The weekly message from Citadel Square Baptist Church - Charleston, SC
2 Corinthians | The Promise Keeper - 2 Corinthians 1:12-22
Paul hasn't done what he said he would do—promising to visit the Corinthian church. This has given an occasion for people in the church to claim Paul's unfaithful and unreliable. Paul addresses both his reputation and the reliability of the promises God makes to us in Christ, proving that though plans change, God is always reliable.
2 Corinthians | Relying on a Resurrection - 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
As Paul continues to share his experience walking with God we learn something about his weakness. Suffering and difficulty not only reveal something about God and his mercy but us and our strength. Paul shows the Corinthian church another aspect of God's preserving power when we face suffering, and how we can come to the aid of those who suffer for the cause of Christ in our day.
2 Corinthians | The God of All Comfort - 2 Corinthians 1:1-7
Suffering. No one asks for it, and no one likes it. In the opening verses of 2 Corinthians, Paul shows us that when we suffer and experience the hardships that come with life as a Christian, we can be sure to experience two significant realities. First, God comforts and cares for us, and second, God has a purpose for our pain.
Ecclesiastes | Good Nails - Ecclesiastes 12:8-14
"The end of the matter has been heard." With these words, Solomon closes his meditation on life under the sun. His counsel, spanning both Old and New Testament realities, provides the blueprint for building a life of strength, wisdom, and dignity as we look to our future. In short, "...build your house on the rock."
Ecclesiastes | Make the Most of It - Ecclesiastes 11:8-12:7
Through Solomon's searching, examining, and evaluation, we have learned what it means to live well. In the final chapter of this book, Solomon turns his eye to what it means to die well. How do we live with the end in mind? Our Creator strengthens and guides our final years through knowledge before we see Him face to face.
Easter | A Sinner Restored - John 21:15-17
In one of the most personal moments of Jesus's post-resurrection appearances, we consider the restoration of Peter. Peter, a man humbled and embarrassed, finds hope, a future, and comfort in a conversation with Jesus who knows all of Peter's story and chooses to restore him for a life of useful ministry