Sunday, November 8, 2009

2 Cor 4

IN ALL THINGS

afflicted
... but not crushed
perplexed
... but not despairing
persecuted
... but not abandoned
knocked down
... but not destroyed

ALWAYS carrying the death of Jesus in the body so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our body.
Paul's theology betrays his grammar ["our body"]. I love it when he does that. Then, with the odd couple of contrition and confidence, he tell the Corinthians,
So, death is at work in us, but life in you.
How and why are modern gospel-ministries often not described as such?