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“Daniel Plan 6 – Your Winning Hand”2 Corinthians 4Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, VAEaster SundayMarch 30, 2014 What a great day! It’s Easter, the day when we celebrate Jesus’ being raised from the dead. A dead man came back to life! Now, did you know other people were brought back to life according to the Bible? There was widow of Zarephath raised by Elijah in 1 Kings 17, the Shunamite woman’s son raised by Elisha in 2 King»
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2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Paul had a “thorn in [his] flesh.” We don’t know what it was,»
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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Jesus meets us where we are, but he doesn’t leave us there. Can you imagine a fireman who broke through the walls of a burning house, found those trapped inside, but left them in the inferno? Can you imagine an open water rescue with the helicopter hovering above shining a spotlight on the drowning victims only to leave them in the w»
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Paul proceeds to give Timothy some clear instructions in this week’s passage. After describing the “spirit” Timothy is to have, not one of fear and timidity, but one of power and love and self-discipline, Paul gives Timothy two clear commands, and the reasoning behind them. You can see it for yourself in 2 Timothy 1:8-10: This passage begins with the word “so”, which is literally translated as “therefore.” This connects it directly»
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       The idea of weakness and foolishness has been very influential in my own life and has shaped how I view myself and other people. While some of this material can be connected to the "From Favoritism to Flourishing" series last year, I feel like this passage in specific is essential to growing in one's relationship with God and with other people as well. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 says:26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you»
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Argument on 1 CorinthiansIntroductionCorinth—a city of Achaia—located between the Aegean and the Adriatic Seas with proficient commercial imports and exports, enjoyed significant economic benefits. Corinth served as the hub for all north and south tertiary travel, including the pathway to Athens. Early history indicates Corinth's industry comprised of ship manufacturing, "pottery, bronze metal work, and decorative handicraft." Romans destroye»
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          Godly sorrow is a concept that appears often in scripture; you'll see it in the Proverbs whenever the author is discussing discipline and how it brings life. In the same way, there are several situations within which we are able to grow mightily by the influence of sorrow in our lives. To start out with, let us go to 2 Corinthians 7:10-11:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly so»
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(b) Brenden Harvey Photography My Favorite 24 Bible Verses. Write them down and memorize for times of need, comfort, and encouragement. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT). “We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5, NLT). “Come, let us retur»
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In my last post, we started digging into 2 Corinthians 5:20 and figuring out what it means to us. We started by breaking out the various components of the definition of an “ambassador,” applying each component to our own situations. You really need to read that last post [HERE] to get the full effect. Today, I want to cover the remaining points that I believe are most critical in this verse. Ambassador Defined Just to make sure you rememb»