Saturday, 25 April 2009

Paul and Peter Mixed up?


I just realised that having had my research focusing on the Apostle Paul for the past few years has, in some ways, conditioned me to think in certain pattern.

I was preparing for my sermon tomorrow, and the text that I would be preaching from is taken from 1 Peter 4:7-11. While scripting my sermon, I kept using the phrase, "Paul says" instead of "Peter says..." several times. It became so naturally for me to say, "Paul argues..."; "Paul suggests..."; and "Paul exhorts..." when it should rightly be "Peter argues...Peter suggests...Peter exhorts..."

My goodness....is this a good or bad sign?

10 comments:

不肖生 Sceptics said...

Hi Sir, since you have complete write up of your sermons, why dont you up load some of your vintage sermons on blog?


so that we could curi some of your good ideas....hehe, and wider audience could be benefited then..

Israel Lee said...

Have you come across any writers comparing, in terms of the documented content, Peter's and Paul's preaching in Acts?

Anita said...

Hi Kar Yong,

Remember I said to you, "To find Kar Yong is to listen out for Paul and the Corinthians and you will get to find Kar Yong" ... Haha!

Kar Yong said...

不肖生 Sceptics,
Thanks for the suggestion - will see what I can do! But the thing is - I don't think I have any "vintage sermons'

Kar Yong said...

Hi Israel,
Yes, there are some stuff written on this - but the life of me, I just could not think of the authors' names.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Anita,
Haha...I am not too sure getting mixed up Peter and Paul is a good idea!

不肖生 Sceptics said...

you yu kasih current sermons lah...hehe

James F. McGrath said...

Well, scholars have often noted that the voice of Peter in 1 Peter sounds very Pauline... :)

Kar Yong said...

Hi James,
That is true too!

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