Contributed on Jun 18, 2009
It is not we who possess anything of lasting value; no matter what we possess it is Christ who possess us!
The Paradox of Possession, II Corinthians 6:1-13 Series Introduction, “An Upside-Down Kingdom” In Isaiah 52:13-53:12, known as Isaiah’s fourth servant song, the prophet describes what is known as Isaiah’s “suffering servant.” This verse is filled with language of “substitution.” The passage, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2009
The paradox of wealth is that no matter what we own; the Lord is the source of it all! First fruits are the Lord’s
The Paradox of Wealth, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Introduction In today’s Scripture reading, we pick up on a similar theme. This is only once complete chapter away from the passage we examined last week. Now we pick up on the Apostle Paul instructing the Corinthian Church with regard to generosity ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2009
The greatest power is that of Christ working in us.
The Paradox of Power, II Corinthians 12:2-10 Introduction French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said, “I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests – and it was not there. I ...read more