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   The Sovereign Purpose of God in Salvation
   2 Corinthians 5:5-15
Sunday Morning Service,  April 12, 2015
 
In this sermon, visiting missionary Dwayne King draws upon a life of missionary service to affirm God's promises to the church in 2 Corinthians 5. While we may sometimes wonder what God is doing and why, we can rest with assurance that He is in control of our lives and ministry as His witnesses. God's sovereign purpose governs not only the events of the entire world, our also our personal efforts to share the gospel as ambassadors for Christ.

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   The New Testament Idea of Repentance - Part 2
   Luke 24:45-48; Acts 2:38; 3:17-21; 11:1-18; 17:22-31; 20:17-21; 2 Corinthians 12;21; 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 2-3
Wednesday Evening Service,  March 18, 2015
 
In Part 1, we saw that “repentance” is expressed by three different words in the New Testament, and that those words carry the idea of turning or returning, regretting, and changing one’s mind. In Part 2 we continue our study of the word “repentance” by looking specifically at the use of metanoia—or, a change of mind—in the New Testament. Then we will draw some conclusions based on our observations of this word in its various contexts.

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   The New Testament Idea of Repentance – Part 1
   Acts 15:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; James 5:19-20; 2 Corinthians 7:5-11
Wednesday Evening Service,  March 11, 2015
 
“Repent!” is the first sermon ever preached in the New Testament, for John the Baptist and Jesus himself came preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (e.g., Mark 1:4, 15; Matt 3:2, 8; 4:17; Luke 3:3; 5:32). But there is sometimes confusion about this idea of repentance, especially regarding its place in the gospel and in the Christian's daily walk. Therefore, I hope to look at the meaning of this word, “repent,” how the word is used in the New Testament, and what it means for us today as we witness and walk with Christ.

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   An Unimaginable Exchange
   2 Corinthians 8:9
Sunday Morning Service,  December 14, 2014
 
The gospel makes a stunning claim. The transcendent Creator of the universe made himself low in order to exalt those who place their faith in him to heights of glory. As Paul expresses it in 2 Cor 8:9, Jesus Christ impoverished himself in order that we might be made rich. This verse focuses our attention on at least three remarkable aspects of this unimaginable exchange.

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   How Do We Know What Is True?
   2 Corinthians 4:3-5; 1 Peter 3:15; Acts 22:1
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 9, 2014
In Lesson 3, “Contending for the Truth,” we saw that being faithful to truth is not merely believing truth for ourselves. It is standing for truth, which the apostle Paul compares to laying siege to a city (2 Corinthians 4:3–5). Furthermore, this battle is not won in the flesh, but through the power of God. Yet as we have opportunity to stand for truth, we will find ourselves in contradiction with those who oppose the truth, and we must be ready to “give an answer” for the “reason” of our hope (1 Peter 3:15). This series of lessons is designed to prepare you for that moment.

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   Contending for the Truth
   2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 2, 2014
Faithfulness to truth is not merely personal faithfulness to do what God wants. In order to remain faithful to truth, we must also stand for the truth—we must stand up for the truth: being willing to engage others. The world calls us to “coexist,” but we must be ready to “contradict.”

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   New Covenant Giving - Part 2d: Old and New Covenant Giving
   Hebrews 13; Hebrews 8; 2 Corinthians 9:6-14
Sunday Morning Service,  June 15, 2014
 
“God loves a cheerful giver,” Paul tells us (2 Cor 9:7). But various opinions about when we should give, how much we should give, and to whom we should give threaten to make us “confused” givers. In Part 2 of this brief series we will examine the Old and New Testament texts on giving to discover what the Bible says our giving should look like as New Covenant People of God.

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   Why We Turn from the Truth to Embrace Falsehood – Part 2
   2 Corinthians 2:11; John 8:44; Genesis 3:1-5; Matthew 4:1-11
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 4, 2014
If we would learn to be faithful to the truth of God’s Word, then we must first learn why we would ever allow ourselves to turn to error in the first place. This lesson will take us into the garden in Eden to examine the first instance of a turn to error. We will then briefly survey the course of human history since the garden, littered with examples of this same turning from truth, repetitions of the Fall. In our journey, we will discover that there are two basic answers to the question, Why do we turn from truth?

