Sermons on 2 Corinthians

The Stronghold of Self: It’s All His

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to…

The Stronghold of Materialism

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) “No one…

Building Godly Strongholds

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)   The…

Strongholds Come From Believing Lies

 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown…

Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… (2 Corinthians…

Christ Sets Us Free from Dwelling on the Past

18 “Forget the former things;     do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-19)   10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly…

Easter: From the Cross to the Empty Tomb

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-15)   For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,that he was raised on…

Worship Creates the Desire and Ability to Follow God

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. (Ezekiel 36:27) I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord;     therefore, I obey your instructions. (Psalm 119:55) “Come, follow me,”…

Worship Involves Serving God

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” (Luke 4:8) For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 13:47) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on…