21st February 2015
‘Whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus.’ Colossians 3:17 (NLT)
As believers our role in life has changed. We no longer have the assignment of looking out for our own interests. Our job now is to represent the interests of Jesus. We are His face and hands and feet – showing up in the lives of others on His behalf. We represent Jesus in the hospital, we represent Jesus at the funerals, we represent Jesus at the weddings, we represent Jesus across the fence as we talk to our neighbours.
We are not of this world but we are in this world. We function as ambassadors for Christ; we serve at the will of King Jesus. We serve as spokesmen and servants for God’s Kingdom – always prepared to give an explanation about the hope we have (1 Peter 3:15) while still remembering the world is not our home (1 Peter 2:11).
Question to consider
How can you represent Jesus in your world today?
Pray for those in King’s who have jobs on the frontline of our community – like teachers, the police, nurses, social workers and those in local government – that they may be faithful representatives of Jesus.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.