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2 Corinthians 7 - NIV

1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Paul’s Joy Over the Church’s Repentance

2 Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.

3 I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you.

4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within.

6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.

8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—

9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.

10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.

12 So even though I wrote to you, it was neither on account of the one who did the wrong nor on account of the injured party, but rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us you are.

13 By all this we are encouraged.
In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

14 I had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you to Titus has proved to be true as well.

15 And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.

16 I am glad I can have complete confidence in you.

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Shared by: Darian Catron on May, 2016
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Summary: Conversations we have with God. A series focusing on prayer
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Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2016
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Jan, 2015
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jan, 2015
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jan, 2015
Summary: God desires to bring about repentance so that we might be cleansed & not lose the blessings of salvation. This repentance may not be instantaneous but may take time spent in sorrow. Godly sorrow brings about repentance that brings new faith, deeds & zeal.
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Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Jan, 2015
Summary: Four of the seven marks of a truly repentant person.. 1. EARNESTNESS ….. to do right. 2. EAGERNESS to clear oneself through apology 3. INDIGNATION ….. against sin 4. FEAR ….. of God
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Marks of godly Sorrow Pt 2
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Jan, 2015
Summary: Three more marks of a truly repentant person 1.Longing to see others do right 2.Zeal to see God glorified 3.Vengeance – desire to see the guilty punished
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 336
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Over the last four weeks we have become reacquainted (or acquainted) with what redemption means.We’ve come to know . . . .The original version of God’s Song of Redemption.We can’t make words up, change the lyrics or tempo.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 281
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2014
Summary: God's love is a purifying force. God's love for us seeks to free us from all defiling influences.
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Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Oct, 2014
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Shared by: John Dobbs on Aug, 2014
Summary: Apostle Paul has faced enemies in the Corinthian church that have damaged his relationship with them. He appeals to several things which serve to draw them together, if they will open their hearts to him once again.
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Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Mar, 2014
Summary: Taking a look at the difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow.
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Shared by: James May on Mar, 2014
Summary: Our heart can only be healthy if we are close to God's heart. God can heal the wounded spirit and the sin sick and broken heart.
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Views: 4,276
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Shared by: Jerry F Smith on Feb, 2014
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Summary: Serving self lies at the rood of immaturity and impedes our spiritual growth
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jun, 2013
Summary: A series looking at giving of our time, talents and money
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:7-9
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Views: 1,267
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Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2013
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Shared by: Demarquis Johnson on Mar, 2013
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Sep, 2012
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Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Aug, 2012
Summary: We need a godly sorrow in order to repent truly and turn from our sins unto God, but merely feeling sorry or guilty is a sorrow of the world that will only produce a false repentance.
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,161
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Shared by: Guy McGraw on Mar, 2012
Summary: Paul teaches us some important principles of God’s comfort in his response to their condition. Might not have 3rd letter because it was of such personal nature.
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Views: 814
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2011
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Shared by: Tom Fuller on Aug, 2011
Summary: Taking criticism is one of the hardest things for us humans. When it comes to God's critique of our lives, and areas He needs to touch, we often react with our natural human defenses. But Paul in addressing the subject with the Corinthian church, gives us
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Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jul, 2011
Summary: Have you ever done anything you’ve regretted? I believe there’s no pain like the pain of regret. However, we can actually gain freedom from our regrets and move on.
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Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jul, 2011
Summary: Often we enter into partnerships without thinking of the consequences for either us or those that we influence. Though we are not to withdraw from this world, we need to be careful when we entangle ourselves in the values of this age. Today we examine bei
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Views: 358
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Shared by: Guy De Swardt on Mar, 2011
Summary: Growing downward to grow upward into Christ.
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Shared by: James E. Parks on Aug, 2010
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