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Sermons on 2 Corinthians

The Night They Arrested God

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Luke 22:31-53 Jesus’ “passion” (ie, his “suffering”—beginning in the garden of Gethsemane and concluding with his crucifixion) was a time of great temptation, both for Jesus and for his disciples. Jesus passed his test with flying colors; his disciples—not so much. Truth is all Christ’s followers fail—and that’s why the…

Growing God’s Way – Through Fellowship

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Corinthians 1:9 When many of us think of “fellowship”, we envision what happened in millions of American homes last Sunday—things such as Super Bowl parties. Food, friends, fun. And to be honest, that is a sort of fellowship—a friendly relationship centered around some common interest. But the Bible points…

Oikonomics – Part 4: To Tithe or Not to Tithe

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 4 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY What is God’s plan for supporting the local church? Is tithing the God ordained method of funding the ministry of the local church, or is there another standard we are to use? A “tithe” simply means ten percent. Those who endorse tithing teach that we are to…

Oikonomics – Part 1: Generosity as a Lifestyle

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY The Greek word, οἰκονομία, means “to manage resources owned by another”, and so I’ve entitled this series “Oikonomics 101”. Truth is, all that we have belongs to God. During the next several weeks we are going to learn how to properly manage those God-given resources. Today we…

Kingdoms in Conflict – Part 2 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 2 of 2 SERMON SUMMARY Last week Pastor Doug began a two-part series called “Kingdoms in Conflict”. Ever since sin entered the world, Satan has been the ruler of the cosmos. There are only two kingdoms, with vastly different values and agendas—and there’s no neutrality. Every person on earth has allegiance to…

Kingdoms in Conflict – Part 1 of 2: Cosmos Chaos

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY We recently concluded a study of 1st Peter which is an important book for the church today because in it Peter warns Christians not to be surprised by cultural pushback. Biblically informed Christians shouldn’t be surprised by this, because the Bible reveals that there is an invisible spiritual world that…

Gifted to Serve – Part 2 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Gifted to Serve – 2 of 2 SERMON SUMMARY Last week we learned that spiritual gifts aren’t the same as the results of a personality test. They’re not meant to simply know yourself better. Spiritual gifts are meant to be used for the building of God’s Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says: “Now…

1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:18-22 – Christ’s Proclamation to the Spirits in Prison: Who, What, When?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:18-22 – 10 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY This is one of the most difficult passages in all of Scripture. Various commentaries present differing views on what they think Peter is trying to say. Today I want to share what I think Peter is saying and why.  Any…

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