'2 Corinthians 1' Tagged Posts

'2 Corinthians 1' Tagged Posts

Entering into the Sufferings of Christ

In this encore sermon from 2006, Pastor Ray describes voluntary self-denial for the sake of others in terms of Christian suffering. Ultimately, we’re to transition from suffering that results from living in a fallen world to suffering as we take on others’ burdens as our own.

Entering the Suffering of Christ

All people experience suffering. But, only a Christian experiences suffering because of self-sacrifice for the sake of God’s kingdom. This suffering includes fasting, financial self-denial, and suffering so that others don’t have to. It also includes feelings of agony in prayer as one intercedes for souls and pleads God’s promises. But, the source of all these particular examples is that a true Christian has utterly given up his or her life to Jesus Christ. Ultimately, suffering shows that we’re serious…