Daily Bible Nugget #88, 2 Corinthians 5:15

The Nugget:

2Co 5:15 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.

My Comment:

This verse is the first on my list of Bible memory verses about Christian growth and living. The truth of this verse ought to move us all to live for the Lord Jesus Christ, considering the sacrifice He gave for us. That does not mean that every person who believes in Christ must become a so-called full-time Christian worker. We should all be full-time Christians, ready to do the bidding of the Holy Spirit as He directs us through the ministry of the written Word of God found in the Bible. We do not all need to become pastors or preachers. God will use each of us where we are, where He has allowed us to be placed. Many times the word of very ordinary Christians will have a more memorable impact on someone than the word of a “preacher.” As they see it, preachers are paid to talk about these things. Ordinary Christians are not, so when ordinary believers share their faith it sometimes has great impact for God. I suspect He is very eager, though very patient, looking to use us in His plan to help others in their spiritual walk, or help others to come to a saving knowledge of Christ. As soon as He sees we are ready, and maybe even before we think we are ready, He will provide the opportunity for us to be of help spiritually to someone else.

If you have been reading here, you really do not have an excuse any more. You cannot say you do not know enough about the Bible to share your faith with someone else who is unsaved. I posted quite a number of Bible memory verses that convey God’s plan of salvation right from Scripture. What I seem to recall that I did at one time was to take a pocket New Testament, or a small Bible, and mark the verses for the plan of salvation in the margin. I started with Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” and wrote the next verse to consider in the margin. But once you have committed the list of verses to memory, it is possible to share the verses with a person in a manner that is appropriate to their need and life context, rather than a one-size fits all approach that uses the same procedure with every person. If you notice as you read the Gospel accounts, Jesus seems never to have used the same procedure twice. Each person was different, and the way He approached each person was unique.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 1335 for 2 Corinthians 5:15.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 1357 or in Logos 5 Bible software for 2 Corinthians 5:15.

(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them as given below:

2 Corinthians 5:15. he died. Ep 5:2. for all. ver. +*14n. Ro +*5:18. 1 C 1:13. Ga %*2:20. 1 Th 5:10. 1 T +*2:6. He +*2:9. that they. 2 C 3:6. Dt 32:6. Ezk 16:6. 37:9, 14. Hab 2:4. Zc 10:9. Lk 15:24. Jn 3:15, 16. **5:23, 24. 6:57. Ro 6:2, 11, 12. 8:2, 6, 10. *+14:7, 8. 1 C **6:19, 20. Ga *2:20. 5:24, 25. 6:14. Ep 5:14. Col 2:12. *3:1-3. 1 P 4:6. 1 J 4:9. 5:18. which live. or, the living. 1 C 4:11. Col 2:13. 1 J *5:12, 13. henceforth. ver. 16. 2 K 5:17. Ro 6:6. Ep 4:17. 1 P 1:14, 15. *4:2-4. live unto themselves. Dt 32:6. 1 S 12:10. Mt *25:40. Lk 1:74. Ro 6:2, 13. 12:1. 14:7-9, 13. 1 C 6:20. 10:33. Ga 2:19. 6:14. Ph 1:20, 21. 2:21. Col 3:17, 23. 1 Th 5:10. 1 T 5:6. 2 T 3:2. T *2:14. He 13:20, 21. Re 1:18. but unto him. 2 C 4:5. 8:5. 12:10. Ge +*49:10. Ex 21:5. Dt 6:5. Ps 26:3. 116:12. Pr 23:26. Zc 7:5. Mt 10:37. 25:40. Mk 12:17. Lk 4:39. Jn *12:32. 13:17. 14:15, 21. 21:15. Ro 14:8. 1 C 6:13. Ga *2:20. Ep 3:21. Ph 2:21. 3:7, 8. 1 Th 1:3. 2 Th 2:1. He 13:13. 1 P 1:8. 1 J 4:19. which died for them. Dt 32:6. 1 C 1:13. rose again. Jn 14:19. Ro *+4:25. 6:10. 1 C 15:17. Ph 3:10.

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One Response to Daily Bible Nugget #88, 2 Corinthians 5:15

  1. ken sagely says:

    psm 107.8 “oh that men would praise the lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful
    works to the children of men!

    2 co 5.15″ 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.”
    the christian life is based on upon the finished work of jesus christ!!. the key
    is not what i do but what jesus christ has already done!!. we all know that this
    is true when it comes to our salvation. we rest upon the finished work of christ.
    when it comes to christian living many believers stop doing this. jesus christ has
    done the work. we simply need to believe it and claim it.

    encouraging cross references!
    1. rom 6.6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body
    of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. the crucifixion
    of the old man is not something that we need to do. this was something already done
    approximately over 2000 yrs ago.
    2 . gal 2.20 i have been crucified with christ; and it is no longer i who live, but
    christ lives in me: and the life which i now live in the flesh i live by faith in the
    son of god, who loved me and delivered himself for me. ! its acomplished fact.
    3, rom 6.2 god forbid. how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
    4. rom 6.11-12 likewise reckon yourselves dead to be dead to sin, but alive to god
    through jesus christ our lord. vs 12. let not sin th4 reign in your mortal body, that ye
    should obey it in the lusts thereof.
    5. rom 8.2 for the law of the spirit of life in christ jesus hath made free from the law
    of sin and death.
    6. rom 8.10 and if christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin: but the spirit is
    alive because of righteousness.
    7. 1 co 6.19-20 what? know ye not that your body is the temple of the holy spirit
    which is in you,which ye have of god, and ye and ye are not your own? vs 20 for
    ye are bought with a price: th4 glorify god in your body, and in your spirit, which
    are god’s
    8. col 2.12 buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through
    the faith of the operation of god, who hath raised him from the dead.
    9. col 3.1 if ye then be risen with christ, seek those things which are above, not
    on things on the earth. vs 3 for ye are dead, and your life is hid with christ in god.
    10. the lord jesus christ is our life!!. rom 7.4 wherefore, my brethren, ye also are
    become dead to the law by the body of christ: that ye should be married to another,
    even to him who was raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto god.
    “by gods grace we have been united to christ in a wonderful union. may the lord open
    our eyes to see these things!!

    heb 13.15 by him, therefore, let us offer a sacrifice of praise to god continually, that is,
    the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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