Teaching

Missing the Mark (2 Cor 2:5-11)

2 Corinthians 2:5-11 (ESV) 5 Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6 For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 So I …

Read More →

Simplicity, Integrity, and Faithfulness (2 Cor 1:12-2:4)

2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4 (ESV) 12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. 13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and understand and I hope you will …

Read More →

Strength in Weakness: Comfort for Affliction (2 Cor 1:1-11)

2 Corinthians 1:1-11 (ESV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of …

Read More →

No Temptation Has Overtaken You… (1 Cor 10:1-13)

1 Corinthians 10:1–13 (ESV) 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the …

Read More →

The End of the Matter (Eccl 12:8-14)

Ecclesiastes 12:8-14 (ESV) 8 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity. 9 Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care. 10 The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed …

Read More →

Never Try…Never Fail (Eccl 11:1-12:8)

Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 (ESV) 11 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2  Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. 3  If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or …

Read More →

I Pity the Fool (Eccl 9:13-10:20)

Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 (ESV) 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 14 There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. 15 But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom …

Read More →

I Hope You’re Happy Now (Eccl 9:1-12)

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 (ESV) 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to …

Read More →

Where’s the Justice? (Eccl 8)

Ecclesiastes 8 (ESV) 8 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. 2 I say: Keep the king’s command, because of God’s oath to him. 3 Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, …

Read More →

Too Smart For Your Own Good (Eccl 7:15-29)

Ecclesiastes 7:15–29 (ESV) 15 In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should …

Read More →
Page 2 of 72«12345»102030...Last »
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!