Jars of Clay: Spiritual Warfare 2 – Deception

2 Corinthians 11.1-21a

1. The danger the Corinthians and we are in (11:1-6).

There are those who risk falling prey to Satan’s temptation, even as Eve did in the garden (11:3;  1 Tim 2:14). Just as the devil deceived Eve by calling into question the sufficiency of God’s provisions (Gen 3:1-13), so too he […]

Jars of Clay: Giving as Worship

2 Corinthians 9

Week 1 – 2 Corinthians 8

Spiritual gift of giving to others is to be the reflex of our joy in God’s gift to us in Christ. The Macedonians’ joy led to giving, not the other way around. For this reason, the collection is termed a "grace" and a "ministry!"

The issue […]

Jars of Clay: Generosity

Generosity: Growing in the Grace of Giving 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

There is another post on this subject at: godmanchesterbaptist.org/web/index.php/gbc-news/why-a-widows-mite-turns-out-to-be-a-lot-more-than-i-thought

“In many respects western identity is established in material terms. We define ourselves by our relation to our material environment; perhaps more than our relation to other people (or even to God). That this […]

Jars of Clay: Model Leadership

2 Corinthians 5:16-6:13 The story so far! How we show God’s glory when we are jars of clay? OR “Call yourself a Christian!”

How do you know what great Christian leadership looks like?  Is it the same as great secular leadership?  Particularly, does suffering and weakness in a leader imply they are not living […]

Jars of Clay: The Key to Bold Living

2 Cor 3: 7-18

A Bit of Background

Moses’ breaking the tablets of the law in response to Israel’s sin with the golden calf demonstrated that the Sinai covenant was broken from the beginning.

Although Israel had been rescued from slavery her idolatry revealed that her "neck" remained "stiff," enslaved to sin.

As […]

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