2 Corinthians 1:1,6 -- Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,"made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 10 Commentary of the Bible

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Our Secret Weapons  ( 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 )  Daily Devotion

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)

The Weapons of Our Warfare  ( 2 Corinthians 10:1-4 )  Sunday Message

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Each of you must have asked yourself at some time, "What can I do about these problems that are so widespread and serious these days?" And, "How helpful can I really expect to be as an individual?"

The Scriptures have an answer to these questions. We might expect that they would, for they are designed to perfect the man of God, that he may be perfect, completely furnished unto every good work 2 Timothy 3:17). So we should expect that there would be ample guidance given in the Scriptures to enable us to handle the problems and questions which pursue us on every side.

The passage we are to center our thoughts upon these next few weeks is Second Corinthians, Chapter 10, the first six verses. Here is another of those pockets of condensed wisdom which you find frequently throughout the pages of the Scriptures, both in the Old Testament and New alike, and which it is very unwise to hasten through. This kind of a passage must be gone through slowly and thoughtfully, and, therefore, I propose that we take ample time. I want to make these messages as practical and as helpful to as many as possible.

The introduction to this section of Second Corinthians is found in Verses 1 through 4. The Apostle Paul, writing to his friends in Corinth, probably from the city of Ephesus, says.

I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ -- I who am humble when face to face with you but bold to you when I am away! -- I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of acting in worldly fashion. For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:1-4 RSV)

In these verses we have brought before us the primary theme of this section. The background of it is a challenge to the authority of the Apostle Paul by the Corinthians. There were some among them who were seeking to undermine the effect of Paul's words, both in his letters and in his preaching to them. That is not surprising for it is still going on today. There are many today who object strenuously to what he teaches. In certain circles we are told that the Apostle Paul actually changed the teachings of the Lord Jesus, and thus changed Christianity from a simple, easily understood message to a highly complicated theological treatise, difficult to understand and completely different in intent and content from that which was preached by Jesus.

Our Secret Weapons  ( 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 )  Sunday Message

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This last section of Second Corinthians contains some of the strongest language against people that the Apostle Paul uses in any of his letters. Because of the severity of that language, and the fact that it seems to contrast with some of the earlier passages in the letter where he expresses joy over the Corinthians' repentance, many scholars have felt that this is a fragment of another of his letters that has somehow been tacked onto Second Corinthians.

Bringing Thoughts into Captivity  ( 2 Corinthians 10:2-6 )  Sunday Message

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We have arrived at that magic moment called the end. This is the final message in our present series. We have been looking together at the relationship of the Christian to the struggles that occupy men in this present age; and we have been doing so in the light of the passage found in Paul's second letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 10, which deals with the weapons of our warfare and their ability to destroy strongholds.

The Methods of Madness  ( 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 )  Sunday Message

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In our present series we are facing together the truly relevant problem of how a Christian should react to the social ills and injustices of our day. I suppose there has never been a time when these disorders of society were more widespread. They press upon us every way we turn and we cannot escape them. We need therefore to find an answer to these from the Scripture and we are doing so in the light of Second Corinthians, Chapter 10, introduced in Verses 3 and 4.

Capturing by Craft  ( 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 )  Sunday Message

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We are learning now that the gospel is not only the answer to religious man's search for God, but also it is the only ultimate solution to the terrible problems of society. In this present sick world, many today are wondering if we have not already gone too far, if even the widespread demonstration of Christian love and the proclamation of the truth of God is too late to reverse the tide.

Pulling Down Strongholds  ( 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 )  Sunday Message

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In Second Corinthians 10 we are attempting to discover just what the Apostle Paul means when he says in Verses 3 and 4,

For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:3-4 RSV)

How Christians Attack  ( 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 )  Sunday Message

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We have come to a most critical point in our present series. In our study together in Second Corinthians 10, we have seen how the Apostle Paul has revealed the truth behind the problems we face in life, both individually and on the social level. These problems Paul callsstrongholds, i.e., situations where evil is entrenched and produces hard, tough, difficult problems that are not easily solved. Who of us is not aware that we have many of these abounding in life today?

The Secret Government of Earth  ( 2 Corinthians 10:5 )  Sunday Message

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It would be provincial on our part not to have some comment on the event that has occurred for which this week will be forever famous in history -- man's first trip to the moon. We cannot help but be grateful to God for the safe return of these three brave men who ventured out on this perilous journey into space. Despite all the meticulous preparation that was necessary to make this possible, still (as any of the astronauts would have been first to acknowledge), something could easily have gone wrong and these men would never have returned to earth again.

How to Spot a Phony  ( 2 Corinthians 10:7-18 )  Sunday Message

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I was wondering this week what would be the reaction here in PBC, if, this summer while I was away on vacation, some visiting speaker came in and began to suggest to this congregation that I was a religious phony, that I had been teaching you false doctrine all of these thirty years, that I have introduced some rather strange and unbiblical ideas into the congregation, and that I was out to feather my own nest. Some of you would say, "We knew that all along!

The True Evaluation  ( 2 Corinthians 10:7-18 )  Daily Devotion

But, Let him who boasts boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18)

A Woman's Worth — Ch 5: Creative Equality  ( 2 Corinthians 10:12 )  Online Book

Chapter One of the handbook for humanity written by the Spirit of God defines our identity. God could have populated the earth at once with a sea of humanity, with the infinite variety of snow-flakes, all sizes, colors, and shapes. He gave us instead a common ancestry: one man, one woman, of whom we have no physical description. The words in our image, after our likeness, indicate the spiritual nature of humanity and our implicit relationship with the Creator God. Godlikeness was his design for us, the purpose of which would be the revelation of himself.