Posts from December 2018

Posts from December 2018

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 6:11-13

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. 13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also. 2 Corinthians 6:11-13 Two wonderful verses to end the year with from Paul to the Corinthians. As verse 13 reveals he is speaking to them as if a parent to them with his and his…
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2 Corinthians 5:11-14

11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we…
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2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Part 2

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Addendum – Reader’s Comments It is only two…
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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So, today is the day after Christmas when…
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2 Corinthians 4:1-6

1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has…
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2 Corinthians 3:1-3

1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 We…
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2 Corinthians 1:22-23

21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:22-23 NIV 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and Who has also put His seal on us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as…
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1 Corinthians 14:24-25

24 But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, 25 as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 These are two odd verses as they follow an admonishment not to speak in tongues around unbelievers new to the church even though they are for unbelievers.…
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1 Corinthians 10:5-7

5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”* 1 Corinthians 10:5-7 NIV 5 Yet with the majority of them God was not…
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1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore? Let’s take a look at the preceding verses 1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is…
Romans

Romans 10:1, 5-10

1 Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.” 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’” (that is, to bring…
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Romans 9:1-5, Part 2

Further Comments on Thursday’s Verse of the Day Thursday we looked at Romans 9:1-5 as the Verses of the Day along with the Comments. The comments ended up looking at the final four verses of the chapter Romans 9:30-33 which mentioned a stone or rock that caused the people of Israel to stumble. The final four verses are derived first from Isaiah 8:14 which is about a stone and a rock that is about a man who will be a…
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