Author Archives: Dana Crohn

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

1 John 2:28-3:3 If you are “born of God” you are one of His children and he wants us to know that we are part of something greater than ourselves.  https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/welcome_to_the_family.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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THE ANTICHRIST

1 John 2:18-27 In this passage in 1 John, he will tell us everything we need to know about the antichrist.  https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

1 John 2:12-17 As Christians we are all looking forward to spending eternity in heaven. With all the challenges and temptations of life, sometimes we wonder if we will make it. In this passage in 1 John, he gives us … Continue reading

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A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP

1 John 2:3-11 What does it truly mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus? https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_personal_relationship.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WALKING IN THE LIGHT

1 John 1:5-2:2 We may all understand the idea of walking in the light philosophically but what does it mean to walk in the light in reality? https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/walking_in_the_light.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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TO SEE, TO HEAR, TO TOUCH

1 John 1:1-4 Can you imagine what it must have been like to actually see and hear and touch Jesus. If you could experience what the apostles did, how would it change your life? https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/to_see_to_hear_to_touch.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY?

2 Peter 3:8-18 As Peter ends his letter, he makes it clear that Jesus is coming again and we won’t know when when that will be. The important question we need to ask ourselves is, “Am I Ready?” https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/Are_You_Ready.mp3Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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A CHANGE OF MIND

2 Peter 3:1-9 A problem we all face in life is that our minds may become so filled with negative thoughts and ideas that we leave no room for God. In this lesson from 2 Peter, we will see how … Continue reading

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BUYER BEWARE

2 Peter 2:17-22 We have all made decisions where in retrospect we ask ourselves, “What was I thinking?” We throw logic and good sense out the window and allow our emotions and desires to take over. In this next passage … Continue reading

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THE B.A.U.

2 Peter 2:9-16 In this next section of 2 Peter, we see the apostle taking some time to expose the false teachers by doing some behavioral profiling. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/bau.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WOULD GOD REALLY DO THAT?

2 Peter 2:4-9 We now come to a point in Peter’s letter where he deals with a subject most people would rather not think about. One that may even make us feel a little uncomfortable. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/would_God_really_do_that.mp3Podcast: Play in new window … Continue reading

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PETER’S LIST

2 Peter 2:1-3 When the church, the household of God, is in disrepair you need to get the right people in to get things back on track. Last week Peter told us about the “go to guys” and now in … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS

2 Peter 1:12-21 Fake news is news or information consisting of deliberate disinformation. The purpose is to discredit someone or something or to skew opinions. Although we have heard the term used a lot over the past few years, it … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

2 Peter 1:1-11 In Peter’s second letter to the church, he again gives them instruction so that they don’t lose their way. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/what_are_we_waiting_for.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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STAYING THE COURSE

1 Peter 5:5-11 As Peter comes to the end of his letter, he leaves the church with some final instructions to help us stay on course and reach our final destination. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/staying_the_course.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?

1 Peter 5:1-5 Peter now has a few things to say to those who would be leaders in the church. At all times, but especially during times of crisis the people of God need good leadership. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/who_s_in_charge_here.mp3Podcast: Play in new … Continue reading

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KEEPING IT REAL

1 Peter 4:12-19 In these last verses in Chapter 4, Peter has some concluding thoughts regarding the suffering the church was going through because of their faith. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/keeping_it_real.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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THE NEW NORMAL

1 Peter 4:1-11 For the early church, their lives had been turned upside down. Every thing they thought was normal was now changed to a new normal. Peter points out to the church that when they gave themselves to Christ … Continue reading

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LIVING FOR JESUS

1 Peter 3:13-22 This passage speaks to all who would be living for Jesus in the midst of a hostile and ungodly culture. The principles that Peter gives the church will help to equip us to act appropriately in the … Continue reading

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“Love Life and See Good Days”

1 Peter 3:8-12 It’s easy to “love life and see good days” when everything is going right in your life, but in this sermon we will discover how we can “love life and see good days” even when things aren’t … Continue reading

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PURSUING EXCELLENCE IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS

1 Peter 3:1-7 Although Peter is addressing this part of his letter to husbands and wives, I believe the principles he teaches us are important for all of us to be able to  pursue excellence in all our relationships.  https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/pursuing_excellence_in_our_relationships.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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PURSUING EXCELLENCE EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN’T FAIR

1 Peter 2:18-25 Peter has told us that we need to keep our behavior excellent.  In this next section of Peter’s letter we will see how we can pursue excellence even when life isn’t fair. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/pursuing_excellence_even_when_life_is_not_fair.mp3Podcast: Play in new window … Continue reading

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PURSUING EXCELLENCE

1 Peter 2:11-17 In this lesson, we will see the importance of pursuing excellence. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/pursuing_excellence.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WHO ARE WE?

