My question is, how did Paul feel about the people in Corinth that led him to writing 1 & 2 Corinthians?


Paul loved the church in Corinth as a good parent loves their children…he saw the potential in them and loved them greatly for this (1 Corinthians 1:4  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;) but also saw great disarray and the need for correction and instruction if they were to grow in Christ and the Spirit’s ministry.

2 Corinthians 13:7-10  Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.  Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Paul loved the church much as Christ loves the church today…accepting us as we are but loving us enough to correct us when we need it. 🙂

Good question,
Pastor Brad