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1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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1 Sarah R = "This is the hope that believers have - that though our Earthly body is broken and dying, we have a heavenly body awaiting us in God's dwelling place."
2 Sarah R = ""...this change means believers embody Jesus’ death through suffering and participate in His present, risen life. This life is ultimately experienced through the resurrection of the body in the future, but it also consists of an inward renewal in the midst of the challenges and troubles of daily existence. Our hope is, therefore, not a release from our bodies but a resurrection of our bodies so that the life inside us now will show outside as well. While we still suffer, this hope of bodily resurrection is a matter of faith."- The Voice Study Bible note for 2 Corinthians 5"
3 Cary W = "While we still in a fleshly body, we can only walk by faith, for our spiritual vision has not yet been developed.  We are to be clothed in Christ daily, throwing off the garment of the flesh, and all because He has given His own Spirit as a covering, a garment, and indwelling comforter."
4 Deena E = "This is a scripture that is frequently quoted by many. Faith is the conviction of the truth and primarily in things yet to come. To walk by faith and not by sight essentially means to place a greater conviction and weight on the things that we hope for over our present  circumstances and the things that we actually see. Noah displays a prime example (see Genesis 6) of this. When God told Noah to build an ark because He was planning to flood the world, it had never rained before then. I imagine Noah withstanding ridicule daily, but he walked by faith (trust and belief in what God told him and of the things to come, placing the greatest weight of truth on God's word) and not by sight (present conditions). I think that it's easier to quote than to do. "
5 Cary W = "We are all saved by grace through faith in Christ's atonement, yet we shall also be held accountable for what we choose to think, say and do.  We already can see the fruits of our choices, for we continually reap what we are sowing (corruption or eternal life)."
6 Cary W = "Daily we must remind ourselves to not depend on our human senses of sight and hearing to interpret our life and relationships.  We are all made new in Christ, and as such we should not regard one another according to the flesh, but the Spirit, which quickens light and revelation of God in us, our hope of glory!"
7 Cary W = "The ministry is especially concerned with the sheep who stray or are mislead, so as to lead them back to God.  This requires the spiritual eyes Paul talked of earlier, so that we see their inner man always made new in Christ, even though their outer man stumble.  Forgive him his stumbling and seek to reconcile, even as Christ still intercedes for us before the Father."
8 frank j Z = "The ministry of reconciliation a life long process. As I had said it cover three areas and each one you can spend a life time studying them. One of the thing that is needed to change the way we look at everything. It is no longer what I want and can get but what can I do for the Kingdom of God.For I started by looking at the names of Christians, we are called sheep, ambassadors, witness and so on. When I look at the meaning of those names and the passages they are used. Really helped me understand the different roles that Christians and even churches. It is when I understood these rolls and how they are applied makes my purpose clear to me.Another study that I did was looking at the life Christ and how he interacted with people. This is a wonderful example of how we are to live our life and share our faith.I also spend a lot of time reading and studying the book of proverbs.I dont spend a lot time studying the deep issues of the Bible, I really do not believe that God has called to do that. I believe that has called to help a sick and dying world. Having said that I need to have my own house in order before I can be of any effective service. The putting off of the old nature, by renewing of my mind. "
9 Sarah Mangum = ""
10 F Leao = "Thankful Lord, I want that very much in my life. Renew my whole body as I follow Jesus. Amen"
11 F Leao = ""Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new""
12 Sarah Mangum = "Top 10 Christian Verses for Those Starting New Ventures"
13 Sarah R = "Paul also calls himself Christ's ambassador in Ephesians 6:20."
14 Sarah Mangum = ""
15 Sarah R = "Paul speaks a lot about Christ's atonement for our sins in the book of Romans:3:25-28 "25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus."4:25 "He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification."8:3 "For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering."Also Galatians 3:13 "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us...""