Oct 7, 2018
What The Bible Says About Heaven
11 Corinthians 12:1-7
 
“I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago was caught up in the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body, I do not know, but God knows-was caught up in paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say. To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.”
I. We Will Have A New Body “We know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven – God made, not handmade. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move – and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what’s coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we are tired of it! We’ve been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! (2 Corinthians 5: 1-4 Message)
 
II. We Will Have A Physical Part In Our New Body
“Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” (Luke 24:39)
III. We Will Eat In Heaven
“Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:9)
 
IV. We Will Make New Friends With Bible Characters
 
“Many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Matthew 8:11
 
V. We Will Be Reunited With Our Family
 
“and there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.” ~ Mark 9:4
VI. We Will Not Miss Some Things
 
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…the city does not need the sun or the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God gives it light…on no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there….nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” ~ Revelation 21: 4, 23,25,27
 
VII. We Shall See Jesus “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am known.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12
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  • Oct 7, 2018What The Bible Says About Heaven
    Oct 7, 2018
    What The Bible Says About Heaven
    11 Corinthians 12:1-7
     
    “I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago was caught up in the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body, I do not know, but God knows-was caught up in paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say. To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.”
    I. We Will Have A New Body “We know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven – God made, not handmade. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move – and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what’s coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we are tired of it! We’ve been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! (2 Corinthians 5: 1-4 Message)
     
    II. We Will Have A Physical Part In Our New Body
    “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” (Luke 24:39)
    III. We Will Eat In Heaven
    “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:9)
     
    IV. We Will Make New Friends With Bible Characters
     
    “Many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Matthew 8:11
     
    V. We Will Be Reunited With Our Family
     
    “and there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.” ~ Mark 9:4
    VI. We Will Not Miss Some Things
     
    “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…the city does not need the sun or the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God gives it light…on no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there….nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” ~ Revelation 21: 4, 23,25,27
     
    VII. We Shall See Jesus “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am known.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12
  • Sep 30, 2018The Devil’s Apostles Inside The Church
    Sep 30, 2018
    The Devil’s Apostles Inside The Church
    2 Corinthians 11:16-31
     
    Vs 16 ''They're servants of Satan. They disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, but they're really servants of Satan. That's how Satan does it. He disguises himself as an angel of light.''
     
    ''Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish that I also may boast a little.''
     
    I. A God-Called Minister Doesn’t Mistreat People
     
    vs 20 ''For you bear with anyone if he enslaves you If you're true, and if you're genuine, you don't enslave people. You say, ''What does that mean, to enslave the people?'' Well, we don't know for certain, but these people were probably part of the Judaizers. And the Judaizers mixed grace and Law. And so there could be an idea that Paul is communicating here that they were putting you under the Law. They were putting you under the yoke of slavery to the Law; that you had to do these things in the Mosaic Law. And you couple that with Christianity, and that's how you please God, and that's how you're saved. And so it could be they're trying to enslave them with the Law. But it also could be, and it's a mark of any false teacher, that you try and attach the people to yourself; that they become your slaves, so to speak; that you exhibit control over them.
    II. God-Called Ministers Do Not Take Financial Advantage of The Church
     
    ''For you bear with anyone if he enslaves you, if he devours you, if he takes advantage of you''
    Devour- means to eat up,
     
    III. God-Called Ministers Do Not Promote Self
     
    “if he takes advantage of you”
    Vs 20 “If he exalts himself, if he hits you in the face”
    ''I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake.''
     
    ''But God has called me, and there's going to be physical suffering."
    vs 27, ''I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.''
     
    God teaches us through suffering.
  • Sep 23, 2018The Devil’s Apostles Inside The Church
    Sep 23, 2018
    The Devil’s Apostles Inside The Church
    2 Corinthians 11:5-15 "Now Jesus prayed all night before He chose His twelve apostles, " Why did Jesus choose Judas? Jesus said John 6, “Did I not Myself choose you, the twelve, yet one of you is a devil?” Now persecution is designed to root the church out. Infiltration is designed to rot the church out. I. God Uses Former Sinners Vs 5 “For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.” “I invited other churches, taking wages from them to serve you. And when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so." “The laborer is worthy of his wages. And let the one who preaches the Word, he's worthy of double honor, both honor financially and honor in terms of respect, honor and honorarium.” II. Characteristics Of False Teachers Characteristic number one: They come in disguise. Characteristic number two: They come in pride selfishness. vs 7 "Did I commit a sin in humbling myself that You might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge." Characteristic number three: They come in greed. “False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.” - 11 Peter 2:3 “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such you shall incur a stricter judgment.”
  • Sep 16, 2018The Devil Tries To Deceive Believers
    Sep 16, 2018
    The Devil Tries To Deceive Believers
    2 Corinthians 11:1-6
     
    I. The enemy wants your mind.
     
    II. The enemy wants to confuse you.
  • Sep 2, 2018Characteristics of a God Called Minister
    Sep 2, 2018
    Characteristics of a God Called Minister
    2 Corinthians 10: 12-18

    I. A Humble Minister Of God Will Not Compare Self To Others

    II. A Humble Minister Understands No One Is Immune To Criticism

    "Expect criticism , rumors do not get paranoid. Your friends will never believe it. Your enemies have been waiting for this'

    III. A Humble Minister Gives All Glory To God

    Vs 17 " But he who boost is to boost in the Lord's

    "If anyone is preaching the gospel message it is because the word of God is fire in their bones." Jeremiah 20: 9

    "Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but your name give glory"

  • Aug 26, 2018God Made You Unique
    Aug 26, 2018
    God Made You Unique

     

    2 Corinthians 10:7-18

    William Barclay “there can be no finer definition of the church than a fellowship of forgiven sinners”

    1st John 4:1
    “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.”