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   New Covenant Giving - Part 2b: Old and New Covenant Giving
   Acts 2:45; Exodus 35; 2 Corinthians 8:7-9; Various Texts
Sunday Morning Service,  June 1, 2014
 
“God loves a cheerful giver,” Paul tells us (2 Cor 9:7). But various opinions about when we should give, how much we should give, and to whom we should give threaten to make us “confused” givers. In Part 2 of this brief series we will examine the Old and New Testament texts on giving to discover what the Bible says our giving should look like as New Covenant People of God.

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   Why We Turn from the Truth to Embrace Falsehood – Part 1
   2 Corinthians 2:11; John 8:44; Genesis 3:1-5; Matthew 4:1-11
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 21, 2014
If we would learn to be faithful to the truth of God’s Word, then we must first learn why we would ever allow ourselves to turn to error in the first place. This lesson will take us into the garden in Eden to examine the first instance of a turn to error. We will then briefly survey the course of human history since the garden, littered with examples of this same turning from truth, repetitions of the Fall. In our journey, we will discover that there are two basic answers to the question, Why do we turn from truth?

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   Perspective in Suffering
   2 Corinthians 4-5
Sunday Morning Service,  November 17, 2013
 
Nobody enjoys heartache, difficulty, or suffering. However, Scripture gives us a clear picture regarding how we should think when difficulty crosses our path. Every believer will face multiple times in their life when they are faced with responding to trials of life. Our perspective on suffering should be informed by the truths of Scripture. Failure to interpret difficulty through the lens of Scripture will result in despair, depression, and even bitterness. A perspective on suffering informed by truth will result in courage, change, and joy in the life of the believer.

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   The Divine Pattern of Obedience and Blessing - Parts 2b, 3
   Genesis 3; 2 Corinthians 11:3
Sunday Morning Service,  August 25, 2013
 
In the beginning, the Lord God established the pattern of our unique relationship to him. This three-part sermon explores the nature of that pattern, its violation in the fall, and its implications for our walk with the Lord as his church. The Scriptures exhort us to believe that joyful harmony between us and God—as well as one another—comes only as we yield our hearts to God’s pattern of obedience.

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   The Apostle Paul in the Epistle of Second Corinthians
   1 Corinthians 16:8-9; 2 Corinthians 1:3-11; Philippians 3:5,6, 12; 2 Corinthians 2:1-9
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 15, 2013
The Apostle Paul wrote the Epistle of Philippians from prison about AD 61-63. He never rebelled at God and saw his circumstances as part of God’s providence in his life. In order to better understand this man of God, most of our time in this session will be spent in the Epistle of II Corinthians, The Book of a Pastor’s Heart. Paul’s personality and life’s purposes are clearly revealed in the midst of a number of problems he faced in taking the Gospel to a number of different towns and cities. He was regularly attacked by a number of different groups his own countrymen, the Roman government, pagan religious leaders and fellow believers.

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   Change
   2 Corinthians 5:16-17; Ephesians 2:1-15; 4:17-24; 1 John 3:1-3; Romans 8:1-23
Wednesday Evening Service,  September 19, 2012
 
Change is something the Spirit of God continues to do in the Christian life when the child of God surrenders to grow in the grace and knowledge of God (2 Peter 3:18). Change is the process by which old things are passed away and all things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17), making it possible for the believer to glorify God in his life (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 10:31).

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   Biblical Revival
   Psalm 85:6; Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Isaiah 57:15; Romans 13:10-14; Habbakuk 3:2
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 11, 2012
There is much confusion and mixed feelings regarding the word revival. Few Christians really know what it is and the many more believers have never truly experienced it. The term revival is used by many churches for an evangelistic emphasis instead of genuine revival. Revival is not something that a church can decide to have. It cannot come without a sensitivity to sin and God's people dying to self so that Jesus might truly be Lord in their lives.

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   Observing Philemon
   Philemon, Isaiah 1:18, 2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Corinthians 3; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Sunday School,  November 27, 2011
In this study, we will look closely at the person of Philemon. What kind of Christian was he? Is it important that we know his characteristics? Should we as Christians today imitate him. The Apostle Paul made it clear that we could imitate him, as he was a follower of Christ (I Corinthians 11:1). We can learn much as to how we should follow Christ by studying the lives of His servants (Ephesians 5:1).

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   The Doctrine of Salvation: The Atonement and the Gospel
   Romans 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 15
Sunday School,  July 10, 2011
We look at the heart of the Christian faith in this lesson exploring the doctrines of the atonement and the Christian good news. Some of the questions we answer are: Why was his death necessary? On what basis does God forgive sinners? How does Christ's death accomplish forgiveness? What are other understandings of the atonement and how do they fit with Scripture? And what is the Christian gospel? What is not the gospel?

