The Saints In Corinth Are Paul’s Letter Of Commendation, 2 Corinthians 3:1-4

Do We Begin Again To Commend Ourselves To You? 2 Corinthians 3:1

Are We Introducing Or Demonstrating Ourselves To You Again?

Did Paul Need To Prove To Them Who He Is Again

Does He Need A Letter Or Recommendation For Them Or From Them?

They Know Who Paul Is, For They Are His Letter, 2 Corinthians 3:2

They Are Written In His Heart

All Can See This By Experiencing It And Reading It

While All See They Are An Epistle Of Christ, 2 Corinthians 3:3

The Epistle They Are Is Not Written With Ink

It Impacts The Heart, Which Affects Our Actions

Our Heart Is Our Center, Where Our Spirit And Soul Combine And Where Our Person Resides

It Is Always Those Around Another Person Who Show Who That Person Really Is

Paul’s Confidence Is Through Christ Facing God, 2 Corinthians 3:4

God is the One Who Made Us Sufficient Ministers of a New Covenant, 2 Corinthians 3:5-6

God is the One Who Made us Sufficient, 2 Corinthians 3:5

Sufficient – One who is qualified

The Centurion Speaking to Christ Concerning His Servant, Matthew 8:8

Those who are sufficient (qualified) to teach, 2 Timothy 2:2

As with Paul, our sufficiency is through Christ, not ourselves

Our Credentials mean nothing if we are not speaking the truth

The sufficiency we have comes from God And is Shown by Those We Impact Through Living Out Who We Are in Christ

Ministers of a New Covenant, 2 Corinthians 3:6

Our Qualifications are Not from a Letter, but from the Spirit

The Letter Kills

Trying to overcome sin by law, Romans 7:11

Christ reconciled both Jew and Gentile through His body, putting to death the enmity between them, Ephesians 2:15-16

The Spirit Makes Alive

In Christ We Are Made Alive, 1 Corinthians 15:22

Christ was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in spirit, 1 Peter 3:18

The Spirit gives life, John 6:63

We are alive to God in Our Spirit by the Holy Spirit, John 4:24

The Glory of the Letter Compared to the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:7-18

The Glory of the Ministry of Death in Writing, 2 Corinthians 3:7

The Glory Upon Moses, Exodus 34:29-35

When Moses came down from the Mountain with the tablets of the covenant his face was shining, Exodus 34:29

After Speaking with God His Face Would Shine, Exodus 34:34

Moses veiled His Face so Israel would not see the Glory Fading

The Law Brought Death, Hebrews 10:28

The Law Could not Impart Life, Galatians 3:21

How Much More the Glory of the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:8

The Surpassing Ministry Has More Glory, 2 Corinthians 3:9

There is No Condemnation (Result of Judgment), Romans 8:1

The Ministry of Righteousness Surpasses the Ministry of Condemnation

The Word of Righteousness is Solid Food, not Milk, Hebrews 5:13

Christ is a Completion of the Law Because of Righteousness, Romans 10:4

The Body is Dead Because of Sin, but the Spirit is Alive Because of Righteousness, Romans 8:10

The Law Has No Glory Compared to Righteousness, 2 Corinthians 3:10

Since that Which Renders the Law Ineffective is Through Glory, That Glory Remains, 2 Corinthians 3:11

Having This Hope, We Make Use of The Glory that Remains, 2 Corinthians 3:12

The Veil Remains On Israel When Reading the Old Testament, 2 Corinthians 3:13-15

When An Israelite Turns to The Lord (Jesus) the Veil is Taken Away, 2 Corinthians 3:16

Typically a Jew that is Saved Today Based Upon the Death and Resurrection of Christ is More Fervent in Preaching the Gospel to Israel

Paul Expresses this Passion, Romans 9:1-3

Freedom Where the Lord is, 2 Corinthians 3:17

Law is Bondage, Galatians 2:4

Freedom is the Ability to Live Out Righteousness, Romans 6:18

The Glory of the Ministry of Righteousness is From One Level of Glory to Another, 2 Corinthians 3:18

Our Glory does not Fade

We reflect the Lord with unveiled faces

We are transformed into the image of Christ, showing His glory

In Christ we are able to Mature, Hebrews 5:12-14

Using of the Renewed Mind to Determine the Will of God, Romans 12:2

Coming to a Full Experiential Knowledge of The Son of God, Ephesians 4:13

Scripture Reading

2 Corinthians 3:1–4

Do we begin again for ourselves to commend ourselves? Except we need, as some, a letter of recommendation towards you or out from your recommendation? You are our epistle, having been written in our hearts, experientially known and read by all men, while manifesting that you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, having been written not with ink but by [the] Spirit of [the] living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of a fleshly heart. And we have confidence of such kind through the Christ facing God.

2 Corinthians 3:5–6

Not that we are sufficient from ourselves to consider anything as out from ourselves, but our sufficiency [is] out from God, Who made us sufficient ministers of a new covenant, not from letter, but from Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 3:7–18

But since the ministry of the death in writing, being engraved in stone, came to be in a proper opinion so that the sons of Israel did not have the ability to gaze into the face of Moses because of the glory of his face was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be in more glory? For since the ministry of the condemnation is glory, much more surpassing the ministry of the righteousness in glory. For even the thing in a state of being glorified did not have a state of glory in this part on account of the surpassing glory. For since that which renders ineffective is through glory, much more the thing remaining in glory.  Therefore while having such hope in much boldness we make use of [it]. And not just as Moses placed a veil upon his face, for the purpose that the sons of Israel did not gaze upon the end of the rendering ineffective, but their thoughts were hardened; for until today the same veil, not having been unveiled, remains upon the reading of the old covenant because it [the veil] is rendered ineffective in Christ. But today when Moses is read a veil lay upon their heart. But whenever he should turn facing [the] Lord the veil is taken away. And [the] Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of [the] Lord is, there is liberty. And we all, with an unveiled face, while reflecting the glory of [the] Lord, are being transformed into the same image from a quality of glory unto a quality of glory, just as from the Spirit of [the] Lord.