Text of the Week September 2


2 Corinthians 11: 24-28

Our Unlikely Hero for this Sunday is again Saul Paul. He had a pretty remarkable career as a missionary. Five times he was lashed 39 times, beaten with rods three times, stoned once, shipwrecked three times, not to mention chased out of town, lowered by a basket from the city wall, and booed and hissed on numerous occasions.

Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. Photo by madeleine ragsdale on Unsplash

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