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   The Giving of God’s People
   Romans 8:23; Psalm 116:12-19; 2 Corinthians 8-9
Sunday Morning Service,  January 23, 2011
 
One of the greatest blessings of the church comes when God’s people give of their resources for the benefit of the Lord’s work and his people in need. This morning we will see how the Bible sets forth the idea of Christian giving as we recognize three important truths.

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   Giving Towards Missions
   2 Corinthians 8-9
Sunday School,  June 6, 2010
 
Most think of the Apostle Paul as a great theologian, missionary, or church planter. But have you ever thought of him as a fund raiser? Second Corinthians 8-9 give us some noteworthy examples of gracious giving as well as some principles to teach us how to give today. Applications were made to the area of Missions and specifically the Diachenkos heading towards Australia.

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   The Beauty of the Gospel of the Glory of Christ
   2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Sunday Morning Service,  November 1, 2009
 
Why do some people reject the gospel while others accept it? In 2 Corinthians 4:3-7, Paul explains the reason unbelievers reject Christ and the fact that their only hope is to have the beauty of Christ revealed to them by God.

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   The Impact of Aristotelianism on Christian Thought
   2 Corinthians 4:4
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 25, 2008
While Plato taught that one should apprehend through the soul the perfect form of all things, thinking from the heavenly to the earthly, Aristotle, Plato’s most famous disciple, suggested just the opposite. He taught that one must concentrate on earthly things in order to apprehend the heavenly. Thus Aristotle’s most significant contribution to philosophy was an intense focus on earthly things. This session will summarize Aristotle’s philosophy and begin to explain why, when the philosopher was “discovered” in the west in the Middle Ages, the impact of his teaching had what is arguably the most profound implication for Christian thought in all of church history.

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   God's Unspeakable Gift
   2 Corinthians 9:15
Sunday Morning Service,  December 16, 2007
 
The Christmas season reminds us of gift-giving. As Christians our focus should be on the greatest gift ever offered to humankind. Paul expressed his thanks to God for the unspeakable gift of Jesus Christ.

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   The Greatest Mission
   2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Matthew 9:35-38
Special Service,  November 17, 2007
 
It was great when:
     God told Noah to build the Ark.
     God called Moses to lead Israel.
     God asked Samuel to anoint David.
     God used Nehemiah to rebuild the wall.

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   Christ Our Righteousness
   2 Corinthians 5:21
Sunday Morning Service,  November 4, 2007
 
Jeremiah 33:16 declares that “the LORD is our righteousness,” but what exactly does this phrase mean? The answer comes to life in 2 Corinthians 5:21 and the doctrine of the double-imputation. In this sermon, Richard Winston examines the meaning, implications, and motivations of the phrase, “Christ Our Righteousness.”

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   Ananias, Disciple at Damascus
   Acts 9:1-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Sunday School,  October 28, 2007
 
Ananias, a leader in the church in Damascus answers God's call and launches Paul's ministry.

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   A One-Track Mind
   2 Corinthians 11:1-4
Sunday Evening Service,  June 24, 2007
 
A one-track mind is when we focus our time and attention toward one goal. In this text, Paul encourages the Corinthians lest they be led astray from the single-mindedness necessary for a proper devotion toward Christ.

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   Reconciliation, the Foundation of Our Ambassadorship
   2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Sunday Morning Service,  March 4, 2007
 
God, by Christ, reconciled us to Himself; that is, He changed our status from enemies of God to friends of God. We, then, are to be ambassadors for Him.

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   Are We Willing to Spend and Be Spent?
   2 Corinthians 12:14-16
Sunday Afternoon Service,  July 9, 2006
 


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   A Strong Heart by Grace - It Really Is Amazing!
   2 Corinthians 9:8
Sunday Morning Service,  March 5, 2006
 
In this sermon, the answer to four central questions about grace are revealed. How central is grace to your heart's strength? What really is grace with reference to heart strength? Why are some hearts strong through grace and some not? What results from a heart strong in grace?

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   The New Has Come!
   2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Sunday Morning Service,  January 1, 2006
 
Paul declares that those who are "in Christ" are a new creation. For them, the "old" has passed away and the "new" has already come. What does Paul mean when he says that the new has come and what is the significance of that truth for our daily walk with Christ?

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