2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
2co 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
2co 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2co 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
2co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
2co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2co 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2co 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Col 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
Ro 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation (jealousy) them which are my flesh (Jews), and might save some
Ro 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
Reconciliation: Strong's # 2643: exchange - restoration to favour - in the NT of the restoration of the favour of God to sinners that repent and put their trust in the expiatory death of Christ.
The American College Dictionary: Reconcile: To render no longer opposed. To win over to friendliness. To bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent.
I have heard people say, "I don't know what my ministry is or what God has called me to do." Well, this scripture tells us what our ministry is: The ministry of reconciliation. We are to be His witnesses on this earth. (Acts 1:8)
Jesus came to earth to reunite God and man. He expects us to carry on His work.
We are to tell people how Jesus paid for our sins and made it possible for us to be children of God, then it is up to them what they will do with that information.
The Bible says if we do this our feet will be beautiful. ( Isaiah 52:7 ) Read Matthew 28:19-20 & Mark 16:15-16 & Luke 24:46-47.
Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Ac 13:39 And by him (Jesus) all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Romans 3:24 Being justified (to render righteous) freely (undeservedly) by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Ro 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Ro 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
What the law could not do, Jesus did when He died on the cross. He fulfilled the law. Our sins are forgiven, if we will receive Jesus as our Savior, then we will be one with Him & The Father.
John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Joh 14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Jesus wants us to carry on His ministry on this earth until He returns. The Great Commission: Preach repentance, cast out devils, heal the sick, etc. (Mark 16:15-18)
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION
Just like a puzzle missing a piece, we are that way without
Jesus in our lives.
Jesus came to earth to reconcile us to the Father, so we could be complete in Him.