2 Corinthians and Leadership

Brian Fulthorp has written a few notes on 2 Corinthians, a book that has been growing on me over the last few years.  I think it’s unfortunately neglected in Christian preaching.  Except for a few proof texts we rarely hear much of the message of this book.

This comment from Brian might indicate why the book is  not popular:

Gombis notes Paul as the Apostle of weakness and that it is only through our weakness and dependency on God that we can experience his power or that God’s power them becomes fully manifest – listen to that carefully: it is only when we are completely and utterly and fully dependent on God and function in our own weakness that God’s power is made complete in us or that his power is fully manifest – this is true biblical and Pauline leadership.

“[F]ully dependent on God and function in our own weakness….”  Doesn’t sound like much fun!  Might not be seeker friendly either. Time to go read a different book.

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  1. brian says:

    Thanks for the link! – but to be sure Gombis’s book is on Ephesians. Just didn’t want anyone to be confused. 🙂

    1. That’s the danger of these short notes! Colossians is good too, of course!!! 🙂

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