Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? II Corinthians 6:14 English Standard Version
Relationships that compromise our Christian integrity should be avoided. We must not be unequally yoked in our communications, friendships or entertainment.
We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. II Corinthians 6:3
Paul offers his history and experiences to the people of Cornth that they might know he is a servant of the Lord and has a message of life for them.
Evangelist Terry Banks speaks to the Alabama Women's Convention in Troy, Alabama May 2019.
Evangelist Terri Banks addresses the Alabama Women's Convocation 2019.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. II Corinthians 5: 1
Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. II Corinthians 4:1-2
Through God's grace we serve his people. It is a privilege and honor to serve in the Lord's service. We must never lose heart.
God provides comfort to each of us and we must comfort each other.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in your patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. II Corinthians 1:3-7
Sometimes life experiences may shatter but you will not be destroyed. The Lord will provide strength and hope.
Paul was a servant leader.
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. I Corn. 15:9-10
Love is both a journey and a destiny. As the Lord has loved us we must love others.