Tag Archives: II Corinthians

New world coming

Isaiah 65:17-25 The first half of this chapter is a warning of judgement on those who persistently ignore the true God and worship false gods. But then (verses 13-16) a contrast is brought in between the idolaters and those who … Continue reading

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Seeing the glory of God

“And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,                                                               … Continue reading

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Generosity

II Corinthians 8 “We want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches…”(verse 1) Compassion and generosity are not confined to Christians, of course, but they are important manifestations of God’s grace and power working … Continue reading

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Can all our sins be forgiven?

25) Does Christ’s death mean that all our sins can be forgiven? Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and … Continue reading

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New birth

John 3:1-8 “I tell you the truth, no-one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again.”   (verse 3) Jesus says no less than three times (verses 3,5,7) that it is essential to be “reborn”. Without being born … Continue reading

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Treasure in jars of clay

II Corinthians 4:7 Paul has been enthusing about the preaching of the gospel, and how it has brought enlightenment and the knowledge of God to the world. He had a very successful apostolic ministry, yet he knew that it had … Continue reading

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Father, Son and Spirit

3) How many persons are there in God? There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory. “May the … Continue reading

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