Summary: Part B--xxiv-xxv of point 14. Paul commended his apostolic ministry to the Corinthian church thru a list of practical realities. The Practical Realities of Ministry are seen in our Ministry Commendations...
‘The Significance Of A New Creation’--XXII—2Corinthians 5:9--6:10...
14. The PRACTICAL REALITIES Of MINISTRY-B—2Corinthians 6:3-10...
Part B of point 14 in the series.
A true Christian receives a new nature in order to accomplish ministry!
*The key to our verses is 2Cor. 5:17—“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
Paul clarified the significance of being a new creation in Christ to the Corinthian church.
There is great significance to being a new creation in Christ.
14 significations/signifiers of being a new creation in Christ.
Previously we have found that A new creation is significant in its New...
5. SOUND INSANITY(5:13)Risk
12. VIEW Of VANITY(6:1)
You are a lousy cook if.…
•Your husband refers to the smoke detector as the oven timer.
•Your family automatically heads for the table every time they hear a fire siren.
•No matter what you do to it the gravy still turns bright purple.
•Anyone has ever broken a tooth eating your homemade yoghurt.
•Your kids know what "peas porridge in a pot nine days old" tastes like.
•Your son goes outside to make mud pies, the rest of the family grabs forks & follows him.
•Your kids' favorite drink is Alka-Seltzer.
•You have to buy 25 pounds of dog food twice a week for your toy poodle.
•Your kids got even with the neighborhood bully by inviting him over for dinner.
The responses of the family indicated Mom's cooking ability.
So the responses of Christian family(ministers) commend their ministries before God.
No matter what we do for a living or how we worship together corporately, much more is required to bring about the actual working of ministry than may be perceived/considered/grasped.
We will see that Paul & Timothy commended apostolic ministry to the Corinthian church thru a list of Practical Realities within which they operated.
The significance of how being a new creation in Christ is played out in the Practical Realities of Ministry.
We are going to examine the significance of these Practical Realities one-by-one in their manifestation as Commendors of God-ordained Ministry.
14—A new creation is significant in the...
PRACTICAL REALITIES Of MINISTRY-B(6:3-10)
So far we have looked at the role of...
A. OFFENSE & BLAME(6:3)...as well as...
B. MINISTRY COMMENDATIONS(6:4ff.)(CONT...)
i. (6:4)Patience—cheerful endurance & constancy
iii. Needs—forced subsistence
iv. Distresses—narrowed circumstances
v. (6:5)Stripes—officially sanctioned punishment
vi. Imprisonments—(officially sanctioned removal from society)
vii. Tumults—chaotic/unstable lifestyle
viii. Labors—physically/mentally taxing work
x. Fastings—prayer & fasting
xi. (6:6)Purity—living uprightly
xii. Knowledge—personal, of God & His way