October 24, 2021 | Dr. Jim Bradford | 2 Corinthians: Gritty Spirituality - Being Sized Up :: YouVersion Event
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October 24, 2021 | Dr. Jim Bradford | 2 Corinthians: Gritty Spirituality - Being Sized Up
October 24, 2021 | Dr. Jim Bradford | 2 Corinthians: Gritty Spirituality - Being Sized Up
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    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
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David Garland . . .
“He [Paul] makes clear that he is not spoiling for a fight. He does not want to have to be hard on them when he next returns to Corinth, but he does want to remove all doubts about his supposed shortage of courage in face-to-face confrontations.
REPLACE SELF-PROMOTION WITH SPIRIT-DEPENDENCE
* Put your reputation into God’s hands
* Don’t lash out--depend on God’s intervention
FOCUS LESS ON IMAGE AND MORE ON SUBSTANCE
* What do those closest to you think about you?
STOP COMPARING YOURSELF WITH OTHERS
* Concentrate on what YOU are called to do
The five traits of a “resilient disciple”: (Kinnaman and Matlock, Faith for Exiles, 2019)

1. They experience intimacy with Jesus
2. They practice cultural discernment
3. They have meaningful spiritual relationships
4. They engage in counter-cultural mission
5. They have a sense of calling in their life and work
LET GOD’S APPROVAL BE THE FINAL WORD OVER YOUR LIFE