In the past 24 months, Americans have “endured” all manner of stress, distress, uncertainty, confusion, mis-information, and more. As believers, where are we to find comfort from all this? Pastor Mike reminds us from 2 Corinthians, that St Paul was no stranger from difficulties and stress, but that he also has a source of comfort.
The Lion King – this movie might date you… But Pastor MIke did reference it to make the point that Christians need to remember, need to be reminded, who we are as children of God. As members of God’s family. And that once we remember that, that we are expected to be ambassadors for God, to plead with those who have not yet come to faith, to be reconciled with the God who is waiting to have the relationship restored.
Reconciliation. That is a word we might not hear that often. It comes from “reconcile”, which might be defined as “making two things to come into agreement”. When a relationship is broken, “reconciliation” is what needs to happen to bring the two parties back into a positive relationship.
St Paul encouraged the believers in Corinth and he encourages us today to “Keep the Faith”; Do not lose heart!
It feels like being a “generous giver” is an accepted mantra of Christianity. In today’s sermon, Pastor Dan sheds light on a text that perhaps comes at the teaching of generous giving from a slightly different perspective than you might think. The apostle Paul is challenging the Corinthian church not to forget their promised generosity. The reason why? Well, it might surprise you, so take a listen and find out!
2 Corinthians 5:11-21. Pastor Mike Frison walks us through this special passage from the Apostle Paul.