Preacher: Alan Cameron
Verses: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
The novelist John Updike’s critique of organized religion being “like Coca-Cola billboards: they promote thirst without quenching it” is apposite with regards to Paul’s opponents at Corinth. They were strong on style, weak on substance. They dismissed Paul as wishy-washy and weak in comparison. Little wonder then that Paul twice in this chapter, once at the beginning, the other at the end, reiterates “Therefore we do not lose heart” (vv1,16).