Scattered over the past nine months, I have had the privilege of preaching through Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. Over this span, and through 26 sermons, we have looked at each verse in this great letter. Though this letter was originally penned from the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth, its preservation in the Scripture reminds us that it actually is a letter from God to His church … including to you and me.
We have seen that Jesus has invited us to be on mission with Him in this life as we are lead in a triumphal procession spreading everywhere knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14-ff). Jesus has prepared us for this mission (chapters 1-2), briefed us on the nature of this mission (chapters 2-3), desires that we endure on this mission (chapters 4-7), that we help fund this mission (chapters 8-9), and that we own this mission (chapters 10-13).
To borrow a line from an old TV show … this is our mission. Will we choose to accept it?
In the final 4 verses of this letter (13:11-14), Paul challenges us to own what we have heard. He mixes a string of commands with three transformative reminders as a joyous parting shot for those who have owned the mission. At first glance this looks like Mission:Impossible … but remember, with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
This Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Wildwood Community Church, we will study these verses together, then celebrate the Lord’s Table together. Hope you can join us this Sunday in our 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 worship service. See you there … and bring friends!
P.S. If you have something from these series of messages that has stood out to you, I’d love to hear about it!