Who or What Do You Long For?

1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but … Continue reading Who or What Do You Long For?

Do You Claim to Know Christ?

1 John 2:1-2 ESV “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the … Continue reading Do You Claim to Know Christ?

If I Love You More

2 Corinthians 12:14-18 ESV “Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. I will most gladly spend and be … Continue reading If I Love You More

A Thorn in the Flesh

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But … Continue reading A Thorn in the Flesh

Disguised as Servants of Righteousness

2 Corinthians 11:12-15 ESV “And what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. … Continue reading Disguised as Servants of Righteousness

Betrothed to Christ

Video Talk 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 ESV “I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve … Continue reading Betrothed to Christ

Destroying Arguments Against God

2 Corinthians 10:1-6 ESV “I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count … Continue reading Destroying Arguments Against God

Ministry to the Saints

Video Talk 2 Corinthians 9:1,6-12 ESV “Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints.” “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or … Continue reading Ministry to the Saints

Bringing Holiness to Completion

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” What promises did they have? Well, these words fall right after what Paul taught them in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, where he told them that they … Continue reading Bringing Holiness to Completion