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2 Corinthians 3 - NIV
2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.
3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4 Such confidence we have through Christ before God.
5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
The Greater Glory of the New Covenant
The Greater Glory of the New Covenant
7 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, transitory though it was,
8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?
9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!
10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.
11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away.
14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.
15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.
16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Sermons on 2 Corinthians 3
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 28, 2014
As we look to Christ and follow His leadership, God transforms us into His image.
2 CORINTHIANS 3: 12-18 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] THE REFLECTION OF HIS GLORY [Exodus 34:29-35] In this section Paul uses the experience of Moses and his veil to illustrate the glorious freedom and openness of the Christian life under grace. We, as Christians, are allowed to look upon ...read more
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 19, 2014
Here Paul contrasts the glory of the Ten Commandments with the glory of the life-giving Spirit. If the Law that leads to death was glorious, how much more glorious is God’s plan to give us life through His Spirit
2 CORINTHIANS 3: 7-11 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] A MINISTRY OF DEATH OR LIFE [Exodus 34:29-35 / Hebrews 9:11–28; 10:11–22] In our study on 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 we again heard that by works of law no one shall be justified or sanctified (Gal. 2:16, 3:11). Only by accepting ...read more
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 14, 2014
God gives maturity & Christian growth as we follow His Spirit not as we follow the law. The Spirit gives life, the letter of the law kills
2 CORINTHIANS 3: 1-6 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE [Acts 15:1-11 / Jeremiah 31:33 & Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26] Whose endorsement is more important to you, the endorsement of men or the endorsement of God's Spirit? Would it be an endorsement of a letter of reference or the ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 28, 2014
The Woman asked the silver smith, "How do you know when the silver is fully refined?" He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy when I see my image in it." This day, I want to speak of the Refiners Fire.
For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture Readings prior to the message. Today's readings are: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18 and Luke 2:22-40 Let us pray... O' Heavenly Father. You are the refiner of our souls. May we be open to your transforming power ...read more
Contributed by Brian Bill on Feb 14, 2013
Our learning must lead to Christ-like living.
Living a Transformed Life Sermon Series: “PBC @ the Core” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Rev. Brian Bill 2/10/13 I want to begin with a brief excerpt from a book by Mark Buchanan called, “Your Church is Too Safe.” This appeared in the March 2012 issue of Christianity ...read more