Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 1:1-2:11 Lord, You "comfort us in all our affliction" (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). You turn our times of trouble into times of great blessing. When bad things are happening to us, You keep on loving us. You don't leave us on our own when the going gets tough. You're with us in the good …

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The Lord gives us the strength that we need.

"The Lord said to me, ' ... I have begun to deliver ,.. Now begin to conquer and possess ...'" (Deuteronomy 2:31). In our walk with the Lord, there is both grace and faith - his grace, our faith. His grace comes first. His grace is reaching out to us - calling for our response. …

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When I am weak, then I am strong — Learning From God’s Word

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“For this reason I kneel before the Father, … 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Ephesians 3:14,16). There are many times, in our life, when we become deeply aware of our own weakness. In such times, there’s something we must never forget: “when […]

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We do not fight in our own strength. The battle is the Lord’s – and our strength comes from Him.

2 Corinthians 10:1-11:15  -  We are engaged in warfare. Is it ‘worldly war’? Do we use ‘worldly weapons’? No! It is spiritual  warfare. God has given us His weapons (10:3-4). Our enemy is ‘Satan’ - ‘the god of this world’ (11:13-15; 4:4). We face him with ‘the whole armour of God’, with ‘the Gospel of peace’ (Ephesians 6:11,13,15). We are not …

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The Lord has saved us. Let us serve Him, with our hearts full of thanksgiving to Him and love for Him.

2 Corinthians 5:11-7:1  -  ‘Reconciled’ to God through Christ, we have received ‘the ministry of reconciliation’. Saved by Him, we are to ‘work with Him’. We are ‘not to accept the grace of God in vain’ by living for ourselves. We are to be ‘ambassadors for Christ’. We must proclaim the urgent message of salvation - ‘now …

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Times of trouble can turn out to be times of great blessing.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:1-2:11  -  Times of trouble can turn out to be times of great blessing - ‘God… comforts us in all our affliction’ (1:3-4). Whether good things or bad things are happening to you, don’t forget this: God loves you. His Word is ‘not Yes and No’ - ‘Yes, I love you. No, I don’t love …

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