Todays sermon tells of the greatness of Christ’s ascension and reveals how it works to our advantage that He ascends to Heaven. Are you Beholding our Arisen King?
Paul’s problems, difficulties, hardships and sufferings only served to put his reliance and trust on Christ.
Paul is determined that he must respond to his rivals boasting with his own boasts to protect his flock.
Paul prefers to use persuasion rather than rail at the Corinthians and to use reasoned arguments to coax them rather than beat them into submission.
Paul cites Scripture to encourage giving generously and freely because God loves a cheerful giver and to remind them that God provides all that is necessary for generosity.
Paul informs them of the envoys he is sending to collect and deliver the financial gift to the churches of Judea.