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Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Today, Paul teaches us by his own changed thinking, in real time, in our text, how to deal with discouragement.

2 Corinthians 2:12-17 can be divided into two sections:

  1. In Verses 12 & 13 we have “Paul’s troubled soul”
  2. In Verses 14-17 we have “the solution to his troubled soul”

We learn like Paul, that we need to:

1. Be thankful: to count our blessings

2. Take the long view: because we win, eternal life awaits us.

3. Spread the Gospel: do our jobs as Christians, to preach the Gospel.

By God’s Grace

 -Pastor John



Other Scripture Referenced:

2 Corinthians 7:6
Luke 21:12
Romans 6:23
John 3:16

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16