1. Paul’s endurance substantiated and authenticated his ministry as being “of God” in ways not unlike other Christian witnesses and martyrs.
  2. With the resurrection of the Christ the mystery of life after death became a lot less mysterious. It moved from the realm of conjecture and fantasy to a reality grounded in (of all things!) our human bodies
  3. Eyes which are fixed on what is unseen will see the entire world in a different way.
  4. There are some commentaries preachers ought not be without. One of those is Mark Seifrid's commentary on 2 Corinthians!
  5. The Church’s suffering will bring with it a stronger faith in Christ and a bolder proclamation to a world in need of the life Christ alone can give.
  6. In this episode of Tough Texts, Scott Keith and Daniel Emery Price look at the book of Philemon, focusing on the issue of slavery in the context of Christianity.
  7. There is absence in that all we have is an empty tomb, but presence because, while the tomb is empty, Christ is alive with a gloriously transformed body and with us!
  8. Jesus is coronated on the Cross. It would be from Golgotha where Jesus will reign over the kingdoms of the earth.

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