Lectionary Podcast - Ash Wednesday - Series C - Epistle / 2 Corinthians 5:20b - 6:10

2 Corinthians 5:20b - 6:10 Dr. David Scaer

 We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


1 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 
2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. 
4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; 
5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; 
6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 
7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 
8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; 
9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; 
10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.