Comforting the Afflicted, Pt. 3
September 21, 2014 Speaker: Brent Small
Passage: 2 Corinthians 1:1–1:7
In this sermon podcast on 2 Corinthians 1:1-7, Pastor Brent delivers the third and final way that we as believers can comfort the afflicted.
In part 3 of this series, Pastor Brent continues to unfold three “ways” that we as believers can comfort other believers. In verses 6-7, the Apostle Paul now models a “mindset” that we as believers must adopt so that we can comfort others. The apostle looks at his own suffering and comfort as that which ultimately is beneficial for others. He models and “others” mindset.
So often our responses to suffering and affliction are selfishly motivated. We want them to go away or we want to know how we can be delivered from them as quickly as possible. But, as the Apostle models in this text, we must view our own sufferings and comfort with the understanding that those sufferings are meant to equip us to comfort others.
In addition to unpacking this others mindset, Pastor Brent also seeks to give us some practical principles on where we find the comfort of God and how we deliver His comfort to others.