Transfigured

   
Transfigured  
   
   
   

Mark 9

 
 1And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.  
 2And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.  
 3And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. Naked, Shame
 4And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.  
 5And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. Kingdom of Heaven

Heavenly Building

 6For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.  
 7And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.  
 8And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.  
 9And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.  
 10And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.  
 11And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?  
 12And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.  
   
   
   
   

2 Corinthians 4

 
 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;  
 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  
 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  
 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  
 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.  
 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  
 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  
 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Good to be here – complacency, selfishness
 11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.  
 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  
 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  
 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  
 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. Selfishness
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Being transformed
 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  
 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5

 
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Three tabernacles
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: Raiment
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.  
 12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.  
 13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  
 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Selfishness

good to be here

 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  
 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Transfigured

Transformed

 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  
 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  
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Walk in the light

   
Walk in the light  
   
   
Going astray like sheep  
 2I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,  
 3And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.  
 4Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. One’s own efforts and strength
 5And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.  
   
   
Walk in His way  
 7Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?  
 8Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.  
 9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.  
 10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Trusting in His grace
 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.  
 12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.  
   
   
   
The Light of Life – Eternal Life  
 10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?  
 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.  
 12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.  
   
The Light of the World – Knowledge  
 8His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?  
 9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.  
 10But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.  
   
Walk while you have the light – Action  
34The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?  
 35Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  
 36While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.  

From God

   
From God  
   
   
   
 6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. They are from God

Children of God keeps the word of God

 7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. The words and

Those who keeps the words

 8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  

Do not receive the grace of God in vain

   
Do not receive the grace of God in vain  
   

2 Corinthians 5

 
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight🙂  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.  
 12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.  
 13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: Atoning sacrifice
 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.  
 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Walk by faith not by sight
 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Being clothed with the heavenly house
 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  
 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

2 Corinthians 6

 
 1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. Minister of reconciliation

Ambassador for Christ

 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) Do the works
 3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:  
 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  
 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  
 6By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by loveunfeigned,  
 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,  
 8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; We are seemed to be beside ourselves to the unbelievers

We are seemed to be sober to the believers

 

 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
 10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
 11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.  
 12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.  
 13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. Be reconciled to us

free → saved

 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? Compromise not with the world
 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  
 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  
 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

2 Corinthians 7

 
 1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  
 2Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.  
 3I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.  
 4Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.  
 5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.  
 6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;  
 7And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.  
 8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.  
 9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  
 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  
 11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.  
 12Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.  
 13Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.  
 14For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.  
 15And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.  
 16I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.  

Worry

   
Worry  
   
   
What to eat, What to drink His Kingdom
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Deliverance from evil
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  
 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Name, Kingdom, Will

manifest, obey, save

 11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.  
 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  
 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  
 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  
 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  
 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  
 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  
   
What to wear His Righteousness
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Provision, Forgiveness, Salvation

 

   
Tomorrow  
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  
 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Faith,

The Holy Spirit

 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight🙂  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
   
   

Matthew 5

 
 1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:  
 2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,  
 3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  
 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.  
 6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  
 7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.  
 8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  
 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  
 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  
 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.  
 13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  
 14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  
 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  
 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  
 17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  
 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  
 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  
 20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.  
 21Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:  
 22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.  
 23Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  
 24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.  
 25Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.  
 26Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.  
 27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:  
 28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.  
 29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.  
 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.  
 31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:  
 32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.  
 33Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:  
 34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:  
 35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.  
 36Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.  
 37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.  
 38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:  
 39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.  
 40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.  
 41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.  
 42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.  
 43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  
 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;  
 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.  
 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?  
 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?  
 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.  

Matthew 6

 
 1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.  
 2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:  
 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.  
 5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  
 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  
 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.  
His Kingdom  
 9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  
 10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  
His Righteousness  
 11Give us this day our daily bread.  
 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  
 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.  
 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  
 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  
 16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
 17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;  
 18That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.  
 19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  
 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  
 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  
 22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.  
 23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!  
 24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  
 25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  
 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Provision

1> bread

2> spiritual need

 27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?  
 28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  
 29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  
 30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Forgiveness

Guilt Removing

 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  
 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  
 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  
 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Spirit – things to come

Matthew 7

 
 1Judge not, that ye be not judged.  
 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  
 3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  
 4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  
 5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.  
 6Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.  
 7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  
 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  
 9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?  
 10Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  
 11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?  
 12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.  
 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  
 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  
 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  
 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  
 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  
 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  
 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  
 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  
 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  
 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  
 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  
 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:  
 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  
 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  
 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  
 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:  
 29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.  
   
