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for the love of Christ controls us, [2 corinthians 5:14]   for the love of Christ controls us. for the love of Christ contains us. for the love of Christ compels us. for the love of Christ impels us. for the love of Christ hems us in. for the love of Christ has...

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[14] for the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; [15] and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.         ...

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then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. and when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “he is out of his mind.” [mark 3:20]   what do you think of this accusation, “Jesus, he is out of his...

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for the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 corinthians 1:18]   in 2 corinthians 5:13, paul was being accused of being crazy, – a radical if you will. in his thoughts and actions...

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for if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. [2 corinthians 5:13]   God tells us that he’s given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence....

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we are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. [2 corinthians 5:12]   weakness is generally frowned upon in our...