Author Archives: John

About John

I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and has provided all of mankind with a path to peace, happiness and eternal life. These teachings are contained in the Bible, the words of which can lead anyone to find the pathway to life through Jesus Christ if they care to look and study God's word. I am writing this blog to continue my own study and journey with Christ, using it as an opportunity to capture what I have learned as I work methodically through the New Testament. Any comments would be much appreciated as I do not profess to know it all and remain open to things others have seen and been taught by the Lord. Sharing with each other is the best way we can all learn the truth of the New Covenant, so please feel free to comment on any of the posts.

Making The Gospel Free

(2 Corinthians 12:11-15) One of the great things we see in Paul was that he chose to make the gospel free to all those to whom he preached. He did not put any burdens upon any of the early churches … Continue reading

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My Power is Made Perfect in Weakness

(2 Corinthians 12:1-10) Paul boasts in this section of scripture. But his boasts are not like the boasts of most men. Here we see Paul boasting of his weaknesses and failings, not his strengths or achievements, as most men would … Continue reading

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Suffering For Christ

(2 Corinthians 11:21-33) If ever there was anyone who suffered for the sake of the Lord, it was Paul. In this section he recounts any number of personal, physical and spiritual attacks on his person, many of which could have … Continue reading

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Christian Freedom

(2 Corinthians 11:16-21) One of the worst things that can happen to a person, especially a Christian, is to brought into slavery. I am not talking about the kind of slavery we are familiar with, which is physical slavery where … Continue reading

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False Apostles

(2 Corinthians 11:7-15) We are warned many times in the Bible about false teachers, false prophets, and here Paul also warns about false apostles. Paul’s concern is that there were people going around the churches, supposedly preaching and teaching the … Continue reading

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Taught By God

(2 Corinthians 11:5-6) There is a battle raging that has been going on since the very beginnings of the church, as we can see from these words written by Paul. 5 I think that I am not in the least … Continue reading

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A Different Gospel

(2 Corinthians 11:1-4) I travel a lot each year, often going into distant cities as well as the remote towns and communities of outback Australia. In my travels I have often visited churches and listened to the messages being preached … Continue reading

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Boasting

(2 Corinthians 10:13-18) One of the things I heard years ago when I was in business, was that if you want to get ahead you had to be prepared to “blow your own horn.” To blow your own horn basically … Continue reading

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Evil Comparisons

(2 Corinthians 10:9-12) There is a failure in human nature that is highly destructive and divisive. It appears first in young children and remains with most people to some degree throughout their lives. It is the propensity for people to … Continue reading

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True Authority

(2 Corinthians 10:8) True authority is meant to be used in a manner that helps people. The power of governments and other authorities is meant to provide assistance for those who are in need. True authority should enable those who … Continue reading

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