Teacher: Terri Hathcock
When: Thursdays, 9:30am, September 7 (8weeks)
Where: Room: 1330
Childcare: Available by reservations to Stacie Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: : The city of Corinth was like our city—full of people and full of problems. In the middle of this bustling metropolis, an early church was struggling to make a difference. Paul challenged the church to share the message of reconciliation—the gospel—despite hardship, pain, and struggle. He encouraged the new believers, reminding them the gospel was meant to thrive in circumstances such as these.
For the sufferer, Paul writes to us about the Father of unrivaled comfort and compassion. It is a passionate and pleading letter where Paul lays bare his outstretched heart to a community of somewhat inconsistent believers who frankly don’t seem to care for him as much as he does them. Paul’s heartbreak over their failures and enthusiasm over their restoration remind us of how relational the ministry of the gospel is. May we never forget that if we lose our heart for people, we’ve lost the purpose of ministry.
Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians to discover how Paul’s encouragement to the believers in Corinth challenges the church today. As new creations in Christ, we are to spread the message of Jesus’ grace, comfort, and generosity with the world. In the way we live, we must boldly declare: He makes all things new.