Sermons on 2 Corinthians
The paradox this week is seeing the unseen. Faith is the key to being able to “see” that which is unseen. Not that the unseen is able to be seen with the physical eyes, but the spirit perceives the unseen through faith.
What do you do with your weaknesses? We all have areas of our lives that are not as strong as we would like them to be. God uses our areas of weakness to show his strength.
How can one be sorrowful yet also be rejoicing? The key is knowing that though life is hard and painful, God is good and we are able to rejoice in Him. “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” C.S. Lewis
Getting to know Jesus is our goal. We want to build a relationship with Him through the practice of prayer.
As we age we tend to forget the faith and wonder surrounding Christmas that we had as children. John marvels in the wonder of the incarnation, and he encourages us to do the same.
“If anyone thirsts…” In John chapter 7, Jesus makes another “I am” statement. He says he is the “living water.” As we look at our own lives we should ask ourselves what we thirst for, and if we are coming to Jesus to quench that thirst.
Exodus 3:13-15 Acts 2:1-4 2 Corinthians 4:5-7 Ephesians 5:1-13 Ephesians 5:13-21 Numbers 6:24
When the days are short, and it is the darkest time of the year, we do something interesting: we light everything up! God also brought light into the darkness in creation. He brought light forth simply by His word. The word of God is powerful, and the scale of His creation is immense. But He still wants to be involved in the smallest details in each of our lives. He wants to be able to exercise His creating power in our lives.
There are many things in the human life that indicate that we are made for something different. We are citizens of heaven.
Real love requires sacrifice. That is just what Jesus did. He sacrificed so that we may be reconciled. Gods plan of our reconciliation is something angels long to look on.
We should be motivated for the lost and motivated by our new life. We should be motivated to be Jesus ambassador.
We are an intersection between the physical and spiritual world. Even though our bodies are temporary tents, we are being renewed day by day preparing us to take possession of a greater dwelling in heaven. So while on earth we are called to serve Jesus to the best of our ability.