Steve and Melanie Hammond are servants proclaiming the Gospel.

This week, we will begin a four part series called “Life Lessons from 2 Corinthians 4”. We will go over the following topics:

  • Servants Proclaiming the Gospel (2 Cor. 4:3-6)
  • Overcoming Hardships (2 Cor. 4:7-9)
  • Spirit of Faith (2 Cor. 4:10-15)
  • Life’s Trials vs. Eternal Rewards (2 Cor. 4:16-18)

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~~2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Lessons from this passage:

  • If our Gospel, that is, of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection that took place instead of us because of our sins, is hidden to someone, that person is perishing.
  • If that happens, Satan, the god of this world, has hidden the perishing person’s mind from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Jesus Christ.
  • We proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord. Our proclamation is not about us. We’re just His servants.
  • The Person (the Lord God Almighty) who predicted that Light will shine out of darkness is that Light who shines out of darkness . . . through the form of Jesus Christ, His Son.

Suggested Application/Spiritual Growth:

  • When someone rejects the Gospel, remember that God is in control and that person is perishing. Satan is at work, and that person is blind, spiritually. The person is NOT our enemy!
  • Serve the King of kings by helping others. Honor your boss and co-workers.
  • Write a letter to God about how thankful you are to Him for His grace.

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-Mark and Rachel Shaw (happily serving each other)