5-15-2022 “THE SIMPLICITY OF CHRIST!” part2, 2 Corinthians 11:3

This week Bro. Leo continues us in a study of the simplicity of Christ.

Last week we learned in 2 Cor. 11 Paul is pointing out the errors happening in the Church of Corinth, mainly they were turning into a Faith+ Church just like so many are in our world today. If we adhere to the greatest commandment, our top priority will always be on our personal relationship with Jesus (Matt.22:37, Rev.2:2-5, Matt.7:22, Eph. 5:22-28, 32, Exo.20:2-5). Jesus presents Himself as Solitary and Unique (John 14:6). On Pentecost Jesus was still focused wholly on (Acts 4:10-12). Everything we do needs to be centered on Jesus (1Cor.3:11-13, John 3:30, John 12:32, Matt.11:28).

With our personal relationship with Jesus as our priority, everything we do or experience will be centered on Jesus (Col.1:17-18, Eph.3:21, Psa.50:14-15).

There are many things that can draw us away from the simplicity of Christ, such as relationships with family members, co-workers, friends and faith + religion (2Cor.11:3-4, 1Cor.3:11). But, if we put our personal relationship with Jesus as our priority He will guide us (Matt.11:28, John 6:63-64, 66-68).

The simplicity of Christ: Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
Psa 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
Psa 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Psa 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
Psa 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Joh 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Joh 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Joh 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

Psa 62:1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
Psa 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
Psa 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Psa 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

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