As we conclude the Be Reconciled series, Pastor Lewis reminds the church that reconciliation is important to God and difficult for us to pull off.  He reminds us of Paul’s final charge to the church, exhorting everyone in the congregation to examine themselves – to ensure they are walking in step with the power of the gospel.

We are all looking for answers to life’s deepest questions: Why am I here? Where do I find peace? Where can I find unconditional love? Why is life worth living? The issue is that our minds and the world around us offer human ingenuity, strength, and accomplishment as answers to these deep questions. We are given thorns in our life to make us realize we are weak and in need. We are meant to respond to these thorns by turning to Jesus who is our strength. As we turn to Him, we find that reconciliation with Him is the answer to all these questions. 

As we continue in the series, Pastor Dhati explores the passage that states the meek shall inherit the earth.  In the midst of the conflict seen in 2 Corinthians 10, Paul explains that meekness does not equate to weakness.  Instead, he asserts that meekness, in fact, demonstrates the power, authority, and validation of God.

In this sermon, Pastor Dhati gives us four diagnostic questions to consider whether we truly believe the biblical principle of ‘It’s more blessed to give than to receive.'

Pastor Dhati calls the church to be generous stewards and to complete the work of grace as a family.  Drawing on two models of generosity in 2 Corinthians 8, he explains that as Generous Stewards, we are to make every effort (including the utilization of our resources) to be reconciled to God and others. 

When seeking to Be Reconciled, there is a key component that many people try to avoid. A platform that God uses to bring men to repentance is godly grief. In his sermon, Pastor Lucius takes us through 2 Corinthians 7 to talk about how hard conversations can define or destroy a relationship.

In this sermon, Pastor Dhati calls the church to passionately pursue reconciliation by opening ourselves up to one another. He cautiously warns us to separate ourselves from any type of codependency in the world.

Paul shares in 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 that “the identity of a reconciler" is that of an ambassador. More specifically, one who has experienced reconciliation personally. The question raised is, "How does embracing our identity affect our approach to reconciliation?" Pastor Lucius answers, "Embracing our identity produces sensitivity in our activity." 

As we seek to be reconciled to God and one another, we must consider whether the ideologies we embrace keep us focused, fearless, or faithful. In his sermon, Pastor Lucius Rouser IV explains how to embrace a Christ-honoring ideology and how to display those principles where we live, work, and play. 

Paul says twice in chapter 4, “We do not give up”. Affliction creates a pressure that can tempt us to give up in areas of our life or if not give up, lose heart: friendship, marriage, work, school, our walk with Christ, etc. How are we to not give up nor lose heart in the midst of affliction? The Apostle Paul tells us that the only way to not give up nor lose heart is to fix our eyes on what is unseen, rather than the affliction around us.

As humans we have been created in a way that we have an affinity for harmony and an aversion to disharmony. As Christians we have been made ministers of reconciliation, or ministers who restore harmony with God, with other people, and the world around us. If we want to see harmony in our life we must look at Jesus and allow Him to transform us more and more into His image.

In this sermon, Pastor Dhati takes a look at the Apostle Paul’s "resume." Paul appealed to the heart of believers by instructing them to acknowledge the messiness, vulnerability, and tension that comes with reconciliation. Pastor Dhati explains why believers must embrace both the identity and activity that make this ministry effective.

Overcoming seemingly irreconcilable differences within the church can be hard.  However, it is essential for believers to show that reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel.  As ambassadors of Christ, it’s our responsibility to proclaim the message of “Be Reconciled.”