My objective in this message is to work through the text and illustrate for you Paul’s feelings towards the church. It is in this that we get a powerful picture of how Godly leadership operates in the church and the relationship between the church and its shepherds. In this I think we will find a practical way to move forward with how those in authority and shepherds are to treat the church and how those in the church are to respond to those whom the Chief Shepherd, Jesus, has placed over the church. Along with this we will see echoes in our own life about how we are to treat those close to us such as the parent/child role.
- 2 Corinthians 1:12 - 23
- 2 Corinthians 2:1 - 4