What Is Honorable
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WHAT IS HONORABLE
Speaker: Pastor Keith GoulletteSpeaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Do What Is Honorable
Scripture Text: II Corinthians 8:16-24 (next week: II Corinthians 9:1-5)
I. Seriousness - v. 16-17
II. Sight - v. 18-23
III. Show - v. 24
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.
ROMANS 12:17, 14:17-18
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
I CORINTHIANS 16:3-4
When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
II CORINTHIANS 8:4, 6
Begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints.
So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.
SCRIPTURE TEXT—II CORINTHIANS 8:16-24
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus. For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord. We have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread through all the churches; and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness, taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift; for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. We have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested and found diligent in many things, but now even more diligent because of his great confidence in you. As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ. Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
Sermon length: 34:34