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Got . . . Comfort? (A Study of 2 Corinthians 7:5-7)

Friends: If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that my friend Frank (in New Jersey) and I have been doing an email Bible study for over a year. We read the same chapter every day for a week — and then send a brief email of encouragement to each other. We’ve completed most of the epistles of the New Testament — and it’s been a great discipline for both of us.

Let us continue our study of several verses in chapter seven:

Got . . . Comfort? (A Study of 2 Corinthians 7:5-7)

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2020 in 2 Corinthians 7

 

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Boundless Joy! (A Study of 2 Corinthians 7:4-8)

Friends: If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that my friend Frank (in New Jersey) and I have been doing an email Bible study for over a year. We read the same chapter every day for a week — and then send a brief email of encouragement to each other. We’ve completed most of the epistles of the New Testament — and it’s been a great discipline for both of us.

We’re now continuing our study of several verses in chapter seven:

Boundless Joy! (A Study of 2 Corinthians 7:4-8)

I. Joy Comes in the Midst of Troubles! (vv. 4-5)

>> no rest, harassed at every turn, conflicts on the outside, fears within

II. Joy Is Connected to Comfort! (v. 6)

III. Joy Is Communal! (v. 7)

IV. Joy Is Connected to the Spiritual Progress of Others! (v. 8)

V. Joy Can Grow! (v. 8)

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2020 in 2 Corinthians 7

 

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Godly Sorrow! (A Study of 2 Corinthians 7:8-13)

Friends: If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that my friend Frank (in New Jersey) and I have been doing an email Bible study for over a year. We read the same chapter every day for a week — and then send a brief email of encouragement to each other. We’ve completed most of the epistles of the New Testament — and it’s been a great discipline for both of us.

Let us continue our study of several verses in chapter seven:

Godly Sorrow! (A Study of 2 Corinthians 7:8-13)

“Never apologize! It’s a sign of weakness,” says Leroy Jethro Gibbs of TV’s “NCIS.” But the Bible disagrees with Gibbs and indicates that being sorrowful is a sign of growth and strength. Here are several truths I’m learning about GODLY SORROW:

I. The Occasion for Godly Sorrow (v. 8)

II. The Outcome of Godly Sorrow (v. 9)

III. Two Kinds of Sorrow (v. 10)

IV.  The Fruit of Godly Sorrow (v. 11)

V. Godly Sorrow’s Effect on Others (vv. 12-13)

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2020 in 2 Corinthians 7

 

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Self-Purification (2 Corinthians 7:1)

Friends: If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that my friend Frank (in New Jersey) and I have been doing an email Bible study for over a year. We read the same chapter every day for a week — and then send a brief email of encouragement to each other. We’ve completed most of the epistles of the New Testament — and it’s been a great discipline for both of us.

Let us continue our study of several verses in chapter seven:

Self-Purification (2 Corinthians 7:1)

I. The Motivation for Self-Purification

“since we have these promises . . .” — What promises? Logically, the promises of the presence of God from the previous chapter: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people” (6:16). Note also 6:18- “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

II. The Invitation for Self-Purification

“let us purify ourselves, dear friends”

III. The Explanation of Self-Purification

A. Negatively: “from everything that contaminates body and spirit”

B. Positively: “perfecting holiness out of reverence for God”

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2020 in 2 Corinthians 7

 

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