The heart of Christian ministry can only be seen on the other side of pain. Why? because Adam made death to reign through his disobedience. And Christ’s obedience which brings life and justification as a free gift – also unites us to Christ so intimately that we all share a death like his before we are united with him in a resurrection like his. This is why LOVE HURTS. That is what real faith is all about. Real faith will be a full participation in Christ’s sufferings and his glories!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons God of All Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:1-7) August 13, 2017 Displaying the Power of Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:8-11) August 20, 2017 Eschatological Ethic (2 Corinthians 1:12-14) September 17, 2017 Always Yes! (2 Corinthians 1:15-22) September 24, 2017 Love Hurts (2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4) October 1, 2017 Radical Sincerity (2 Corinthians 2:5-11) October 8, 2017 Paradox Triumph (2 Corinthians 2:12-17) October 15, 2017 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)Love Hurts, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4
23 But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming again to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.
2:1 For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. 2 For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? 3 And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. 4 For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.