Bible Talk: We do not lose: 2 Corinthians 4

We do not lose.

Psalm 116: 1-19

2 Corinthians 4:1-18

Simon Ball

12/08/2018

2 Corinthians 4:8-9. - Hostile environment to Christianity

Struggle with fatigue/ challenge/ sickness/ persecution etc.

vs 1. Therefore since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.

vs 16. Therefore we do not lose.

We do not lose heart because: 

1. God alone controls the actions of our ministry (vs 1-6)

2 Corinthians 4:6, 4:2, 4:3-4

Success is up to God and we need to remain faithful.

2. The same power that rose Jesus from the dead is working in us

and through us. (vs 7-18)

2 Corinthians 4:7-9, 4:10-12, 4:13-15.

1) You will not lose heart if you value:

The SPIRITUAL over the PHYSICAL - 2 Corinthians 4:16

2 Corinthians 11:24-28

2) You will not lose heart if you value:

The FUTURE over the PRESENT - 2 Corinthians 4:17

1 Corinthians 2:9 - What truly matters in the face of eternity.

3) You will not lose heart if you value:

The INVISIBLE over the Visible - 2 Corinthians 4:18

When we focus on Jesus and look to Him the more our troubles will appear less.

 

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