A Letter That Resulted in Repentance (14 of 26) by Rick White

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A Letter That Resulted in Repentance (14 of 26)
Series: Truths That Transform
Rick White
2 Corinthians 7:8-16

Message Truth: God desires that we learn to veiw life from His perspective. In order to teach us, He will often time reprove (rebuke) us. Our response to His rebuke determines what we learn about life from His perspective.

8 For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it {for} I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while 9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to {the point of} repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to {the will of} God, in order that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. 10 For the sorrow that is according to {the will} {of} God produces a repentance without regret, {leading} to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter. 12 So although I wrote to you {it was} not for the sake of the offender, nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God. 13 For this reason we have been comforted.

And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. 14 For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be {the} truth. 15 And his affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling. 16 I rejoice that in everything I have confidence in you.

Introduction: Through the years I have maintain ...

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