1 Peter 2:4-10 So how do we see ourselves?  Do we know who we really are?  In today’s passage in First Peter, he will give us some insight into who we are. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/who_are_we_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WE’RE PART OF THE FAMILY

1 Peter 1:17-2:3 In this sermon we learn what it means to be part of the family of God. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/were_part_of_the_family.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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TAKE TIME TO BE HOLY

1 Peter 1:10-16 In 1 Peter 1:16, we are told to be holy as God is holy. We might struggle with the concept of being holy as God is holy and as I pondered that this week it seemed like … Continue reading

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WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS!

1 Peter 1:1-9 Peter wrote his letter to the church to encourage them during times of trial. I hope you will join me in seeing how we too can get through times of trial in our lives. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/we_can_do_this.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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I STAND AMAZED

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 The resurrection of Jesus Christ was the single most important event in history.  With His resurrection everything changed forever and so I stand amazed.  How about you?  https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/i_stand_amazed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE PRAYER

James 5:13-20; 1 Kings 18 If there has ever been a time for powerful and effective prayer it is now.  Join with me as we discover what made Elijah’s prayer powerful and effective. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/powerful_and_effective_prayer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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BEING A PERSON OF INTEGRITY

James 5:12 In this short verse, we find an important principle necessary to make everything that James has been talking about in his letter work. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/being_a_person_of_integrity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“THE LORD IS FULL OF COMPASSION AND MERCY”

James 5:7-11 Are you struggling with something in your life? Have you lost patience, wondering if things are going to get better? If you are then you may want to hear what James has to say on the subject. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/the_lord_is_full_of_compassion_and_mercy.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

James 5:1-6 This next passage in James is a warning to those who are faced with a choice of following God or trusting in what money can do for them. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/when_is_enough_enough.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

James 4:13-17 What we plan to do with our lives isn’t just a question for today or tomorrow, it is a forever question. James tells us that God’s will should be the determining factor of how we live and what … Continue reading

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“I AM RUBBER, YOU ARE GLUE…”

James 4:10-12 The temptation to say condemning critical things or standing in judgment of others seems to be to strong to resist. However, James gives us reason and instruction on how to prevent that kind of behavior. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/i_am_rubber_you_are_glue.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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I AM SECOND

James 4:1-10 “Why can’t we just all get along?” In this next passage in James, he gives us some insight in to why we quarrel and fight but also tells us what we need to do to get along. https://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/i_am_second.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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ARE YOU WISE OR OTHERWISE?

James 3:13-18 “Who is wise and understanding among you?” Great question but how do we know if we are wise or not? In this next section of James’ letter, he describes for us two kinds of wisdom and the test … Continue reading

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SPEAKING WORDS THAT HEAL NOT HURT

James 3:1-12 What comes out of our mouths matters and in this lesson we will learn to speak words that heal and not hurt. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/speaking_words_that_heat_not_hurt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER

James 2:14-26 In this next passage in James’ letter to the church, he tells us that faith needs to be something we do not just something we have. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/you_can_t_have_one_without_the_other.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT”

James 2:1-13 As James defines religion in his letter to the church, we see that religion is more about working on relationships than it is about adhering to a list of rites, rituals, and rules. As we go on in … Continue reading

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A PURE AND FAULTLESS RELIGION

James 1:18-27 What does the word religion mean to you? In this sermon, we will see what kind of religion pleases God and you may be surprised at what God “accepts as pure and faultless.” http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/pure_and_faultless_religion.mp3Podcast: Play in new window … Continue reading

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SOME TRUTHS ABOUT TEMPTATION

James 1:12-18 In this sermon, we learn some truths about temptation. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/some_truths_about_temptation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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SURVIVING THE STRUGGLES OF LIFE

