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2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church

Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca

It is our resolve at Covenant URC to truly hold the Three Forms of Unity as reflecting the Word of God and promote these in our congregation. May the Lord keep us faithful to this task. As the Belgic Confession mentions the marks of the true church are: the pure preaching of the gospel, the right use of the sacraments, and the practice of church discipline. Services are in English Language.



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2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jul 24, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Why a New Creation? II. Jesus Christ – the fountain of a New Creation III. The Way to a New Creation in Christ IV. The Way of a New Creation in Christ Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/Bbdl3ZMFDYk Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 King James […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jul 17, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Ezekiel 37:11-14, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Garment of Earth II. Garment from Heaven III. Guarantee of the Spirit Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/YUlAuOSJJaU Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 37:11-14 King James Version (KJV) 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jul 3, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Psalm 116:1-10, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Look with Fixed Eyes OUTWARD 13-15 II. Spirit of Faith Results in Renewal INWARD 16-18 III. Spirit of Faith Looks UPWARD 5:1 Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/-hnhwttgAjM Scripture Reading: Psalm 116:1-10 King James Version (KJV) 1 I love the Lord, because he […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 26, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Judges 6:7-16, 7:15-21; 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Clay Carrying Glory 7 II. Cracking the Clay 8-10 III. Life Communicated thru Death 11-12 Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/uHaI1Vom2dU Scripture Reading: Judges 6:7-16 King James Version (KJV) 7 And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 19, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Isaiah 59:20-60:3, 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Perishing While Veiled II. Preaching of Light III. Penetration of Light Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/i-89zxDMbYQ Scripture Reading: Isaiah 59:20-60:3 King James Version (KJV) 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 12, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:1-21 Preacher: Rev. Gary Findley Sermon Outline Introduction I. Reconciling Purpose II. Resident Peace III. Regenerating Power Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/SPV0V1IgYlU Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:1-21 King James Version (KJV) 1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 5, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-9, 2 Corinthians 4:1-3 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Received Mercy 1 II. Removed Deceit 2a III. Revelation Manifested 2b IV. Recognition Prevented 3 Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/6PtS7LtKEVM Scripture Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9 King James Version (KJV) 6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
May 22, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Exodus 34:27-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12-16 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Donned Then 12-13 II. Unlifted Now 14-15 III. Taken Away in Christ 16 Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/qxDznq7NW8U Scripture Reading: Exodus 34:27-35 King James Version (KJV) 27 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
May 15, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:6-11 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Two Covenants 6 II. Two Sanctions 7-9 III. Two Glories 10-11 Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/8gkj5EfplEI Scripture Reading: Exodus 24:1-11 King James Version (KJV) 24 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the Lord, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
May 1, 2017 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Scripture: Ezekiel 36:22-28, 2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Letters of Commendation 2:17-3:3 II. Letters of Christ 3:3-5 III. Letters from the New Covenant 3:4-6 Conclusion Sermon Video https://youtu.be/woSzKyY7WXo Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 36:22-28 King James Version (KJV) 22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Oct 4, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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We are coming close to wrapping up our study of the end times or eschatology. We continue now with the theme of sojourning through this world. You would think that once you have Christ this life is easy without much hardship. If we experience hardship as a Christian does that mean we are failing? How […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Sep 27, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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The Corinthian church has made the apostle Paul’s life difficult. It seems that it would be easy for the apostle Paul to forget about this church or to make another church his priority. The apostle Paul might be tempted to just tell this church to take a hike, and forget about his visit. However, Paul […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Sep 20, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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The apostle Paul is upset with the Corinthian church, and is afraid that when he comes to the church he will be grieved by the congregation. What is the issue that will grieve the apostle Paul? Is it that they have slandered him? Is it that they have turned from Paul? How can Paul be […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Sep 13, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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There is no doubt that John the baptist is a prophet. He is the last prophet called by the Lord, and he closes the Old Testament canon. It must have been a joy to be John as he is a prophet who sees the substance of the message he brings to the people. If this […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Sep 6, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Merriam Webster states that A fool can be described as "a person lacking in judgement or prudence." If this is a true definition, then why would anyone want to be a fool? Who determines who is a fool and who is not a fool? What is the standard by which someone is defined as a […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Aug 30, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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We tell our children that they should not call one another fools. In fact, when Christ walked this earth he rebukes and gives a stern warning to anyone who would dare call someone a fool. If this is so bad then why does Paul celebrate his foolishness? What is good about being a fool? Why […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Aug 9, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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We believe that God has created each of us with different skills, talents, and gifts. It is not encouraged that we compare ourselves to one another as we can be swelled with pride or grow discouraged. We ought to live unto Christ and compare ourselves to His royal standard. If this is true, then why […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jul 26, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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If there was a weapon that could destroy and level the strongest fortresses and defenses of the enemy it would be sold for top dollar. One would wonder what kind of armor it would have, what kind of stealth qualities, or how much fire power it would have. What if this weapon was invisible and […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 28, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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The apostle Paul seems to holding forth for us a simple formula that the more you give the more you will receive from the Lord. Is this what Paul is saying? Is this what He is teaching? Is Paul defining wealth in a different terms than we understand or read into the text? Or is […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 21, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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As Christians we know that we do not live our lives to please people, but to please the Lord. As this is true why does Paul say that in the process of taking the collection he desires to be honorable in the face of man? Does this mean that the Corinthian church is to give […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 14, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Paul exhorts the Corinthians to excel in this grace as well. He gives this exhortation in the context of the offering collected for the Jerusalem churches. Is Paul holding forth some sort of program that guarantees that as the Corinthians give they will receive more grace? Is he promising that the more we give to […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Jun 7, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Paul and the Corinthian church have had their struggles. Paul writes 2 Corinthians to help the church see the nature of suffering, valuing things in light of Christ, and seeing the centrality of the apostolic gospel. Now, Paul speaks of the joy of the Lord, and in particular the joy of seeing the Corinthians repent […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
May 31, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Do you remember when King David desired to build a house for the Lord? The Lord would not let him build a house. However, the Lord covenanted to put one of David’s servants on the royal throne forever. The Lord will plant his people in a place forever. Israel does not dwell in the land […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
May 17, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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The Corinthian church continues to challenge Paul’s credentials as an apostle. It seems that Paul experiences too much suffering to be blessed by the Lord. How does Paul continue to develop his defense as an apostle? Does he counteract them by showing his blessing? Why would his suffering lend credibility to His apostolic ministry? On […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
May 10, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Many times when we make the case that the church is the new Israel we might think of Ephesians 2-3 where Paul speaks of the mystery of the gentiles coming into the house of God, and the house of God being one house. However, in a sense we can see the Apostle Paul’s ministry as […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Apr 19, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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If you ever watch the antique road show on PBS you know how much people value the appraisal of the expert. Sometimes on the show people take what they deem to be junk to the antique auction, and are surprised to find out that their "junk" can fetch a hefty dollar at auction. It is […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Apr 12, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Thank you for downloading our sermon preached on Sunday, April 11, 2010. We know that we are those who are not going to dwell on this earth forever. In fact, Genesis 5 makes the mortality of man very clear by continuing to repeat the words, "and he died." Man will not establish an eternal legacy […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Mar 22, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless under the sun. If we walked around saying this all the time we probably would not be asked to be people’s dinner guest’s very often. Yet, these words are a paraphrase of the opening of the book of Ecclesiastes. In what sense is it true that everything is meaningless? How […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Mar 15, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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When the Lord created the world he commanded, and the world came into existence. That is a remarkable presentation of the glory, the power, and the kingly authority of our God. Is there anything today that even comes close to this incredible demonstration of his power? How does our conversion demonstrate this glory? How does […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Mar 8, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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There are people in Corinth who seriously doubt the credibility of the apostle Paul. The apostle has defended his apostolic office by appealing to his suffering, but now he moves to the nature of glory. Why is glory so important? In what sense do we have glory now? How can we have glory in the […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Mar 1, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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The apostle Paul knows that we do not ask Jesus into our heart. In fact, the door to Paul’s heart was kicked open, Paul was bought to his knees, and Paul was claimed as a prisoner of God’s holy war by the risen Christ. How does this seem to influence Paul’s thought? How does this […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Feb 22, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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Paul states that he is on a triumphal procession. This is interesting language on the apostle’s part because the Corinthian church would understand this language clearly. It would shock this church to hear about this weak apostle glorying in his being lead in a triumphal procession. Do we really understand this imagery? Do we want […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Feb 15, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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The apostle Peter asks the Lord an interesting question prior to Christ going to the cross. Peter wants to know how many times he should forgive his brother who offends him. The Lord tells him 7 times 77, basically saying that the number of times is infinite. Christ then speaks of church discipline in the […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Feb 8, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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In our day and age if one is perceived as flip flopping on various issues their leadership credibility is called into question. We wonder if the person is fit for public office. The Apostle Paul is accused of something similar. It seems that there are some in Corinth who doubt the credibility of the apostle […]
2 Corinthians Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
Feb 1, 2010 Covenant United Reformed Church - CURC Fresno/Clovis, Ca
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If you asked someone about the measure of success they would probably talk about how much was accomplished in a lifetime. One would probably tally finished goals. The other thing would be how much good, profit, or amount of people benefited by those successful goals. One would not consider suffering as a mark of success. […]