Archive for the ‘2 Corinthians’ Category

Favor of the Lord

Psalm 90:17 “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands…” Psalm 90 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands. Through Christ, the work [...]

The Favor of God

Psalm 90:17May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. In the NET Bible: May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! Make our endeavors successful! Yes, make them successful! God’s Word Translation Let the kindness of [...]

Victory in Jesus

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God who always causes us to triumph in Christ and makes manifest the fragrance of his knowledge by us in every place. This one is for me this morning. We don’t need to “get” victory. We have to know we already have it. Before we fight, we know [...]

Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13:11Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. As i close out 2 Corinthians, i realize there may have been big truths that escaped me. As i continue to grow and [...]

God is my strength.

2 Corinthians 12:9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in [...]

Our Weapons!

2 Corinthians 10: 3For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. This statement stands on its own. This is why we should look different then [...]

Obedience that accompanies your confession.

2 Corinthians 9:12This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and [...]

I’m going to reap more.

2 Corinthians 9:8And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Having all that you need to abound in every good work…. So why do some many Christians not even have enough for themselves? I will [...]

Give Big

2 Corinthians 9:6Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. This verse is very self explanatory. If you give a little, [...]

A little bit of socialism (but on an individual level)

Paul starts by saying, this is not a command, but through the redemptive work of Christ you should be rich. (and in context, this verse is about money.) 2 Corinthians 8:8I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 9For you [...]