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2 Corinthians 3

June 12, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

12 thoughts on “2 Corinthians 3”

  1. Alison C

    2 Corinthians 3
    Special verses of mine
    v.2
    You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.
    v.5
    Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
    v.12
    Therefore, since we have such hope, we are very bold.
    v.16-17
    But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
    Now the Lord is spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
    Amen.

  2. Alison C

    2 Corinthians 3
    Special verses of mine
    v.2
    You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.
    v.5
    Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
    v.12
    Therefore, since we have such hope, we are very bold.
    v.16-17
    But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
    Now the Lord is spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
    Amen.

  3. I also like the other verses you mention Alison.

    As well as v.18

    we…are being transformed into his likeness…

    Pretty amazing that God is able to transform us into the likeness of his Son. Now that is a miracle!

  4. I also like the other verses you mention Alison.

    As well as v.18

    we…are being transformed into his likeness…

    Pretty amazing that God is able to transform us into the likeness of his Son. Now that is a miracle!

  5. v.2 we are a letter – written with the spirit of the living God – on the tablet of human hearts.

    I wonder what people read when they read 'our letter'? If anyone read my life this week it may not have been that great. However I think it is how we are most of the time not on the one-off occasions.

  6. v.2 we are a letter – written with the spirit of the living God – on the tablet of human hearts.

    I wonder what people read when they read 'our letter'? If anyone read my life this week it may not have been that great. However I think it is how we are most of the time not on the one-off occasions.

  7. v.12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

    Hope makes us very bold and as we realize the glory that is coming we have this hope.

  8. v.12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

    Hope makes us very bold and as we realize the glory that is coming we have this hope.

  9. v.6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant —not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    Note that it is God who makes us competent. Also the letter of the law kills, sucks all the life out of us, but the Spirit gives life.

    Actually there are 7 ways the new covenant is better than the old covenant:
    v.6 not old but new
    v.6 not of the letter but of the Spirit
    v.6 not death but by the Spirit who gives life
    v.7-8 not engraved on stone but by the Spirit
    v.7 not a fading glory but one that is more glorious
    v.9 not condemnation but one that brings righteousness
    v.11 not fading away but one that lasts

  10. v.6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant —not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    Note that it is God who makes us competent. Also the letter of the law kills, sucks all the life out of us, but the Spirit gives life.

    Actually there are 7 ways the new covenant is better than the old covenant:
    v.6 not old but new
    v.6 not of the letter but of the Spirit
    v.6 not death but by the Spirit who gives life
    v.7-8 not engraved on stone but by the Spirit
    v.7 not a fading glory but one that is more glorious
    v.9 not condemnation but one that brings righteousness
    v.11 not fading away but one that lasts

  11. v.11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

    This verse can also be translated:
    For if that which is done away with…or made to cease or put an end to or to be abolished.

    The Old Covenant has ended we live under the New Covenant.

  12. v.11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

    This verse can also be translated:
    For if that which is done away with…or made to cease or put an end to or to be abolished.

    The Old Covenant has ended we live under the New Covenant.

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