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FOR WE ARE GOD'S WORKMANSHIP

FOLLOWING HIS EXAMPLE

       2 Corinthians 6:1-11 (New King James Version)

Marks of the Ministry

 1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says:

      “ In an acceptable time I have heard you,
      And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”[a]

   Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
3 We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. 4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Be Holy
   
11 O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open.

Dear Father, blessed bestower of grace,

As your servant I commend myself to you as your will may require:
Through great endurance, if need be - afflictions, hardships,
calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, staying
awake, hunger! Through goodness - purity, knowledge, forbearance,
kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, and truthful speech.
Through the power of God - with weapons of righteousness for the
right hand and the left. In disparity - in honor and dishonor, in
ill-repute and good-repute, treated as an imposter and yet true, as
unknown and yet well-known, as dying, yet behold I live, as
punished but not yet killed, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as
poor yet making many rich, as having nothing and yet possessing
everything!

In the name of Jesus, who suffered for us, I ask for the grace and
will-power to live according to his example. Amen.

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