Tag: 2 corinthians

stewardship

Blessing

  Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too…

Christ’s Ambassadors

If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message…

Incarnate Faith

For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as…

Jars of Clay: Embracing Brokenness

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus…

Orthopathy

I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you. -from 2 Corinthians 2 Sweat and tears and blood have been shed throughout the history of the church, Friends, in the attempt to formulate and enforce an orthodox understanding…