Posts in Unveiled (Series)
2 Corinthians 4:7-12 || Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 3-4 (Unveiled) Series || The Christians in Corinth were being swayed by false teachers proclaiming a false gospel of prosperity with no suffering. But, as Charles Spurgeon would say years later, “Mark then, Christian, Jesus does not suffer so as to exclude your suffering. He bears a cross, not that you may escape it, but that you may endure it. Christ exempts you from sin, but not from sorrow. Remember that, and expect to suffer.” In 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, Paul reminds the Corinthians, and all Christians, that we will suffer for the sake of the gospel, but Christ is King of our suffering, weakness, and death.

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2 Corinthians 3:14-18 || Greater Freedom

2 Corinthians 3-4 (Unveiled) Series || Many times we don’t realize what we don’t see until we get a glimpse of what we are missing. In this message we look at what happens when the veil is removed. Christ is the one who removes the veil, and when we turn our eyes towards Him we can behold God’s glory. And this freedom to behold Him transforms us into His image.

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2 Corinthians 3:4-5, 12-13 || Greater Confidence

2 Corinthians 3-4 (Unveiled) Series || What gave Paul confidence and boldness in his ministry? The same thing that lead St. Patrick to return to Ireland, the land where he formerly lived as a slave, to proclaim the gospel: the New Covenant in Christ. In 2 Corinthians 3:4-5, 12-13 we see Paul speak of a greater confidence, greater sufficiency, and greater hope that produces boldness produced through this New Covenant.

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2 Corinthians 3:1-3 || Greater Change

2 Corinthians 3-4 (Unveiled) Series || Following our Exodus series, we examine two chapters from a letter the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth roughly 1500 years after the Exodus. 2 Corinthians 3 and 4 provide a helpful reflection on Moses and the Old Covenant demonstrating how Christ came to illuminate the dim image of God available to ancient Israel. In contrast to the flashy preachers that had begun to sway the Corinthians from their commitment to Paul’s gospel, Paul takes us through a beautiful presentation of the true glory of God and explains how it transforms everyday life. The New Covenant tears the veil that once hid God’s people from His glory, freeing us to experience the Lord face-to-face. In this first message of our ‘Unveiled’ series we see how when the Holy Spirit dwells within us it not only brings about an internal transformation, but a change of our outward actions.

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