2 Corinthians 2:12-3:18 – How do we react when things don’t seem to be going very well? We all need the encouragement of God’s Word: ‘Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph’ (2:14). When everything seems to be going wrong, we need to be reminded of God’s Word: ‘In all […]Read More How do we react when things don’t seem to be going very well?
“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil” (Habakkuk 1:13). The contrast between our sinfulness and God’s holiness is an absolute contrast – never the two shall meet. Can we raise ourselves up from our sinfulness to God’s holiness? – No! We cannot. We need to be raised up from above, by the Lord. […]Read More You Raise Me Up …
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14). All of this comes from God. It doesn’t begin with us. It begins with God and comes to us from Him. Before we ever thought of loving God, […]Read More May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ …
We are engaged in warfare. Is it ‘worldly war’? Do we use ‘worldly weapons’? No! It is spiritual warfare. God has given us His weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-4). Our enemy is ‘Satan’ – ‘the god of this world’ (2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 2 Corinthians 4:4). We face him with ‘the whole armour of God’, with ‘the […]Read More The battle is the Lord’s. He is our Strength. Without Him, we fail. With Him, there is victory.
When the love of God reaches us, we step out of our darkness and into His light. It’s Jesus – the light of the world – who shows us how much God loves us (John 8:12). When the light is switched off, it doesn’t do us any good. When it’s switched on, the love of […]Read More The Light Is Switched On.
Gen 3:10–15, Isa 64:6, Rom 10:11, 2 Cor 5:21, 1 John 1:9 Through Christ’s Death On The Cross, God Has Provided For Us A Full Salvation! Having chosen the way of sin, we are ‘naked’ and ashamed (Genesis 3:10). The Gospel teaches us that ‘there’s a way back to God from the dark paths of […]Read More Full salvation
2 Corinthians 10:1-6 “the gentleness and graciousness of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:1); “the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). What’s the connection between the two? – We learn to obey Christ, as we learn to love Him. We learn to love Him, as we learn how much He loves us. “What a Friend we have […]Read More Jesus Is Our Best Friend.