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2 Corinthians 5:1

2 Corinthians 5:1

The beginning of chapter 5 is closely linked with earlier chapters, where we are encouraged not to lose heart because of the inevitable suffering and pain we all experience in our fallen, dying bodies. We may be living in an earthen vessel - a frail and deteriorating human frame, but as believers, we have the indwelling Spirit of the eternal God in our heart and have received absolute assurance of our secure, heavenly destination.

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2 Corinthians 5:2

2 Corinthians 5:2

Paul was a tentmaker who supplied portable shelters to the many nomads and travellers living in Israel. He used the picture of a tent as an illustration of a human body. A tent is a portable home in which pilgrims and wayfarers shelter. It is not a permanent residence and Paul compared this deteriorating, mortal body, in which dwells our eternal spirt and soul, with a temporary, transitory tent, that is taken down.. or 'dissolved' at death.

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2 Corinthians 5:3

2 Corinthians 5:3

Because there are many anomalies in the Christian faith, Paul often set out the truth of our great Salvation and the glory that is ours in Christ in a very systematic way. For instance, he points out that the suffering we undergo for Christ's sake, brings with it great reward, and equips us for the ministry of comfort - in that when we are weak in ourselves we are strong in the Lord, but when we are proud of our self-sufficiency, we will suffer a tremendous read more...

2 Corinthians 5:5

2 Corinthians 5:5

So much of Paul's ministry to the Church is reminding us of our eternal inheritance and our heavenly citizenship and although we have no tangible evidence of our future hope, nevertheless we accept it by faith - because God has spoken in His Word and God is faithful to His word - for God has even set His word about His holy name.

We may have no tangible proof of our home in heaven, but faith is the evidence of unseen and invisible read more...

2 Corinthians 5:6

2 Corinthians 5:6

God breathed the breath of life into man and Adam became a living being, and life is one of the most precious things we have in this world. We desire long life, for a good and challenging life and a life that is a fulfilled life. There is much research into extending life and combating death, for God set eternity in the heart of man.

But there is much intrigue into what happens after death, for death is that looming shadow on the read more...

2 Corinthians 5:7

2 Corinthians 5:7

Justification like sanctification is a gift of grace. The former is God's gift of grace to the unsaved sinner and the latter is God's gift of grace to the saved saint. Both are accessed by faith, and as demonstrated throughout scripture.

Faith is believing all God has said in His Word. Faith accepting scriptural truth as a firm fact. Faith is having assurance that what we hope for in Christ will certainly come to pass - read more...

2 Corinthians 5:10

2 Corinthians 5:10

Having given the Corinthians Christians additional insight into the glories of the new body that awaits every Church-age believer at the resurrection / rapture of the Body of Christ, Paul reminds us that each one of us will also stand before the judgement seat of Christ, following this event. However, it is only those who are saved by grace through faith, during the dispensation of grace, that will appear before Christ's judgement seat.

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2 Corinthians 5:10

2 Corinthians 5:10

Paul was reminding the carnal Christians at Corinth to stop behaving like worldly unbelievers and to start living as children of God. They had been saved by grace through faith, and ought to be living godly lives - lives surrendered to the Spirit, rather than lives living in the lusts of the flesh.

The reason we are given this reminder in God's Word, is because all Church-age believers must appear before the judgement seat of read more...

2 Corinthians 5:14

2 Corinthians 5:14

The cross of Christ most certainly paid the price for the sin of the whole world so that whosoever will may come – none are excluded from the forgiveness that flowed from the veins of the Messiah, which paid the price for all sin – NONE are excluded from this gift of God's grace. The only reason that some are condemned is through their own unbelief – they are condemned because they have not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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2 Corinthians 5:15

2 Corinthians 5:15

Christ died for ALL. No one is excluded for all have sinned and so all need a Saviour – but sadly, not all will choose to accept God’s free gift of Salvation. Not all will make that specific response to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The price for all the sin of the whole world collectively, which includes all the accumulated sin of every individual man and woman, was forgiven at Calvary. The only response required by God to be saved unto eternal read more...

2 Corinthians 5:16

2 Corinthians 5:16

The God of the universe, with all His divine attributes and entitlements became the man Christ Jesus. God incarnate was born into the the fallen race of man. The Creator of the universe came from heaven to earth in human flesh.

The Almighty everlasting Word, willingly became flesh and dwelt amongst us - and humbly and obediently carried out the word and will of the Father in every area of His life - even to death on the cross.

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2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17

Having outlined the frailty of man's flesh and the mysterious glory of Christ's cross, Paul reaches his climactic conclusion, that anyone that is in union with Christ by believing that His finished work on Calvary was the price that was paid for their own sins - has been made new. They have become a new person; and are now a new creature that has been born again by faith. Old things have passed away. The old life is replaced by the new - and by faith we have read more...

2 Corinthians 5:18

2 Corinthians 5:18

There is a great truth that threads its way through scripture - that all things are of God and from God and for God and all things culminate in God. This is a subject that is close to the heart of Paul and a theme that can be seen flowing through all of his writings.

All things are made by Him, directed by Him and held together by Him, whether it be the old cursed creation that is soon to pass away or the new creation in Christ read more...

2 Corinthians 5:19

2 Corinthians 5:19

God did not only cause the gospel to be recorded once, but He caused it to be written down many times and send to many groups of people, in many different parts of the world. And in his letter to the Christians in Corinth, Paul once again reminds these believers of the glorious gospel of Christ.

In a few simple words, Paul compacts the wonderful news that was purposed in the eternal council chambers of heaven before the world was read more...

2 Corinthians 5:20

2 Corinthians 5:20

Because of our sin and rebellion against God, man has become an arrogant enemy of the most holy Creator, but through the death of Christ alone, whose sinless blood was poured out to pay the full price for our sins, we can be reconciled to God, and returned into full fellowship with Him, simply by trusting Christ as Saviour and Lord.

The righteousness of a holy God is incompatible with the unrighteousness of sinful man, for there read more...

2 Corinthians 5:21

2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus is the personification of love and the message of the cross is written in His blood. Christ's sacrificial death at Calvary is the greatest demonstration of the love of God for mankind, for God demonstrated His deep love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. The Son of God was made sin for us and the great design of the gospel of grace is full and free reconciliation - unconditional peace with God.

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