James 1:1-12 Has life got you down? Do you now or have you ever felt life your troubles will never end, caught up in an endless struggle with no hope of ever having joy in your life again? In this … Continue reading

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Matthew 2:1-12 Only two groups received the birth announcement for the arrival of the Son of God. A group of shepherds who were in the vicinity and a group of “wise men” who would have to make a long, dangerous … Continue reading

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“THERE WAS NO ROOM”

Luke 2:1-7 When we read the account of the birth of Jesus, it’s hard for us to imagine that we would not be able to find some room for an expectant young woman with no place to stay. But as … Continue reading

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“EACH STEP I TAKE”

Hebrews 13:15-25 This is the final sermon in the series of sermons from the book of Hebrews. As the writer concludes his letter, he makes his final plea to help them get back on track with each step they take. … Continue reading

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GLORY TO THIS NAME

Hebrews 13:8-16 In this sermon, we see what the Hebrew writer has to say to the church about what pleases God. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/glory_t_this_name.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK

Hebrews 13:1-8 Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people were repeatedly assured by God that he would never leave them or forsake them. The writer of Hebrews also wants the church to know that this promise still stands today and you … Continue reading

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“THERE IS A HABITATION”

Hebrews 12:18-29 As the old hymn begins, “There is a habitation built by the living God, for all of every nation who seek the grand abode.” But the question we’ll be asking in this sermon is, “Is the path we’re … Continue reading

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TAKE TIME TO BE HOLY

Hebrews 12:12-17 I believe that the writer of Hebrews has one goal in mind as he finishes his letter to the church. That is that no one lose their way and therefore not complete their journey to their final goal, … Continue reading

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THIS IS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Hebrews 12:4-13 Everyone goes through times of trouble. In this sermon, we will get some help from the writer of Hebrews on having the right perspective in helping us make it through those difficult times and finish the race. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/this_is_for_your_own_good.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!

Hebrews 12:1-4 The early church was in danger of losing it’s way. The Hebrew writer has been reasoning with the church to help them to not lose faith in Jesus and why they should not turn back to a system … Continue reading

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I COULD NEVER DO THAT!

Hebrews 11:32-40 When reading this passage in Hebrews 11, you may say to yourself, “Wow! I could never do that!” I could never accomplish anything close to what they did or deal with the kind of suffering they did for … Continue reading

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LIVING BY FAITH

Hebrews 11:1-10 Everyone has faith. We can’t get through a single day without living by faith. We flip a switch and have faith a light will come on. We turn the key in the ignition and believe the motor will … Continue reading

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STANDING ON THE PROMISES

Hebrews 10:32-39 We have all had those times in our lives where we just get tired of the fight and want to throw in the towel and quit. In this lesson from Hebrews, we will get some insight into some … Continue reading

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DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY

Hebrews 10:19-31 Here and in the previous chapters, the Hebrew writer has given us all the ingredients necessary for man to return to the relationship he enjoyed in Eden before sinning and losing his position with the Father. He now … Continue reading

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PERFECT PERFECTION OF THE IMPERFECT

Hebrews 10:1-18 Most of us would agree with the statement, “Nobody’s perfect”. In this sermon, we will see that perfection is attainable even for the imperfect. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/perfect_perfection_of_the_imperfect.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB

Hebrews 9:11-22 As the Hebrew stated in 9:22, blood is the cleansing agent necessary for the forgiveness of sins. But the questions we need to answer are why that works and how it works. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/are_you_washed_in_the_blood.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | … Continue reading

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I WANT TO BE WHERE YOU ARE

Hebrews 9:1-12; 23-28 What are you looking forward to in life? Where do you see yourself in the future? In chapter 9 of Hebrews, we get some insight as to how we should be answering those questions. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/i_want_to_be_where_you_are.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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NEW AND IMPROVED

Hebrews 8 In this sermon, we find out why the New Covenant under Christ is new and improved. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/new_and_improved.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

Hebrews 7 Life is full of change. Some of those changes are good others not so much. As the writer of the Hebrew letter continues his argument against going back to the old way, he tells us why Jesus, as … Continue reading

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WE HAVE AN ANCHOR

Hebrews 6:13-20 The recipients of this letter are facing some very trying times and for these former followers of the Jewish faith the temptation was strong to give up on Jesus and return to the old ways. Hope is essential … Continue reading

