We faced conflict from every direction,
with battles on the outside
and fear on the inside.
who encourages those who are discouraged,
2 Corinthians 7:5
How can a believer be a partner
with an unbeliever?
…For we are the temple of the living God.
As God said:
“I will live in them
and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people…
2 Corinthians 6:15,16
“At just the right time, I heard you.
On the day of salvation, I helped you.”
the “right time” is now.
Today is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2
…we are Christ’s ambassadors;
God is making his appeal through us.
We speak for Christ when we plead,
“Come back to God!”
For God made Christ,
who never sinned,
to be the offering for our sin,
so that we could be made right with God
2 Corinthians 5:20-21
…At one time we thought of Christ
merely from a human point of view.
How differently we know him now!
2 Corinthians 5:16
…we live by believing
and not by seeing.
…our goal is to please him.
For we must all stand before Christ to be judged…
2 Corinthians 5:7,9,10
…we know that when this earthly tent we live in
is taken down
(that is, when we die and leave this earthly body),
we will have a house in heaven,
an eternal body made for us by God himself
and not by human hands.
2 Corinthians 5:1
…don’t look at the troubles we can see now;
rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
For the things we see now will soon be gone,
but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:18
Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance
rising up to God.
But this fragrance is perceived differently
by those who are being saved
and by those who are perishing.
To those who are perishing,
we are a dreadful smell of death and doom.
But to those who are being saved,
we are a life-giving perfume.
2 Corinthians 2:15-16
…about the trouble we went through…
…We were crushed and overwhelmed
beyond our ability endure,
and we thought we would never live through it.
In fact, we expected to die.
But as a result,
we stopped relying on ourselves
and learned to rely only on God,
who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9