Faith Under Pressure


In his first letter to the Christians in Corinth, Paul had some very strong words for a church that was, frankly, an unmitigated disaster. Now in his second letter, Paul writes to a church that has corrected its ways. Now he writes to them in rich theological language, exploring the riches of God’s gift of faith, and how that faith is exercised fully under pressure.

In this six week series, we will unpack several of the most significant passages in 2 Corinthians using expository preaching to accomplish the following objectives:

1. To encourage the hearer to rejoice in God’s gift of salvation and eternal life,

2. To recognize the every-day challenges of our life,

3. To explain the tension Paul recognizes throughout this letter—treasures in jars of clay, temporary struggles vs. eternal glory, tent vs. fortress, trials vs. joy, poverty vs. riches, weakness vs. strength.

4. To celebrate Christ’s promises and presence every day

True or False: Exposing the Heart of Pseudo-Faith

Throughout Luke’s Gospel Jesus confronts behaviors, and attitudes that are fundamentally antithetical to faith in Christ. Throughout the season of Lent, we realize that these behaviors and attitudes are not just things from 2000 years ago; rather they surround us every day as a part of our culture. They even infect our faith. This series will expose these false behaviors and attitudes in our own lives and direct us to a true faith in Christ.