The Pastor’s Desk

THANKS BE TO GOD FOR EARNEST CARE

2Co 8:16-18  “ But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you. And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;” … Continue reading THANKS BE TO GOD FOR EARNEST CARE

FIRST A WILLING MIND

2Co 8:12-15  “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, … Continue reading FIRST A WILLING MIND

YE KNOW THE GRACE OF OUR LORD

2Co 8:9-11  “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be … Continue reading YE KNOW THE GRACE OF OUR LORD

AND THIS THEY DID

2Co 8:5-8  “And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God. Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also. Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, … Continue reading AND THIS THEY DID

ABUNDANCE OF JOY AND DEPTH OF POVERTY

2Co 8:1-4  “Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they … Continue reading ABUNDANCE OF JOY AND DEPTH OF POVERTY

WE WERE COMFORTED IN YOUR COMFORT

2Co 7:13-16  “Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so … Continue reading WE WERE COMFORTED IN YOUR COMFORT

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