Loving Father – Part 1
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LOVING FATHER - PART 1
Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Listen Up!
Scripture Text: II Corinthians 11:1-6 (next week II Corinthians 11:7-15)
I. Observation - v. 1-4
II. Outfitted - v. 5-6
I CORINTHIANS 1:17, 3:1-3
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
II CORINTHIANS 4:3
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
GALATIANS 1:6, 8
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel.
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
I THESSALONIANS 3:5
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
SCRIPTURE TEXT—II CORINTHIANS 11:1-6
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles. But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
Sermon length: 41:29