2 Corinthians

All Things New

Revelation 21:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Lamentations 3:21-23

No matter how bad we blew it yesterday, today is a new day and we can begin again because we serve the God who makes all things new!

** Note – due to technical difficulties, there is no sermon recording this week **

Here are the main points from the power point slides:

– God ultimately will make all things new! (Revelations 21:5)

– God can begin to make you new today! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

– God gives new starts every single day even in the midst of horrific circumstances! (Lamentations 3:21-23)

Reaping What We have not Sown

Galatians 6:7-8 – Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

2 Corinthians 5: 17-21 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

The Law of Sowing and Reaping is true both in nature and in our spiritual lives. The Bible is clear that our choices — both good and bad — will always produce significant consequences. At the same time, because Jesus reaped the consequences of the sin we sowed, we are able to reap forgiveness and righteousness that he sowed. In Christ, we can reap what we have not sown because he reaped what we did sow.

The God of All Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Paul teaches us that God comforts His people during times of suffering. And he reveals to us that it is actually God’s comfort in times of suffering that makes us able to comfort others in their suffering. Listen and be encouraged to trust the Father of Mercies to comfort and encourage you to trust Him in difficult times.

Impediments to Evangelism

2 Corinthians 2:12-16

Continuing our series in personal evangelism, we turn to a passage of Paul’s that brings to light three common elements in life that work against God’s people sharing the good news of Christ. We not only recognize these impediments, but also look at what means God has ordained to combat them, and how all these things fit into the fact of God’s plans and purposes for His people.