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THE BOOK OF SECOND CORINTHIANS

EXPOSITORY SERMONS

‍“The ‍God ‍of ‍All ‍Comfort" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍1:1-11) ‍Introductory ‍lesson ‍to ‍the ‍second ‍epistle ‍to ‍the ‍church ‍in ‍Corinth ‍— ‍MP3  / ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍05/29/2016

‍“It’s ‍All ‍About ‍Jesus" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍1:12-2:2)  The ‍REAL ‍reason ‍Paul ‍labored ‍so ‍diligently ‍to ‍preach ‍the ‍gospel ‍and ‍why ‍he ‍was ‍willing ‍to ‍suffer ‍so. ‍What ‍morivates ‍us ‍in ‍our ‍service ‍to ‍Christ? ‍— ‍MP3  / ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍06/12/2016

‍“What ‍Should ‍Our ‍Attitude ‍Be ‍Towards ‍The ‍Penitent ‍Sinner?" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍2:3-11)  Paul ‍had ‍previously ‍written ‍to ‍the ‍church ‍rebuking ‍them ‍for ‍how ‍they ‍were ‍dealing ‍with ‍an ‍impenitent ‍sinner. ‍The ‍man ‍had ‍since ‍repented ‍- ‍now ‍he ‍charges ‍them ‍to ‍receive ‍him ‍and ‍reconfirm ‍their ‍love ‍for ‍him. ‍There ‍are ‍some ‍lessons ‍here ‍that ‍many ‍Christians ‍today ‍need ‍to ‍learn!— ‍MP3  / ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍06/19/2016

‍“The ‍Dividing ‍Power ‍of ‍The ‍Gospel" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍2:12-17)  - ‍Paul’s ‍willingness ‍to ‍“give ‍all” ‍for ‍the ‍gospel ‍demonstrated ‍his ‍love ‍for ‍Christ, ‍the ‍gospel ‍and ‍those ‍he ‍taught. ‍By ‍all ‍external ‍appearances, ‍Paul ‍was ‍a ‍“loser,” ‍but ‍in ‍reality, ‍he ‍was ‍indeed ‍triumphant ‍in ‍Christ. ‍What ‍a ‍contrast ‍between ‍him ‍and ‍those ‍who ‍“peddled ‍the ‍gospel." ‍— ‍MP3  / ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍07/10/2016

‍“Contrasting ‍The ‍Law ‍of ‍Moses ‍With ‍The ‍New ‍Covenant" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍3:1-18)  - ‍Paul ‍continues ‍to ‍defend ‍his ‍ministry ‍and ‍apostleship ‍against ‍the ‍false ‍teachers ‍influence ‍in ‍Corinth. ‍He ‍did ‍not ‍need ‍letters ‍of ‍commendation ‍for ‍he ‍had ‍the ‍only ‍commendation ‍he ‍needed, ‍i.e., ‍God’s. ‍As ‍the ‍New ‍Covenant ‍is ‍far ‍superior ‍to ‍the ‍Old, ‍so ‍was ‍Paul’s ‍ministry ‍when ‍compared ‍to ‍that ‍of ‍his ‍critics. ‍— ‍MP3  / ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍07/17/2016

‍“The ‍Veiled ‍Gospel" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍4:1-6)  - ‍Paul ‍begins ‍this ‍chapter ‍by ‍emphasizing ‍his ‍obligations ‍to ‍the ‍gospel ‍/ ‍Paul ‍then ‍points ‍out ‍that ‍to ‍some, ‍they ‍were ‍indeed ‍blinded ‍to ‍the ‍gospel. ‍In ‍this ‍study ‍we ‍will ‍examine ‍the ‍how ‍and ‍why ‍the ‍gospel ‍is ‍indeed ‍veiled, ‍(hidden), ‍to ‍many. ‍What ‍qualities ‍are ‍necessary ‍for ‍an ‍individual ‍to ‍be ‍able ‍to ‍understand ‍the ‍gospel? ‍—  MP3  / ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍07/31/2016

‍“Cast ‍Down ‍But ‍Not ‍Conquered" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍4:7-18)  - ‍One ‍of ‍the ‍defenses ‍used ‍by ‍Paul ‍of ‍his ‍apostleship ‍was ‍the ‍extent ‍which ‍he ‍suffered. ‍Why ‍would ‍he ‍suffer ‍so ‍if ‍he ‍did ‍not ‍believe ‍the ‍gospel ‍he ‍preached? ‍What ‍can ‍we ‍learn ‍from ‍Paul ‍about ‍facing ‍hardships ‍in ‍this ‍life? ‍How ‍can ‍we ‍find ‍the ‍strength ‍to ‍endure? ‍— ‍(damaged ‍audioPPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍08/14/2016

