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verses 1-3: “Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you? You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts.”

I had mentioned earlier the missions I go on every year with the Carpenters for Christ. My particular job is being the videographer (or as they have called me, the picture-taker!) I record the progress of the mission, from start to finish. I also do interviews and shoot footage that will help “tell the story”. I assemble and edit this all together into a presentation, which is normally ready by our end-of-year banquet. Besides being a keepsake of the mission, it also serves as “proof” to show others what we do. A church that our interview group talks to for the following year’s mission has just as much right to ask, “What have you done?” or “what do you do?”…”Here, let us show you,” and then they play the presentation.

I could easily talk about our missions every time someone asks about them. For those who live close to the particular church building we helped to build, they can see the evidence in front of them. But, for those who may never get to physically travel to the church buildings we help build, they can see the proof through the presentation.

That’s similar to our Christian lives. Paul is telling the Corinthians “you are our letter”; they are the proof of the ministry. As living proof, we need to be true to Jesus’ call to “make disciple makers” so that the whole world will know the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is one thing to say you are a Christian…it is quite another to live it…every day.

Have a blessed day!

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