Gaining a New Perspective (11 of 26) by Rick White

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Gaining a New Perspective (11 of 26)
Series: Truths That Transform
Rick White
2 Corinthians 6:1-10
04-10-94

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain; for He says, "At The Acceptable Time I Listened To You, And On The Day Of Salvation I Helped You"; behold, now is "The Acceptable Time," behold, now is "The Day Of Salvation"; giving no cause for offense in anything, in order that the ministry be not discredited, but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love, in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left, by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; regarded as deceivers and yet true; as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

Illustration:

The coed had two problems common to many students: low grades and no money. She was forced to communicate both to her parents, who she knew would have trouble understanding. After considerable thought she used a creative approach to soften the blows of reality and wrote:

Dear Mom and Dad,
Just thought I'd drop you a note to clue you in on my plans. I've fallen in love with a guy named Jim. He quit high school after grade eleven to get married. About a year ago he got a divorce.

We've been going steady for two months and plan to get married in the fall. Until then, I've decided to move into his apartment (I think I might be pregnant).

At any rate, I dropped out of school last week, although I'd like to finish college sometimes in the future.

On the next page she continued:

Mom and Dad, ...


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