2 Corinthians

Expected Proof of Professed Love

Jun 22

Expected Proof of Professed Love    “Shew ye the proof of your love.”— 2 Corinthians viii. 24.   IN every believer’s heart there is love to God. He cannot else be a child of God. In every Christian’s soul there is love to Jesus Christ. How could he be a Christian otherwise? As a consequence of this, in every …

2 Corinthians:8:24

A Sermon Upon One Nothing by Another Nothing

Jun 22

A Sermon Upon One Nothing by Another Nothing    “Though I be nothing.”— 2 Corinthians xii. 11.   THE divine discipline had succeeded well with the apostle Paul. There was danger of his being exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelation which he received, and therefore there was given him a thorn in the flesh, a messenger …

2 Corinthians:12:11

Faith versus Sight

Jun 22

Faith versus Sight   “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” — 2 Cor. 5:7.   I THINK the apostle is here explaining how it was he could say, that whilst lie was at home in the body, he was absent from the Lord; and through what means he felt that this was not the state in which …

2 Corinthians:5:7

Vanities and Verities

Oct 30

VANITIES AND VERITIES.   “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”— 2 Corinthians iv. 18.   THE apostle Paul was by no means a stoic. He had not conquered all human feeling, and rendered …

2 Corinthians:4:18

God’s Unspeakable Gift

Jan 08

God’s Unspeakable Gift   “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”— 2 Corinthians ix. 15.   IF you will read, at home, the chapter from which our text is taken, you will find that Paul was stirring up the Corinthians to an act of liberality. He had boasted of what they would do, and he had just a …

2 Corinthians:9:15

Christ’s Motive and Ours

Nov 29

Christ’s Motive and Ours   “For your sakes.”— 2 Corinthians viii. 9. “For his sake.”— Philippians i. 29. THE true test of any action lies in its motive. Many a deed, which seems to be glorious, is really mean and ignoble because it is done with a base intention; while other actions, which appear to be poor and paltry, …

2 Corinthians:8:9

The Best Donation

Apr 05

The Best Donation   “And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.”— 2 Corinthians viii. 5.   HERE we see the apostle Paul disappointed, though he was never discontented. God had taught him how to abound, and how to suffer need. In …

2 Corinthians:8:5

Not Sufficient, and yet Sufficient

Aug 24

Not Sufficient, and yet Sufficient   “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; hut our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”— 2 Corinthians iii. 5, …

2 Corinthians:3:5, 6

Praise for the Gift of Gifts

Jul 27

Praise for the Gift of Gifts   “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” — 2 Corinthians ix. 15   IN the chapter from, which my text is taken, Paul is stirring up the Christians at Corinth to be ready with liberal gifts for the poor saints at Jerusalem. He finishes by reminding them of a greater gift …

2 Corinthians:9:15

The Gospel of the Glory of Christ

Mar 31

The Gospel of the Glory of Christ   “The light of the glorious gospel of Christ.”—2 Corinthians iv. 4.   SHINING in the centre of the verse, like a pearl in its setting, you find these words. Literally and accurately translated, they run thus: “The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” This is the form given …

2 Corinthians:4:4