2 Corinthians 1:1,6 -- Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,"made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 3 Commentary of the Bible

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Do You Have What It Takes?  ( 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 )  Daily Devotion

Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant (2 Corinthians 3:4-6a).

Have you got What it Takes?  ( 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 )  Sunday Message

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I have often wondered how the Apostle Paul would rate in ecclesiastical circles, whether he would be considered a success or not, if he were carrying on his ministry today.

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 3: The Secret  ( 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 )  Online Book

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Turn on the radio or TV, and within minutes you'll be bombarded with messages called "advertising." Each of these advertising messages has a different look, a different sound from the next one, but all of them promise essentially the same thing: the Secret of fulfillment, satisfaction, success, happiness. "Drink Dipsy-Cola, and really live!" "Do your friends ignore you?

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 4: Two Splendors  ( 2 Corinthians 3:7-8 )  Online Book

God loves visual aids. He has scattered them all over the earth and hung them in the sky. Jesus made rich use of God's visual examples to help His hearers--including you and me--to understand spiritual truth:

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow."

"It is harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

"Cast not your pearls before swine, lest they turn and rend you."

"You are the salt of the earth."

A Fading Glory  ( 2 Corinthians 3:7-11 )  Daily Devotion

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? (2 Corinthians 3:7-8).

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 5: Death Versus Life  ( 2 Corinthians 3:7-11 )  Online Book

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At the moment you read this sentence you are seeing, reading, and thinking either in the energy of the flesh or by the energy of the Holy Spirit. To use the same visual aids employed by the apostle Paul, you are either looking at the face of Moses or you are looking at the glory of God reflected in the face of Jesus Christ. You may not be at all conscious of this, but it is true nevertheless. Furthermore, it would be equally true if you came from a remote part of the world and had never before heard of either Moses or Jesus.

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 6: The Enemy Within  ( 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 )  Online Book

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Thomas Cranmer--archbishop of Canterbury during the middle sixteenth century--was noted for promoting the Reformation in England, for disseminating the Coverdale English Bible, and for creating the liturgy of the Anglican Church. He repudiated the rule of the pope in Rome and attempted to bring about a union between the Church of England and the Lutheran church of Germany.

Who is that Masked Man?  ( 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 )  Sunday Message

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We are nearing the season of mask-wearing, Halloween, and some of our children, at least, will be putting them on. In the radio program,The Lone Ranger (who was known as "The Masked Man"), some of us who are older remember how thrilled we were when we heard that call of, "Hi-ho, Silver!" to the beat of theWilliam Tell Overture, and the invariable question, "Who was that Masked Man anyway?" And, we were distressed a couple of weeks ago to learn that the Supreme Court has ordered that The Masked Man has to take his mask off.

Freedom To Remove The Mask  ( 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 )  Daily Devotion

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17-18).