Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 tells the church at Corinth that they are “an Epistle of Christ.” H. A. Ironside used to like to say “it takes the whole church to make His epistle, but each one of us is one little verse in that epistle.”
So what kind of testimony do the verses of our lives say to this lost and dying world? Are we an epistle of life or are we an epistle of death? As we will learn today, if we are trying to live the Christian life by keeping the law, we are in essence committing spiritual suicide, and so we are an epistle of death. But on the other hand, if we are living by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross, we are an epistle of life projecting the true Gospel.
Lord help us all to be ambassadors of grace,