May 7 2 Corinthians 6

May 7 2 Corinthians 6 (ESV) 6:1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day … More May 7 2 Corinthians 6

Debits and credits: An accounting lesson from 2 Corinthians

Coty Pinckney describes God’s solution to the sin problem, using an accounting analogy (2 Corinthians 5): But although God would be just to do away with every one of us, He chooses not to. He chooses to show His justice in another way, by providing the solution to our failure. [2 Corinthians 5] Verse 21 … More Debits and credits: An accounting lesson from 2 Corinthians

May 6 2 Corinthians 5

May 6 2 Corinthians 5 (ESV) Our Heavenly Dwelling 5:1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed by putting it … More May 6 2 Corinthians 5

Ordinariness is not a liability; it is an asset

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels (or clay pots!) to show us that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.” John Piper comments on 2 Corinthians 4: Too many people say, “I’m so ordinary, so average and undistinguished. I can’t do anything significant.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 shows that this argument is wrong and … More Ordinariness is not a liability; it is an asset

May 5 2 Corinthians 4

May 5 2 Corinthians 4 (ESV) The Light of the Gospel 4:1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, [1] we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we … More May 5 2 Corinthians 4

May 4 2 Corinthians 3

May 4 2 Corinthians 3 (ESV) Ministers of the New Covenant 3:1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our [1] hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a … More May 4 2 Corinthians 3

Better Promises

So look for statements about God’s promises as we read these verses [2 Cor 1:17-22] Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to the flesh, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time?  As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been … More Better Promises