At the end of this first section of 2 Corinthians Paul chooses to rejoice in the progress of the Corinthian church. He finds joy despite affliction, joy in Titus and his good news, joy in their changed lives, and joy in their strengthened relationship. Can you find joy in all circumstances. Content and certain of…
Because of what God has done for us. We now have been given a ministry of our own. The ongoing ministry of reconciliation. Let’s be grateful for the work of Christ on the cross and responsible for continuing his ministry to those outside of Christ. Our goal is to represent Christ well. Being his ambassador…
Our earthly bodies are not meant to last but there is more to come for our bodies and God even has a plan for us while we are still on this planet! So live now in light of our future glory!
Paul didn’t fear suffering. He understood that God was ultimately in control and that through suffering Christ was revealed and others were encouraged to spread the good news! We can take advantage of the opportunity of suffering! It’s our great privilege to suffer for Jesus. Let’s suffer well!
Paul has a ministry to faithfully share the good news about Jesus. He does so trusting God for the results. Knowing he is just a broken vessel filled with God’s power. And if you notice…He keeps it simple. And we should too!
The proof of Paul’s authority and effectiveness in ministry was the Corinthian church itself. Their changed lives were evidence of God’s work through Paul. Is the Spirit actively working in your life? Is there proof? And if so…be bold! Share the gospel with confidence that God is working!
Paul had pure motives in his dealings with the Corinthian church. His change of plans was not frivolous or self serving but for their benefit. What about our motives? When called into question how do our motives stand up?