‍“Living ‍For ‍Heaven" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍5:1-11)  - ‍How ‍would ‍your ‍life ‍change ‍if ‍you ‍truly ‍adopted ‍Paul’s ‍view ‍of ‍life?  — ‍MP3 ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍08/21/2016

‍“The ‍Ministry ‍of ‍Reconciliation" ‍-  (2 ‍Corinthians ‍5:12-21)  - ‍The ‍gospel ‍preached ‍by ‍Paul ‍caused ‍him ‍to ‍experience ‍a ‍great ‍deal ‍of ‍suffering ‍- ‍but ‍the ‍love ‍of ‍Christ ‍compelled ‍him ‍to ‍give ‍the ‍Lord ‍his ‍all. ‍The ‍goal ‍of ‍his ‍ministry ‍was ‍first ‍and ‍foremost ‍to ‍please ‍the ‍Lord, ‍and ‍then ‍to ‍see ‍men ‍converted, ‍reconcilled ‍to ‍God. ‍— ‍MP3 ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍09/11/2016

‍“Commending ‍Ourselves ‍As ‍Ministers ‍of ‍God" ‍-  [2 ‍Corinthians ‍6:1-10] ‍Paul ‍continues ‍his ‍defense ‍of ‍his ‍apostleship. ‍First ‍he ‍points ‍out ‍the ‍gospel ‍he ‍preached ‍was ‍according ‍to ‍the ‍Old ‍Testament ‍scriptures. ‍Secondly ‍he ‍defends ‍his ‍work ‍and ‍message ‍on ‍the ‍grounds ‍of ‍what ‍he ‍has ‍been ‍willing ‍to ‍suffer ‍and ‍his ‍perseverance ‍through ‍that ‍suffering. ‍What ‍are ‍we ‍willing ‍to ‍suffer ‍for ‍the ‍cause ‍of ‍Christ?  —  MP3 ‍/ ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍10/9/2016

‍“Perfecting ‍Holiness ‍In ‍The ‍Fear ‍of ‍God" ‍-  [2 ‍Corinthians ‍6:11-7:1] ‍Paul ‍Paul ‍pleads ‍with ‍the ‍Corinthians ‍to ‍reciprocate ‍the ‍love ‍he ‍had ‍and ‍demonstrated ‍for ‍them. ‍He ‍then ‍warns ‍them ‍of ‍the ‍danger ‍of ‍compromise. ‍Some ‍of ‍them ‍had ‍compromised ‍their ‍faith ‍in ‍Christ ‍by ‍accepting ‍false ‍teachers ‍and ‍paganism, ‍(12:20). ‍They ‍could ‍NOT ‍have ‍fellowship ‍with ‍God ‍and ‍error ‍at ‍the ‍same ‍time. ‍What ‍does ‍it ‍mean ‍to ‍be ‍unequally ‍yoked ‍together ‍with ‍unbelievers? ‍What ‍was ‍necessary ‍for ‍“God ‍to ‍recieve ‍them?   —  MP3 ‍/ ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍10/9/2016

‍“The ‍Joy ‍Repentance ‍Brings" ‍-  [2 ‍Corinthians ‍7:2-16]  — ‍Sin ‍is ‍so ‍deceptive, ‍and ‍one ‍of ‍sins ‍biggest ‍lies ‍is ‍to ‍convince ‍the ‍sinner ‍that ‍repentance ‍is ‍far ‍too ‍painful. ‍what ‍if ‍the ‍sinner ‍truly ‍understood ‍the ‍joy ‍he ‍would ‍experience ‍if ‍he ‍truly ‍repented? ‍What ‍if ‍the ‍sinner ‍truly ‍understood ‍the ‍joy ‍the ‍godly ‍who ‍love ‍them ‍would ‍experience? ‍What ‍if ‍the ‍sinner ‍understood ‍the ‍joy ‍experienced ‍in ‍heaven? ‍—  MP3 ‍/ ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍10/30/2016 ‍

‍“Our ‍Giving ‍/ ‍An ‍Expression ‍of ‍Our ‍Love" ‍-  [2 ‍Corinthians ‍8:1-15] ‍— ‍What ‍does ‍our ‍giving ‍say ‍about ‍our ‍love? ‍— ‍What ‍does ‍it ‍mean ‍to ‍sacrifice? ‍—  Have ‍we ‍given ‍ourselves ‍wholly ‍to ‍the ‍Lord? ‍—MP3 ‍/ ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍11/13/2016

