2 Corinthians 5, 14   1 comment

2 Corinthians 5

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2 Cor. 5, 14

I.

The great word with Paul was “service.”  “Whom I serve.”  “The servant of Christ.”  What a service he rendered!  He put his all into it.  The word still feels its power.

II.

The secret of it was “the love of Christ”–for Paul and for all men.  “He went about doing good.”  Love led him to Calvary.

When that love won Paul it found his soul it fired his soul with strong desire to serve others.  He placed his all upon the altar in devotion to Christ.

III.

That service took such form as the needs of men suggested or occasioned.

(a)  Their greatest need was to follow Christ; so he preached Christ, mightily magnified him.

(b)  The new converts needed much instruction in things divine; hence his epistles and other instruction.

(c)  The poor needed assistance; so he took offerings for them.

IV.

We should be “constrained” by love to serve men our day.  Love wants to help.

The church opens many avenues of service.  All these enterprises are godly.

Do we love and desire to serve men?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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