    Question number one: Is there a true and growing relationship with Jesus Christ?

    Question number two:

    Not only is there a true and growing relationship with the Lord.
    Is there a building up or tearing down of people?

    Question number three: Is there pride or humility?

    Vs12, this is Paul speaking sarcastically, “WE don”t dare put ourselves in the same class with those who think they are so important. We don”t compare ourselves to them. They use themselves to measure themselves. They judge themselves by what they themselves are. This shows that they know nothing.

  • Aug 19, 2018Mercies of the Covenant
    Aug 19, 2018
    Mercies of the Covenant
    Isaiah 55:3 "Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
    The sure mercies of David."
  • Aug 12, 2018The Spiritual War is Real
    Aug 12, 2018
    The Spiritual War is Real

     

    2 Corinthians 10:1-6

    ''Is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers and the powers and the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.''

    John said, ''I have no greater joy than this; to see, My children walking in the truth.''

    I. Satanic Fortress

    Meekness- humble & gentle attitude results in patient endurance.

    Gentleness- the word here means leniency.

    LET US UNDERSTAND TODAY NO ONE IS IMMUNE TO SATANIC ATTACK.

    ''Be angry and yet do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger and do not give the devil a place.'' Eph. 4:26

    Place-opportunity, top of the ground

    Fortress- refers to prison or a tomb - stronghold.

    A stronghold in your life is hard to come out once the devil gets set up with a small sin – HE IS ENTRENCHED.

    A stronghold is wrongful thinking that leads to wrong doing.

    Satanic Fortresses:

    Anger – Bitterness – Compulsive Behavior – Despair – Eating Disorders

    Fear – Greed – Hypocrisy – Impatience – Judgmental spirit – Holding grudge

    Legalism – Materialism – Need for approval – Obsessive Behavior – Pornography – Quarrelsome spirit – Revenge – Self-pity – Temper uncontrolled – Unforgiving spirit – Violent Nature – Worry -
    Xenophobia (fear of strangers or any phobia) Yoga (not physical side but spiritual side) – Zeal (unguided or misplaced)

    II. You Can Live Free of Satanic Strongholds

    vs 3. ''For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.''

    ''The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.''

    ''I was determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.''

    ''I wasn't trusting in myself.''

    Ephesians 6 ''Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.''

    Word of God, ''It's quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword,''

    III. Depend Only On The Power Of God

    vs 5 ''We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.''

  • Aug 5, 2018The Church Talks Too Much About Money
    Aug 5, 2018
    The Church Talks Too Much About Money

    2 Corinthians 9: 6-15

    I. God Is The Source Of Every Blessing
    vs 10

    II. When We Give God Gives Back More Than We Give
    vs 6

    bountiful - means blessing

    grudgingly - means sorrowful, great sadness

    cheerful- Greek word from which we get our word hilarious

    is able- means literally has the power

    III. Giving Is The Character of God

  • Jul 29, 2018Why Is Giving Important?
    Jul 29, 2018
    Why Is Giving Important?

    2 Corinthians 8:10-24 (#20 in sermon series)

    verse 24, ''Therefore, openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.''

    Why is giving so important?

    Because giving is the proof of your love.

    Acts 20: 35, ''remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.''

    I believe God wants us to have an attitude of giving - living - giving going through life with an attitude

    ''Lord, everything I own is Yours, and so I want to hold it all loosely, and I want to be a giver.''

    problem: They had pledged and then they weren't coming through with their pledge.

    Truth number one: God wants us to give voluntarily and cheerfully.

    vs 10, ''I give my opinion in this matter, and it's to your advantage to give. You were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.'' ''Remember when we brought this before you, you wanted to do it.'' He said, ''Now finish doing it also, that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.''

    11 Corinthians 9:7 ''Let each one do just as he as purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.''

    Grudgingly- do not give with heaviness, sorrow, distressed

    Truth number two: God wants us to give wisely

    vs 13 -15. ''For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality - at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality; as it is written, 'HE WHO gathered MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO gathered LITTLE HAD NO LACK.''

    vs 16, ''But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus, for he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord. And we have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread throughout all the churches.''

    We see today in our country today a growing number of people that believe that socialism is the way to go. If you think socialism is the way to go look at what is what's going on in Venezuela, that country is being destroyed because of that kind of thinking.

    11Thessalonians 3:10 This is what God says to the people who don't work:
    ''If a man will not work, neither shall he eat.''

    Third truth: God wants us to give when there is accountability

    vs 19, ''And not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches as also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness, taking precaution that no one should discredit us in our administration of this generous gift; for we have regard for what is honorable not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.''

    ''Lord, am I giving in accord with what You want me to do?''