Worship Through Word
Wade Collier preached from 2 Corinthians on Living with Authority.
You can listen to his sermon here on our church podcast or watch it below.
2 Corinthians 6:1–10
“A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feel supreme love for One Whom he has never seen. Talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see. He expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another, empties himself in order that he might be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, and goes down in order to get up. He is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest, and is happiest when he feels worst. He dies so he can live, forsakes in order to have, and gives away so he can keep. He sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passes knowledge.” -A.W. Tozer
1. Respond To Grace: v. 1–3
2. Endure: v. 4–6
a. Trials of a general nature
- Afflictions or troubles are oppressive experiences that put various kinds of pressure on you.
- Hardships are difficulties that you cannot diminish.
- Distresses are situations from which you cannot escape. The Greek word pictures a person trapped in a confining place.
b. Sufferings inflicted by other people
- Stripes or beatings are punishments delivered with a whip or lash (cf. 11:24-25).
- Imprisonments in Paul's day involved confinement and extreme discomfort (cf. 11:23).
c. Hardships inflicted on self for the furtherance of the gospel
- Labors or hard work encompasses all the strenuous activities of life including manual labor.
- Watchings are sleepless nights
- Fastings or hunger refers to missed meals.
3. Speak Truth: v. 7–10