The Guarantee

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 14, 2004
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II Corinthians 5:5 "Earnest" is translated pledge in the NASB

Ephesians 1:10-14 In a bargain between two parties a partial payment was given which was the guarantee, or assurance, that full payment would be made.

Ephesians 1:13 "Seal" 4:30; II Corinthians 1:21 and 22 A seal is impressed upon letters or books for the sake of privacy and security (ie bottle of medicine). A seal is a guarantee of something's genuineness.

Romans 4:11 The circumcision was the seal of the promise that God made that was yet to be fulfilled. It was God's guarantee that He would complete His promise.

II Corinthians 5:10 Judgment seat of Christ. John 5:22-30; Romans 14:10; Matthew 25:31-46

II Corinthians 5:11 In view of the promise of a new resurrected life, the earnest of the spirit, the judgment seat of Christ, Paul was motivated to persuade men.

Verse 14 "The love of Christ" presses or forces us, controls us

Verse 17 We have a new life, a part of which is the service of reconciliation.

Verse 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.

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