For the Corinthians Paul will display the power of comfort in the gospel, vividly setting it before their eyes in a public portrayal so that it is unavoidable. The key to this comfort, however, is that we have to be driven outside of ourselves because selfishness is the death of comfort. Corinth encouraged triumphalism and success – which makes the acceptance of suffering difficult if not impossible! And it removes the platform for comfort. The word confidence is actually instructive. Coming from 2 Latin roots CON = with, and FIDE = faith – self-confidence is nothing but faith in self, IDOLATRY – but Christ is always to be the object of our faith so when our confidence is in God through Christ and not ourselves, then we have comfort!
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 The Measure of Ministry (2 Corinthians 3:1-6) October 22, 2017 We Do Not Lose Heart (2 Corinthians 4:1-6) December 3, 2017 Preaching and Slavery (2 Corinthians 4:1-6) January 7, 2018 Resurrection Reason (2 Corinthians 4:7-15) January 14, 2018 We Look Not (2 Corinthians… (read more)