In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Jon and Molly discuss 2 Corinthians 1–7.
This podcast episode covers the following:
2 Corinthians 1–7
- God’s promises are “yes” in Christ
- Contrasting the Old Covenant and New Covenant
- The treasure of the gospel is shared through jars of clay
- Two key “R” words: reconciliation and repentance
Key concepts in this episode include:
- A broad view of “law” when used in the New Testament
- Tenses matter. Note when God is the active agent
- The gospel message is embedded with the power to believe it
- Worldly sorrow v. Godly sorrow
- Why Christian witnesses are “smelly”
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Share the Truth in Love
Share this conversation starter with your LDS friend:
I was reading in 2 Corinthians this week and was fascinated by the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. The Old Covenant was a two-sided agreement emphasizing “do!” or “don’t do!” Unfortunately, the people could never hold up their end, so it didn’t work.
I did some study and discovered that the word used for the New Covenant (2 Corinthians 3:6) is the same word used for a last will and testament. Like an inheritance, the New Covenant is a one-sided promise based on what Christ has done for us.
If we were still under the Old Covenant and had to approach God by means of our obedience to the law, it would be terrifying. No wonder it was a fading glory that brought death (2 Corinthians 3:7). What a difference the New Covenant makes. It brings lasting glory and freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17).
Old Covenant vs. New Covenant; do! vs. done! How blessed we are to be able to stand through faith on Christ’s record for us!