Sermons on 2 Corinthians
245 years of freedom! We celebrate our physical freedom on this date; however, unless we address a crucial issue (our spiritual condition) we are still in bondage.
The core of Christian life is faith. Faith is not a mindless, blind following of some fanciful ideas. Faith is based upon a relationship that leads to strong confidence and reliance. Is that what your faith is like?
There is one obstacle that we, humans, are incapable of overcoming. That obstacle is sin. No matter what method we choose to try, we cannot overcome sin apart from Jesus. We take a look at Jesus on this Easter Sunday, and how He overcame sin on our behalf!
Betrayal is a fact of life, if you have anyone you are close to you are in jeopardy of being betrayed. How should we respond?
Thanksgiving and generosity are linked. It begins with a thankful heart, which leads to a generous spirit, which builds even more thankfulness; at least it is supposed to work that way!
If we are going to employ the Spiritual weapons in our lives, we have to be qualified–and we have to take careful aim. Surprisingly, the first target is our self….
Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are things that we like to see in our friends and family. As parents, we raise our children to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. The problem with this approach is that it leads us to ignore God. We say that we believe in God’s grace for our salvation but then we live each day as if we no longer need His grace. What we need, in order to be the church that God wants us to be, is…
Obedience is a topic we might avoid in the church. Oh, we want our children to be obedient–but we are hesitant to think about ourselves as being obedient. However, the Bible tells us that God prefers obedience to sacrifice. Even more importantly, since we are called to be warriors, we must become obedient warriors.
Giving is always a touchy subject. The Apostle Paul made a very clear point about giving–the more you seed you sow, the greater the harvest! There are blessings when we give cheerfully, willingly and freely.
Giving gets a bad rap–especially when churches start talking about giving. However, if we read the Bible, we find out that giving is meant to be an act of grace, and it is meant to be a normal part of the Christian experience.