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(1 Corinthians 2:1-2 MSG) You’ll remember, friends, that when I first came to you, …. I didn’t try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who He is; then Jesus and what He did—Jesus crucified.
√ FLAWED views build flawed relationships.
(1 Corinthians 13:12 NKJV) For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
√ Jesus is FAITH.
(1 Timothy 1:14 NLT) Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.
(2 Timothy 1:10 NLT) And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.
(2 Timothy 1:13 NLT) Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me–a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus.
— We live by FEELINGS and not FAITH.
(2 Corinthians 5:7-8 NIV) For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
√ Jesus is YES.
— We exaggerate the NEGATIVE.
(2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT) For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.
(Joshua 21:43-45 NLT) So the LORD gave to Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. And the LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had solemnly promised their ancestors. None of their enemies could stand against them, for the LORD helped them conquer all their enemies. Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.
√ Jesus is A WIN, WIN.
(Deuteronomy 5:15 NKJV) And remember that you were a slave (YOU HAD NO CHOICE) in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; ……