The Master’s Class, Summit Church
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEW HOUSE? (2 Cor. 5:1-5)

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEW HOUSE? (2 Cor. 5:1-5)

March 19, 2012

What is going to happen to you the moment after you die? 

Contrary to popular belief, it is not the end of your existence.  Those that believe this to be true, do so only because they don't want to accept God's absolute truths about right and wrong. 

As believers, God has promised us that we will be with Him after our death on earth.  This body is a temporary house for our soul and spirit.  It is the body that goes into the grave to wait on the resurrection, our soul and spirit go to be with God. 

In this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 5:1-5, Paul tells us that God has already prepared a house for our soul and spirit to dwell in. 

Listen and sing God's praises as we learn about the wonderful house that God has prepared for us immediately after our death.

TO BELIEVE IN THE THINGS UNSEEN (2 Cor. 4:13-18)

TO BELIEVE IN THE THINGS UNSEEN (2 Cor. 4:13-18)

March 12, 2012

It is human nature to trust only those things that we can see, feel or touch. 

In this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 4:13-18, Paul is going to challenge the believer on where their focus is.  Is it on the current circumstances they find themselves in, or is it on the eternal promises of God's Word? 

Does their comfort come from the unseen Jesus, or the physical trappings of religion? 

Rejoice and listen as Paul describe how our strength lies in the eternal things that are unseen versus the temporary things that seen.

THE SECRET TO A VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIFE (2 Cor. 4:7-12)

THE SECRET TO A VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIFE (2 Cor. 4:7-12)

March 5, 2012

Jesus tells believers two things about persecution.  The first is that you will be persecuted and hated by an unbelieving world.  The second is that Christ will provide you victory over that persecution and hatred.

In this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 4:7-12, Paul tells us the secret of living a victorious Christian life.  Listen and rejoice as you discover the meaning, and the power, of God working through, and in, you to make you victorious.

THE LIGHT THAT IS JESUS CHRIST (2 Cor. 4:3-6)

THE LIGHT THAT IS JESUS CHRIST (2 Cor. 4:3-6)

February 27, 2012

Where can you find real truth? 

 

What are the absolute truths about right and wrong, good and evil?

 

The educational system and the liberal media would tell you that they are anything you want them to be, that there are no absolute truths about right and wrong.  But they are deceiving you.  People have been searching for the answers to these questions since the beginning of time. 

 

They have tried atheism.  Atheism teaches that all of this marvelous creation was just an accident, a random chance event.  There is no truth to be found in atheism.

 

They have tried philosophy.  Philosophy can teach you more and more about nothing, but there is no real truth to be found in philosophy.

 

They have tried false religions.  Satan absolutely loves false religion.  He is the master at making people believe just about anything you can imagine.  He would tell you that salvation can be found in ritual, ceremony, good works, and membership in a church.  Yet, there is no truth to be found in false religion.

 

So where can you turn to find truths in a dark and blinded world? 

 

In the light that is Jesus Christ.  He alone has the words of eternal life, the truth about right and wrong, love and grace, mercy and forgiveness.

 

Listen and rejoice as Paul describes how Satan has blinded the world to the light that is Jesus Christ in this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 4:3-6.

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD (2 Cor. 3:17 to 4:2)

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD (2 Cor. 3:17 to 4:2)

February 21, 2012

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of grace. It is unique from the religions of the world in that it does not require a person to live by a set of rules to obtain salvation.

When other religions say do this, Christ says done.

Christ has already done all of the work for your salvation. All you have to do is call upon the name of Lord Jesus Christ and accept the salvation that He has provided. This is the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ that is preached by every Christian in the way they live their lives and the words that they say.

Rejoice as Paul tells us about God's grace and our release from the legalist's rules and rituals in this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 3:17-4:2

THE MINISTRY IS SPIRITUAL, NOT LEGAL (2 Cor. 3:6-16)

THE MINISTRY IS SPIRITUAL, NOT LEGAL (2 Cor. 3:6-16)

February 13, 2012

Does your religion have you bound by a list of do's and don'ts? 

Is your eternal destiny decided by ritual ceremonies, membership in a certain church, or a faith based on the good that you do being more than the bad things you have done? 

There is a better answer.  There is a certain answer.  You can have a faith based on a personal relationship with God.  Not works, not rituals, not obeying certain rules, simply a relationship with the one true almighty God of the universe.  

Listen and rejoice as Paul tells us of the greater glory of the grace of God in this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 3:6-16.

