A Sincere and Pure Devotion to Christ
100 Meditations on 2 Corinthians
Second Corinthians is a neglected epistle; yet it is unique in the New Testament in the way it portrays the sufferings of Paul and the supremacy of Christ. The apostle’s affection for the Corinthian church and his endurance through hardship for their joy testifies to his deep devotion to Christ. Paul’s example and instruction in this letter inspires us to find our joy in Jesus.
In both volumes of A Sincere and Pure Devotion to Christ, Storms provides readers with fifty daily meditations on this great epistle that are both accessible and substantive. His analysis and application of the biblical text make these meditations suitable for private devotions or small group studies, or as a commentary for Bible study, Sunday School lessons, or sermon preparation.
“There are few people on the planet who embody in life and in teaching the radically biblical and Edwardsian message of Christian Hedonism better than Sam Storms.”
— John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis
About the Author
In August of 1985 Sam accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor of Christ Community in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where he ministered for eight years. In 1993 he resigned his position in order to become President of Grace Training Center, the full-time bible school at Metro Christian Fellowship in Kansas City, Missouri, where Sam also served as Associate Pastor.
Although he never thought he would leave Kansas City, God had other plans, and in August of 2000 Sam accepted the offer to become an associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. After four years on the faculty at Wheaton, Sam made the decision to resign in order that he might establish Enjoying God Ministries.
In 2008 Sam became Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sam is on the Board of Directors of both Desiring God and Bethlehem College & Seminary, and also serves as a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Sam is serving as the 2017 President of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Sample of the Contents
There are 100 daily readings in the volume, a sample of which some titles are:
- Giving that gets in order to give
- Taking every thought captive for Christ
- Tough Love: The First-Century Version
- Comfort for the downcast
- Body Life as it was meant to be
- Breaking the grip of greed
- Religious bullies and how to avoid them
- The jealousy of God in the heart of a human
- Is all boasting bad?
- The devil disguised and the false Apostles who serve him
- Answering a fool according to his folly
- Father of the bride
- My Grace, all sufficient, shall be thy Supply
- Why God doesn’t always heal
- Signs and wonders and sarcasm
- Suffering is a gift of God
- Price-less preaching
- Character and conduct, not charisma
- Paul’s thorn in the flesh
- Knowing your enemy
- and dozens more …