By Pastor Jason Lim
Because the Corinthians questioned and challenged Paul as an Apostle, he wrote 2nd Corinthians to defend and to explain his ministry. In these verses, he revealed
1. The Proof of Ministry
Whilst the false teachers probably accumulated letters of recommendation, Paul was not interested in any of that. Instead, his confidence was placed on the people, and how their lives have changed. Whilst letters of recommendation are not wrong, the best proof of ministry is increasing holiness and Christlikeness in God's people.
2. The Power in Ministry
The false teachers might have vaunted their own eloquence, charisma, credentials and so on. But Paul reminded his readers that his sufficiency is of God alone. The true minister recognizes that except the Lord build the house, w ...... Read more