Hello people of God,
It’s time to begin a new month of Writing the Word. Let me encourage you as you launch or re-launch upon this spiritual discipline. Writing the Word helps us to interact with the Word of God. God’s Word is unlike other writings; God’s Word is living! We come to the Word of God to receive life (Psalm 119:50).
Writing the Word helps us to develop deeper understandings, and relate what we read to our own personal experiences. As you write this month, I challenge you to approach the text as a living organism. As you read, write, and meditate on God’s Word, breathe in Life!
This month we are writing through part 1 of 2 Corinthians. This is another beautiful letter written by Paul the Apostle to the church at Corinth. One of the chief messages in 2 Corinthians is the relationship between suffering and the power of the Spirit. Paul defends his apostleship and argues that suffering has a role in the life of the believer, and reveals the glory of God.
Key verses in 2 Corinthians:
- Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
- He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
- And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
- But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
- We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10
- But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14
- While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
(If you would like to continue Writing the Word with themes, check out June 2019’s guide below.)
Remember, The Word W.O.R.K.S.–Living out Wholeness,Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success.
In service to the KING,