Just like loving others, speaking truth and sharing our faith, generosity is a characteristic of a disciple of Jesus. Paul has shown that grace leads to repentance and repentance leads to joy. Now he shows that joy inspires generosity. Because we have been so richly blessed, we desire to be a blessing to others.
How can I be generous?
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
August 7, 2022 • Jason McNutt • 2 Corinthians 8:1–15
Is Jesus Christ in you?
October 2, 2022 • Jason McNutt • 2 Corinthians 13:5–14
The appeal of a “false gospel” was as strong in the Corinthian church as it is in the western church today. Are we Christian or counterfeit? The ultimate test is to examine and confirm the presence of Jesus Christ in us, individually and communally. His presence confirms we are, indeed, His disciples.
What are the marks of a true servant of Christ?
September 25, 2022 • Jason McNutt • 2 Corinthians 12:11—13:4
Paul was the spiritual father of the Corinthian church. However, he was forced to defend the faith in Corinth because he was not as smooth and appealing as that of the false teachers. In doing so, he shows how a true servant of Christ carries out ministry.
How do I handle discouragement?
September 18, 2022 • Jason McNutt • 2 Corinthians 12:1–10
Discouragement is common. How often we are discouraged can be an index for our spiritual maturity. Being discouraged all the time shows that we have not yet learned how to deal with challenges in a God-honoring way. Too little or no discouragement shows us not caring or detached from those around us.