Because of our new identity as God’s chosen ones—hidden with Christ in God—we have a new nature and purpose. Both individually and collectively, we exist to do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.
One day, in glory, that will be our full reality and that of all creation! In the meantime, the great invitation before us is to live in such a way that the church of “not yet” looks like the church of “already.”
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.