By R. Kent Hughes
In the course of Paul's ministry, Corinth was once a newly rebuilt, bustling, vital urban within the Roman Empire. It was once a spot choked with satisfaction, individualism, wealth, and non secular pluralism. No ask yourself its population held little regard for Paul's message! Sound commonly used? Our modern tradition has a lot in universal with historical Corinth. The relevance of this publication to church buildings this day is fantastic. Paul supplies strong theology that turns the values of the traditional Roman international upside-down-the grace of God, the centrality of the go, and God's strength made ideal in weak spot. He demanding situations us to dwell counterculturally. during this observation on 2 Corinthians, Pastor R. Kent Hughes rigorously examines this letter from the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth, carrying on with to supply wealthy biblical perception for the physique of Christ.
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While both minister and people suffer as they bear witness to Christ in an alien culture, there remains a distinctive role and therefore a distinctive suffering to the Christian leader. 15 Let us pray fervently and frequently for God’s ends, so that many upturned faces will give thanks for all the blessings granted us through the prayers of many. 4 Integrity and Ministry 2 CORINTHIANS 1:12 — 2:4 T here is no doubt that the Bible sets the bar high for those in spiritual leadership because sin committed by Christian leaders is in itself greater than the same sin committed by their followers.
2 Corinthians 1:12 — 2:4), he then turned in 2:5-11 to the one who attacked him, but not as we might expect. Paul pled for forgiveness for the offender because he had already suffered the discipline of the church. It had happened like this: When Paul learned from Timothy’s visit to Corinth that there were troubles in the church, Paul paid the Corinthians an unscheduled visit, presuming that he would quickly ﬁx things and be on his way. To his surprise, he was opposed to his face. Apparently a leader of the Corinthian church publicly assailed Paul while the church passively observed (cf.
Answer In briefest terms the four-part answer is this: 1. Some sins are more heinous than others due to the advantages of the offenders — “if they be of riper age, greater experience of grace, eminent for profession, gifts, place, office, guides to others, and whose example is likely to be followed by others” — their sins are more terrible. 2. Some sins are more heinous than others due to the parties they directly offend. Blasphemy of God is heinous, but also sins “against any of the saints, particularly weak brethren, the souls of them, or any other, and the common good of all or many” are particularly heinous.