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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 13

Scripture: 9For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.2 Corinthians13:9 Observation: Paul is giving his final warning and encouragement to the people of Corinth. He puts out his heart before them. Test your faith and ensure you are in Christ and know that I only bring the force you force me to. He is blunt and honest w...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 11

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:2 - 4 - For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 9

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9 "And your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter so that you may be ready (as I said you would be). Otherwise if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready we would be humiliated-to say nothing of you (your humiliation)-for being so co...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 10

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. Observation: Paul is in the awkward position of having to defend his authority among a church he started. Why? Because people have risen up against his authority for their own gain. People f...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 8

Scripture: 2 Cor 8:7 But since you excel in everythingin faith, in speech, in knowledge,in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in yousee that you also excel in this grace of giving. Observation: Paul shared the excitement and joy of how the Macedonians, a very poor community of believers, gave a generous financial gift. Paul did not force the Mac...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 7

Scripture: Vs 2Make room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. Vs4I am acting with great boldness toward you ... Vs8For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret itthough I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while. Vs 9As it is, I rejoice, not...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 5

Scripture: "Therefore: If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.All this is from God who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation-that is: In Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself; not counting their trespasses against them, and; entrusting to us the message of reconc...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 6

Scripture : 2 Corinthians 62-3 "In a favorable time I listened to you,and in a day of salvation I have helped you." Behold,now is thefavorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.3Weput no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, Observation : The Gospel and the deliverance of the Gospel is the most important thing to Paul. He...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 3

Scripture : 2 Corinthians 3:5 - "Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God," Observation : Paul writes to the Corinthian church and in chapter three begins to speak on confidence in God. He makes it key to the believers that the sufficiency that a believer has is not from theirselves but it is found in...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 4

Scripture : 2 Corinthians 4 1-2; 16-18 Therefore having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not loose heart. 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 truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 16 So we do not loose heart. Though...

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