Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:11–12:21
How do we tell a faithful church from a false one? How does a church know that it needs radical reformation? The most significant problem that can trouble a church is to follow false leaders. This is what Paul pointed out to the congregation at Corinth. The church had begun well, having been founded by Paul with a focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ. But false teachers had crept in – the “super-apostles” Paul called them sarcastically – and they chipped away at the foundation of the church. Paul did not give up on the Corinthians; in fact, he visited them twice and wrote two letters to warn them about the danger in their midst. At the end of 2 Corinthians, Paul wrote about “Another Visit” (2 Cor. 12:11-21) he was about to make to them and what they needed to know about his ministry to them.