TODAY: TOWARD NEW LIFE
A new series named "Today: toward new life" is the third installment in a three-series study of 2 Corinthians 1-7:1. This series continues our journey and begins off where "Weary?" left off in chapter five. It will focus on what being a Christian looks like in the present as we live out are lives and as we await Jesus’ return.
- April 23: 2 Corinthians 5:11-15
This text describes the fact that we engage now the work of Yahweh. We are those who represent God, pleading with people to respond to His love and embrace the good news.
- April 30: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
This passage describes our lives as being “ministers of reconciliation” and “ambassadors for Christ.” They describe the theology underlying our reconciliation and the tone of our message (that of imploring people to accept His gracious offer of peace).
- May 7: 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
The ongoing message that we declare to those who have been reconciled is spoken of here. It is not to receive the grace of God in vain, that is, let the work of salvation be done in you by the Holy Spirit each moment of each day.
- May 14: 2 Corinthians 6:3-13
This text gives us examples of what the grace of God can work in us if we receive it. It is inspiring! We can endure any circumstance and actually be used of God in it to advance the truth. His grace will bring these things about in and through us if we receive it.
- May 21: 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
This text continues to give real-world examples of what the grace of God works in us as we receive it. The words speak to practical sanctification, specifically the distinct ethical and moral shape that our lives will begin to take on as we continue to submit to His work in our hearts.