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2 Corinthians 13 GOD'S WORD® Translation

Paul Is Warning The Corinthians He Will Not Spare To Call Out The Accusers And Witnesses 1. 1This is ​the third time that I'll be visiting you​. 2. Every accusation must be verified by two or three witnesses​. 3. 2​I already warned you​ when I was with you ​the second time​, 4. and even though ​I'm not there now, I'm warning you again​. 5. When I visit you again, I won't spare you. 6. That goes for​ all those who formerly led sinful lives as well as for all the others. [Paul is warning them to Repent and move away from sinful lives and ways.]

Paul Explains How ​Christ​ Works Through Others In Weaknesses 1. 3Since ​you want proof​ that ​Christ​ is speaking through me​, ​that's what you'll get​. 2. Christ​ isn't weak in dealing with you. Instead, ​He ​makes ​His​ power felt among you​. 3. 4​He​ was weak when ​He​ was crucified, but by ​God​'s power ​He​ lives. 4. We are weak with ​Him​, but by ​God​'s power we will live for you with ​His​ help. [Wow! Amazing how God’s power works through us, especially when we are weak. We need to be one with Him at all times. This is where we need to repent and move away from sin so He can be with us.]

Paul Reminds The Church That They Will Be Tested And To Do What Is Right 5​Examine yourselves​ to see whether you are still ​in the ​Christian​ faith​. Test yourselves! Don't you recognize that ​you are people i​ n whom ​Jesus Christ ​lives​? Could it be that you're failing the test? 6I hope that you will realize that we haven't failed the test. 7We pray to ​God​ that you won't do anything wrong. It's not that we want to prove that we've passed the test. 6. Rather, ​we want you to do whatever is right​,​ even if we seem to have failed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Paul Says He Is Here To Help With ​Truth​ Not To Judge With His Authority 1. 8We can't do anything against the ​Truth​ but only to ​help the ​Truth​. 2. 9We're glad when we are weak and ​you are strong​. We are also ​praying for your improvement​. 3. 10That's why I'm writing this letter while I'm not with you. ​When I am with you I don't want to be harsh by using the authority that the ​Lord ​gave me​. 4. The ​Lord​ ​gave us this authority​ ​to help you​, not to hurt you. [Do as the Apostle Paul did and “Help” others learn and know the Truth of Jesus Christ. Know your audience so you are not harsh when you do not need to be.]

Paul Says Farewell In Attitude And Peace 11With that, brothers and sisters, I must say 1. goodbye. 2. Make sure that you improve​. 3. Accept my encouragement​. 4. Share the same attitude and live in peace​. 5. The ​God​ of love and peace will be with you​. 6. 12​Greet one another with a holy kiss​. 13All of God's holy people greet you. 7. 14May the ​Lord Jesus Christ'​s good will, ​God​'s love, and the ​Holy Spirit​'s presence be with all of you!

QUICK SUMMARY:

● Paul Is Warning The Corinthians He Will Not Spare ​To Call Out The Accusers And Witnesses ● Paul Explains ​How ​Christ​ Works Through Others In Weaknesses ● Paul Reminds ​The Church That They Will Be Tested And To Do What Is Right ● Paul Says He Is Here To ​Help With ​Truth​ Not To Judge With His Authority ● Paul Says Farewell In ​Attitude And Peace

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