Today is Part 3 of “Life Lessons from 2 Corinthians 4” study. We will go over vv. 10-15 in this post.
“…always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” ~~2 Cor. 4:10-15
Lessons from this passage:
- Paul encourages us to carry the death of Jesus, meaning, to always remember that Jesus died for our sins. And to confess & repent from those sins. By doing this, we also have the life of Jesus (as explained in verse 10-11).
- In faith, Christians speak what they believe because they know that they will be raised with Christ soon.
- Being graceful often = being thankful! God extended grace to us by allowing us to go to heaven someday!
Suggested Application/Spiritual Growth:
- Make a list of all the times God has given grace to you. Then write down all the times you thanked God for that. If God’s grace is more than your thankfulness, increase gratefulness for His grace! (Examples of the two lists are below)
- Be bold in your faith. Share the Gospel with someone today!
Join the Conversation:
Who are you planning on sharing the Gospel with this week?
What are you scared of? What should you be scared of? What enables you to be bold if you are truly a Christ-follower?
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–Mark and Rachel Shaw (grateful to disciple others through Life Lessons from the Bible posts)