The Ministry of Reconciliation

If Christians are a new creation, why isn’t everything perfect?

If Christians are a new creation, why isn’t everything perfect? I ask the question because of today’s Verse of the Day, from YouVersion. It says we are a new creation. The old is gone. The new is here. It sounds so exciting! So how come things aren’t perfect? For that matter, how come little or nothing seems to have changed? Is the verse wrong?

If Christians are a new creation, why isn't everything perfect?

Is the work really done? – Lyrics from Christian Music

Is the work really done?
When we sing this song, do we just hear “The work is done” – and then assume the work of Christianity is done?  It’s an important question.  I recently published something about the Great Commission, in which Jesus gives His followers our orders on how to go forward in life.

The response I got from one person was “The work is done, man”.  I was shocked.  But then this morning I heard the song with those words – The work is done.  Is that where the person who wrote the reply got his thinking?  Honestly, I don’t know.  But do we take the time and put in the effort to find out what the author of the song meant?

Is the work really done? - Lyrics from Christian Music

The Problem of Being Selfish

The Problem of Being Selfish.  Yes, most of us know being selfish isn’t good.  And we’re really good at recognizing when other people are selfish.  But do we know when we are being selfish?  Furthermore, for Christians, do we even realize the full extent of our selfishness?  Not to mention, how we should react when other Christians are selfish?  It may not be what you think.

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