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in the presence of God – 196

“when i came to troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, my spirit was not at rest because i did not find my brother titus there. so i took leave of them and went on to macedonia.” [2 corinthians 2:12-13.]   paul is...

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in the presence of God – 195

12 when i came to troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 my spirit was not at rest because i did not find my brother titus there. so i took leave of them and went on to macedonia. 14 but thanks be to God, who in...

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in the presence of God -194

be sober minded; be watchful. your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. [1 peter 5:8]   we are at war. our souls as well as the souls of those around us hang in the balance. don’t be fooled. even stepping into the...

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in the presence of God – 193

so that we would not be outwitted by satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. [2 corinthians 2:11]   forgiveness. a word we’ve been talking about all week. it means freedom. it means trusting the Lord. it means laying our life down for the glory of the...

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in the presence of God -192

anyone whom you forgive, i also forgive. indeed, what i have forgiven, if i have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, [2 corinthians 2:10]   when was the last time you said the words, “i forgive you”? not just casually, or...

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in the presence of God – 191

so i beg you to reaffirm your love for him. for this is why i wrote, that i might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. [2 corinthians 2:8-9]   quick recap: paul is calling these believers to forgive one who had sinned deeply against the body....

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in the presence of God – 190

for such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. [2 corinthians 2:6-7]   excessive sorrow. sorrow: a feeling of deep distress caused by loss,...

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in the presence of God – 189

now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you.                   [2 corinthians 2:5]   there are two major ideas in this verse alone that I want you to see. 1. paul is not hurt. why is paul...

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in the presence of God – 187

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. [romans 5:8]   what abundance of love! ... "God shows his love" - we long to see God's love. we beg God to show us his love. we cry out to taste the love of God in some tangible...

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in the presence of God – 188

5 now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6 for such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by...

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