God Causes Light to Illuminate in Darkness, 2 Corinthians 4:5-6

The Heralding with Authority, 2 Corinthians 4:5

Paul was not presenting Himself to Them

It is Not Through Paul that Light Comes

God is the One Bringing Light, 2 Corinthians 4:6

Through the Gospel for Salvation, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The Importance of Truth

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures

Christ was raised from the dead three days later according to the Scriptures

God is the One Who Illuminates the Heart of Men to the Truth

Let there be Light, Genesis 1:3

The Earth was in a State of Judgment With No Light on the Deep, Genesis 1:2

Lucifer Has Fallen, Isaiah 14:13-14

The Earth Was Judged, 2 Peter 3:5

Having a Proper Opinion of God and Jesus Christ

Rejecting God Brings Darkness, Romans 1:21

The god of this Age Blinds the Minds of the Unsaved to the Gospel of Salvation, 2 Corinthians 4:4

This Gospel has and inherent ability to Save, Romans 1:16

Different from Other Gospels Such as the Gospel of the Kingdom (The Parable of the Sower), Matthew 13:2-8

Speaking to Israel Concerning the Gospel of the Kingdom, Matthew 13:11

The Evil One Snatches the message out from the heart, Matthew 13:19

The Light Brings a Proper Understanding of God through Jesus Christ

We are to be Luminaries by Living Out Christ in Us, Philippians 2:14-16

Held in Earthen Vessels, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

The Light of the Knowledge of a proper opinion of God in the face of Jesus Christ

It is a Result of the Super Abounding of God’s Inherent Ability, not Ours

Paul is Not Claiming to Be the Source of the Message that Brings Life

This Power Is not from the Flesh

The Impact of the Light of the Proper Opinion of God Through Christ Entering Our Hearts

We Have a Saved Spirit, 1 Corinthians 6:17

We Have a Quality of Divine Fellowship, 2 Peter 1:4

We Can Understand the Things of the Spirit, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16

We Still Have our Sin Nature, But it is Rendered Ineffective in Christ, Romans 6:6

We Have the Ability to Mature in Christ, Hebrews 5:14

Manifesting the Death of Christ so Others Will Have Life, 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Pressed (In Tribulation), 2 Corinthians 4:8

But Not Restrained

The Corinthians Were Restraining Themselves Because of Their Feelings, 2 Corinthians 6:12

Despairing (Without Resources)

Typically used of Not Understanding

Herod Concerning What to Do With John the Baptist, Mark 6:20

The Two Women At the Grave of Christ on Sunday Morning, Luke 24:4

The Disciples When Christ Stated One of Them Would Betray Him, John 13:21

Paul Concerning the Willingness of the Galatian Christians Rejecting Grace, Galatians 4:20

Not Completely Without

Having No Means By Which You Can See A Way Through

Despairing even life, 2 Corinthians 1:8

Persecuted, but not Abandoned, 2 Corinthians 4:9

Men Abandoned Paul, 2 Timothy 4:16

God Does Not Abandon His Own, Hebrews 13:5

Cast Down, but Not Ruined

Cast down is used of laying a foundation, Hebrews 6:1

Destroyed means to bring something to ruin

Those Who Were Willing to Give All to Follow the Messiah, Mark 8:35

Old Wine skins, Luke 5:37

Carrying Around the Death of Christ In Our Bodies, 2 Corinthians 4:10

Christ Died to Sin Once for All, Romans 6:10

Carrying the Death of Christ in our Bodies

Living as dead ones to the sin nature

Can Only Be Done by Living as Ones Who Are Alive Unto God, Romans 6:11

Christ Abolished Death and Brought Light, 2 Timothy 1:9-10

No Longer I Who Live, but Christ Who Lives In Me, Galatians 2:20

Death Works Out in Us So that Life Works Out In You, 2 Corinthians 4:11-12

Scripture Reading

2 Corinthians 4:5–6

For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Christ Jesus [is] Lord, and ourselves your servants on account of Jesus, because the God, the One Who said, “Out of darkness light will illuminate”, Who illuminated in our hearts facing the light of the knowledge of the proper opinion of the God in [the] face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:7–12

But we have this treasure in earth-made vessels, in order that the super abounding of the inherent ability should be from God and not out from us. In all, while being pressed but not being restrained, while despairing but not totally despairing, while being persecuted but not being left behind, while being struck down but not destroyed, always while carrying around the death of the Lord Jesus in the body in order that also the life of Jesus in our body should be manifested. For always, we the living ones, unto death are being delivered because of Jesus in order that also the life of Jesus should be manifest in our mortal flesh, so that the death in us works, but the life in you.