In Paul's letter to the Philippians we see that involvement is God's mission is not just for the experts. Everyone who has been saved by the gospel can partner in gospel ministry. We do this through proclamation, prayer, and practical and financial support of missionaries
The world is a complex, beautiful and chaotic place that can be sometimes be so overwhelming seems easiest just to ignore it. But God's desire for his people throughout history is so much more than that. We are His treasured possession, priestly kingdom and holy people, with a profound global purpose.
As Paul prepares to visit Corinth a third time he is at pains to let them know that in coming to them again, the only reason he wants to come at all is because he genuinely and truly loves them. This sermon explores the basis and power for Paul’s rich love and grace towards the church in Corinth, even in weakness, and the way this shapes and transforms our relationships with one another.
Being attacked by someone else is always hard, but it’s even harder when the attack really hits home at the point of my weakness. The inevitable temptation is to respond defensively. But Paul finds another way. This sermon digs into where he gets the spiritual power for that radically different response.