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Our Beautiful Brokenness

Our Beautiful Brokenness

We have a fundamental choice in life. We can put our energies into looking good, what Paul calls “communicating ourselves.” Or, we can put our energy into centering ourselves in Christ, and we become secondary – yet more our true selves.

2 Corinthians 4:1-7
2 Corinthians 4:1-7 / New International Version (NIV)
Present Weakness and Resurrection Life

1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Footnote:

[a] Genesis 1:3

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Sunday Service – July 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us for Sunday Worship! We're so glad you're here. Please use the comments to connect with others, and let us know if you have any questions or feedback.As a reminder, our campus is closed, so please do not visit in person. We'll be streaming the service live every Sunday at 10am for the next several weeks and look forward to seeing you here.CCLI Streaming License #: CSPL162530 Size C

Posted by Pine Lake Covenant Church on Sunday, July 19, 2020