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COMFORTABLY NUMB

Hebrews 5:11-6:12 The Hebrews who read this powerful little letter were reminded that they were needing someone to teach them God’s Word all over again because of their lack of maturity, their slowness to learn, and their unwillingness to push … Continue reading

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A GREAT HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 4:14-5:10 The Hebrew writer now tells us that Jesus is a “great high priest”. In this sermon, we will see why that was important for the intended recipients of the letter and why it’s important to us today. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_great_high_priest.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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BREAK MY HEART

Hebrews 4:1-13 Since the beginning, it would seem that people have a had a serious heart condition.  Hearts that have been hardened toward God and what He has called us to do.  In this sermon, we will see that God … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH TODAY?

Hebrews 3:1-19; Psalm 95 In Hebrews three, we are faced with the challenge of asking ourselves daily, “What will I do with Today?” http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/what_will_you_do_with_today.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“WHAT IS MAN”

Hebrews 2:5-18 As the Hebrew writer made a case for Christ being fully God, he now goes on to make a case for His humanity. In this sermon, we see the reason for Christ’s humanity, as he gives us a … Continue reading

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WHY IT’S BETTER TO PAY ATTENTION

Hebrews 2:1-4 I believe we would all agree that it’s important to pay attention, but often times the tides of life get our attention and we wind up paying attention to the wrong things, in danger of drifting away. In … Continue reading

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JESUS IS SUPERIOR TO ANGELS

Hebrews 1:4-14 In the previous lesson, we learned that Jesus in a better messenger with a better message. In this sermon we take a look at angels and why Jesus is “superior to angels” and why that is important to … Continue reading

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GOOD, BETTER, BEST

Hebrews 1:1-3 This is the first in a series of sermons from the book of Hebrews where we will learn why Jesus is the best.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/good_better_best.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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PEOPLE NEEDING PEOPLE

2 Timothy 4:9-22 In a song by Barbara Streisand, she sang, “People, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” But the thing is that they are not the luckiest people in the world. They are everyone … Continue reading

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FINISHING STRONG

2 Timothy 4:1-8 As the apostle Paul’s life and his letter to Timothy come to an end, he leaves Timothy and the rest of us with this final message, to finish strong. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/finishing_strong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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OVERCOMING DIFFICULT TIMES

2 Timothy 3:1-17 Chapter 3 of 2 Timothy begins with a declaration to Timothy that there will be difficult times ahead for those who will follow Jesus. In this sermon, we will find out how we can overcome these difficult … Continue reading

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OVERCOMING THE PITFALLS OF LIFE

2 Timothy 2:20-26 Life is full of pitfalls and in this sermon we will learn how to see and overcome the pitfalls of life. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/overcoming_the_pitfalls_of_life.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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OVERCOMING HOPELESSNESS

2 Timothy 2:14-19 In this sermon, we will discover how we can overcome hopelessness. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/overcoming_hopelessness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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PASS IT ON

2 Timothy 2:1-14 All those who have been given the wonderful gift of salvation are called to share that good news. In this sermon, we will see what Paul says we need to help us pass it on. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/pass_it_on.mp3Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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“TO BOLDLY GO”

2 Timothy 1:1-14 As Paul comes to the end of his life here on earth, he writes this final letter to a dear friend and fellow preacher. He writes this letter to encourage Timothy not to be discouraged and to … Continue reading

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“I HEARD AN OLD, OLD STORY”

Matthew 28, 1 Corinthians 15 There is an old, old story that we have heard over and over again I can guarantee that in this sermon you will hear that story again. But here’s the deal. It is a story … Continue reading

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HOW TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

John 12:12-16 If you knew that you only had five days left here on earth, how would you spend those last five days? In this sermon, we will see how Jesus spent his last five days and what he has … Continue reading

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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

1 Timothy 6 As Paul ends his letter to Timothy, we find him giving Timothy sound advice on how best to invest in the future. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/investing_in_the_future.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

1 Timothy 5 In this sermon, we will be looking at another key ingredient necessary for Christ’s church to thrive and survive. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/respect.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“A GOOD SERVANT OF CHRIST JESUS”

1 Timothy 4:1-16 In this sermon, we will discover what it takes to be a “good servant of Christ Jesus.” http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_good_servant_of_Christ_Jesus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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HAVE YOU SEEN JESUS MY LORD?

