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 4 Commentary of the Bible

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Nothing But The Truth  ( 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 )  Daily Devotion

Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart (2 Corinthians 4:1).

Nothing but the Truth  ( 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 )  Sunday Message

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These first six verses of Second Corinthians, Chapter 4, will answer a lot of questions as to why so many people do not believe the gospel when they first hear it, or even after they have heard it over a long period of time. They will answer questions about why many who do believe the gospel quit after they have been walking in the Christian way for some time; and also questions about why some people whom you think will never believe it, suddenly do so. The passage begins with a tremendous declaration by the Apostle Paul, about his reaction to his own ministry:

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 7: The Enemy Without  ( 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 )  Online Book

If you look up the biography of General John Sedgwick in an encyclopedia, it will tell you he is a Union officer who was killed in action at the Battle of the Wilderness in the Civil War. But it probably won't tell you how he died. Here is the story:

The general was walking along the wall of a fortification, inspecting his troops. He came to a notch in the protective parapet of the fort, where he paused for a moment to look out across the battlefield toward the enemy lines.

Beyond the End  ( 2 Corinthians 4:16 - 5:5 )  Sunday Message

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One of the great questions which all of us has to face -- and all of us do face it even though it may be in the privacy of our own thoughts -- is, "What is waiting for me when I die?" There is a new interest in that subject today. Many books are coming out, explorations are being made, even scientific studies attempted in this field, though it is very difficult to see how science can probe in this area at all. As you examine the answers that are being given, there are really three categories of them, and only three.

From Darkness To Light  ( 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 )  Daily Devotion

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 4:6).

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 8: Pots, Pressures and Power  ( 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 )  Online Book

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What is light?

Pots, Pressures, and Power  ( 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 )  Sunday Message

I do not quite know why I am drawn to the Corinthian letters. Perhaps it is because I feel that the church at Corinth was more like American churches than any other church in the New Testament. In fact, I can go even further and say it was very much like Californian churches. I sometimes refer to the Corinthian letters as The Letters of Paul to the Californians. So in Second Californians 4, I would like to refer to a passage where the Apostle Paul is defending his own ministry.

Your Pot -- His Power  ( 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 )  Sunday Message

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Here in Second Corinthians, Chapter 4, we are examining one of the clearest passages in Scripture, in my estimation, to declare the process by which the power of God is released among men. We long, we pray, for that power to be released among us; everyone wants that to happen. I am increasingly concerned, however, about the ignorance of Christians, not only in other places but right here as well, as to their true power. We are surrounded by evidences of decay in society, of increasing corruption, of the disintegration of personality, of increasing hurt and darkness and despair.

The Life Of Jesus In Mortal Bodies  ( 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 )  Daily Devotion

For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body (2 Corinthians 4:11).

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 9: Time and Eternity  ( 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 )  Online Book

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Ever since the publication of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine in 1895, people have been captivated by the idea of traveling in time. In that book, a scientist builds a time machine, travels far into the future, then returns and tells his astonished friends what the world will be like in 800,000 years! What most people fail to realize is that we don't need a machine to travel through time. The truth is, we are all time travelers. We are all traveling toward the future at a rate of one second per second, and there's nothing we can do to stop ourselves from time traveling.

Beyond The End  ( 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5 )  Daily Devotion

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands (2 Corinthians 5:1).