The Light of the Gospel
Therefore, since we have this ministry, a as we have received mercy, we b do not lose heart.
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth c commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
But even if our gospel is veiled, d it is veiled to those who are perishing,
whose minds e the god of this age f has blinded, who do not believe, lest g the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, h who is the image of God, should shine on them.
i For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and j ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.
For it is the God k who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has l shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
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1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.
Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
2 Corinthians 5:11
Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
2 Corinthians 3:8
How will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?
2 Corinthians 3:9
For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
1 Corinthians 1:13
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more.
Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us.
2 Peter 1:19
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.