Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Divine Persuasion in Ministry

In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul talks of two strong things that persuade and constrain him to preach Christ:

1. The Wrath of Christ.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men..." (2Cor. 5:10-11)

2. The Love of Christ.
"For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again." (2Cor. 5:14-15)

[All emphasis mine]

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