30th Apr 2017 by Jon Finch
17Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.18All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.19Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.
20Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ's behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends!21Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made him share our sin in order that in union with him we might share the righteousness of God.