1 Corinthians 16:10-11 That Type Of Man

1 Corinthians 16:10-11 (KJV)
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

As much as they challenged and disrespected the Apostle Paul, I cannot imagine they would give Timothy or Apollos any great respect. No wonder Paul couldn’t say with certainty when or if they would come.

What is amazing is that Paul insisted that he would come and, if God permitted, stay there some time. This church had challenged

  • His apostleship,
  • His call, and
  • His credentials.

They doubted his boldness and did not believe he would look them in the face and call them out for their sins.

He had soundly rebuked them and assured them that he was being gracious in the letters.  He had caused them to sorrow and their sorrow had brought them to repentance.

It would not have been difficult to ignore the problem by avoiding them.

Not Paul.

A real man does not back down from challenge[1]. Paul was that type of man.

[1]I certainly do not mean that a real man is confrontational and obnoxious. I only mean that he does not shirk from and avoid situations that must be addressed.

 

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1 Corinthians 16:10-11 That Type Of Man

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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