Rev. Sean Smith, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill & St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, Illinois, studies 2 Corinthians 5:4 on today’s episode: “For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. ” Rev. Smith talks about the suffering and burden that the world places on us on account of Christ, as well as the tension between rejecting death as a friend and longing for the life to come in Christ Jesus even as we are robed with the resurrected life of Christ in our baptism that swallows up the sin and death of this world in which we currently live.
“The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through 2 Corinthians 3-7:1, focusing on what it means to be Christians of the New Testament age, waiting for the glory of the world to come.
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