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Preaching about Ourselves

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Corinthians 4:5 (New Living Translation) You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. This is pretty simple. Paul says that the Gospel is not about him; it is about Jesus the Christ. We, however, have been stumbling over […]

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The Visitor

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments

2 Corinthians 7:6 (New International Version) 6But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, In this simple little verse, Paul writes of an occasion when he and some other Christians were downcast – another way of writing that they were a depressed. God gave them some comfort. The form of […]

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Make Room for Us in Your Hearts

December 6th, 2009 · No Comments

2 Corinthians 7:2-4 (New International Version) 2Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one. 3I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die […]

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The Power to Influence

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

2 Corinthians 13:10 (second half) (NIV) This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority — the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down. I had read something several years […]

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