Tag: 2 Corinthians

Jeff Munroe

Gratitude and Joy!

Read: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 God loves a cheerful giver. (v. 7) I keep this quote from the theologian Karl Barth on my desk: “Gratitude follows grace like thunder lightning.” Everything I

Jeff Munroe

Give like the Macedonians

Read: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. (v. 4 NLT) I once had a wealthy

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Betty Kobes

Sprinkling the Fragrance of Love

Read: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

What We Are

With apologies to Charles Dickens, the Christian ministry could be described as the best of jobs and the worst of jobs. It is indeed a high calling to be a minister of the Word of God. Ministers are subjected to criticism and scorn; they are belittled, viewed as oddballs, sometimes overworked, often under-appreciated. “We are the scum of the earth,” says Paul.

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William C. Brownson

Christ’s Love Compels Us

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 . . . that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (v. 15 NIV)