Emmanuel Church Canterbury

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2 Corinthians 4:1-6 - The Practice of Authentic Ministry
Authentic Christianity
Bible Passage

1 Corinthians 15:1–5 (Listen)

The Resurrection of Christ

15:1 Now I would remind you, brothers,1 of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

Footnotes

[1] 15:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 6, 31, 50, 58

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1 Corinthians 15:2 (Listen)

and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

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1 Corinthians 4:1–6 (Listen)

The Ministry of Apostles

4:1 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,1 that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

Footnotes

[1] 4:6 Or brothers and sisters

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