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  Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 42 mins 47 secs    
  Description: Paul makes a bold claim in this passage: that he consistently acts in ways that cause no offense to others, and that also demonstrate he is a servant of God. He backs up this claim with the evidence of his behavior and character in all sorts of difficult situations. Paul demonstrates that we can and ought to be the same Christian people no matter what happens to us, no matter what our situation is, no matter what our enemies accuse us of or do to us. We should be Christian people day-in, and day-out, no matter what.
  Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 42 mins 8 secs    
  Description: Paul's ministry, regardless of what his detractor's claimed, was motivated by deep concern for lost people and by the love Christ had for them. His message was the good news that God had acted in Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to himself. Paul had been reconciled to God and his whole life changed. That is what happens whenever a person is reconciled to God through Christ. So Paul urged the Corinthians to be fully reconciled to God. We have the same message as Paul, the good news that all who trust in Christ can be fully reconciled to God and begin to live a life where things are new.
  Date: Sunday, March 05, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 39 mins 27 secs    
  Description: The key to Paul's persistence in ministry was his focus on the things that could not be seen. Part of that unseen world, something that was so supportive to Paul, was his certainty of heaven, or eternal life with Jesus. In this passage we'll hear Paul's testimony about what lay ahead for him, and we'll hear him tell us how that expectation impacted how he lived. There is instruction for us, too, as we learn more about what lies ahead for us, and how that can change how we live today.
  Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 44 secs    
  Description: No matter where a person is involved in ministry, there will be tough times. While some in Corinth may have believed that a 'good' minister of the gospel would rarely (if ever) suffer, Paul cannot agree. He had suffered. The proof of genuine ministry is not avoidance of suffering but persistence in the midst of suffering. In 2 Corinthians 4 Paul gives us the key to persistence in ministry. We'll learn how to make sure we make it through ministry's inevitable tough times.
  Date: Sunday, February 05, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 38 mins 31 secs    
  Description: Genuine Christian ministry is focused on the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, not on laws, rules, and rituals. Paul asserts that his focus on the Holy Spirit is what is called for in new covenant ministry. Through the Holy Spirit, Paul tells us, we are empowered, given life and liberty, and transformed to become more like Jesus. As glorious as Moses and the Law were, the glory of this new covenant ministry is vastly superior.
  Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 47 mins 44 secs    
  Description: Good Christian ministry is known by the impact it has on both saved and unsaved people. Paul calls this the fragrance of Christ and explains the different effects that the aroma of correct ministry will have on each group. In other words, he gives us a 'sniff test' for ministry, one we have to pay attention to or we may make poor ministry decisions.
  Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 37 mins 28 secs    
  Description: The Corinthian church had two problems the modern church has: correcting members who hurt the church, and forgiving those who've been corrected and repent. Paul's 'sorrowful' letter had the impact he hoped it would - leading the church to correct an erring member. But the church hadn't done enough. The member had repented and they hadn't forgiven him. Paul writes to urge them to do so. Failure to forgive opened them up to the schemes of the devil, Paul warned. We learn a valuable lesson on getting ministry right from this personally difficult incident in Paul's life. There are times a church needs to administer correction, but that correction must be aimed at restoration, not punishment. That means that forgiveness should be readily available once repentance has occurred.
  Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 39 mins 17 secs    
  Description: In 2 Corinthians 1:12. Paul turns to deal with the problems he's had with the Corinthian church. One of these problems was due to misunderstanding. The Corinthians had a right to expect Paul to keep his word. Paul states that his conscience is clear in that regard, but there is more to the story. Integrity in ministry is a critical issue for Paul so he takes time to make sure they know what happened, so they will be able to trust him and his word.
  Date: Sunday, January 08, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 55 mins 56 secs    
  Description: In this first message on the book of Second Corinthians we notice right away a change in how Paul approached the Corinthian believers. As we'll discover, Paul was forced to defend his apostleship and the form of his ministry because of attacks from some in the Corinthian church. Instead of starting with thanksgiving and prayer, Paul starts with an uncharacteristic focus on himself. He talks about the depth of his suffering for Christ, and the reality of God's comfort in the midst of this. He explains that God had a bigger purpose tin allowing these things to occur. He used them to equip Paul to comfort others who were suffering as they served the Lord. We can learn five truths about suffering and God's comfort from these opening verses that apply to us today.
  Date: Monday, January 02, 2017       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 26 mins 51 secs    
  Description: As we close this series of messages on the incarnation of God in Jesus of Nazareth, we focus on the continuing importance of the incarnation. Rather than shelve thoughts about the incarnation until next Christmas, we should appreciate four ways in which the incarnation impacts our daily lives as Christians, and how it impacts our message to non-Christians.

 



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Men's and Women's Prayer Monday, January 28 @ 7:30 PM
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YEC Friday, February 1 - All Day
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YEC Friday, February 1 - All Day
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Men's Breakfast & Discipleship Saturday, February 9 @ 8:30 AM
 
 
 

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