May 12 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

May 12 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 (ESV) Paul and the False Apostles 11:1 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! 2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. 3 But I am afraid that as the … More May 12 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

5 Missionary Tests

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. —2 Corinthians 10:17 John Piper asks: So the utterly crucial question for many of you, as you have prayed and thought about giving your life, or … More 5 Missionary Tests

May 9 2 Corinthians 8

May 9 2 Corinthians 8 (ESV) Encouragement to Give Generously 8:1 We want you to know, brothers, [1] about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3 For they gave … More May 9 2 Corinthians 8

Godly Grief

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.  For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. —2 Corinthians 7:9-10 John Piper, in a sermon, … More Godly Grief