07 August 2015
by Philip Layton

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‘What fellowship can light have with darkness?’

Click here to read 2 Corinthians 6

Discussion Questions

  • Who is it that Paul is telling Christians not to have fellowship with, and in what context – marriage, friendship (vv 14-18)? Does he mean in the Church or interfaith?

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Going Deeper From 'Words of Life'

Paul made himself vulnerable. He wanted the Corinthians to know about the cost of his ministry. The hardships, the beatings, the imprisonments, the hunger pains. He did this not to get sympathy but to share that this is all part of being a Christian. So when the Corinthians themselves faced great difficulty and hardship, they would be prepared. It was all part of witnessing for Christ.

No one wants or invites hardship. But if it comes, we are to be prepared.

How can we prepare ourselves? Paul says we all need to cultivate our God-given qualities of the mind and heart:

In purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left (6:6, 7).

Beverly Ivany

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