2nd Cor. 2
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God. 2nd Cor. 2:17 NIV
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Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
Acts 20:34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2nd Cor. 2 videos-
.Main theme- forgiveness
.Lonnie from New York City- the rest of the story
.Who was the sinning brother Paul was speaking about?
.What does he say about him now?
.How were some corrupting the Word of God?
.Did Paul only reject financial support from the church at Corinth?
.Who were the other 2 churches he did this with? [As recorded in the New Testament]
.Why was he doing this?
.When he teaches on support for leaders- why does he use a seemingly obscure verse- and not the more clear passages on the Levitical priesthood and the tithe?
.Socrates and the Sophists- how does this fit with today’s teaching?
.History of the Peloponnesian wars- Athens and Sparta Peloponnesian War – Wikipedia
.Many consider Athens the 1st democracy
.What were some of the names of their warships?
.Athens held about 4,000 legal proceedings a year
.Socrates felt that the Athenians who could be ‘judge for a day’ as well as the jury- needed to be more educated- lest they make wrong decisions and convict the innocent
.Not only would the innocent be wrongly convicted- but he felt the jurors would do more damage to their own ‘souls’ in the process
.What are some of lessons we could learn from the present Covid 19 crisis?
.We all have paradigms that effect us- the way we ‘see’ things
.Another homeless friends story
.Advice for my friends struggling with addiction
1Thessalonians 2:9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
1 Cor. 9:18
PAST POSTS [These are links and parts of my past teachings that relate in some way to today’s post- verses below]
This is a Link to some of what I talked about on the video-
Though I did not teach on Recovery on the video- I asked my friends to read my teaching on Christian Recovery- so I added the link above.
2nd CORINTHIANS 2- Paul instructs the church to forgive the brother who was excommunicated earlier on [1st Corinthians] he tells them just as they were zealous to carry out the previous judgment, so now they should be willing to forgive. He says it’s possible for people to be overcome with too much sorrow. The other day I wrote a post on Obama’s green jobs czar, I felt [and still feel!] that he needed to resign, he resigned 2 days after I wrote the post. I have also seen some conservatives say good things about the man [Van Jones] that in essence he has also done some good things. But they feared that he will be tagged as this nut case who signed the 911 ‘truthers’ petition [well, he really should not have signed the thing]. The point was it’s possible to over do an attack on an individual like this, to not stop until all the czars fall type of a thing. Paul reminds us that there are times of being hard with people, but the purpose for it is too bring them to their senses. Here Paul warns against being unforgiving. He also says that when he shared Gods word with them he did not do it like others; he said they were ‘peddling/corrupting’ Gods word. This carries with it the idea that certain people/ministers were preaching for profit. Paul is not saying ‘too much profit’ he is simply saying those who were sharing the word and taking money in return. We already know that Paul’s mode of operation was to support himself when with the churches [see Acts 20] and at times he even paid the way for his fellow workers. Paul carried out the greatest apostolic ministry known to man [apart from Christ] and he did it free of charge at his own expense. Paul tells them that when he wrote to them he did it thru much affliction and difficulty. He previously spoke about God [some sites see here https://corpusoutreach.weebly.com/most-recent-posts/2nd-cor-2 ]opening up great opportunities for him, but along with the gift came a great price. Let me share a little personal stuff with you guys. My wife went to the E.R. the other day with some serious problems; she has been