We claim no competence in ourselves. Our competence is in God.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is found, there is freedom.
We don't proclaim ourselves, but proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord.
We have this treasure (the Gospel) in clay jars (ourselves) so that it is clear that the power is from God and not ourselves.
We don't lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed.
If anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation. Everything old has passed away, and everything has become new.
For our sake, God made Christ to be sin, who knew no sin––so that through him we might become righteous.
As servants of God, we have commended ourselves to you in many ways: Through affliction, hardship, calamity, beatings, etc.
As servants of God, we have commended ourselves to you in many ways: Through affliction, hardship, calamity, beatings, etc. There is no limit to our affection for you, but only of your affection for us.
He who sows sparingly (in small measure) will reap sparingly. God loves a cheerful giver.
Paul prayed to be spared his thorn in the flesh. God replied, "My grace is sufficient for you."
Paul's final greetings and benediction, closing this letter to the Corinthian church.