As we get ready to jump into a chapter-a-week, verse-by-verse look at the Book of 2 Corinthians, I thought I would remind you of these familiar verses from 1 Corinthians:
1:18 – “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
2:9 – “But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”
6:19-20 – “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
9:24 – “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”
10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
10:31 – “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
11:26 – “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
12:12 – “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”
13:4-8a – “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.”
13:13 – “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Did one verse catch your attention more than the others did?
Write out the verse. Take it with you. Memorize it. Meditate on it.
Please pray that the next 18 weeks will be fruitful as you and the church study 2 Corinthians.