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Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Bloom Where You’re Planted
Scripture Text: II Corinthians 10:13-18 (next week II Corinthians 11:1-6)
I. Planted - v. 13-14
II. Personal - v. 15-16
III. Please - v. 17-18
And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation.
I CORINTHIANS 1:29-31
So that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
I CORINTHIANS 4:1-2, 10:31
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
II CORINTHIANS 5:14-15
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
SCRIPTURE TEXT—II CORINTHIANS 10:13-18
But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you. For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ; not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you, so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another. But he who boasts is to boast in the Lord. For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.
Sermon length: 39:36