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Series: Simple Gospel
II Corinthians 3:12
Simple Gospel: Sanctification
2 Corinthians 3:12
Our scripture reading for today comes from 2 Corinthians 3:12
Because of the great hope that we have been given by the justifying work of Christ. Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote these words to the Corinthian church, beginning in verse 12…
2 Corinthians 3:12
12 Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, 13 not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. 14 But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. 15 Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
This is God’s word…
Last week if you were with us we began a sermon series called ‘‘Simple Gospel’’ where our hope is to step back as a church and ask ourselves the question ‘‘What is the Gospel?’’ or when we say the word Gospel what are we talking about…
And so we are taking a look at three big gospel words that I am sure you have heard before but maybe have struggled to understand what they mean. So we began our conversation last week with the word Justification looking at what the Bible says in Romans 3.
That justification or righteousness is not found within the law but it has been revealed apart from the Law and this perfect righteousness or perfect justification is freely available to all believe in Jesus - Trusting in His Righteousness rath ...
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