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Weakness isn’t always a bad thing, for it reminds us to lean on God’s strength.

Weakness isn’t always a bad thing, for it reminds us to lean on God’s strength.

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 2 Corinthians 12:1–10 (Listen) Paul’s Visions and His Thorn 12:1 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3 And I know that this man…

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Oh how we long for heaven!

Oh how we long for heaven!

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 2 Corinthians 5:1–10 (Listen) Our Heavenly Dwelling 5:1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed by putting it on1 we may not be found naked. 4 For while we are still in this tent, we…

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The New Covenant which promises the forgiveness of our sins is truly glorious—and we reflect that glory.

The New Covenant which promises the forgiveness of our sins is truly glorious—and we reflect that glory.

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 2 Corinthians 3:7–18 (Listen) 7 Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? 9 For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. 10 Indeed,…

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Some of these proverbs paint a humorous picture, but the message is serious: Don’t be a fool.

Some of these proverbs paint a humorous picture, but the message is serious: Don’t be a fool.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 26:1-12 ESV Text: Proverbs 26:1-12 Proverbs 26:1–12 (Listen) 26:1   Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,    so honor is not fitting for a fool.2   Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,    a curse that is causeless does not alight.3   A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,    and a rod for the back of fools.4   Answer not a fool according to his folly,    lest you be like him yourself.5   Answer a fool according to his folly,    lest he be wise…

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Jesus has triumphed over death and given us life—as well as meaning and purpose to all our preaching!

Jesus has triumphed over death and given us life—as well as meaning and purpose to all our preaching!

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 1 Corinthians 15:35–58 (Listen) The Resurrection Body 35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36 You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as he has…

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Our worship of God should be orderly and fitting, for our God is a creator of order, not chaos.

Our worship of God should be orderly and fitting, for our God is a creator of order, not chaos.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 1 Corinthians 14:26–40 (Listen) Orderly Worship 26 What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep…

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The Corinthians were concerned about obtaining unusual spiritual gifts, but far greater for them to show love to God and to each other.

The Corinthians were concerned about obtaining unusual spiritual gifts, but far greater for them to show love to God and to each other.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13 1 Corinthians 12:31–13:13 (Listen) 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. The Way of Love 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove…

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A gentle tongue and a fitting word will do the most good.

A gentle tongue and a fitting word will do the most good.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 25:11-15 ESV Text: Proverbs 25:11-15 Proverbs 25:11–15 (Listen) 11   A word fitly spoken    is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.12   Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold    is a wise reprover to a listening ear.13   Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest    is a faithful messenger to those who send him;    he refreshes the soul of his masters.14   Like clouds and wind without rain    is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. 15   With patience a…

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Jesus has given us a precious fellowship and unity with our fellow believers.

Jesus has given us a precious fellowship and unity with our fellow believers.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 1 Corinthians 12:12–27 (Listen) One Body with Many Members 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 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves1 or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one member but…

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The Lord’s Supper is given for our spiritual benefit and blessing. May we appreciate Christ’s beautiful demonstration of His forgiveness and mercy!

The Lord’s Supper is given for our spiritual benefit and blessing. May we appreciate Christ’s beautiful demonstration of His forgiveness and mercy!

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 11:17-32 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-32 1 Corinthians 11:17–32 (Listen) The Lord’s Supper 17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,1 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are…

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