When Paul speaks of “power” in the New Testament he is referring to the supernatural active power available from God. We often want God to assign us power to keep moving ahead rather than operating in the power available through abiding with Him. We Are Messengers sings about this active energy in their song “Power.” We seek out what Scripture says in context.
Join me on a journey through 2 Corinthians.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read and keep on reading
- Read in context
- Listen to an audio version of Scripture
- Read the introduction
- Complete a word study
- This week’s song could have led us to the same area of Scripture as Episode 304…check it out HERE
- Getting inspired by the phrase in the lyrics ” the new has come all the old is dead” which comes from 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Not overthinking WHERE you spend time in Scripture…just picking a place and sticking with it
- Reading a letter all the way through before you pick apart smaller sections
- Reading the introduction to 2 Corinthians to learn things like, ” The central theme of 2 Corinthians is the relationship between suffering and the power of the Spirit in Paul’s apostolic life, ministry, and message.” – ESV Study Bible
- Completing a word study on “commend” as found in 2 Corinthians – BibleHub.com
- How “We are not commending ourselves” basically means “we are not reintroducing ourselves again”
- Our focus area of Scripture – 2 Corinthians 5:11-2 Corinthians 6:10
- Not living for ourselves, or living as if this present life is all that matters
- The very things that Paul’s opponents used to discredit him, he lists as proof and defense – 2 Corinthians 6:3-10
- How it’s not OUR power and our strength that We Are Messengers sing about this week — it is GOD’S power
Check out the official lyric video on YouTube below.
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This Week’s Challenge
I hope you will take the challenge to start in 2 Corinthians chapter 1 and read all 13 chapters. If this week’s song is inspirational to you, spend some time looking for power and strength vs. weakness in this letter — you may be surprised at what you discover. Read and keep on reading. You can do it!