What a timeless message is 2nd Corinthians. The first century church
had the same challenges as the twenty-fi rst century church. In a world
that admires power and prestige, enter the Super Apostles! Powerful,
prestigious, they christianized and seemed to embody all of the worldly
values: love of power, popularity, self-esteem, personality worship...
and the Corinithians ate it up! These Super Apostles of the fi rst century
challenged and mocked Paul for being weak, persecuted, and seemingly
powerless. Yet this is the setting for one of Paul's most profound
revelations from God—“In our weakness His power is perfected”.