Pastor Ron Roddey
"Three Things Paul Saw"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, October 19, 2014
2nd Corinthians Chapter 6 & 7
6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye
receive not the grace of God in vain.
6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day
of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.)
6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in
much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings,
6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the
Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as
deceivers, and yet true;
6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as
chastened, and not killed;
6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich;
as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is
6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own
6:13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be
ye also enlarged.
6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what
fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness?
6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that
believeth with an infidel?
6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them,
and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God.
7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we
have defrauded no man.
7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are
in our hearts to die and live with you.
7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of
you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our
7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we
were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down,
comforted us by the coming of Titus;
7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was
comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning,
your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I
did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry,
though it were but for a season.
7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to
repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might
receive damage by us in nothing.
7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented
of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly
sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of
yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement
desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have
approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that
had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our
care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
7:13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly
the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed
by you all.
7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed;
but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which
I made before Titus, is found a truth.
7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he
remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye
7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.