An Unlikely Ambassador of an Unexpected King
I loved Pastor John’s sermon title this past week — “An Unlikely Ambassador of an Unexpected King.” In Paul’s day, Ephesus could have been made up of at least 100,000 people and it was well on its way to becoming one of the largest and most important cities in the Roman Empire. Imagine the throngs of people that came and went. Think about the dignitaries, officials, and “important” people that found their way to Ephesus.
With so many different types of people that came to this city, Ephesus had no idea who was walking into town when Paul, the unlikely ambassador, showed up with a proclamation. Not from Caesar, but from the unexpected King Jesus. This unlikely ambassador, armed with the word of the unexpected King, turned all of Asia Minor on its head. That’s what the gospel word does.
Our God uses the most unlikely of means to bring about glorious ends. Our God not only obliterates shame with a beautiful gospel word but he turns those who have been shamed into unlikely ambassadors. Ambassadors who, like Paul, are sent into the various spheres of life proclaiming an unexpected King. Let the Lord use you this week Jubilee.
Lewis Guest IV