2 Corinthians 12:7-10 I. ESTABLISH THE PRINCIPLE.  “”My strength is made perfect in your weakness.”  To be strong in the Lord, we must become weak in ourselves. II. EXAMINE THE PROCESS.  “There was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet (lit., beat with fists) me.” III. EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES. 1.  Door of   Read More …

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2 Cor. 7:10, NEB INTRO:  The difference between people isn’t the ABSENCE of trouble, but their ATTITUDE towards it…. WHAT YOU DO WITH IT. There are two things you can do with it: (1)   Bear it God’s Way (2)   Bear it the World’s Way –  death, bitterness, resentment, etc. HOW TO BEAR IT GOD’S WAY:   Read More …

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2 Corinthians 5:1-10 “For we KNOW that if the earthly tent. . . is torn down . . . we have a building from God.”  Others may speculate but we know what will happen when we depart this life. I. WE HAVE THE CERTAINTY OF RESURRECTION AND TRANSFORMATION.  Verse 1-5 “Torn down”: literally, “dismantled.”  Speaks of   Read More …

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2 Corinthians 1: 3-7 I. Suffering Teaches Us About God.  Verse 3.       1.  The Father of Mercies, lit. “the pityings.”      2.  The God of ALL Comfort.  The Father of Mercies indicates His feeling toward us, the God of all Comfort indicates His actions toward us. II. Suffering is an Essential Part of the Christian Life.    Read More …

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Text: 2 Corinthians 12 Paul is speaking of himself in the third person…and he is giving his personal testimony of the time when he was caught up into the third heaven. He says it happened 14 years ago and as you count back and study the Book of Acts, it is probable that this took   Read More …

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