2 Corinthians

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2 Corinthians Highlights

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Listen to this message: 2 Corinthians 12:11, 13 Paul had one objective in mind, and that was the good of the people and the body o Christ. Paul wanted the people to know that he knew things still were not right, but that he was not going to step away from the issues within the […]

God’s Strength Manifest in Weakness

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Listen to this message. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Philippians 4:10-13 John 15:4 Paul’s letter shows a multi-faceted man who cares deeply for the church and follows Jesus with an unwavering commitment but who is also human with flaws, weaknesses, and fears. Paul doesn’t like to boast like the rest of the world.  If we are […]

2 Corinthians 11

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Listen to this message: 2 Corinthians 11   Paul believed that his primary duty when visiting churches was to build them up and to do so in a way that demonstrated his own faith and life in Christ. Meekness, gentleness, humble often carry the connotation of weak, however this is the broken world view in […]

2 Corinthians 11 Speaking Truth in Love

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Listen to this message: 2 Corinthians 11 There is a difference between loving the idea of a person and actually loving the person. We get a perfect image from this book of christian maturity and how it responds and acts to controversy, disagreements etc. Paul is affectionate but he is bold. In today’s society, to […]

Spiritual Leadership

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Listen to this message. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 2 Corinthians 2:1-4   Exercising spiritual leadership requires both firmness, being strong in convictions, and gentleness. In defense of his character and ministry, Paul boasts in several ways: Divine Power (vss. 1-6) Paul recognizes that we are not fighting a battle of flesh and blood, but a spiritual war […]

The Grace of Giving

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Listen to this message: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Mark 4:19 Proverbs 23:4-5 Matthew 6:24 Luke 12:15 Matthew 6:19-20 Proverbs 3:9-10 Proverbs 11:24 Proverbs 19:17 Luke 6:38 Romans 8:32 Philippians 4:19 Ephesians 3:20 Psalm 112:9 Isaiah 55:10 Luke 12:15 Acts 20:35 Matthew 10:8 The more we give the more God gives back to us in return. The […]

Grace Giving – Part 2

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Listen to this message. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:16-9:5   Our integrity regarding money is highlighted many places in scripture.  (Psalm 28:6) In 2 Corinthians Paul highlights two concerns for the integrity of handling money: Integrity of handling offerings is shown with the need to send a delegation to collect the offering in Corinth (2 Cor. 8:16-24) Concern that […]

2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Grace Giving

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Listen to this message: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Luke 12:34 1 Timothy 6:10, 17 Proverbs 23:4-5 Romans 8:17 1 Corinthians 16:2 Matthew 6:11 James 5:1-6 One measure of our spiritual maturity is how we view money. Unless God has our heart, he does not have our money. We cannot grow to spiritual maturity without coming to […]

2 Corinthians 7:16 – Comfort from God

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Listen to this message: 2 Corinthians 7:2-16 2 Corinthians 2:12 How did Paul handle the turmoil that he was presented with? When we look at things that turn out well, we often forget the pain and affliction that was part of the journey. When we go through hard times we look to many things to […]

Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

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Listen to this message. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:13   See also: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/sorrowful-yet-always-rejoicing   What the world needs most from the church is our indomitable joy in Jesus in the midst of suffering and sorrow.