Resources from 2 Corinthians

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

High Doctrine

Jun 3      I would have you look on this text as being a summary of all the things which we have preached to you these years. It has been my endeavour, constantly and continually, to maintain that salvation is of God's good will, and not of man's free will; that man is nothing, and that Jesus Christ is both Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the...

2 Corinthians 5:18

Christ—Our Substitute

Apr 15 Sometime ago an excellent lady sought an interview with me, with the object as she said, of enlisting my sympathy upon the question of "Anti-Capital Punishment." I heard the excellent reasons she urged against hanging men who had committed murder, and though they did not convince me, I did not seek to answer them. She proposed that when a man committed murder, he should be confined for life. My remark was,...

2 Corinthians 5:21

Self-Examination

Oct 10 I had intended to address you this morning from the third title given to our blessed Redeemer, in the verse we have considered twice before—"Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God;" but owing to excruciating pain and continual sickness, I have been unable to gather my thoughts together, and therefore I feel constrained to address you on a subject which has often been upon my heart and not unfrequently upon my lips, and concerning which,...

2 Corinthians 13:5

The Condescension of Christ

Sep 13      The apostle, in this chapter, was endeavoring to stir up the Corinthians to liberality. He desired them to contribute something for those who were the poor of the flock, that he might be able to minister to their necessities. He tells them, that the churches of Macedonia, though very much poorer than the church at Corinth, had done even beyond their means for the relief of the Lords...

2 Corinthians 8:9

Substitution

Jul 19      A book is the expression of the thoughts of the writer. The book of nature is an expression of the thoughts of God. We have God's terrible thoughts in the thunder and lightning; God's loving thoughts in the sunshine and the balmy breeze; God's bounteous, prudent, careful thoughts in the waving harvest and in the ripening meadow. We have God's brilliant thoughts in the wondrous scenes which are...

2 Corinthians 5:21