2 Corinthians, Chapter 13
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Paul went to
Is the Truth established in the Church you attend/serve?
Repetition is a wonderful teaching tool. It seems to be a necessity for Paul.
The Corinthians seemed to be a bit dull of mind. They needed more than the apostolic power and eyewitness testimony.
Christ was crucified because of our human weakness. He was resurrected because of Godís infinite power.
If we follow Christ, we will follow Him in death and in life.
Have you examined yourself?
Are you "in the faith?"
Do you know that Christ died and now lives?
Do you realize that your life depends on His grace?
Do you know that without Christ you would be a reprobate?
Without Christ the entire world turns into a great big negative! But with Him, we are more than conquerors.
The KJV says that God cannot look on iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13). That is a Hebrew idiom meaning that he cannot condone sin, and neither should we.
We should never act contrary to truth. Christ Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
We may appear to be weak, but we are always strong in Him. It is in his strength that we find our perfection.
Not long ago, a friend wanted to get to the place that he was sinless. If had looked at himself through Godís eyes he would had seen that, in Christ, he was there.
Paul wrote this letter to assure the Corinthians that all they heard about Christ was true. Do you believe all that the Bible says about the only Begotten Son?
True preaching is designed to build faith. Truth never leaves us in despair.
"Be Perfect" indicates a process of being made complete, mended, or repaired.
"Be of good comfort" speaks of being called to come along side Christ for the purpose of being encouraged, strengthened, and taught.
"Be of one mind" denotes wisdom. We cannot remain ignorant and stand with Christ.
"Live in peace" implies cultivating harmony with God and His people.
Communion (Gr. koinoonia-koinwnia) speaks of our fellowship with the Holy Spirit.† Since His coming our fellowship has been with the Spirit.† Indeed, as sons of God, we are led by the Spirit.†
Christianity is an affectionate relationship.