Super-Christians – 2 Corinthians 12

Verses 11-13 say this:

I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles. How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!

2 Corinthians 12:11-3

Paul talks about the “super-apostles”, seemingly defending himself against accusations leveled at some point by the Corinthian church that Paul is a lesser apostle than those who were disciples of Jesus.

Today, we seem to do similar things in the church. Previously, as people wrote books in an effort to highlight specific areas of the faith, some lifted up those people as heroes in their faith. Now in these days, we have YouTube, Facebook, and many other platforms that drive audiences toward a new type of spiritual hero, leading us back to the same type of scenario that we see with the Corinthian church, lifting up the hero preacher or hero author in the faith, often instead of focusing on lifting up Christ himself.

We must, as a continual point of focus, continue to focus on Christ. We must leave behind the super-heroes, and instead always look forward to the cross of Christ as the only hero of our faith. He who has saved us and he who continues to lead and guide us as our King is the only one to receive the glory and honor from his people.

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