In preparation for Paul’s upcoming visit, Paul warns that he will come in boldness, wielding apostolic authority, if he needs to. But he’d rather not. He’d rather come in the meekness and gentleness of Christ, that is, he’d rather show God’s power in weakness, because it best follows the model of Christ’s love revealed in the cross. He turns the tables on the Corinthians by calling them to “test themselves to see whether Christ is in them” instead of constantly cross-examining him. He concludes with a benediction that roots them in the grace, love, and unity of God revealed in Christ through the Spirit.
Join us for our “After the Through the Bible Chat” on Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
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