A Sunday Sermon at Hampton Roads Church by Ed Anton on 2nd Corinthians 12:1-10 about Paul's vision of paradise in the third heaven, his thorn in the flesh, and his strength in weakness.
A detailed study of the difference between "worldly sorrow that leads to death" and "godly sorrow that produces repentance and brings salvation."
This Sunday Sermon continues through Paul's "glory" section of his epistle into his great midrash on Moses' veil that hid the reflective glory of God. We too choose a veil that keeps us from experiencing the fullness of the glory of the Gospel of Jesus.
- Veiled and Dull
- Unveiled and Transformed
- Shine Boldly
Paul asks, "And who is equal to such a task?" 2Cor 2:16 and then answers it in 2Cor 3:1-6. He needs no letter of recommendation for the task, because the Corinthian Church is his letter. So we consider:
- What's in Your Letter of Recommendation?
- What Do WE Commend About Jesus?
- We Are Equal To The Task!
The great triumph of Christ puts everything we now endure into glorious perspective! It should never be watered down (even the anguish, anxieties, and persecutions), because it the most significant life we can choose.
- The Picture of Triumph
- The Smell of Triumph
- Triumph Uncut
As our church in Hampton Roads moves from its study of 1st Corinthians to 2nd Corinthians, we study the background and introduction of the second letter to the church in Corinth. This midweek lesson examines the structure of greetings in Epistles and Paul's treatment of suffering:
- Suffering's Purpose
- The Sufferers' Purpose
- The Sufferers' Comfort
Paul gives final instructions to the Corinthian Church centered with a staccato charge to:
- Be On Your Guard
- Stand Firm in the Faith
- Play the Man
- Do Everything in Love (this point is cut off in the recording)