‍“Giving ‍/ ‍A ‍Matter ‍of ‍Love, ‍Not ‍Obligation" ‍-  [2 ‍Corinthians ‍8:16-9:15] ‍— ‍A ‍continuation ‍of ‍our ‍study ‍of ‍the ‍Second ‍Epistle ‍to ‍the ‍church ‍in ‍Corinth. ‍Paul ‍sends ‍Titus ‍and ‍two ‍other ‍brothers ‍to ‍assist ‍them ‍in ‍giving ‍what ‍they ‍had ‍promised. ‍They ‍were ‍to ‍prove ‍their ‍love, ‍to ‍give ‍"as ‍a ‍matter ‍of ‍generosity ‍and ‍not ‍as ‍a ‍grudging ‍obligation.” ‍— ‍MP3 ‍/ ‍PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍11/20/2016

‍“Equipped ‍For ‍Victory" ‍-  [2 ‍Corinthians ‍10:1-6] ‍— ‍Paul ‍returns ‍to ‍the ‍defense ‍of ‍his ‍apostolic ‍authority ‍in ‍chapter ‍10. ‍The ‍first ‍six ‍verses ‍emphasize ‍the ‍contrast ‍between ‍the ‍nature ‍of ‍his ‍weapons ‍and ‍those ‍of ‍his ‍detractors. ‍We, ‍as ‍Paul, ‍are ‍in ‍a ‍real ‍war, ‍that ‍requires ‍real ‍weapons. ‍The ‍only ‍weapons ‍that ‍can ‍defeat ‍the ‍enemy ‍are ‍the ‍weapons ‍God ‍provides. ‍— ‍MP3 ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍12/11/2016

‍“Whom ‍The ‍Lord ‍Commends ‍Is ‍What ‍Matters” ‍-  (2 ‍Cor ‍10:7-18)  —   PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍1/8/2016

‍“The ‍Danger ‍of ‍False ‍Teachers” ‍-  (2 ‍Cor ‍11:1-15)  — ‍AUDIO ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍1/15/2016

‍“ ‍Reluctant ‍boasting ‍in ‍his ‍sufferings” ‍— ‍(2 ‍Corinthians ‍11:16-33) ‍How ‍did ‍Paul's ‍boasting ‍compare ‍to ‍the ‍boasting ‍of ‍his ‍enemies? ‍What ‍would ‍the ‍sufferings ‍of ‍Paul ‍demonstrate ‍to ‍his ‍detractors ‍in ‍Corinth? ‍Many ‍perceived ‍Paul ‍as ‍“WEAK” ‍— ‍likewise, ‍many ‍today ‍perceive ‍that ‍which ‍is ‍strong ‍as ‍weak ‍& ‍visa ‍versa.  WHY? ‍-  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍2/12/2017

‍“Paul’s ‍Thorn ‍in ‍the ‍Flesh” ‍— ‍(2 ‍Corinthians ‍12:1-10)  We ‍all ‍have ‍thorns ‍to ‍deal ‍with! ‍How ‍do ‍we ‍deal ‍with ‍them? ‍How ‍do ‍we ‍view ‍them? ‍Do ‍we ‍understand ‍that ‍the ‍issue ‍is ‍NOT ‍really ‍the ‍thorn? ‍— ‍AUDIO ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍- ‍2/19/2017

‍“Paul’s ‍Apostolic ‍Authority ‍& ‍His ‍Love” ‍— ‍(2 ‍Corinthians ‍12:11-21)  Paul ‍loved ‍the ‍brethren ‍in ‍Corinth, ‍and ‍it ‍grieved ‍him ‍that ‍they ‍did ‍not ‍give ‍him ‍the ‍support ‍he ‍deserved. ‍Not ‍that ‍he ‍himself ‍deserved ‍it, ‍but ‍the ‍true ‍gospel ‍he ‍proclaimed ‍and ‍God ‍had ‍confirmed ‍among ‍them ‍did. ‍—  AUDIO ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍— ‍3/12/2017

‍“Paul’s ‍Final ‍Exhortations ‍& ‍Warnings ‍to ‍the ‍Church ‍in ‍Corinth” ‍— ‍(2 ‍Corinthians ‍13:1-14)  Paul ‍warns ‍he ‍will ‍not ‍hesitate ‍to ‍excercise ‍his ‍apostolic ‍authority ‍when ‍he ‍comes ‍to ‍them. ‍He ‍encourages ‍them ‍to ‍examine ‍themselves, ‍and ‍to ‍excercise ‍self ‍disciplne ‍so ‍when ‍he ‍come, ‍he ‍can ‍help ‍them ‍their ‍regathering ‍will ‍be ‍joyful. ‍—  AUDIO ‍/  PPT ‍/ ‍KEYNOTE ‍/ ‍PDF ‍— ‍3/19/2017

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