2 Corinthians 5

The Temporal and Eternal

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, 3inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. 4For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. 5Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. 6Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord— 7for we walk by faith, not by sight— 8we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences. 12We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart. 13For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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Saturday Prophetic Class! This Saturday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 29th, Elder Sam Dolsey is having Special Prophetic Classes. The time will be 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Meeting in our multipurpose classroom. Everyone is welcome!

M.A.D. Conference Coming Up! Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 30th, when we will have an all-day Conference - The “M.A.D.” (Make a Difference) Lifestyle Evangelism Live Event by Don Sunshine. The times of the conference are listed below! Parents and grandparents, we will have childcare for the evening session of this conference. New flyers are available in your bulletins today with more information! But if you have any questions, please see Sam Dolsey after service today.
Morning Session: 9:00AM to 10:15AM
Praise & Worship & Service Session: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Break for Lunch: 12:30PM to 3:00PM
Afternoon Session: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
(childcare provided)

Wednesday Night Bible Study! Our Wednesday night Bible study will start back up for the fall and winter months on Wednesday, September 26th. The time is 7:00PM and everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity for parents of teenagers to join this Bible study. You can bring your teens to our Youth Group on Wednesdays nights at 7:00PM and stay for the Bible study! Contact Sam Dolsey if you have any questions at hearjc@gmail.com.