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    Corinthian Heartache

    The Corinthians Church kept Paul awake many a nights. He suffered ulcer, anxiety attacks and self-doubt. When they questioned his authority, poo-pooed his preaching, and raised suspicion of his so called “non-profit” ministry, it was the skewering of a dagger by a best friend. The attack was painful because it was personal. Romans is a theology that has been tested. It is not the emotionless theology of an academician, but an emotionally grounded theology of a mature pastor. Paul knows the deep power of the gospel; it was what reconciled Paul and Corinth, his first love. There was no church Paul loved more than this Corinthian Church. When he wrote the…