Category Archives: 2 Corinthians

What the Bible Has to Say About Gambling

Introduction: A woman was in a gambling casino for the first time. As she walks the floor, looking at all of the pretty lights, the machines and the special tables she is awestruck. The woman walks up to a roulette wheel and watches as someone plays a round. The attendant invites her to join the game and she

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The Time is Now

2 Timothy 4 There are some things that you cannot put off . . . you must do it right away or lose your opportunity. Once mother asked me to mow our yard. Growing up we had a fairly large yard (an acre and ½), the back was a 20 degree grade and the front

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Ministers and Success

2 Corinthians 2:15 The minister is not responsible for his success. He is responsible for what he preaches; he is accountable for his life and actions; but he is not responsible for other people. If I do but preach God’s word, if there never were a soul saved, the King would say, “Well done, good

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The Marks of a Saint

Psalms 26:2 Introduction “Mary loved church, but her sister didn’t. Mary said, ‘Let’s play church.’ ‘All right,’ said her sister, ‘but let’s play I’m absent.’ Too many do.But the Living Bible says, ‘Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do.’ Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a

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Echo Principle

Obadiah 1:15 Introduction: Echo principle. What you say will come back. Little boy in me. Few months ago, Abigail and I went into Cathedral Caverns and heard the echo. You speak, and the sound comes back to you. 1) God will repay those who have harmed you.  Have you ever met any mean people? I

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Come Home America

Hosea 14:1-4 I. We must realize we have drifted . . . As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the US Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing

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Background on Philippians

Philippi was the first city on European soil where a Christian church was founded by Paul (on his second missionary journey see Acts 16).  Timothy, Silas, and Luke were present with him.  Lydia is converted and Paul and Silas were imprisoned following the riot.  On the third journey, Paul visits again (Acts 20; 2 Corinthians 2 and 2 Corinthians

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A Study of 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians I. Thessalonica A. History 1) Cassander, a former general of Alexander the Great and later king of Macedonia, founded the city in 315 BC and named it after his wife, the half sister of Alexander. 2) 167 BC it was captured by the Romans and named the capital of one of their four

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Send a Great Revival

Acts 2 Introduction: Peerless British pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) shares the following in his sermon titled “The Great Revival” preached Sunday morning, March 28th, 1858 at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens:  “My soul has been made exceedingly full of happiness, by the tidings of a great revival of religion throughout the United States. 

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Keeping Your Heart for the World

Romans 5:5 Introduction: Have you ever noticed that a pro baseball player often has his best year just before he becomes a free agent?  Also, have you noticed that they often have one of their worst years just after they have signed a huge contract?Have you ever noticed how beautiful a bride is on her

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