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Beholding Jesus. 2 Corinthians 3:18. Context of 2 Corinthians 3. 2 Corinthians written to dispel doubts put into their minds by false Judaizing teachers 13:3 They slandered Paul 11:1-22, 10:10 They sent letters of recommendation for each other 10:12-18, 3:1-3

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Beholding jesus

Beholding Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:18


Context of 2 corinthians 3

Context of 2 Corinthians 3

  • 2 Corinthians written to dispel doubts put into their minds by false Judaizing teachers 13:3

  • They slandered Paul 11:1-22, 10:10

  • They sent letters of recommendation for each other 10:12-18, 3:1-3

  • Paul alludes to this in the first three verses of chapter 3


Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Corinthians’ conversion is Paul’s letter of recommendation 3:1-3

  • Written by God by the SpiritEk.36:25-27

  • On the heart not on paper Jer. 31:31-34

  • Paul is simply the minister (servant)

  • God gives Paul the ability


Beholding jesus

Letter

Kills

Came with glory

Condemns

Glory is bright

Glory is temporary

Old law

Spirit

Gives life

Is more glorious

Justifies

Glory is brighter

Glory is permanent

New law

Letter vs. Spirit 3:6-11“Letter of the Law” - no such thing“Spirit of the Law”- no such thingLegalism is not a method of interpretation


2 corinthians 3 12 18

2 Corinthians 3:12-18

  • Exodus 34:33-35

  • Moses put the veil on after he spoke to the people. Why? 3:13

  • So they could not see the glory fade

  • The veil blocked their view of the end of the law and its glory

  • The veil is still over their hearts3:14

  • The gospel is not to be veiled4:1-6


Looking to jesus

Looking to Jesus

  • 3:16

  • Turning to the Lord results in unveiling

  • Literally the meaning of “revelation”

  • 3:17-18

  • Explained by 4:1-6

  • The process of change reveals God’s power and glory more than the law, more than any human letter of recommendation


Lessons

Lessons

  • Just as Moses looked to the Lord

  • We must look to Jesus spiritually

  • Just as Moses reflected God’s glory

  • We must reflect the glory of Christ

  • Moses’ appearance was changed

  • Our lives must be changed


Let god change your life

Let God Change Your Life

  • Look to Jesus, receive His word

  • Believe in Him 2 Cor. 4:3-6

  • Let the love of God motivate you to change your mindRomans 2:4

  • Make a commitment to change your life

  • This commitment is repentance

  • A change of conduct will be the result of a change of mind


Let god change your life1

Let God Change Your Life

  • Change your loyalty and show your faith by confessing Jesus as LordRomans 10:9-10

  • Act in harmony with your declaration of Jesus’ total authority Matthew 28:18

  • Change your relationship by being baptized into Christ Matthew 28:19, Galatians 3:26-27

  • This is the beginning of a new life in Christ 2 Cor. 5:17, Ephesians 1:3


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