Sermon: Ministry through trials

Ministry through Trials

Rev. Felicity O’Brien

St Christopher’s Tawa 3 March 2013

2 Cor 1:3-11, 2 Cor 6:1-10

You may be a little surprised that for today’s reading we used the Message version. I often find Paul’s thought patterns a bit difficult to untangle, rather like kite string, and this version has a simplicity about it that makes it so much clearer.

I’m going to open up how trials are part of our lives, then look at Paul’s advice to Corinth and to us about dealing with them. We’ll look at the relationship with God we need to sustain us, and at some of the opposition we may encounter. Continue reading