But [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12: 9
During the past 6 months, which have so painfully exposed our weakness and fragility, God has been using the events of 2020 to teach us to depend on Christ’s power all the more. As Sundays at Six return for 6 Sunday evenings from Sunday 13th September to Sunday 18th October we are going to be continuing our journey together (which began before lockdown) through 2 Corinthians. One of the wonderfully reassuring themes in this letter is that our weakness is not an obstacle for the advance of God’s plan; rather it is an opportunity for Christ’s all-surpassing power to be put on display through us to the world.
Passionate, heartfelt and occasionally explosive, 2 Corinthians is the most emotional of all Paul’s letters. The Apostle’s heart is laid bare as we see his unceasing care and love for the Christians in Corinth, the pain caused to him by their wanderings and waverings, and his disdain for the false teachers seeking to corrupt the Corinthian church.
We’ll see the gospel is not advanced by guarantees of wealth and health, or through the flashiness or brashness of leaders, but through Jesus’ power displayed in the weakness and suffering of his people. Paul’s Christ-like example of costly, selfless service has much to teach us about the nature of true Christian ministry, and what life looks like as a follower of Jesus in response to the salvation he has gifted to us through his death for us.
Sundays at Six are physical services in our church building (at 6pm), which will also be livestreamed via our YouTube Channel. These services will build upon, develop and expand the format of the trial services in August.
For details of how to book your attendance at these services (and information relating to our Covid protocols), please CLICK HERE, or to watch it livestreamed online please CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube channel.
Please do join us in person or online on Sunday evenings as we journey through this wonderful book of the Bible together!
|13th September||Treasure in jars of clay||2 Corinthians 4: 1 – 15|
|20th September||Living by faith, not by sight||2 Corinthians 4: 16 – 5: 10|
|27th September||The ministry of reconciliation||2 Corinthians 5: 11 – 6: 2|
|4th October||What will serving look like?||2 Corinthians 6: 3 – 6: 13|
|11th October||Growing in holiness||2 Corinthians 6: 14 – 7: 1|
|18th October||Sorrow, repentance and joy||2 Corinthians 7: 2 – 7: 16|