2 Corinthians

The Unequal Yoke

The Unequal Yoke. C. H. Mackintosh. Preface. The following paper appeared in a recent number of "The Present Testimony;" but, inasmuch as that periodical is out of the reach of a large number of Christian readers, I have been requested by many, in various places, to send it forth, in the form of a separate tract. One shrinks from multiplying books at a time like the present, when it may, in good truth, be said, "of making of books there is no end;" still, if the enemy is making diligent use...

Thoughts on 2 Corinthians from Miscellaneous Papers

from Miscellaneous Papers J. G. Bellett. (R. L. Allan) In the midst of the fears and warnings of the Spirit concerning the churches, we may observe that He is alarmed for them on several and different grounds, as expressed in different epistles and by different apostles. 1. He specially warns them respecting Judaizing, i.e., religiousness, or the observance of rites and ordinances. This fear is expressed in the letters to Galatia, Colosse, and Philippi. 2. He fears for them respecting the w...

The Gift of Faith

D. L. Moody was once asked if he thought faith was a gift of God. He replied, “Some say that faith is the gift of God. So is the air, but you have to breathe it; so is bread, but you have to eat it; so is water, but you have to drink it. Some are wanting some miraculous kind of feeling. That is not faith. ‘Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.’ It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me…it is for me to take God at His word.&...

The Beauty of Simplicity

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Cor. 11:3 (NKJV) The ground is covered with a light dusting of new snow and a full moon is shining brightly in a dark and cloudless sky. While it is not flashing and multicolored, not overpowering in its brilliance, it is beautiful in its simplicity. As you drive through the community during the Christmas season you see many homes covered with a grea...

They Met the Lord Jesus Christ, They Were Never the Same

There are people today who say they met the Lord Jesus. Yet they continue to live the same way and to be the same person that they were before they met Him. Impossible! We can never be the same if we have truly met the Lord Jesus by faith. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW” (2 Cor. 5:17). “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Cor. 3:18)

1. There was a Samaritan woman who met Jesus at a well where she came to draw water. They conversed together. As she talked with Him, her old ways and ideas were brought to light and they crumbled before Him. She left her waterpot which represented her original mission and went away with a new mission. “And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him BECAUSE OF THE WORD OF THE WOMAN who testified, He told me all that I ever did.” (Jn. 4:39) Jesus put a message on that lady’s lips that was never there before.

True Worship

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18     The Bible teaches that we become like what we worship. That important insight is found in today's text. Let's break it down this way:     But we all - that is, all true believers; with open or unveiled face - sin causes a veil between our faces and the Lord. When we confess...

Liar Deceiver Destroyer

"...we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11     It is important to know the devices of our enemy, the Devil. Otherwise he is likely to take advantage of us.     We should know that he is a liar, and has been from the beginning. In fact, he is the father of lies (John 8:44). He lied to Eve by misrepresenting God, and he has been doing it ever since.     He is a deceiver (Rev. 20:10). He mixes a little truth with error. He imitates ...

Are You Ready?

“Ready”

1.   Before I came to Christ, like Israel I came from a line that was ready to perish – “ And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, a Syrian ready to perish was my father…” (Deut. 26:5)

 

2.   But thank the Lord, He was ready to forgive – “ For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” (Psalm 86:5)

 

3.   Now like the Apostle Paul, I am ready to save sinners through the preaching of the Gospel - “So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.”  (Romans 1:15)

 

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