Sermons on 2 Corinthians
The hymn Christ-Hymn of Philippians 2 is masterfully honoring the humanity and deity of Christ. Paul paints Jesus at the highest peak of honor, placing his name above all creation; and shows this from the vantage point of the lowest points of humanity; emptied, humble and obedient.
Elisha sees the hills full of God’s army. There is much more going on in reality than we suspect. What if we lived our lives with this in mind. God give us sight.
Elijah invests in the next generation, he calls Elisha to the service of God. Elisha, “burns the yokes” of his past and asks for double blessings of the Lords spirit. God blesses a nation through revival. Pray for revival in our land.
Acts 9:1-31 Galatians 1:13-172 Corinthians 11:30-33Galatians 1:18-24 Be open to God’s correction Be obedient Be humble
Philippians 4:10-23 Providential Provider 2 Corinthians 11:24-28Philippians 4:23
James 1:1-4 Romans 5:3-5 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 Romans 8:28-29 James 1:5
Luke 11:1 Matthew 6:5-13 2 Corinthians 1:11 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
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.