Category Archives: 2Corinthians

Examine Yourselves

Complex. As I finish my readings in 2Corinthians, that’s my overall impression of this letter — complex. Probably because it deals little with the “simple stuff” of theology and much with the messy stuff of sociology. Less about how God … Continue reading

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The Presentation

I’ve got a road trip to take this morning so limited time for noodling and note-taking. Captured again by Paul’s divine jealousy in my 2Corinthians 11 reading. Thought I’d go back in the archives and pull out something to post. … Continue reading

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A Double Harvest

Sometimes you have to hover over a passage for an extended time to figure out why it’s there. Sometimes you really need to chew on the words, verses, and paragraphs to figure out the point. Other times? No so much. … Continue reading

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An Act of Grace

Honestly, it’s not really all that intuitive. Not how you’d expect the numbers to add up. But I guess that’s as a good a description of grace as any — it doesn’t add up. AFFLICTION+ ABUNDANCE OF JOY+ EXTREME PROVERTYWEALTH … Continue reading

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The Full Potential of Grace

Cleaning up and re-posting something from this day’s readings 10 years ago. Grace. Amazing Grace. Wonderful Grace of Jesus. Grace Greater Than My Sin. Unmerited Favor. God’s Richest At Christ’s Expense. If there’s a single word that captures the gospel … Continue reading

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Swallowed Up By Life

The best is yet to come. For the believer that’s always a true statement. No matter how good it has been, the best is yet to come. No matter how good it is, or might get, the best is still … Continue reading

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Manifested

Since reading Rankin Wilbourne’ book, Union with Christ, I have been more mindful of the implications of “it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). That not only am I “in Christ”, but … Continue reading

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Jesus Really is the Answer!

It’s Sunday School humor 101. “What’s the answer to every question asked in the little kids class?” “Jesus!” Then we chuckle to ourselves, “Ha, ha! How cute!” Uh, no. Actually, pretty profound. An “out of the mouth of babes” thing. … Continue reading

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Relying on God — Always a Good Thing

Utterly burdened. Completely overwhelmed. Beyond strength. Way past the ability to endure. Despairing even of life. Thinking this is it, it’s over, not going to make it! That’s the situation Paul describes in the opening chapter of 2Corinthians (vv. 8-9a). … Continue reading

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For the Sake of God’s Glory

Connecting a couple of dots this morning from my readings. Somewhat in awe of Paul’s all-out commitment to the Corinthians. Why did he care about them so much? But then wondering, if at its core, it isn’t the same dynamic … Continue reading

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