Dr Phillip J Huggins Sermons

Dr Phillip J Huggins Sermons

Pastor Phil's weekly sermons from the pulpit of First Baptist Church of Rochester, PA


September 26, 2020 25 min

Sept 13, 2020      I AM AFRAID    2 Corinthians 12:19-21


Paul explained why he had gone to the extreme of boasting to edify them.  He was afraid.


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  • I am not what you wish 20b

  • Eris Strife – dissension, discord variance quarrelling, debates contention, the expression of enm...
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    Summary | A Pledge of Good Intentions | 2 Corinthians 12:14-18

    Paul is preparing the church for his third visit to Cornith. False Apostles in the church had been working against Paul. They were falsely accusing that Paul wanted money from the church, that his visit would be a burden to them.  Paul assured the church that wasn't the case. Paul wanted to invest himself in the church for their spiritual gain, not his personal gain.


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    Summary | When I am Weak, Then I am Strong | 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

    Paradise -The dream of heaven  v 1-4

    Paul Boasts of his Weakness  v 5-6  

    Pray  v 8-9

  • Thorn in the flesh to keep humble – Have no idea what that was.  Migraine headaches, eye trouble, malaria, epilepsy have all be seriously suggested
  • A messenger of Satan to buffer me – to keep me from exalting myself! Need to be careful that we do not blame everything on Satan
  • Bad things ...
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    Summary   |    A POINTED CONCLUSION   |   2 Corinthians 12:11-13

  • In this passage the Corinthians had been fooled by false apostles into thinking that Paul  was using his position to mislead and abuse the church.

  • We live in a day when nearly everyone has a problem with authority.  The situation is not much different in the church.

  • Paul dealt with this tendency in the Corinthian church by reminding them of the many sacrifices he had mad...
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    Dr Phillip J Huggins
    August 23, 2020
    Guest Speaker at Living Faith Baptist Church, Fombell, PA


    To say that I don’t struggle with it is to lie.  Some have more of a battle with anxiety than others.  For some anxiety is the besetting sin and weight that so easily hinders their running the race.  Where do I start?  How about a definition?

    I Anxiety

    A.   Webster’s Dictionary – A felling of worry, nervousness, or unease about someth...

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    What hampered the Corinthians’ open, loving response, which Paul called for in verse 13? Answer: rival suitors vied for their affections and allegiance. The Corinthians were compromising with the world, so Paul appealed to them to separate themselves to God, the way a faithful wife is separated to her husband. Today what hampers our open, loving response to Biblical truth, to Christ, to other believers?
    Answer: rival suitors vying f...

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    December 29, 2019 39 min

    Sermon Notes; Persevere 
    Today is the final service in 2019. The next time we meet will be 2020. At this time of year we evaluate what the previous year brought and what the next year will bring. Many of you have had times of lose during 2019. Marriages have broken. Family and friends have passed from this life into the next. Some have had positive changes in your life. New Friendships have developed. New positions at current employ...

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    December 22, 2019 32 min
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    Have a question related to this sermon?   You can "Ask the Pastor" at fbcrochester.com
    2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
                                                         “NO SIN TO BE SIN”
    Words cannot fully express the great worth of Christ’s work for us on the cross.  To think that He endured separation from the Father ...

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     We apologize for the poor sound quality this week. We're working on the issues!                    2 Corinthians 5:20 (KJV) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
    Ambassador for Christ
    Christ has made each of us His ambassadors here on earth.  He is no longer here in the flesh, and so now He expects us to faithfully and effectively ...

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    2 Corinthians 5:16-19 (KJV)16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;19 To ...

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    October 25, 2019 35 min

    2 Corinthians 5:11-15 (KJV)  11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober...

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    II. ACTS 13:43
    A.   Take advantage of opportunities when and if they come up
    III.             Acts 14:19
    A.   There will be opposition when you persuade men to continue in the grace of God
    B.    There will be friends when you persuade men
    C.    You persevere to persuade men
    IV.             Acts 18:4
    A.   Church founded because Paul persuade...

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    The judgement seat of Christ has received a lot of attention.  Along with truth, there is false belief and miscommunication regarding it.  Today it is my goal to support truth, clear up the miscommunication and correct the false belief.
    I.  Who will appear – We -Only Christians will appear.  Old Testament Saints, Tribulation Saints, those saved during Millennium will not appear.  Just New Testament Saints will appear
    II. It is not an...

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    Sermon Notes
                                                              ABSENT, YET AT HOME                                                                                                              2 Corinthians 5:6-9

    When doing a Bible study you look for key words or phrases that are repeated.  In our passage before us you find two phrases used twice.  In verse 6 and 8 we are to be of good courage or confident.  In those verses al...

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    It is so easy to forget how temporary this life is.  We tend to live as if nothing will ever change, as if life will keep going as it always has.  We think we will always have tomorrow.  But every now and then, reality breaks through and we see our lives for what they are:  a fleeting moment.  The Christian gospel tells us that this fleeting life on earth is not our final end.  If we are in Christ, we have a glorious de...

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    True witness for God is based on faith in God, and this faith comes from God’s Word.  Rom 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Of what was Paul so confident?  That he had nothing to fear from life or death!  He had just listed some of the trials that were a part of his life and ministry and now he was affirming that his faith gave him victory over all of them.  Note the assurances that he had b...

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    Sisram was invited to preach.  When he arrived he was jumped.  He was beaten as he would not spit on the Bible. 

    I.  Paul was sure of life

    II.  Paul was sure of what he said v13 Believe and Speak 

    III. Paul was sure of ultimate victory v14 Resurrection of Christ and Believers 

    IV.  Paul was sure God would be Glorified. v15 

    What a remarkable effect the gospel of Christ has on people – both positive and negative!  Those who mugged Sisram...

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    September 3, 2019 26 min

    Sermon Notes     Sept 1, 2019      Dr Phillip Huggins
     God never abandons His own.  For every trial there is corresponding encouragement.  The believer need never despair:  God is on His throne.  He knows our woes.  He understands our problems.  He ever, never forsakes us.  Until in His wisdom He calls us home we are His people and His delight; we revel in the certainty of His protective care.

    I.  The Power -7

         A.    We are but ea...

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    As we begin Chapter 4 Paul continued defending and explaining his ministry; focusing on the suffering he and his company experienced for Christ’s sake.  Even so, Paul was confident that this suffering would lead to his own honor, to the benefit of the Corinthians, and to God’s glory.  On side note suffering, difficulty, if will allow it, will lead to our own good, to the benefit of others and ultimately to God’s Glory.
    I.    Because...

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