- Believers can face life with confidence, knowing that the power of the gospel can be revealed through unworthy, weak and frail Disciples.
- What do you think of Paul’s comparing the original creation of light to the light God sends into someone’s life at conversion [2 Corinthians 4:6]? What does it mean for believers today to proclaim Jesus exclusively? Are you growing spiritually every day? Would your friends say you desire for Jesus to be Lord every day?
- How did Paul define success for himself [2 Corinthians 4:15]? How should believers understand success in this life? Am I more concerned about my comfort and pleasure or my life revealing the glory of God?
- How does the glory reserved for us in the future in heaven serve as stimulation in the now to be faithful and courageous in suffering?
- Do you desire to please the Lord and be prepared for the judgment seat in heaven?
- Is the glory of God being revealed in my life every day at my expense and with no expectation of merit for me?
- When Disciples embrace the Person and presence of Jesus they begin to experience growth in the life-changing glory of God one day at a time.
- memory verse – 2 Corinthians 4:7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; NASB
For comparison: [2 Corinthians 4:7 Amplified Bible AMP But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves.
2 Corinthians 4:7 New Living Translation NLT We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
2 Corinthians 4:7 Christian Standard Bible CSB Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.]
Henry Luke 5/13/2018
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