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  • Dealing With Diotrephes

    Contributed by David Wilson on Feb 17, 2011
     | 4,265 views

    John writes a letter that commends his friend Gaius, encourages him, and assures him that the troublemaker Diotrephes would be dealt with.

    VERSES 1-2 FROM JOHN WITH LOVE Once again we have John addressing himself as the elder, which is more a title of authority than speaking of age. He addresses his letter to his dear friend Gaius and once again, as we saw in his gospel and his first two letter, emphasizes LOVE. He declares ...read more

  • Closing Greetings

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 877 views

    FELLOWSHIP IN THE LORD BINDS BELIEVERS TOGETHER IN PRECIOUS RELATIONSHIPS, NEW OPPORTUNTIES FOR MINISTRY, AND SACRIFICIAL SERVICE 1.

    FELLOWSHIP IN THE LORD BINDS BELIEVERS TOGETHER IN PRECIOUS RELATIONSHIPS, NEW OPPORTUNTIES FOR MINISTRY, AND SACRIFICIAL SERVICE 1. Spiritual Postcards -- Expressing Love and Affection; Fellowship in the Lord Binds Believers Together in Precious Relationships 2. Wartime Medals of Honor -- ...read more

  • Beware Of False Teachers

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,153 views

    GUARD YOUR SOUL AGAINST THE DESTRUCTIVE DECEPTION OF FALSE TEACHERS BY CHECKING THEIR FRUIT I.

    GUARD YOUR SOUL AGAINST THE DESTRUCTIVE DECEPTION OF FALSE TEACHERS BY CHECKING THEIR FRUIT I. WHO ARE THESE FALSE TEACHERS? A. Characteristics of a Genuine Prophet: 1. Commissioned by God vs. Self-appointed How does our emphasis on seminary education, candidating, volunteerism, etc. lend ...read more

  • Thankfulness

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,761 views

    Paul starts his first letter to the Corinthians by thanking them for the things they are doing right.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of ...read more

  • Our Gifts From God

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 17, 2016
     | 1,418 views

    Each and every one of us is a gift from God. In addition, God has given each of us different gifts. He wants us to use these gifts to do his work in our world. With these gifts we can do mighty things.

    You are a gift from God! I’m serious. Each and every one of us is a gift from God. In addition, God has given each of us different gifts. He wants us to use these gifts to do his work in our world. With these gifts we can do mighty things. Many believers seek to be mighty in worldly ...read more

  • Romans, Part 45 Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jun 7, 2011
     | 1,593 views

    Paul concludes the letter to the Romans with commendations, personal greetings, a final warning, and a doxology of praise that will ring true in Heaven from the day it was penned until eternity!

    Romans, Part 45 Romans 16:1-27 Introduction - This evening we complete the Book of Romans in great Pauline fashion - Paul has a knack for writing encouragements, and this really sums it up - It has taken us 45 sermons to get to this point; prayerfully it won’t disappoint - Stand ...read more

  • The Spirit Gives Life Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 4, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,242 views

    God gives maturity & Christian growth as we follow His Spirit not as we follow the law. The Spirit gives life, the letter of the law kills

    2 CORINTHIANS 3: 1-6 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE [Acts 15:1-11 / Jeremiah 31:33 & Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26] Whose endorsement is more important to you, the endorsement of men or the endorsement of God's Spirit? Would it be an endorsement of a letter of reference or the ...read more

  • Living Letter

    Contributed by Ernest Canell on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,896 views

    we are looking at what Paul says about us being the living testament of him and God.

    Living letter 2 Cor. 3:1-6 Read covenant! A mother was preparing pancakes for her son Kevin 5 and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. If Jesus were sitting here, He would say let my brother have the first ...read more

  • Little Foxes

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Dec 26, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 521 views

    Church needs to heed the call.

    Little Foxes Hear we have a love call from the groom Jesus Christ to bride the church. There are things that hinder this love affair. Song Of Solomon 2: 14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me ...read more

  • The Old Replaced By The New Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Sep 12, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,872 views

    The celebration of a Sabbath for Christians is a matter, not of the letter of the law, but a matter of the Spirit and the Heart. How do we get there?

    Sabbath: The Old Replaced by the New 2 Corinthians 3 We are spending a few weeks looking at the topic the fourth commandment: Remember the Sabbath day to keep it HOLY. Last week we saw that God rested on the seventh day after CREATING for six ...read more

  • The Proof Is In The Pudding

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 27, 2010
    based on 50 ratings
     | 8,846 views

    I think you can tell when someone has been with Jesus…the proof is in the pudding, and you can see it all over their face! Taste and see that the Lord is good! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    The Proof is in the Pudding 2 Corinthians 3 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ProofInPudding.html The world wants proof, and we have it, I believe. And I rejoice in sharing proofs from science, archaeology, medicine, history, etc. But I don’t need those proofs personally anymore, because I’ve ...read more

  • Godly Influence - Winning Souls For Jesus

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Jan 10, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,913 views

    As Christians, we must understand that we are people of influence. We have what most people are looking for...The Answer Jesus.

    Introduction · Through the Word of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Jesus has given us the ability to influence others for Christ. · As a child of God, you have inherited the blessing, which includes the ability to influence people for God and His kingdom. · A person of ...read more

  • This Confidence I Have

    Contributed by Randall Lavere Ii on Oct 23, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,021 views

    One of the most important lessons in life, is to give glory where it is due

    This confidence 2 Cor. 3:1-5 1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the ...read more

  • The Credentials Of His Ministry Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 1, 2018
     | 2,047 views

    Traveling Christian evangelists in the first century, according to the custom of the day, carried letters of recommendation. With these a poor preacher would be given, at least, a place to stay, a meal, and an opportunity to speak to the congregation.

    April 23, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson II.B.1.a: The Credentials of His Ministry. (3:1-5) 2nd Corinthians 3:1-5 (NKJV) 1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we ...read more

  • Something To Smell, Something To Read Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 8, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,695 views

    In this sermon we learn how important it is for us to accurately reflect Christ, and that the power to do so comes only from God.

    Introduction: A. Some smells are very pleasant and very pleasing, and some are not. B. Reader’s Digest carried this funny quip: 1. One day a woman was filling up her car at a gas station, when she accidentally spilled gasoline on her shirt. 2. When she went inside to pay, she noticed ...read more