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The four gospels contain the written testimony of inspired writers who report not only the events in Jesus’ life but also the significance of those events.
Paul’s letters were written to exalt Jesus Christ and to explain the meaning of His life and teachings.
They were also written to meet the great needs of the early disciples.
“The Central theme of the Apostle Paul” is the theme for this series based on five of Paul’s major letters.
Today’s message is titled When You Have Been Wronged.
Some people in Corinth did not like Paul.
They were infuriated by his insistence on Christian morality and his daring to correct those whose lives proved to be a contradiction to their profession.
These worldly church members and the Judaizers joined forces against him.
The man who seemed ringleader was the same man Paul reprimanded in 1 Corinthians 5:1-15 for having an affair with his stepmother.
Apparently this man was influential.
He persisted in his sin, leasing an open revolt against Paul and taking some of the leaders with him.
Because of Paul’s second letter, the church came back into line.
They recognised the evil of this man and disciplined him.
But in the process, Paul was badly wronged, both by this man and others in the church.
They said that Paul had no authority to advise them, that he bore no letters of commendation from readers in Jerusalem aa they did, and that he had a weak ad unimpressive personal appearance.
They also accused him of going back on his word by not visiting Corinth when he said he would.
If ever a man was wronged, Paul was.
But because of his strong Christian witness even under fire, he has provided us with three basic truths that we can apply to our own lives when we have been wronged.
Until next time
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