The Pastor’s Desk

YE SORROWED AFTER A GODLY SORT

2Co 7:11-12  “For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. Wherefore, though … Continue reading YE SORROWED AFTER A GODLY SORT

THAT YE SORROWED TO REPENTANCE

2Co 7:8-10  “For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made … Continue reading THAT YE SORROWED TO REPENTANCE

EXCEEDING JOYFUL IN TRIBULATION

2Co 7:4-7  “Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that … Continue reading EXCEEDING JOYFUL IN TRIBULATION

TO DIE AND LIVE WITH YOU

2Co 7:1-3  “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that … Continue reading TO DIE AND LIVE WITH YOU

BE YE SEPARATE

2Co 6:17-18  “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” In the verses immediately prior to these, Paul has told us … Continue reading BE YE SEPARATE

BE YE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED

2Co 6:14-16  “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of … Continue reading BE YE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED

OUR HEART IS ENLARGED

2Co 6:11-13  “O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.” Paul has spent several verses in this chapter describing to the … Continue reading OUR HEART IS ENLARGED

AS SORROWFUL, YET ALWAY REJOICING

2Co 6:9-10  “As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.” Paul speaks to us in the previous verses of this chapter about situations we may find ourselves in … Continue reading AS SORROWFUL, YET ALWAY REJOICING

BY THE HOLY GHOST, BY THE POWER OF GOD

2Co 6:6-8  “By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;” In the … Continue reading BY THE HOLY GHOST, BY THE POWER OF GOD

APPROVING OURSELVES AS THE MINISTERS OF GOD

2Co 6:4-5  “But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;” In the previous verses, Paul has instructed that, as workers together with God’s help, we are to not give (intend) offense in … Continue reading APPROVING OURSELVES AS THE MINISTERS OF GOD