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, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.
As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.