Category Archives: 2Corinthians

For Building Up, Not for Tearing Down

Paul had opened his heart to them. He had been gracious towards them. Though many among them questioned his authority and his sincerity, yet Paul was patient with them. He reasoned with them, he reminded them of what was true, … Continue reading

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Being Okay with My Weakness

It might not be exactly aligned but I think it is applicable. The “weakness” Paul recounts to the Corinthians in 2Corinthians 11:24-28 had to do with what he endured as a messenger of the gospel. Things which, for those who … Continue reading

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First Things First

During a season in which they were trying to keep their heads above water, it’s kind of amazing that they were concerned about keeping others afloat as well. You don’t necessarily expect “a wealth of generosity” from a group “in … Continue reading

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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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