Cornerstone Baptist Church, 455 Hands Mill
Hwy, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Pastor Ron Roddey
"Do You Know Him?"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, December 19, 2021
2nd Corinthians Chapter 8 & John Chapter 1
8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do
you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and
their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were
willing of themselves;
8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take
upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to
the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also
finish in you the same grace also.
8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and
knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound
in this grace also.
8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of
others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was
rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might
8:10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have
begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
8:11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to
will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that
a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
8:14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a
supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your
want: that there may be equality:
8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he
that had gathered little had no lack.
8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of
Titus for you.
8:17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his
own accord he went unto you.
8:18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel
throughout all the churches;
8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel
with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the
same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
8:20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is
administered by us:
8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but
also in the sight of men.
8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved
diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great
confidence which I have in you.
8:23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper
concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of
the churches, and the glory of Christ.
8:24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your
love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
1:1 In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that
1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men
through him might believe.
1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the
1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew
1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God.
1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and
1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I
spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus
1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in
the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites
from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not.
Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
1:22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to
them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight
the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
1:24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou
be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth
one among you, whom ye know not;
1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's
latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was
1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the
Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred
before me: for he was before me.
1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel,
therefore am I come baptizing with water.
1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven
like a dove, and it abode upon him.
1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same
said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining
on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
1:35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What
seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted,
Master,) where dwellest thou?
1:39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and
abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew,
Simon Peter's brother.
1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have
found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou
art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by
interpretation, A stone.
1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth
Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
1:44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of
whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the
son of Joseph.
1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of
Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
1:48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and
said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig
tree, I saw thee.
1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God;
thou art the King of Israel.
1:50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee
under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than
1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye
shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon
the Son of man.
Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
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