Contributed on Apr 15, 2005
What is God’s comfort, and how do we actually show it to others?
How to comfort others. 2 Cor 1:1-11. WBC 17/4/05am Intro clip: live 999 call of Eight-year-old Hope from Heybridge, Essex, kept her cool when mum Melissa Cook suddenly gave birth to a baby she did not know she was carrying. From this week’s news CONTEXT Letter written by Paul (ex Saul) ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2005
How can we be involved in restoroing the fallen? Should we ever excommunicate or ’disfellowship’? Should leaders who have fallen be restored to their previous ministry?
Restoring the fallen. 2 Cor 2:5-11. WBC 1 May 05pm INTRO Recently, a church that is well known and dear to me has been dealt a huge blow. Actually- it is being dealt with well, and some good is already coming from it. The church has always kind of ’fancied itself’, almost like God was ’lucky ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2005
Who is the ’god’ of this age? Who is it that blinds unbelievers, here. Who rules, then? What are the Devil’s weapons, and what are our weapons?
"The god of this age". 2 Cor 4:4 (v1-6) WBC 15/5/5am It’s Halloween in New York. A man bound for a fancy dress party is waiting for a bus, dressed as the devil. It starts to rain, and so he takes shelter in a nearby porch. Coming from the door behind him he hears the sound of the singing of ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2005
How do we not lose heart in this world with very real troubles? Paul tells us how: three things that will keep our heart.
"Keeping your heart." WBC 22/05/05am. 2 Cor 4:16-18 Here Paul says ’ therefore we do not lose heart’ (v16) - so how does he do it? - how does he do it in spite of all he describes earlier o hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted, struck down o yet he keeps his heart, zeal, ’joy’ even - how can ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2005
Why should we share the gospel, how should we do it and what is it?
The gospel- why, how and what should we share. 2 COr 5:11-6:2 WBC 29 May 2005 It was May 7, and Roger Simms was hitchhiking his way home, having been discharged from the Army. He flashed his hitchhiking sign at a car, but almost lost hope for a ride when he noticed it was a black, sleek, new ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2005
How do we spot someone who is a true servant of God? Is it immediately obvious? Can it be spotted from what they do...? (indirectly this is a subtle challenge to be the right kind of servants of God)
"Spot the servant". 2 Cor 6:1-13. WBC 5 May 2005 am Thought you’d like this! "I’m going away for a while. Please could you water my pot plants for me when I’m gone. Once a day should be fine. (PPT after reading out to reveal "please water my plants while away.jpg" in My ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2005
Yoked togther with unbelievers in what? Is this talking about marriage, business, friendships? No- it’s a whole lot more challenging than any of those!
Mixing and Matching? 2 Cor 6:14-7:1 WBC 26/5/5pm I had an incredible dream! 3 people (Robin, Liz and I ) were in heaven. Robin had a monkey on his shoulders, bashing him on the head . I asked the angel "why?". Angel replied "he started off well , walked true and straight.... but later on he ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2005
How to spot Satan’s work in the church and strategy against Christians.
The angel of light: Satan’s strategy with the saints. 2 Cor 11:1-15 WBC 3/7/5pm Well- having not preached on him for ages I find myself covering Satan twice within 2 months! - last time was 15th May am. That was Satan’s strategy with unbelievers. How he tries to blind them about the gospel and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 8, 2005
What was Paul’s thorn in the flesh, and what can we learn from it?
Paul’s thorn- power in weakness. 2 Cor 11:30-12:10 WBC 10 July 5am How many people do you know who, when they are challenged as to their credentials, as to whether "God is with them" respond - "actually, I’m an utter coward. I’ve had to cry off with my tail between my legs. (… ’take time out’… ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2005
Paul finishes 2 Corinthians with 3 tests. The test for leaders (Apostles, in this case). The test for all christians and the test for the church. This sermon applies those tests.
Three final tests. 2 Cor 12:11-13:14. WBC 17 July 05 pm We’re at the end of our series, now - Paul has been having to justify himself… defend his ministry - But he does so by humbling himself! o While all the other ’super-apostles’ spend all the time promoting themselves. I have to say- ...read more