans 6:4
    We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 43:18 - 19
    Remember not the former things, nor consider th...
    Revelation 21:5
    And he who was seated on the throne said, "Beho...
    Isaiah 65:17
    For behold, I create new heavens and a new eart...
    Ephesians 2:15
    By abolishing the law of commandments expressed...
    Ephesians 4:24
    And to put on the new self, created after the l...
    Hebrews 8:13
    In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the fir...
  4. Cross References
    Colossians 1:20
    And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
    Romans 5:10
    For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
    1 John 2:2
    He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 5:11
    More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 32:2
    Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
    Romans 4:8
    Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:18
    All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
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