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A Change In Plans

Back to all sermons We Have This Treasure, a Journey Through 2 Corinthians

Date: June 11, 2017

Speaker: Jim Swaney

Series: We Have This Treasure, a Journey Through 2 Corinthians

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:12–1:24

We Have This Treasure…2 Corinthians—

“A Change In Plans”  

2 Corinthians 1:12-24


Among the many trials we face, few are more devastating than false statements made against us. They may be made against our conduct—things we didn't do; against our words—things we didn't say; or against our motives—things we didn't mean. Paul experienced all three. We see his defense in 2 Corinthians…


“Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves…with integrity and godly sincerity.”  2 Corinthians 1:12 (NIV)


But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ…was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.”  2 Corinthians 1:18-20 (NIV)



  1. There are times when defending your integrity calls for
  2. There are times when the best defense is
  3. Whether you respond assertively, or with silence, never take


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