Galatians 1

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1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers[a] who are with me,  To the churches of Galatia:  3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.  He starts a letter off sharing the Gospel. This is all Paul cared about. He wanted to see people come to know Jesus.  I pray I can be a spiral giant like Paul.  No Other Gospel    “Throughout the epistle Paul points the Galatians to the centrality of the cross. He cannot wait to make this plain, and we find a…
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2 Corinthians 13

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This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 2 I warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not spare them— 3 since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. 4 For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God. “It would seem that in their immaturity the Corinthians were unimpressed by Christlike gentleness and meekness… but were overawed by arbitrary displays of power.” (Harris)…
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2 Corinthians 12

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12 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3 And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 5 On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses— 6 though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth; but I refrain from it, so that n Paul…
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2 Corinthians 11

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11 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! 2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. Exodus20:5 The Lord your God am a Jealous God. We are constantly seeking another Gospel to benefit us when there is only one source of salvation.   5 Indeed, I consider that I am…
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2 Corinthians 10

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10 I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— Paul changes gears here and we will see a different side of him over the next few chapters. 2 I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when…
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2 Corinthians 4

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    4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,[a] we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice[b] cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. Paul preached the Gospel bold. How Bold are we? Do we share our faith?   3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.   IF people do not respond the gospel, It isn’t our fault we are here to plant the seed and Pray the Lord waters it. 5 For what we proclaim…
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2 Corinthians 3

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 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our[a] hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.[b]   Do people see Jesus when they look at your life? Can you even see Jesus when you look at your life? We need to walk this life so that people can see Jesus.   4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from…
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2 Corinthians 2

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For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. 2 For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? 3 And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. 4 For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you. Paul hoped that his letter would get all the painful work out of the way. Then when he did visit them personally, it would be a…
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2 Corinthians 1

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1 Paul, (A)an apostle of Christ Jesus (B)by the will of God, and (C)Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, (D)with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: 2 (E)Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ I love in Verse 1 “by the will of God”. I pray we are staying in his will and not our own. God of All Comfort 3 (F)Blessed be the (G)God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and (H)God of all comfort, 4 (I)who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  We need to understand that we serve the “ God…
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1 Corinthians 16

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1 Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. 3 And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. Paul wanted a representative from the Christian in Corinth to help deliver, he wanted to be above approach. We should strive to all be above reproach.   5 I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia, 6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you…
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