THE NEW TESTAMENT MINISTRY (2 Cor. 2:14 to 3:5)

THE NEW TESTAMENT MINISTRY (2 Cor. 2:14 to 3:5)

February 6, 2012

Do pastors get discouraged preaching week after week with no response to the invitation call? 

Do missionaries question if they are making any impact at all in a land that hates Christianity? 

Do Christians feel impotent when their family members reject their attempts at telling them about Christ? 

Of course, the answer is yes to all of these questions.  But Paul tells us in this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 2:14 through 3:5 that we are ALWAYS  triumphant in our efforts in Christ to spread the savor, or the knowledge of Christ.  

Not just some of the time, but always and in all places. 

Listen and rejoice as Paul tells us how the ministry of the New Testament is victorious in Christ.

THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS (2 Cor. 2:5-13)

THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS (2 Cor. 2:5-13)

January 30, 2012

Do you know how to discern God's will and then apply it to your life? 

In this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 2:5-13 Paul describes how the Holy Spirit leads us.  

How He leads us in dealing with those believers that have strayed from the will of God.  

How the Holy Spirit works in conviction of the fallen brother, and how He leads us in our efforts to reconcile that fallen brother.  

How He leads us in the path that we are to travel.  

How He leads us as He opens doors for our lives and He closes doors for our lives. 

Listen and learn how to discern God's will for your life.

THE THREEFOLD WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2 Cor. 1:21 to 2:4)

THE THREEFOLD WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2 Cor. 1:21 to 2:4)

January 22, 2012

Have you been signed, sealed, and delivered, by the Holy Spirit of God? 

Is the Holy Spirit of God living in your heart today?  

In this lesson Paul provides us a description of the threefold work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the believer.  

He will describe the Holy Spirit as God's symbol of the integrity of His promises to us.  

He will describe the Holy Spirit as our Comforter, and our Enabler.  He gives us God's endorsement, and His endowment.  

We will also discuss the four ministries of the Holy Spirit that occur at the time of the believer's acceptance of Christ as their Savior.  These four ministries are the regeneration, the indwelling, the sealing, and the baptism, of the believer by the Holy Spirit.  

Listen to this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 1:21 to 2:4 and learn about the work of the Holy Spirit in your heart.

THE SIGNFICANCE OF GOD’S COMFORT (2 Cor. 1:6-20)

THE SIGNFICANCE OF GOD’S COMFORT (2 Cor. 1:6-20)

January 15, 2012

In this lesson Paul provides us a description of the significance of God's comfort.  Paul understands God's comfort because he has experienced it in his own life.  Paul describes the depths of despair that God rescued him from.  

The significance of God's comfort is that He is with us always.  He is unchanging, and He is trustworthy to be with us as believers through all of the trials that God allows into our lives. 

Paul concludes his discussion on God's comfort in this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 1:6-20.

THE SCOPE AND STRENGTH OF OUR COMFORT (2 Cor. 1:4-5)

THE SCOPE AND STRENGTH OF OUR COMFORT (2 Cor. 1:4-5)

January 9, 2012

If you are facing a trial in your life, if you have a heart burdened with sorrow and pain, God is the one that can truly provide comfort to you.

 

Are you lonely?  Do you feel abandoned? God understands this type of suffering and He provides comfort for you.  God provides comfort for our emotional suffering. 

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Are you suffering from physical pain, disease, a physical or mental handicap?  God understand this type of suffering as well and God provides comfort for our physical suffering.

 

Are Satan and his demons attacking you in the work that you are doing for the Lord?  Is Satan trying to discourage you, to detract you from accomplishing God’s will for your life?  Then God has the comfort that you need.  God provides comfort for our spiritual suffering.

 

As the God of all comfort God provides for all of our suffering, no matter what type it is. 

 

How do we know that He can?  Because the best person to provide comfort to someone who is suffering is someone who has suffered that same type of tragedy or pain in their lives.  In this study we are going to show how God knows what we are suffering because of the suffering that He has endured.

INTRODUCTION AND GREETINGS (2 Cor. 1:1-3)

INTRODUCTION AND GREETINGS (2 Cor. 1:1-3)

January 2, 2012

 With this lesson we begin a new study in the book of 2 Corinthians.  In this verse-by-verse study of 2 Cor. 1:1-3 Paul defines his commission and his authority, and then begins to describe the wonderful comfort that is the believer's from the God of all comfort. 

Listen and rejoice as Paul describes God the Father as the God of all comfort and the only place that true comfort can be found.

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