Credit to : Pastor Joseph Prince
When it comes to the way we present the gospel, we are called to preach the love of Jesus, for the only answer to sin is Jesus Christ.
“the word of reconciliation” — This preached word is what God has committed to us, for we are ambassadors of Christ. It’s not a matter of God being reconciled to us, for He is already reaching out to us. It’s a matter of us reconciling ourselves to God.
“be reconciled to God” — People are reconciled to God when they know that He is not counting their trespasses against them. The moment you receive Jesus into your life, you are given power to become the sons of God (see John 1:12).
Just like you don’t clean yourself before taking a shower, you don’t have to get rid of all your wrongdoings or sin before coming to Jesus. After accepting Him into your life, He will deal with your sins and wrong behavior, and transform your life by grace.
The gospel is not a bunch of dos and don’ts. The gospel is the reconciliation message of God who loved us so much that He sent His Son to save us.
As believers, Jesus’ finished work at the cross gives us a righteous foundation to receive God’s grace today. The law follows the natural way of thinking—it’s all about “do good, get good.” But the gospel of grace is not natural—it is all about us receiving the good we don’t deserve. It takes the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to unveil to the world the grace of God, which is His unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor, freely given to us to receive.