The Painted Door Church - Chicago

Of Crowns and Thorns: An Insecure Apostle / 2 Corinthians 10:7-18

April 10, 2016
The Painted Door Church - Chicago
Of Crowns and Thorns: An Insecure Apostle / 2 Corinthians 10:7-18
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The Painted Door Church - Chicago
Of Crowns and Thorns: An Insecure Apostle / 2 Corinthians 10:7-18
Apr 10, 2016
Pastor Mark Bergin
The Apostle Paul cared deeply about the Christians in Corinth. He wanted them to walk in Christ, to let go of the false hopes of prestige and hedonism that so gripped their first century culture. Yet, he had a growing sense that he was losing their collective ear. How to get people to trust you again when you have hard words to speak to them? This is among the most awkward places a leader can be. And Paul's uncertainty and insecurity is apparent. Should he cite his accomplishments and credentials to assert his legitimacy and win back authority? He's not sure. Leaders never are. And that's just how God seems to like it.
Show Notes

The Apostle Paul cared deeply about the Christians in Corinth. He wanted them to walk in Christ, to let go of the false hopes of prestige and hedonism that so gripped their first century culture. Yet, he had a growing sense that he was losing their collective ear. How to get people to trust you again when you have hard words to speak to them? This is among the most awkward places a leader can be. And Paul's uncertainty and insecurity is apparent. Should he cite his accomplishments and credentials to assert his legitimacy and win back authority? He's not sure. Leaders never are. And that's just how God seems to like it.

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