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Session 18

Becoming More Like Jesus

Read: 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

As we grow up, we laugh at the thought of “turning into our mother.” We can’t imagine using her sayings or modeling her actions, but inevitably, it happens. We become the people our parents model for us.

In 2 Corinthians 11:7-15, Paul is defending his behavior to the people of Corinth. They were accusing Paul of wrongdoing because of the way that he was acting. But what they failed to notice was that Paul wasn’t preaching a different gospel; he was preaching an undiluted gospel.

The people of Corinth had begun to belong to the teachers of the gospel instead of the Creator of the gospel. Philosophy was viewed as the true Word of God instead of God’s Word. In 2 Corinthians 11:12-13 Paul said, “I will keep doing what I’m doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such people are false apostles.” Paul was fighting for the gospel.

Paul knew that his words and actions were right because they came from the person he belonged to – Christ. And those that opposed him belonged to the worldly dilutions of the Bible. Inevitably, we become like the person we belong to. Just like the inevitable transformation into our parents that we each make, when we seek after the true gospel of Christ, we begin to become like Christ.


  • Who do your actions say you belong to?
  • In what areas of your life has your culture crept in and watered down your view of Christianity?
  • Are your actions reflecting the gospel Paul was fighting for or the philosophy the Corinthians were falling for?


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