Whom Should We Trust?
February 5, 2023 Speaker: Jay Pound Series: Good News for the Weak
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:1–6
A Good Question: How can the church in Corinth know which teachers/preachers of the gospel can be trusted?
The Wrong (& Worldly) Method: Trust in those who are wealthy and eloquent
- But what does that say about the crucified and rejected Jesus? (1 Cor. 1.26-29)
- Wealth and eloquence alone do not prove anyone trustworth (or untrustworthy).
A Better Solution: Letters of recommendation (3.1)
- Paul himself has written letters of recommendation (e.g. Pp. 2.19-24)
- BUT…Corinth should not need one from Paul, they are Paul’s letters! (3.1-2)
- God’s work in and through Paul proves he can be trusted (3.4-6).
Application: How can we tell whom to trust today?
- Consult with other believers you trust and respect (1-2)
- Look for evidence of God’s work in and through that person (3-6)
- Judge what they say against scripture (OT & NT).
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