   
   

Faith

   
Faith  
   
  • Partakers of the sufferings and of cosolation
  • Stand firm by faith
  • The epistle of Christ ministered by us
  • Being transformed into his likeness
  • Walk by faith not by sight
  • The Fear of God
  • The Love of God
  • Ministry of Reconciliation
  • Godly sorrow bring repentance to salvation
 
   

2 Corinthians 1

 
 1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:  
 2Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  
 3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;  
 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.  
 5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.  
 6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.  
Partakers of the sufferings and of cosolation  
 7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.  
 8For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:  
 9But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: God of salvation
 10Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;  
 11Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. Consolation
 12For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. Witness
 13For we write none other things unto you, that what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; Witness
 14As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our’s in the day of the Lord Jesus.  
 15And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;  
 16And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.  
 17When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?  
 18But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.  
 19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.  
 20For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.  
Stand firm by faith  
 21Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Raise, Stand firm, Establish
 22Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.  
 23Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.  
 24Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.  

2 Corinthians 2

 
 1But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.  
 2For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?  
 3And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.  
 4For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.  
 5But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.  
 6Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.  
 7So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.  
 8Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.  
 9For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.  
 10To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;  
 11Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.  
 12Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,  
 13I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.  
 14Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.  
 15For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:  
 16To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?  
 17For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.  

2 Corinthians 3

 
 1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?  
 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:  
The epistle of Christ ministered by us  
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

 
 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.  
 4And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  
 5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  
 6Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.  
 7But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  
 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?  
 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.  
 10For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.  
 11For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.  
Being transformed into his likeness  
 12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  
 13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  
 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  
 15But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  
 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.  
 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  
 18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  

2 Corinthians 4

 
 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;  
 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  
 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  
 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  
 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.  
 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the gloryof God in the face of Jesus Christ.  
 7But we have thistreasurein earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  
 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  
 11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.  
 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  
Walk by faith not by sight  
 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  
 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  
 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  
 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  
 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5

 
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight🙂  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
The Fear of God  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.  
 12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.  
 13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
The Love of God  
 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  
 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.  
 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  
 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  
Ministry of Reconciliation  
 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  
 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

2 Corinthians 6

 
 1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  
 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  
 3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:  
 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  
 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  
 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  
 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,  
 8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;  
 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  
 10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.  
 11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.  
 12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.  
 13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.  
 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  
 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  
 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  
 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

2 Corinthians 7

 
 1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  
 2Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.  
 3I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.  
Godly sorrow bring repentance to salvation  
 4Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.  
 5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.  
 6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;  
 7And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.  
 8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.  
 9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  
 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  
 11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.  
 12Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.  
 13Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.  
 14For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.  
 15And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.  
 16I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.  

Comfort

   
Comfort  
   
   
   

2 Corinthians 1

 
 1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:  
 2Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  
 3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;  
 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. Through repentance and obedience to the words
 5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.  
 6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.  
 7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.  
 8For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:  
 9But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:  
 10Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;  
 11Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. Comfort to the Corinthians
 12For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. Comfort to Paul
 13For we write none other things unto you, that what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;  
 14As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are yourrejoicing, even as ye also are our’s in the day of the Lord Jesus. Comfort to each other
 15And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;  
 16And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.  
 17When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?  
 18But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.  
 19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.  
 20For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.  
 21Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;  
 22Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. The Holy Spirit, The Comforter
 23Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.  
 24Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. Comfort

2 Corinthians 2

 
 1But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.  
 2For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? Comforted
 3And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.  
 4For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you. Affliction

Consolation

 

 5But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.  
 6Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.  
 7So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.  
 8Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.  
 9For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.  
 10To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;  
 11Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.  
 12Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,  
 13I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.  
 14Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.  
 15For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:  
 16To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? Affliction

Consolation

 17For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.  

2 Corinthians 3

 
 1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?  
 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Fruits
 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.  
 4And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  
 5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  
 6Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Consolation
 7But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  
 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? Consolation
 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.  
 10For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.  
 11For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.  
 12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  
 13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  
 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  
 15But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  
 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.  
 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Redemption
 18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Consolation

2 Corinthians 4

 
 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;  
 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  
 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  
 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  
 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.  
 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  
 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Affliction
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  
 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  
 11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Affliction

Consolation

 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  
 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  
 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  
 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Affliction

Consolation

 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; Affliction

Consolation

 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5

 
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Affliction

Consolation

 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Hope
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Comforter
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.  
 12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. Comforted
 13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  
 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Affliction for others
 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  
 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Consolation
 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; Consolation

 

 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

2 Corinthians 6

 
 1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  
 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  
 3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:  
 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, Affliction and Consolation
 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  
 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  
 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,  
 8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;  
 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  
 10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.  
 11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.  
 12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.  
 13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.  
 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  
 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  
 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  
 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

2 Corinthians 7

 
 1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  
 2Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.  
 3I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.  
 4Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. Corinthians’ repentance and obedience comforted Paul
 5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Sufferings
 6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;  
 7And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.  
 8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.  
 9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  
 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  
 11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.  
 12Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you. Fruit bearing → Comfort
 13Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.  
 14For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.  
 15And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.  
 16I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.