The Ministry of Reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 5:16-20
Pastor Will Yancy
Where is your heart today?
Today’s message is the last installment in our series, What Is A Healthy Church. It was a pleasure to welcome Pastor Will Yancy to our pulpit as Pastor Eric and Pastor Brian were able to meet with Pastor Will along with several other Bay Area pastors this past year which grew into a discussion and prayer time based on the book by John Perkins, One Blood.
Rather than a transcript or synopsis of Pastor Will’s message, please click here to go to the video of today’s worship service as it would be difficult to capture his personal testimony as he weaves it throughout this passage in the actual application of his life. Use his outline as you follow along…
5 Thoughts About Reconciliation
1) I would see people from a godly perspective. 16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard Him thus no longer.
2) I have become a new person. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[b] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
3) I have been given the ministry of reconciliation. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
4) I would not hold people’s sins against them. 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
5) I represent the kingdom of God. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Pastor Will Yancy has been in spiritual leadership since 1987, and pastoral ministry since 1996 when he pioneered Triumph Ministries Church of San Leandro. Currently, senior pastor at Impact Church Bay Area, Pastor Will takes joy in developing mature disciples for kingdom outcomes and gospel impact. He is known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the spiritual truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. As a leader in the field of Domestic Violence and Batterer Intervention for more than 16 years, Pastor Will serves as Executive Director of Triumph Educational Center, a program that provides counseling services for families in crisis and training for pastors, faith leaders and organizations throughout the Bay Area working with persons impacted by family trauma. Pastor Will and his wife, Jackie, were married in 1988, and are parents to three adult children, Yakima, Aisha, and Eurydice. To find out more, please visit their website at - https://impactchurchbayarea.org/