We’re currently 27 episodes into our study through the book of 1 Corinthians and have just finished chapter 9. (Search for the Into the Pray podcast and the City of Temples series).
Thus far, the two lingering thoughts from the heart and mind of Paul that have stayed with me the most are chapter 2 verse 2 and chapter 9 verse 16:
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.1 Corinthians 2:2
For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!1 Corinthians 9:16(b)
It’s all very well agreeing and even aspiring to Paul’s Messianic heartbeat, but how do we actually do this in our 21st Century world that’s dowsed in a very vocal and potentially intimidating false gospel?
How do we move beyond the incessant fibrillation of our hearts when we agree in principle that we must preach but then, more often than not, fail to preach at all?