Dr. Charles R. Peters
"Seeing More Than What Meets The Eye"
Smith Grove Baptist Church
Colfax, North Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, December 03, 2017
2nd Corinthians Chapter 4
4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy,
we faint not;
4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by
manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them.
4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath
shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ.
4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of
the power may be of God, and not of us.
4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair;
4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that
the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake,
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I
believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore
4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us
also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us
a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are eternal.