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Impressive Law superseded by grace.

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 3:4-11

ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-11

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:26 and ends at about 1:32

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4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

     6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 308:
Invited, Lord, by Boundless Grace

— Organ Audio

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1. Invited, Lord, by boundless grace, 
I stand a guest before Thy face; 
As Host Thou spreadst no common food: 
Here is Thy body and Thy blood. 

2. How holy is this Sacrament 
Where pardon, peace, and life are spent! 
This bread and cup my lips have pressed; 
Thou blessedst, and my soul is blessed. 

3. Now lettest Thou Thy guest depart 
With full assurance in his heart. 
For such communion, Lord, with Thee 
A new life may my offering be. 

4. When Thou shalt in Thy glory come 
To gather all Thy people home, 
Then let me, as Thy heavenly guest, 
In anthems praise Thee with the blest.