A Clay Jar

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cheerful giver

God Loves a Cheerful Giver – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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Give generously and cheerfully. Give what you are willing to give, not some arbitrary amount. And don't limit your giving just to your church.

a wealth of generosity

A Wealth of Generosity – 2 Corinthians 8:2

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How generous are we with our resources? Are we like the Macedonian churches, exhibiting a wealth of generosity? Or do we fall short?

Perfecting Holiness

Perfecting Holiness – 2 Corinthians 7:1

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God is my Father, and I am his child. Because of that, Paul urges me to actively work toward perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Unequally Yoked

Unequally Yoked Together – 2 Corinthians 6:14

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Paul encourages us here not to enter into close relationships with unbelievers. Becoming unequally yoked with them can lead to compromise.

heavenly home

Looking Forward to Our Heavenly Home – 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

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I live now in the tent of this body. But I look forward to being at home with the Lord in the heavenly home he has prepared for me.

transformed into his image

Transformed Into His Image – 2 Corinthians 3:18

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We were created in the image of God, an image now tarnished. But when we spend time with Christ we will be transformed back into his image.

outwitting Satan

Outwitting Satan – 2 Corinthians 2:10-11

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Forgiveness is commanded by Christ. And the lack of forgiveness can become a tool in Satan's hands to hinder our effectiveness.

The value of intercessory prayer

The Value of Intercessory Prayer – 2 Corinthians 1:10-11

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When I can help another believer in their service to God, I should do so. And one way I can always help is through intercessory prayer.

Do everything in love

Do Everything in Love – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

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Be on guard, stand firm against our enemy. Be courageous and strong. But do so in love. Let love temper everything we do.

let nothing move you

Let Nothing Move You – 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Life can be hard. But believers in Christ Jesus have a hope that nothing can extinguish. So, stand firm in your faith; let nothing move you.

hope in Christ

Hope in Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:19

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What is our hope in Christ? That this life is not all there is. That we will be resurrected into new and glorious bodies for eternity.

encouraging speech

Encouraging Speech – 1 Corinthians 14:19

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When we assemble together as the body of Christ, we should seek ways to be encouraging to each other, including our speech.