Continuing this intense section with Paul arguing against the false teachers in Corinth, this week we finish up chapter eleven, where Paul focuses on his suffering for the gospel’s sake. No one can disagree that Paul has withstood unbelievable trials and hardships for the gospel, and surely the church at Corinth could see the vast difference between the false teachers and the true devotion and love of their apostle Paul.
While Paul still is frustrated at the need to argue “in the flesh” with credentials and titles, he clearly shows his passion for the churches and his dedication to the gospel, even though he knows this is not the core of who he is. Instead, he finishes in v. 30 “If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.” He knew that the real power was evident where he was weak, and that it was God’s power, not his own that gave Paul authority in the Corinthian church.
Listen in as we finish chapter 11 and see Paul’s passion for the body of Christ and specifically the people at Corinth.