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2 Corinthians 5

June 26, 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 5”

  1. Alison C

    OUR HEAVENLY DWELLING……What a great promise!

    v.5
    Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

    v.10
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due for him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

    We pray for guidance and strength to do His will daily.

  2. Alison C

    OUR HEAVENLY DWELLING……What a great promise!

    v.5
    Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

    v.10
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due for him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

    We pray for guidance and strength to do His will daily.

  3. I also like v.5…has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guarnateeing what is to come.

    It reminds us that if we have only been given a deposit then there is so much more to come.

    So much of what we experience here is "the crumbs" and the real feast is in heaven.

  4. I also like v.5…has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guarnateeing what is to come.

    It reminds us that if we have only been given a deposit then there is so much more to come.

    So much of what we experience here is "the crumbs" and the real feast is in heaven.

  5. v.1-4 We know…we have a building from God…meanwhile we groan longing to be clothed…we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling.

    Paul longs to be clothed with his heavenly dwelling. Sometimes we get so comfortable with our "tent" (v.4) that we forget it is only a tent.

  6. v.1-4 We know…we have a building from God…meanwhile we groan longing to be clothed…we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling.

    Paul longs to be clothed with his heavenly dwelling. Sometimes we get so comfortable with our "tent" (v.4) that we forget it is only a tent.

  7. v.14 For Christ's love compels us…

    So many people, Christian and not, are compelled by their own desires, passions and agendas but Paul was compelled by Christ's love. May our motivation also be Christ's love.

  8. v.14 For Christ's love compels us…

    So many people, Christian and not, are compelled by their own desires, passions and agendas but Paul was compelled by Christ's love. May our motivation also be Christ's love.

  9. v.6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

    Always confident that the best is yet to come.

  10. v.6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

    Always confident that the best is yet to come.

  11. v.10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

    The judgement seat of Christ (for Christians) has been likened to a graduation:

    "At graduation there is some
    measure of disappointment and remorse that one did not do
    better and work harder. However, at such an event the
    overwhelming emotion is joy, not remorse. The graduates
    do not leave the auditorium weeping because they did not
    earn better grades. Rather, they are thankful that they have
    been graduated, and they are grateful for what they did
    achieve" (Constable).

  12. v.10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

    The judgement seat of Christ (for Christians) has been likened to a graduation:

    "At graduation there is some
    measure of disappointment and remorse that one did not do
    better and work harder. However, at such an event the
    overwhelming emotion is joy, not remorse. The graduates
    do not leave the auditorium weeping because they did not
    earn better grades. Rather, they are thankful that they have
    been graduated, and they are grateful for what they did
    achieve" (Constable).

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