Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000412
00:15 Hello and welcome to His Words are Life
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and thank you for coming apart with me today
00:21 to read the beautiful word of God. Before we start
00:24 Let's pray together. Dear Jesus, thank you for putting in us
00:30 the desire to know you more. And the good work that
00:34 You've begun in each of our lives to your glory,
00:37 please finish that work. Please don't let us go.
00:41 But keep us drawing ever closer to You and walking more and more
00:46 like You every day. Thank You for loving us.
00:49 We love you so much. Amen.
00:51 Reading today from the King James version and this is
00:54 First Corinthians - we're almost finished with this Epistle.
00:57 This is the sign off of Paul, and we're reading from
01:00 the King James version. This is chapter 16 starting with v. 19.
01:04 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquilla and Pricilla
01:08 salute you much in the Lord, with the church
01:11 that is in their house. All the brethren greet you
01:13 Greet ye one another with a holy kiss.
01:16 The salutation of me, Paul, with mine own hand.
01:19 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ,
01:23 Let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord
01:28 Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all
01:31 in Christ Jesus. Amen.
01:34 Now we're moving on to the second letter to the Corinthians
01:37 chapter one. this is the King James version.
01:40 Paul, and apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
01:45 and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is
01:49 at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia.
01:53 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father,
01:56 and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
01:58 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
02:02 the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
02:05 who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able
02:10 to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort
02:13 wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
02:16 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation
02:21 also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is
02:26 for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual
02:29 in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer:
02:33 or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation
02:37 and salvation. And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing that
02:42 as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also
02:46 of the consolation. For we would not brethren, have you ignorant
02:52 of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed
02:55 out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even
02:59 of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
03:03 that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God
03:06 which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a
03:11 death and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet
03:15 deliver us; Ye also helping together by prayer for us,
03:19 that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons
03:24 thanks may be given by many on our behalf. For our rejoicing is
03:29 this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity
03:33 and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace
03:38 of God, we have had our conversation in the world,
03:41 and more abundantly to you-ward. For we write none
03:45 other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge;
03:47 and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end.
03:52 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your
03:56 rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day
03:59 of the Lord Jesus Christ. And in this confidence, I was minded
04:04 to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;
04:08 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again
04:12 out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way
04:16 toward Judea. When I therefore was thus minded,
04:20 did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose,
04:24 do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should
04:28 be yea yea, and nay nay? But as God is true, our word toward
04:34 you is not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ,
04:38 who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus
04:43 and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
04:48 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen,
04:55 unto the gory of God by us. Now he which stablisheth us
05:01 with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
05:04 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit
05:08 in our hearts.. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul,
05:13 that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
05:16 But for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers
05:20 of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
05:23 We are reading Paul's letter, 2 Corinthians chapter two.
05:29 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come
05:33 again unto you with heaviness. But if I make you sorry,
05:36 who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made
05:40 sorry by me? And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came
05:44 I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice;
05:47 having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy
05:51 of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart
05:56 I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be
06:00 grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more
06:04 abundantly unto you. But if any have caused grief,
06:07 he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge
06:12 you all. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment,
06:16 which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought
06:20 rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such
06:24 a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
06:26 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward
06:31 him. For to this end also did I write, that I might know
06:35 the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
06:38 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgive
06:43 any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it
06:46 in the person of Christ; lest Satan should get an advantage
06:50 of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
06:53 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach
06:56 Christ's gospel, and a door was
06:57 opened unto me of the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit,
07:01 because I found not Titus, my brother: but taking my leave of
07:05 them, I went from thence unto Macedonia.
07:07 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph
07:12 in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge
07:16 by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of
07:21 Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
07:25 To the one we are the savour of death unto death;
07:29 and unto the other the savour of life unto life.
07:32 And who is sufficient for these things?
07:34 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
07:38 but as of sincerity, but as of God,
07:42 in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
07:45 We are reading from the book of 2 Corinthians,
07:48 the King James version. We are starting now with chapter three.
07:52 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we,
07:56 as some others, epistles of commendation to you,
07:59 or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written
08:04 in our hearts, known and read of all men:
08:07 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle
08:11 of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink,
08:14 but with the Spirit of the living God;
08:16 not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
08:21 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
08:25 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as
08:29 of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
08:33 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;
08:37 not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth,
08:41 but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death,
08:46 written and engraven in stones, was glorious,
08:50 so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the
08:53 face of Moses for the glory of his countenance;
08:55 which glory was to be done away. How shall not the ministration
09:00 of the spirit be rather glorious?
09:03 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory
09:06 much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory
09:11 For even that which was made glorious had no glory
09:16 in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
09:19 For if that which is done away was glorious,
09:22 much more that which remaineth is glorious.
09:26 seeing then that we have such hope, we use treat plainness
09:32 of speech: and not as Moses, which put a veil over his face,
09:36 that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look
09:39 to the end of that which is abolished:
09:42 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth
09:45 the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament
09:50 which veil is done away in Christ.
09:53 But even unto this day, when Moses is read,
09:56 the veil is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall
10:01 turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
10:04 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord
10:09 is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face
10:14 beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
10:18 are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
10:23 even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
10:26 Reading 2 Corinthians, chapter four.
10:29 Therefore seeing we have this ministry,
10:33 as we have received mercy, we faint not;
10:37 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
10:40 not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God
10:44 deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth
10:48 commending ourselves to every man's conscience
10:50 in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid,
10:54 it is hid to them that are lost:
10:56 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
10:59 which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel
11:02 of Christ who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
11:06 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord;
11:11 and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
11:14 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
11:18 hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge
11:22 of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
11:25 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
11:28 that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
11:33 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed.
11:37 We are perplexed, but not in despair;
11:41 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
11:48 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
11:52 that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest
11:56 in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death
12:01 for Jesus sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made
12:05 manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us,
12:09 but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith,
12:14 according as it is written, I believed,
12:17 and therefore have I spoken; we also believe,
12:20 and therefore speak; knowing that he which raised up the Lord
12:25 Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus,
12:28 and shall present us with you.
12:30 For all things are for you sakes, that the abundant grace
12:34 might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory
12:38 of God. For which cause we faint not;
12:42 but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is
12:47 renewed day by day. For our light affliction,
12:51 which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more
12:55 exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
12:58 while we look not at the things which are seen,
13:01 but at the things which are not seen:
13:03 for the things which are seen are temporal;
13:06 but the things which are not seen are eternal.
13:09 Picking up again now with chapter 5 of 2 Corinthians.
13:14 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle
13:19 were dissolved, we have a building of God,
13:21 an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
13:25 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon
13:30 with our house which is from heaven:
13:32 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
13:36 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan,
13:39 being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed,
13:44 but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up
13:46 of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame
13:51 thing is God, who also hath given unto us
13:54 the earnest of the Spirit.
13:56 Therefore we are always confident,
13:58 knowing that whilst we are at home in the body,
14:01 we are absent from the Lord: For we walk by faith,
14:04 not by sight: We are confident, I say, and willing
14:09 rather to be absent from the body, and to be present
14:12 with the Lord. Wherefore we labor, that, whether present
14:16 or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear
14:21 before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one
14:24 may receive the things done in his body,
14:27 according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
14:31 Thank you for being with us today.