2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (NRSV)
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making
his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled
21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so
that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 6:1-4a
1 As we
work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace
of God in vain.
2 For he says,
‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day
of salvation I have helped you.’ See, now is the acceptable
time; see, now is the day of salvation!
3 We are putting
no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found
with our ministry,
4 but as servants
of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance,
in afflictions, hardships, calamities,