II Corinthians Lesson 06
Distributed by: KJV Bible Studies
Introduction: Last week in Chapter 5, we studied about how the earthly tabernacle (our body) will be changed into a glorious body fashioned after the Lord Jesus Christ. This will happen when Christ returns to take His children out of this old world at the rapture, which may be any day. This week we discuss what we will face as ambassadors for God.
I. The Trials of the True Gospel Ministry
2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Paul urges his Corinthian brethren to continue on. Notice he refers to himself and his associates as “workers together”. Paul’s concern was that they would fail as ambassadors of Christ. He encouraged them in taking the gospel to others.
In these first three verses of Chapter 6, Paul undertakes to show what sorts of trials that true ambassadors for Christ must face. We in the church work together to urge men and women to receive the gospel. We never want to see someone believe in vain, and miss the opportunity to be saved. And if Satan can trick or blind us, he will try to do so and keep us from knowing the truth. A few years ago, weI visited a man on visitation that made a profession of faith when he was six years old, and either he believed in vain, or Satan has him so confused that he doubts his salvation.
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