Good Grace - 2 Corinthians
The letter of 2 Corinthians is all about the good grace of Jesus working itself out in a church that's messy but is learning in weakness of the power of the Spirit within them. When we are inadequate, He is our sufficiency and that's where we find deeper intimacy and greater power in our apprenticeship to Jesus. This letter shows us, the Gospel is good news for the weak, the church is a place for the weak, and lastly, suffering reveals the strength of the weak.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor 12:9).
“For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God” (2 Cor. 13:4).
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Gospel Remedies for Activating Unity // 2 Corinthians 13
In the closing of this letter, Paul shares 6 actions (imperatives) if acted upon have the power to produce transformative unity and love within a church! As we close out the series we examine what these could look and feel like at the Shore.
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss - 2 Corinthians 13:11-12
Jesus’ Heart for Every Enduring Leader // 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
In this sermon we look at When leading with Jesus I want to:
1. Be an unburdening presence and point to Jesus
2. Connect myself to people (as Father to his family), even when others aren’t ready, or are untrusting or feel taken advantage of
3 Be ready to be humbled
“My Grace Is Sufficient” // 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
In this sermon we look at Jesus' words to Paul when dealing with affliction, "my grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness". As we walk through each verses we unpack this in 3 points:
1. In the kingdom, it's not our encounters (or boastings) that count but rather its our abiding and representing Jesus that does.
2. In the Kingdom self-orientated boasting won’t be accommodated.
3.In the Kingdom Jesus power is released through Christ' strength and not ours.
A Countercultural Boast // 2 Corinthians 11:16-33
If we are to know the power of God in our lives, we must abandon all other forms of power.
In this sermon we'll walk through Paul's countercultural boast in his weaknesses and sufferings, and how we must be wary of our Christianity becoming Christianized versions of our culture.
God’s Jealous Love & Responding To False Teaching
A heart gripped by the Fathers love, carries a divine jealousy, is fighting for a sincere and pure devotion to Christ, and has no accommodation for false teachers bringing deception in the church.
Help me stop comparing by boasting in Jesus // 2 Corinthians 10:12-18
In this sermon we look at the role of boasting in the Christian life and how to get free from the trap of always comparing ourselves. Living for His praise alone is the key that free's us from a treadmill of resentment and jealousy.
Fighting the wrong battle: Gaining God’s perspective for relational conflict // 2 Corinthians 10:1-12
In this sermon Paul shows us how to navigate in the Spirit when people accuse us for not being genuine. He teaches us to see where the battle really is and what weapons the Father wants us to use of the Spirit not in what we think is obvious. He also reminds us/himself of the purpose of His authority to build others up. Its this purpose that we can see through personal hurt and see others thrive for Jesus
God’s Design for Money & Generosity // 2 Corinthians 9
The foundation of Christian generosity is rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This sermon explores why the heart of a christian is a generous one, and how our generosity affects the world around us.
2 Corinthians 8
In this sermon we unpack the topic of generosity by seeing an empowering example of it, how the Gospel renovates our generosity, a call to not slow down in generosity, and how to have integrity with money.
2 Corinthians 7:2-16
In this sermon we learn how Paul took on Jesus' heart for the church and what it looks like to trust in God when we're afraid. We also unpack how giving correction is a necessary act of love and what repentance worked by the spirit should look like.
1. Inward fruit and a God Who Comforts
2. Correcting is a Necessary Love
3. How to Receive Correction and Truly Change
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
In this sermon we look at the sweetness, power and purifying goodness of holiness. We ask how should we understand holiness? Why is holiness important? Lastly, what role do we play in bringing holiness to completion?
Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness, and ravishment to the soul. In other words, that it made the soul like a field or garden of God, with all manner of pleasant flowers. - Jonathan Edwards
2 Corinthians 5:21-6:13
In this sermon Paul speaks to us from his heart as a mentor and he lovingly shares with us four things from his heart:
1Don’t waste the grace given to you
2Purpose to put no obstacles in the way of others seeing Jesus
3 10 marks of servant ambassadors of Jesus
4. What God will you through in this life.
2 Corinthians 4:13-18
In this sermon Paul highlight 3 truths about our Fathers love and work now and into eternity.
1 The Father who raised Jesus will raise us
2. The Father is renewing our inner self, but not apart from our momentary affliction
3. The Father is redirecting us to see that what He sees matters most Namely, He see’s a godly character so beautiful to him, a future of thanksgiving so glorious and so eternal
2 Corinthians 4:7-12
In this sermon we look at what it means to be a jar of clay -full of God‘s power, and why according to Paul, that is awesome. Second, Paul describes what a ministry of power looks like And then 3rd, how do we make sense of this attitudinal posture “death in us, so life in them ..
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
In this sermon Paul shows us when we’re ministering the new covenant (lifting up Christ) in the Spirit there is
1. A new help for discouragement ..
2. There is a integrity with sharing God’s Word
3 There’s a call to let out the light of the glory of Christ
2 Corinthians 3:7-18
In this sermon we Paul compares life in the Spirit to the old way God’s people ( who were waiting for the promise Messiah) related to God and how different compared to Jesus is doing alive within them is. We unpack how real and transformational God’s presence is now in His people. God is really in you!
2 Corinthians 2:5-11
In this sermon we look at how a church should restore a now-penitent man or woman, after having to exercise the good grace of church discipline. We look at the dangers of unforgiveness in a church and how to practically restore someone by forgiving, comforting, and reaffirm our love.
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4
In this sermon we look at how believers can navigate when, “Christians misunderstanding Christians” and 4 lessons we learn about fighting for trust within a church. We also examine how Paul's love and integrity as a minister was rooted in the faithfulness of God's promises all finding their "yes" in Jesus!
2 Corinthians 1:8-11