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2 CORINTHIANS 5 STUDY GUIDE & BREAKDOWN

THE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION

2 CORINTHIANS 5:1-8

5:1-4: FEAR OF DEATH is overcome by hope in the resurrection, faith in the Holy Trinity-(vv. 5, 7), and the love of Christ and our union with Him-(v. 14): OUR EARTHLY HOUSE-(v. 1) is our present mortal body: THE BUILDING FROM GOD, THE ONE WHICH IS FROM HEAVEN-(v. 2), is the immortal, deified body we shall have in heaven-(see 1 Corinthians 15): THE SOUL IS NAKED-(v. 3), OR UNCLOTHED-(v. 4), when it departs the body, that is, when one dies: Paul longs not for death but for resurrection; he knows God created us not to die, but to be transformed from mortality to life-(v. 4; see v. 5): So he speaks not of bliss of the soul without a body, but the union of the soul with the glorified body:

5:5-8: BEING ALWAYS CONFIDENT-(v. 6) in the resurrection means we are being PREPARED BY GOD THE FATHER AND THE SPIRIT-(v. 5) to join the Lord-(v. 8), Jesus Christ:


APOSTOLIC MOTIVATION: FEARING AND LOVING GOD

2 CORINTHIANS 5:9-15

5:10: FOLLOWING HIS DISCOURSE ON SUFFERING, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION-(2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8), Paul now turns to the JUDGEMENT: WE MUST ALL APPEAR, not only the unbelievers, to be judged according to what we have done: For Christians, right belief gives the power and motivation for right behavior: Here again, the NT unifies faith and works:

5:11-15: IN HIS GOSPEL, Paul seeks to PERSUADE MEN-(v. 11) on two fronts: (1): BY THE TERROR OF THE LORD-(v. 11), the possibility of judgement to eternal death; and (2): BY THE LOVE OF CHRIST-(v. 14), the divine invitation to live for Christ-(v. 15), to eternal life: The heart of Paul's gospel is baptism, where life and death meet: Christ died and rose for us that we might die and rise in Him:


APOSTOLIC VISION: THE NEW CREATION

2 CORINTHIANS 5:16-17

5:16-17: PAUL did not know" the historical Jesus" as He voluntarily took on our mortality, lived on earth, and was known ACCORDING TO THE FLESH-(v. 16): Nobody knows Jesus that way after His Ascension, for his mortal flesh has been transformed into an immortal body: Even so, our OLD bodies are transformed into A NEW CREATION-(v. 17) In Christ

. Because God created all things through Christ, He will transform and reunite all things-material as well as spiritual-to Himself through Christ:


APOSTOLIC MINISTRY: RECONCILLIATION

2 CORINTHIANS 5:18-21

5:18-21: HOW WAS CHRIST MADE TO BE SIN FOR US??? He, the Incarnate Son of God, voluntarily assumed the consequences of our son-corruption and death-without sinning Himself: And He submitted to unjust suffering because of the sinful passions of men and of angels: This means salvation is far more than forgiveness of sins: it is a new life: our reconciliation of God-(vv. 18-20) and our becoming new creatures-(v. 17), participants in the very RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD-(v. 21): this means our salvation is not just juridical-(the static, legal pronouncement of a judge), but personal and relational-(the dynamic, sacrificial love of a father for his child):


2 CORINTHIANS 6 STUDY GUIDE & BREAKDOWN

THE MARK OF APOSTLESHIP

2 CORINTHIANS 6:1-10

6:1-10: HERE IS AN AUTHENIC APOSTLE!!! His life demonstrates the paradox of God's strength working in human weakness, of renouncing the world in order to master it: THE DAY OF SALVATION IS NOW-(v. 2), always the present moment in the period before Christ's return:


A PLEA FOR HOLINESS

2 CORINTHIANS 6:11-18-ALSO Will read 2 Corinthians 7:1:

6:11-7:1: THIS PASSAGE is the spiritual perspective of the New Covenant holiness code: Love of God and His Church requires a spurning of immortality and false religions, and a devotion to PERFECTING HOLINESS IN THE FEAR OF GOD-(2 Corinthians 7:1):

6:14: ONE IMPORTANT APPLICATION of this passage is that the Church calls us to marriage between those of like faith:

6:17: THIS VERSE extends an invitation from God to come out of the world and false religion:


PSALM 27 (28) STUDY GUIDE

PSALM 27 (28): IS A PROPHECY concerning the death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and the INHERITANCE He won for Himself-(v. 9), which is the Church: Thus, in His death on the cross, Jesus destroyed death and Hades-(the pit), for He is God the Word, to whom the Father was not SILENT-(v. 1): And on the cross, the Lord's outstretched hands were LIFTED UP toward the Father's HOLY TEMPLE-(v. 2), which is the inheritance: Also, His death destroyed the devil and his angels-(vv. 3-5): THEREFORE, BLESSED IS GOD the Father-(v. 6) for raising Christ-(HIS ANOINTED, v. 8) from the dead-(my flesh revived, v. 7), and for protecting the salvation of His people-(v. 8), and for also shepherding them in this world and resurrecting them into the world to come-(forever, v. 9; see also the Nicene Creed):


HOLINESS is the goodness of God Who alone is good-(Matthew 19:17): Holiness is manifested in people being renewed and transformed by the HOLY SPIRIT, who seek to become holy as God is holy-(Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 1:14-16; and 1 Peter 2:9)


HOPE an expectation of something desired through faith-(Hebrews 11:1): Hope for Christians is to 'look forward to the RESURRECTION from the dead and the life of the world to come"-(THE NICENE CREED): (John 16:20-24, 33; Romans 5:2; Romans 8:24, 25; 2Thessalonians 2:16):


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JEREMIAH 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

END WITH THE LORD'S PRAYER- LET'S DEPART IN PEACE IN THE NAME OF THE LORD


PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!


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NEVER HOLD BACK

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JEHOVAH SHALOM!!!


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