Exposures Of Motives In Ministry by Johnny Hunt

EXPOSURES OF MOTIVES IN MINISTRY

II Cor. 11:7-15

June 14, 1992

INTRODUCTION: I Cor. 3:13 motives will be known at the
judgment seat of Christ. The Corinthians had turned against
Paul, but they had turned away from Christ, and that was far
more serious.

I. SAINT'S DEFENSE FOR THE MINISTRY.
v.7-11

A. HIS METHOD. 7

Acts 18:3 Tentmaker
"Freely" without charge, for
nothing; I Cor. 9:9.
Questioned Paul's authority as an
apostle; I Cor. 9:1-5

Principle

1. Humbling of Self. 7a
In supporting himself

2. Exalting of Others. 7b
In spiritual privileges

His purpose was to bring the
gospel to the Corinthians
without any burden.

B. HIS MEASURE. 8-9

v.8 He allowed other churches
to do more than their share.


v.9 Paul was not a weight to
the church.

C. HIS MAGNIFYING. 10

Christ supplied every need;
"boasting" - in his independence
of financial support.

D. HIS MOTIVE. 11

God knew Paul's motive

v.12 "I do" - refusing to accept
financial support from Corinthians

"occasion" to accuse him.
"even ...


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