Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Glorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:1-3

A. The Gospel: Transformed into Christ’s Image: 2 Corinthians 3:16-18

– One Time Work is being born again (justification): 1 Peter 1:22-25, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 2 Peter 1:3-4

– Ongoing work is being conformed to His image (sanctification): Philippians 2:12-13, 2 Corinthians 3:16-18

B. The Gospel: Granting Life’s Greatest Privilege: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, 2 Peter 3:18, John 17:1-3, Phil. 3:8-11

C. The Gospel: Living controlled by Christ’s Love: 2 Corinthians 5:11-14, John 13:34-35, 1 John 3:16-18

D. The Gospel: Establishing Life’s Chief Purpose: 2 Corinthians 5:15-21, Acts 1:8, 1 Thess. 1:6-8, Philemon 4-7