The Problems of Pastoral Ministry: 2 Corinthians and the Contemporary Church

Speaker(s): Bruce Winter
Date: July 26-30, 2004
Length: 11:48:00
Product ID: RGDL3420S

Purchase Options:

MP3 Download - $33.99
MP3 CD - $43.99
CD - $58.99

Description

 

The book of 2 Corinthians is the most self-disclosing of all of Paul's letters. This letter lifts the lid off the challenges and complexities of the pastoral ministry of the mature apostle and that in the contemporary church. In this letter he integrates the nature of the Christian life with the realities of Christian ministry. Paul discusses the effects of a recent life-threatening experience and reveals how a sense of personal inadequacy in the face of the present difficulties has been matched be God's comfort, grace and power. He writes about this to a congregation that is not amenable to his return. These lectures will benefit those who are preparing for pastoral ministry by helping them to understand the interior nature of Paul's later life and ministry for their own edification and support. Lectures include:

  • Reasons for Suffering and Forgiveness
  • Treasure in Earthen Vessels
  • Reconciling the Church to God
  • Reasons for Giving to Foreigners
  • Ministers as "Weak" in Christ

 

See All Audio by Bruce Winter

Bruce Winter is Director of the Institute for Early Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World. Previously he served as Warden at Tyndale House in Cambridge, U.K., as well as Principal of the Queensland Theological College in Queensland, UK. He is a former editor of the Tyndale Bulletin, and author of Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities, Paul and Philo Among the Sophists: Alexandrian and Corinthian Responses to a Julio-Claudian Movement, and After Paul Left Corinth: The Influence of Secular Ethics and Social Change.

Related Audio

Details / Buy

Romans in a Week

Speaker: N.T. Wright

Details / Buy

Women in Ministry: The Pauline Texts

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

First Corinthians: New Testament Book Study

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

What's Your View of God, Israel, and the Church? Reframing Romans 9-11

Speaker: Rikk Watts

Details / Buy

Romans: New Testament Book Study

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

Galatians: Paul's Most Radical Letter

Speaker: John Barclay

Details / Buy

Galatians in a Week

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

1 & 2 Thessalonians

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

2 Corinthians

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

Those Pesky Head Coverings: I Corinthians 11:2-16

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

The Letter to the Romans

Speaker: James I. Packer

Details / Buy

Galatians: Gospel and the Spirit

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

The Epistle to the Romans in Context

Speaker: Douglas Moo

Details / Buy

The Kingdom, Spirit & the People of God: Expositions from 1 and 2 Corinthians

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

The Epistle to the Galatians

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

Romans and Sanctification

Speaker: James I. Packer

Details / Buy

God and the Gospel: Romans 1-8

Speaker: John Stott

Details / Buy

Soundings in 2 Corinthians

Speaker: J.I. Packer

Details / Buy

Paul's Early Eschatology

Speaker: Richard Longenecker

Details / Buy

I Thessalonians: The Gospel and the Church

Speaker: John Stott

Details / Buy

II Thessalonians: A Christian Perspective on History

Speaker: John Stott

Details / Buy

Footprints of Jesus: 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Speaker: Bruce Milne

Details / Buy

The 1st Books of the NT: St. Paul Writes to the Thessalonians

Speaker: Earl Palmer