Moses’ ministry was glorious … But … has no glory in comparison to what replaced it.
I want to walk through 2nd Corinthians chapters 3-5 as Paul describes New Covenant ministry and share a few thoughts. This won’t be a full exposition of the passage, but rather a set of thoughts provoked by looking at the text.
1. We are called to minister Christ, not to defend ourselves in ministry. (2Cor.3:1-6) Ministry tends to create situations where we will be critiqued. Sometimes, believe it or not, we deserve the critique. Sometimes we don’t. Either way, our ministry is to preach Christ, not to proclaim ourselves or defend ourselves. Are you in a situation where you are tempted to defend yourself? We are not sufficient in ourselves, our sufficiency is entirely of God.
2. We are given New Covenant ministry by God, who gives His Spirit. (2.Cor.3:1-6) It is so easy to feel insecure in ourselves and therefore to seek to prove ourselves sufficient in life. We…
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