2 Corinthians 6

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. (2 Corinthians 6:11-13) The letter of 2 Corinthians was born out of a...

2 Corinthians 5

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to...

2 Corinthians 4

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16) As we age, muscles hurt, joints creak. Though we try to fight it or ignore it, the aging process is relentless. But what’s going on...

2 Corinthians 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. (2 Corinthians 3:3) YOU are Christ’s letter for all to read! What better proof...

2 Corinthians 2

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. (2 Corinthians 2:15-16)  Our words, like scents or smells, can be pleasant...

2 Corinthians 1

For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (2 Corinthians 1:5)  Life is hard. In addition, there will be suffering. Even though we know this is a reality, we are often surprised and shaken by life’s troubles. But just like Jesus’s...

1 Corinthians 16

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)  Paul was an encouragement to many, and much like today, he knew that the Corinthian leaders needed to be encouraged to stay strong in the faith....

1 Corinthians 15

Do not be deceived: Bad Company ruins good morals. (1 Corinthians 15:33) At times we may need a change of venue with regard to the people we associate with in our daily lives. Some people are just not good for us as we navigate our walk in the Lord. In...

1 Corinthians 14

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33a) If you walk onto a stock market trading floor where everyone is screaming across the room, it may seem like utter confusion because you have no clue as to what is happening. This chaotic environment may...

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1) There is a saying, “people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.” Love should be the basis of everything a...