Sermons on 2 Corinthians

Good Sorrow

Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 In writing to the church in Corinth, Paul contrasts worldly sorrow and godly sorrow. When it comes to sin, worldly sorrow is what we experience when we get “caught.” Worldly sorrow wants to blame circumstances and other people. On the other hand, godly sorrow can be at work even if no one else knows you’ve done something wrong. Godly sorrow seeks to bring restoration through repentance. Godly sorrow is even willing to take whatever penalty…

The Joy of Giving

Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 The church in Jerusalem was struggling mightily. Paul was working on collecting an offering from among the churches in Asia and Europe to help them. The church in Corinth had decided to help, but then had second thoughts. Paul’s encouragement to the Corinthians provides four powerful principles for giving. First, you get out of giving what you put into it. Next, giving must be from the heart. Third, our ability to give comes from God.…