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Knocked Down But Not Knocked Out

So what can we expect as Christians who live in this world? Well, we can say with Jimmy Stewart, it’s a wonderful life. But it’s not an easy life.

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Why God Prefers Losers

God prefers losers who know their weakness, see their flaws, admit their mistakes, and cry out to him for help.

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:7
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Now I See

We can preach the gospel and we can pray. Satan will do all he can to keep the lost blind and confused so they cannot “see” the gospel. Only God can lift the veil and speak the words that will bring light to those who walk in darkness.

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:6
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Unfading Glory

You can have the fading glory of the law and all you’ll get for it is death and condemnation. Or you can come to Christ and you will have the unfading glory of life and righteousness forever.

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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The God-Dependent Life

While living in this flesh, we face the same limitations as others do. We keep going because our confidence is on God, not in ourselves.

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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How Do You Measure Success?

God measures our success in terms of lives changed. He’s evidently not that impressed by the size of our budget or by the stained glass in our sanctuary. The One who hung the stars in space doesn’t really care how many books we’ve written or how much money we make or whether or not we see our name in lights.

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:1-3
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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On the Victory Side

We are still the aroma of Christ to the saved and to the lost. Some believe and are saved. Others reject and are lost. That was true 2000 years ago, and it is still true today.

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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The Year of Good Riddance

Maybe we should make 2010 a Year of Good Riddance in which we say farewell to anger, bitterness, blaming, finger pointing, self-justification and a critical spirit, and ask God to grant us a fresh infusion of his grace in all of our relationships.

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:5-11
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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When You Are Misunderstood

When others twist your words, do not despair. Speak the truth, explain yourself clearly, and then entrust your future to the Lord. If we trust in him, the time of chaos will pass, and we will be stronger for having gone through the struggle.

Text: 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Why Is Life So Hard?

Don’t waste your pain. Use it to grow closer to the Lord and to his people. Use it as a means to minister to others. Our personal ministry begins as we share with others what God has shared with us.

Text: 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)