Mission

2 Corinthians 5.11-6.10

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  1. Commit to the Mission
  2. Join the Church
  3. Know Your Enemy

An Apostolic Faith Should Generate An Apostolic Mentality

  1. Clement of Rome (Knew Peter and Paul)
  2. Ignatius of Antioch (Knew John)
  3. Polycarp of Smyrna (Knew John)

(Polycarp may be the “angel” of Smyrna in Revelation 2) 

  • When IN Afflictions, Hardships, Calamities, Imprisonments, Riots, Labors, Sleepless Nights, Hunger (6.4-5)
  • Cope BY Purity, Knowledge, Patience, Kindness, The Holy Spirit, Genuine Love, Truthful Speech, The Power of God (6-7a)
  • Respond WITH Weapons of Righteousness Right & Left (Meek & Gentle) (7b)
  • THROUGH Honor, Dishonor, Slander, Praise (8a)
  • SOMETIMES, in the grammar of life, it is all about the pre-position