2 Corinthians 3:7-9; 2 Corinthians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:1; 2 Corinthians 9:12-13; 2 Corinthians 11:8
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious , so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away :
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy , we faint not;
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed :
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.