Resources from 2 Corinthians

Is Conversion Necessary?

Jul 19 A FEW days ago I was preaching in Lancashire upon the putting away of sin by our Lord Jesus, and the consequent peace of conscience enjoyed by the believer. In the course of the sermon I related my own conversion, with the view of showing that the simple act of looking to Jesus brought peace to the soul. Now, the diocese of Manchester is presided over by a bishop who...

2 Corinthians 5:17

God Beseeching Sinners by His Ministers

Jul 27 MAN became God’s enemy wantonly, without the slightest offence given on God’s part, but man did not make advances towards reconciliation, or express regret because peace was broken. The first overtures for peace are not made by man the offender, but by our aggrieved and offended God. Hence our text begins with the declaration, “All things are of God.” Reconciliation of man to his Maker is never achieved by man,...

2 Corinthians 5:18-21

The Thorn in the Flesh

Dec 8 MANY persons have a morbid desire to roll up the curtain, and gaze upon the secret lives of eminent personages. Paragraphs detailing the private habits of public men are delicacies for such minds. Books stuffed with idle gossip and the merest trash are sure of a wide circulation, if they tell how princes ate, how warriors drank, how philosophers slept, or how senators arranged their hair. For once we are...

2 Corinthians 12:7, 8, 9

The Great Assize

Aug 25 THIS morning we preached concerning the resurrection of the dead, and it seems consistent with order to carry forward our thoughts this evening, to that which follows immediately after the resurrection, namely: the general judgment; for the dead rise on purpose that they may be judged in their bodies. The Resurrection is the immediate prelude to the Judgment. There is no need that I try to prove to you from...

2 Corinthians 5:10

The Glorious Hereafter and Ourselves

Jan 22 IT is a very comforting thing to be able to see the work of God in our own hearts. We can clearly enough perceive the effects of the fall, the workings of our inward corruption are always sufficiently perceptible. We have not to search long for the foul handiwork of Satan within us, for his temptations vex us day by day, and too often wound us to our hurt. The...

2 Corinthians 5:5

The Believer a New Creature

Jul 18 THIS text is exceedingly fall of matter, and might require many treatises, and even multitudes of folios, to bring forth all its meaning. Holy Scripture is notably sententious. Human teachers are given to verbiage; we multiply words to express our meaning, but the Lord is wondrously laconic; he writeth as it were in shorthand, and gives us much in little. One single grain of the precious gold of Scripture may...

2 Corinthians 5:17

A Cheerful Giver Beloved of God

Aug 27 I AM most anxious, dear friends, to make full proof of my ministry, and in this one respect especially, that I may address you upon all parts of God’s word, and not be found guilty of confining myself to one set of topics, for certainly this, although it might be pleasant, would not be profitable to you. I would fain, if I had my choice, constantly preach upon the doctrine...

2 Corinthians 9:7

Now

Dec 4 WE frequently hear the question discussed as to which are the best times. Some are perpetually singing the praises of the “good old times;" though, if one reads the page of history, it does not appear that the old times deserve any very special praise, unless oppression, ignorance, persecution, and abundant suffering deserve to be the theme of son. It is the common habit of the fathers, with tears in...

2 Corinthians 6:2

The Power of Prayer and the Pleasure of Praise

May 3 THE apostle Paul had, by singular providences, been delivered from imminent peril in Asia. During the great riot at Ephesus, when Demetrius and his fellow shrine-makers raised a great tumult against him, because they saw that their craft was in danger, Paul’s life was greatly in jeopardy, so that he writes, “ We were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life ’ The apostle...

2 Corinthians 1:11-12

To Die or Not to Die!

Aug 11 I once heard two good men holding a dialogue with one another. I should not like to have the task of saying which I thought the better man of the two. I believe them both to be sincere followers of the Saviour, and both of them I think have a good hope through grace. One of them said he should be glad to go to heaven; he wished that his...

2 Corinthians 5:8