1 Timothy 3:1-16 1 Timothy 3 is one of the three places we look in the New Testament for the qualifications for elders and the only place that talks about deacons. Although the things Paul has to say about those … Continue reading

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LIVING PEACEFUL AND QUIET LIVES

1 Timothy 2:1-15 As Paul continues in his letter to instruct Timothy on what to instruct the church, his focus will be on how the church can live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/living_peaceful_and_quiet_lives.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE SHIP AFLOAT

1 Timothy 1:1-20 In Paul’s letter of instruction to Titus, he gave him instructions on helping a new congregation “straighten out what was left unfinished.” In his letter of instruction to Timothy, it is to help him in dealing with … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE FOUNDATION FIRM

Titus 3:8-15 Jesus is the foundation of the church and a unified church fortifies that foundation. As Paul ends this letter of instruction, he instructs us on one of Satan’s greatest tools to divide God’s people and keep us from … Continue reading

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FROM BAD TO GOOD

Titus 3:1-8 As we have seen already in Paul’s letter, the people of Crete were of less than exemplary character. Yet, these were the very same people that made up the church in Crete. Not exactly the kind of people … Continue reading

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HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER

Titus 2:11-15 In Paul’s letter to Titus, he has been instructing him on how to build a church that lasts. In this sermon we will learn what holds it all together. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/holding_it_all_together.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WHAT’S IN YOUR CUP?

Titus 2:1-10 A couple of weeks ago I read a post on Facebook titled, “What’s in your cup.” If you are carrying a cup of coffee and someone bumps into you, you spill coffee everywhere. Had it been tea, you … Continue reading

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A FIRM FOUNDATION

Titus 1:1-16 This will be the first in a series of sermons from Paul’s letter to Titus. Titus was left on Crete to shore up the foundation of the church. To deal with the problems that he will talk about … Continue reading

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THE DISCIPLESHIP TEST

2 Corinthians 13:1-14 As we have seen throughout our study of this letter, Paul was going through a heart-breaking time in his relationship with the church in Corinth – a church he had founded and had ministered with for some … Continue reading

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“EVERYTHING I DO, I DO IT FOR YOU”

2 Corinthians 12:11-21 As we near the end of Paul’s letter, his defense against the “super-apostles” accusations takes an interesting turn. He makes an appeal to the church to stop and take a closer look at their relationship with one … Continue reading

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“I AM WEAK BUT THOU ART STRONG”

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 The world believes that power, and wealth, and position are all you need in this life. The world believes in the survival of the fittest – that the man with the most might and the most money … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE GIFT

John 1:9-14 God has offered the ultimate gift through His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but it has to be your choice to accept God’s gift. And you have to accept that gift on God’s terms – not … Continue reading

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I NEED THEE

2 Corinthians 11:16-33 In this next section of scripture, Paul continues his response to those who have been challenging his apostleship and have inserted themselves into positions of leadership in the church. In this sermon we will be learning what … Continue reading

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“SINCERE AND PURE DEVOTION TO CHRIST”

2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Now when I was a child I thought Satan was some scary dude running around in red tights and horns. But seriously … would you really buy anything from someone who looked like that? Of course you … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I BE SURE?

2 Corinthians 10:1-18 As we have seen, much of 2 Corinthians is Paul responding to his critics. And in these last chapters, the apostle will do his best to answer those critics. I have always believed that Paul was a … Continue reading

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AN ACT OF GRACE

2 Corinthians 8 and 9 Chapters 8 and 9 of 2 Corinthians contain Paul’s discourse on giving. There are phrases in these chapters that are quoted often before the weekly collection is made. Although these phrases are familiar and true, … Continue reading

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TURNING THINGS AROUND

2 Corinthians 7:2-16 If you have ever said to yourself, “If only I had known, I would have…” or “If I could do that over again, I would…”, then join the club because we’ve all asked ourselves those questions. When … Continue reading

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“PERFECTING HOLINESS”

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 As the apostle continues in his letter to the church in Corinth, we are confronted with one to the biggest challenges Christians face. How do we maintain our holiness in an unholy world? How do we live … Continue reading

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THE REAL DEAL

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 I am looking forward to election day because then the political ads will stop. We have been bombarded with political ads from every angle; television, radio, the internet and even as text messages. The biggest problem is … Continue reading

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