The Trials and Triumphs of the Gospel

The Trials and Triumphs of the Gospel

Jul 22, 2012

By: Emilio Ramos

Passage: 2 Corinthians 2:12-14

Series: 2 Corinthians

1.) The Trials of Gospel Ministry

Ministry is joy through affliction: (2 Cor. 1.5-7, 8-11).

1.1, The certainty of trails in the gospel: (2 Cor. 7.4-5; 2 Cor. 1.8-9; Acts 20.22-23; 2 Cor. 4.8-12).

We follow Christ's example of suffering:(1 Pet. 2.21-23).

1.2, The complexity of gospel ministry:

Opportunity (2 Cor. 2.12) and Opposition (2 Cor. 2.13). cf. (Acts 14.19-23; 1 Cor. 16.9; Col. 4.3; 2 Tim. 2.1-3; Rev. 3.8).

2.) The Triumphs of Gospel Ministry

A proper perspective of life and ministry is essential: (Acts 20.24; Phil. 1.20b-21; 2 Cor. 6.3-10).

2.1, Union with Christ is the key to ministry : (2 Cor. 14a).

Conquering with Christ: (Rom. 8.37; 1 Cor. 15.57; 2 Thess. 1.16-10).
Conquered by Christ: (1 Cor. 4.9; Rom. 1.1, 8.17).

2.2, The knowledge of Christ is the goal of ministry: (2 Cor. 1.19; 2.14-17;).

Paul's Christ centered preaching is fuel for mission (Rom. 15.18-19; Col. 1.28-29).


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