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"So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them.

And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.

We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain. For he says,

'In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.'

I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."  ~2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2

We serve an awesome Lord who loves us so much that He became man.

The birth of Jesus changed the world.  God became man in order to save us.

Jesus' life is more than a good example, it was an expression of a loving God coming to dwell with His creation.

Remember to thank Him for his amazing provision and love.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

This post was originally published on our website on December 23, 2015, and has been re-published on July 8, 2019, by the Editorial Staff here at Valley Baptist Church.