The Relational Nature of the Gospel

The Relational Nature of the Gospel

2 Cor. 12:14 - "Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children."

As Paul began wrapping up 2 Corinthians, he tried to help the Grecian church remember that he had sincerely and sacrificially served them, despite what some were saying. In the midst of that reminder, he made a powerful statement...

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What It Takes to Build Others Up

What It Takes to Build Others Up

2 Cor. 12:14 - "Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children."

As Paul began wrapping up 2 Corinthians, he tried to help the Grecian church remember that he had sincerely and sacrificially served them, despite what some were saying. In the midst of that reminder, he makes several powerful observations about...

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Producing Thanksgiving to God

Producing Thanksgiving to God

2 Cor. 9:10-11 - "He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God."

Imagine that there was a wealthy gentleman who decided to bless three local craftsmen. The first was a carpenter who was given rough lumber, and the necessary tools to measure, cut, plane, and sand it. He assembled the various pieces of wood using nails, screws and glue to create a beautiful

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