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Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Do What Is Right
Scripture Text: II Corinthians 13:6-10 (next week II Corinthians 13:11-14)
I. Pass - v. 6
II. Pray - v. 7-10
There is no wisdom and no understanding, And no counsel against the Lord.
II CORINTHIANS 2:9
For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
II CORINTHIANS 7:9-10 & 12:20-21
I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances; I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.
SCRIPTURE TEXT—II CORINTHIANS 13:6-10
But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test. Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved. For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete. For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
Sermon length: 35:17