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In the World but Not of it

[14] Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? [15] What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? [16] What agreement...

Can I be Happy and Sad?

as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. 2 Corinthians 6:10 Can we be both happy and sad? Or even can I be happy whilst I am sad? This is confusing stuff! If you search the internet for a...

Honour and Dishonour

[8] through honour and dishonour, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; [9] as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 2 Corinthians 6:8-9 On June 22, 1750, Jonathan Edwards lost...

Is This Our Lot?

[4] but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, [5] beatings, imprisonments, riots, labours, sleepless nights, hunger; 2 Corinthians 6:4-5 I am keenly aware of my own shortcomings and when I am...

Removing our Obstacles for the Gospel’s Sake

We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 2 Corinthians 6:3 I have had the privilege of leading churches now for over thirty years. During that time I have been shocked at how people who have had what we would say significant...

It’s a Glorious Gospel

18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of...

How do you View me, How do I View You?

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 2 Corinthians 5:16 What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the death and resurrection of...