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  • 2 Corinthians 7
  • (1) A ‘previous letter’ (1 Cor 5:9)(2) 1 Corinthians(3) A ‘the tearful, severe letter‘ (2 Cor 2:3–4)(4) 2 Corinthians Corinthians
  • (1) A ‘previous letter’ (1 Cor 5:9)(2) 1 Corinthians(3) A ‘the tearful, severe letter‘ (2 Cor 2:3–4)(4) 2 Corinthians Corinthians
  • (1) A ‘previous letter’ (1 Cor 5:9)(2) 1 Corinthians(3) A ‘the tearful, severe letter‘ (2 Cor 2:3–4)(4) 2 Corinthians Corinthians
  • (1) A ‘previous letter’ (1 Cor 5:9)(2) 1 Corinthians(3) A ‘the tearful, severe letter‘ (2 Cor 2:3–4)(4) 2 Corinthians Corinthians
  • Ch 1-7 description of his ministry Ch 8-9 Collection for Christians in Jerusalem Ch 10-13 a defence of his apostolic authority and to address the recalcitrant minority.2 Corinthians
  • Ch 1-7 description of his ministry Ch 8-9 Collection for Christians in Jerusalem Ch 10-13 a defence of his apostolic authority and to address the recalcitrant minority.2 Corinthians
  • Ch 1-7 description of his ministry Ch 8-9 Collection for Christians in Jerusalem Ch 10-13 a defence of his apostolic authority and to address the recalcitrant minority.2 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians 72 Corinthians
  • 1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.2 Corinthians 7
  • 1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.2 Corinthians 7
  • 1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.2 Corinthians 7
  • 1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.2 Corinthians 7
  • 1 Corinthians 12: 27-3127Now you are the body of Christ, andeach one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has 28appointed first of all apostles, secondprophets, third teachers, then workersof miracles, also those having gifts ofhealing, those able to help others, thosewith gifts of administrationand thosespeaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? 29Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all 30speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts
  • 1 Corinthians 12: 27-3127Now you are the body of Christ, andeach one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has 28appointed first of all apostles, secondprophets, third teachers, then workersof miracles, also those having gifts ofhealing, those able to help others, thosewith gifts of administration and thosespeaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? 29Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all 30speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts
  • 1 Corinthians 12: 27-3127Now you are the body of Christ, andeach one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has 28appointed first of all apostles, secondprophets, third teachers, then workers ofmiracles, also those having gifts ofhealing, those able to help others, thosewith gifts of administration and thosespeaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? 29Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all 30speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts
  • 2Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.2 Corinthians 7
  • 3 I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you. 4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.2 Corinthians 7
  • 3 I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you. 4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.2 Corinthians 7
  • Proverbs 27: 5-6 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
  • Proverbs 27: 5-6 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.Proverbs 15:31-32He who listens to a life-givingrebuke will be at home among thewise. He who ignores disciplinedespises himself, but whoeverheeds correction gainsunderstanding.
  • 1. Don’t be defensive.
  • 1. Don’t be defensive2. Don’t pay any attention tothe source
  • 1. Don’t be defensive2. Don’t pay any attention tothe source3. Keep open to the Lord
  • 1. Don’t be defensive2. Don’t pay any attention tothe source3. Keep open to the Lord“The great saints all learned totake a licking gracefully - and that may be one reasonwhy they were great saints.”
  • 3 I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you. 4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.2 Corinthians 7
  • Rom. 14:17 For the kingdomof God is not a matter of eatingand drinking, but ofrighteousness, peace and joyin the Holy Spirit ...
  • Rom. 14:17 For the kingdomof God is not a matter of eatingand drinking, but ofrighteousness, peace and joyin the Holy Spirit ...Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of theSpirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control.
  • Rom. 14:17 For the kingdomof God is not a matter of eatingand drinking, but ofrighteousness, peace and joyin the Holy Spirit ...Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of theSpirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control.Neh. 8:10 Nehemiah said, “Goand enjoy ... . Do not grieve, forthe joy of the LORD is yourstrength.
