Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Corinthians 10:7–10:18
The Church has come under attack throughout the centuries. Often these attacks come not from forces outside the Church but from those within it. How can we tell which are the true servants of God, and which are false? The Corinthians faced this very question because people in their midst attacked the Apostle Paul as being a weak, corrupt, and false teacher. Paul defended his ministry and his relationship with the Corinthian congregation in the early chapters of his second letter. In chapter 10, he begins to make direct attacks on the false teachers who are tearing apart the church at Corinth. Paul reminds that congregation (and us) what it means to be a true servant of the Lord. He lays bare the false teachers’ lies and shows the true ground of “Gospel Boasting” (2 Corinthians 10:7-18).
I. Arises from a Godly Character
II. Focuses on Others
III. Results in Humility