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.
Because of his sacrifice we are no longer prisoners of sin. We have access to freedom and life through Jesus Christ.
The Lord gives gifts and talents for the edification of the church.
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. I Corinthians 12:11
We must all run this Christian race to win the prize.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.1 Corinthians 9:24
We will be tempted. How will we respond?
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. I Corinthians 10:13
We honor God in our Bodies
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. I Corinthians 6:19-20