- Responsive Reading -
II Corinthians 5:1-10
1 For we know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we
shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for
the selfsame thing is God, who also
hath given unto us the earnest of the
6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by
8 We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the
9 Wherefore we labour, that,
whether present or absent, we may be
accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ; that
every one may receive the things done
in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good or bad.