Paul defends His Gospel preaching and teaching—that Christ died for all and we live for Him.

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 5:11-15

ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 5:11-15

2 Corinthians 5:11-15 (Listen)

The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

     12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 265:
Thine Honor Save, O Christ our Lord

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Thine honor save, O Christ, our Lord! 
Hear Zion’s cries and help afford; 
Destroy the wiles of mighty foes 
Who now Thy Word and truth oppose. 

2. Their craft and pomp indeed are great, 
And of their power they boast and prate; 
Our hope they scornfully deride 
And deem us nothing in their pride. 

3. Forgive, O Lord, our sins forgive; 
Grant us Thy grace and let us live. 
Convince Thy foes throughout the land 
That godless counsels shall not stand. 

4. That Thou art with us, Lord, proclaim 
And put our enemies to shame; 
Confound them in their haughtiness 
And help Thine own in their distress. 

5. Preserve Thy little flock in peace, 
Nor let Thy boundless mercy cease; 
To all the world let it appear 
That Thy true Church indeed is here. 


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