Tag - 2 Corinthians

The NEW Is Here!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here! O-bservation: In this chapter, Paul, the Apostle, elaborates on the victory all of us have that are in Christ Jesus. He said, “If any man or woman is in Christ, they are a NEW creation. He then said, “The old has gone, ‘The NEW Is Here!” A-pplication: I’m fast approaching my seventh decade as I write. I say that because I never cease to appreciate something that is NEW! Whether it’s a new paint...

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The Pleasing Aroma Of Christ

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. O-bservation: These are St. Paul’s words from his second letter to the Church at Corinth. He said that to God, he and his fellow Apostles and church builders were a pleasing aroma of Christ. He said that his team smelled good to God when they were leading people to Jesus, and they smelled good to God when the people they preached to rejected them. Either way, Paul said, “We are The...

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St. Paul And The Super Apostles

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Corinthians 11:5 I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.” O-bservation: This is a short story concerning “Paul And The Super-Apostles.” This was Paul’s attempt to defend himself to the young church at Corinth (which he had started) against phony preachers claiming to be apostles. He then gave, throughout this chapter, an impressive report on why he was their true father in the faith and for them not to be duped by the “Super-Apostles,” as he called them. A-pplication: In no way was St. Paul referring to his original apostolic...

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Take Hold Of Your Thoughts!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. O-bservation: St. Paul was adamant about people’s thoughts running their lives and keeping them in bondage to the things of this world. His message in this passage is, “Take Hold Of Your Thoughts,” because if you and I don’t, our thoughts will take hold of us. A-pplication: Everything starts in the mind. You can’t get out of bed without your brain sending the signal to your...

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A Matter Of Judgment

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Corinthians 13:1 This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." O-bservation: St. Paul was a follower of Jesus, yet he was also fully Jewish in his ethnicity. He understood the Jewish Torah, and Moses had stipulated this law in Deuteronomy 19:15. So this was not new to St. Paul, but it may have been new to the young, largely Gentile group of Christians Paul was speaking to. He stated he had heard that some were living in sin, and once...

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