2 Corinthians 5:18-20

The Ministry of Reconciliation

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 1 the world to himself, n not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us m the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, o we are ambassadors for Christ, p God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:20
    For which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
    Malachi 2:7
    For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
    Galatians 4:14
    And though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus.
  6. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:1
    Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
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