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2 Corinthians 4:1-12
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The Light of the Gospel

1Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,1 we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice2 cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants3 for Jesus' sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Treasure in Jars of Clay

7But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12So death is at work in us, but life in you.


  • 1 4:1 Greek as we have received mercy
  • 2 4:2 Greek to walk in
  • 3 4:5 Greek bondservants
Displaying 1-10 of 13 sermons for this passage.

Treasuring the Treasure

2 Corinthians 4:6–12 Sermon 47:52 ID: GS1297

We Do Not Lose Heart — Part Two

2 Corinthians 4:7–18 Sermon Includes Transcript 56:58 ID: 3170

We Do Not Lose Heart — Part One

2 Corinthians 4:7–18 Sermon Includes Transcript 49:58 ID: 3169

Gospel Ministry — Part Two

2 Corinthians 4:1–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 56:14 ID: 2632

Gospel Ministry — Part One

2 Corinthians 4:1–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 47:32 ID: 2631

“We Have This Ministry…”

2 Corinthians 4:1–6 Sermon 28:26 ID: 0123

Preach the Word

2 Corinthians 4:1 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:06 ID: 0116

The Call of Ministry

2 Corinthians 4:1–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:36 ID: 2160

Integrity, Humility, Frailty

2 Corinthians 4:1–6 Sermon 26:30 ID: 1815

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

2 Corinthians 4:1–6 Sermon 55:13 ID: 1816

Displaying 1-1 of 1 series for this passage.

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802