Bible Bites

Bible Bites


“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ; be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

            An ambassador stands as a representative for a higher power, such as a king or prime minister.  Good ambassadors change the world; bad ambassadors make the news.  So, if we are to be considered ambassadors for Christ here on earth… what makes a good ambassador?

            Ambassadors must be knowledgeable, show wise discretion, and have impeccable character.  A Christian who knows their Bible, knows how to speak (and when!), and shows themselves to be a trustworthy individual day in and day out is properly representing Jesus.  Inversely, if we don’t know our Bibles, don’t speak with wisdom and grace, and don’t act with integrity – the cause of Christ suffers.

            Many a person has begun their journey to Christ because they met a good ambassador for Jesus.  For many, your life may be the only Bible they will ever read.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites

Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Questions to ask:

  1. How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
  2. What are the central themes in Paul’s preaching and teaching which are being emphasized, or how are the central themes in this epistle being emphasized in today’s reading?
  3. How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
  4. What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
  5. How does this show the “good news” of the gospel? How can I share that with someone else?

This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul.  If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: