Rev. David Appold, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah, Kentucky, studies 2 Corinthians 6:10-13 on today’s episode: “We put no obstacle in anyone’s way as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.” Rev. Appold talks about the contrasts in these verses and the perception of them coexisting, Paul’s freedom of speech, and having a wide open heart to hearers.
“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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