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  • Godly Sorrow / Worldly Sorrow

    Contributed by Rick Balmer on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,449 views

    This is how Peter and Judas dealt with sorrow at the end of Jesus’ life.

    2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV) For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.   Why do people choose life and some choose death? Many times it is how we perceive things. Or how our past has shaped our lives. We tend to let those we ...read more

  • Godly Sorrow

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Mar 24, 2014
     | 2,739 views

    Taking a look at the difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow.

    GODLY SORROW 2nd Cor. 7:8-11 INTRODUCTION: Two weeks ago preached on our need for godly confidence so we can overcome sin and get through the hardships in life as well as exercising our gifts by the power of the Holy Spirit. Last week I preached on how we need to leave the past in the past if we ...read more

  • How To Handle Your Guilt Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 22, 2019
     | 779 views

    Many today want to put aside any mention of shame as inappropriate. Paul, though, speaks of godly sorrow and worldly sorrow. What's the distinction and how can sorrow be a good thing?

    SMILEY RELIGION: “God wants me to be happy.” - 2 Corinthians 7:8. - Today so many presume that God’s job is to make them happy. The only way they think about God is that He is there to answer our prayers and bring good things into our lives. - Biblical ideas like carrying your cross, losing ...read more

  • The Joy Of Christian Repentance Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 7, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,082 views

    Godly repentance comes as a result of godly grief, it leads to salvation & it brings no regrets.

    By Danny Saunders I’d like to introduce you to Jay Rayner. Jay Rayner has set up an apology Website. That’s right an apology Website. How it works is people can log on to www.the-apologist.co.uk & register an apology, they can say sorry to anyone for anything & so unburden themselves of all the ...read more

  • The Believers Catechism Series

    Contributed by James Banks on Jul 22, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,351 views

    We have all been taught about Jesus and His healing ministry, working of miracles and casting out demons. But the Church( the Body of Christ) as a whole knows very little about Jesus and the power left to the Church. The average believer has been saved fo

    What did I do to be saved? You are saved when you do two things outlined in the Scriptures; (a) Exercise to God in repentance(acts 17:30-31; 2 Corinthians 7:10) and (b) Exercise faith in the Lord Jesus Christ ( Romans 10:9-10) The two points were originally outlined by the Apostle Paul when he met ...read more

  • Living Gracefully: Letting Go Series

    Contributed by Lloyd Ludwick on Jan 18, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,404 views

    This message addressed a question asked by my Sermon Planning Group about how to understand and respond to memories of past sin once we come to live in the grip of grace

    "BIG IDEA":Paul’s heartfelt words in 2 Corinthians 7 help us avoid the destruction of haunting regret (in ourselves and others) by suggesting three differences between worldly sorrow and Godly Sorrow. NOTE: Also used in preparing this sermon is a chapel message delivered by Dr. Zach Eswine at ...read more

  • A Restored Relationship With A Drowning Church

    Contributed by David Wilson on Sep 12, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,997 views

    Paul and his fellow servant Titus are excited that the Corinthians have responded to his letter with such a positive attitude. Paul knew how firm the letter had been, but was grateful that the church responded correctly to his disciplinary epistle - I Co

    II Corinthians 7 - A Restored Relationship The majority of this chapter deals with Paul’s joy over the response of the Corinthians to the letter that he had sent with Titus. He had been apprehensive, but now was relieved that the Corinthians responded positively to his letter and treated ...read more

  • When Sorrow Is In Tune With God

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Jul 4, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,745 views

    This sermon deals with what can happen in our lives when we respond to sorrow in a godly way; it can bring about repentance, redemption as well as renewal.

    Sorrow and heartache are common to all of us. To pass through life without feeling the hurt of disappointment, the sting of rebuke or the pain of unfulfilled desires is impossible. Sorrow is a part of life and it comes not only at the point of death, but at any sense of loss. The church at ...read more

  • "The Characteristics Of False Repentance” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 22, 2018
     | 1,094 views

    Paul helps us understand false repentance.

    Last time, we defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. That is why real repentance is all about turning my life around. We focused on verse 10, where Paul says repentance leads to salvation. For the unbeliever, repentance leads ...read more

  • The Joy Of Mourning Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 1, 2006
     | 3,078 views

    2nd sermon in an 8 part series on the Beatitudes. This series challenges us to "Shift" our thinking in what really brings true happiness. (*Refreshed with some rewrite in 8/08. Powerpoint and Video Clips available on request.)

    THE JOY OF MOURNING MATTHEW 5:4 & 2 CORINTHIANS 7:8-11 INTRODUCTION: How would you define “paradox”? What is a paradox? And no, it’s not two physicians! Is a paradox a contradiction? Actually no. A contradiction is something that is wrong, two things obviously opposed. A paradox is a ...read more

  • Change My Heart, O God

    Contributed by Manuel Jr. Ocampo on Feb 27, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,830 views

    We must live a life of holiness before God.

    “CHANGE MY HEART, O GOD” TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27 INTRO: Paul disciplined himself and subdues it for the fear of being a castaway or rejected at the last day. If the great Apostle Paul dreads about this after suffering many things for the sake of the Gospel, how much more are we if we ...read more

  • Accusation Or Conviction Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 31, 2010
     | 2,125 views

    TO DEAL WITH THE NASTY THREE LETTER WORD IN OUR LIVES WE MUST DECIDE IF WE WILL EMBRACE ACCUSATION OR CONVICTION

    Sin: That Nasty Three Letter Word Accusation or Conviction INTRODUCTION Construction worker Patrick Lawler thought he had a toothache. For almost a week, he tried painkillers and ice packs to reduce the swelling. When nothing he did brought relief, he finally went to the dental office where ...read more

  • "Gain The Proper Perspective On Sin” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,869 views

    If a Christian is to experience to the full, the joy of their salvation, they must learn how to walk in the victory that have in Christ over sin.

    As we have looked at the Beatitudes, we have pointed out that the word translated “blessed” here literally means “happy.” The promises and principles laid out here by our Savior present us with a blueprint for experiencing true happiness in life - not the kind the world gives and can easily be ...read more

  • "The Characteristics Of Real Repentance” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 29, 2018
     | 913 views

    Paul describes real repentance.

    In this series, we’ve defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. Last time, we said that false repentance is the result of worldly sorrow. We said that worldly sorrow focuses on self, not God; and on sin’s consequences, rather than ...read more

  • True Repentance

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Mar 3, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,023 views

    Have you ever been caught in the act of sinning against God? Did true repentance follow the exposure or were you just sorry that you got caught? Sorrow in and of itself is not repentance. I believe many in the body of Christ today have been sorry for si

    By: Donna J. Kazenske <b>2 Corinthians 7:9-10</b> – <i>Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not ...read more