  • 5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn —conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.2 Corinthians 7
  • What is it thatdefines us?
  • 5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn —conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.2 Corinthians 7
  • 5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn —conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.2 Corinthians 7
  • 5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn —conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.2 Corinthians 7
  • What is it thatdefines us?
  • What is it thatdefines us? external or internal things?
  • Jungs “psychological”theories were “constructeddeliberately, and somewhatdeceptively...to make hisown magical, polytheist,pagan world view morepalatable to a secularizedworld conditioned to respectonly those ideas that seem tohave a scientific flair tothem.”
  • What is it thatdefines us?
  • What is it thatdefines us?external, internalor eternal things?
  • 5 For when we came intoMacedonia, we had no rest, butwe were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fearswithin. 6 But God, who comfortsthe downcast, comforted us bythe coming of Titus, 7 and notonly by his coming but also bythe comfort you had given him.He told us about your longing forme, your deep sorrow, yourardent concern for me, so thatmy joy was greater than ever.
  • 5 For when we came intoMacedonia, we had no rest, butwe were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fearswithin. 6 But God, who comfortsthe downcast, comforted us bythe coming of Titus, 7 and notonly by his coming but also bythe comfort you had given him.He told us about your longing forme, your deep sorrow, yourardent concern for me, so thatmy joy was greater than ever.
  • Romans 12:6 We havedifferent gifts …if it isencouraging, let themencourage…
  • Romans 12:6 We havedifferent gifts …if it isencouraging, let themencourage…Hebrews 3:13 But encourageone another daily, as long as itis called Today, so that noneof you may be hardened bysin’s deceitfulness.
  • Romans 12:6 We havedifferent gifts …if it isencouraging, let themencourage…Hebrews 3:13 But encourageone another daily, as long as itis called Today, so that noneof you may be hardened bysin’s deceitfulness.
  • Romans 12:6 We have differentgifts …if it is encouraging, letthem encourage…Hebrews 3:13 But encourageone another daily, as long as itis called Today, so that noneof you may be hardened bysin’s deceitfulness.Hebrews 10:25 Let us notgive up meeting together, assome are in the habit of doing,but let us encourage oneanother
  • Romans 12:6 We have differentgifts …if it is encouraging, letthem encourage…Hebrews 3:13 But encourageone another daily, as long as itis called Today, so that noneof you may be hardened bysin’s deceitfulness.Hebrews 10:25 Let us notgive up meeting together, assome are in the habit of doing,but let us encourage oneanother
  • Encouragement Be bold Be specific Be sincere Be a gracious recipient Be prepared
  • Encouragement Be bold Be specific Be sincere Be a gracious recipient Be prepared
  • Encouragement Be bold Be specific Be sincere Be a gracious recipient Be prepared
  • Encouragement Be bold Be specific Be sincere Be a gracious recipient Be prepared
  • Encouragement Be bold Be specific Be sincere Be a gracious recipient Be prepared
  • We are sealed with the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 1:22)We are the aroma of Christ (2 Cor 2:14)We are free (2 Cor 3:17)We are being transformed into his image (2 Cor 3:18)We are a new creation - the old has gone (2 Cor 5:17)We are reconciled to God through Christ (2 Cor 5: 18)We are the ministers of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18)We are Christ’s ambassadors (2 Cor 5: 20)We are the temple of the living God (2 Cor 6:16)We are God’s fellow workers (2 Cor 6: 1) WhoweareinChrist
  • We are God’s children (John 1:2)But not only that we are friends of God (John 15:15)We abide in Christ and he abides in us (John 15)We are complete in Christ (Col 2: 9-10)We have direct access to the father (Hebrews 4:14)We are free from condemnation (Rom 8:1)We have a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Tim 1:We are God’s workmanship (Eph 2:10)We are co-heirs with Christ (Rom 8:17)We are God’s children (John 1:2)We have the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead livingin us (Rom 8: 11 WhoweareinChrist