Common Glory, A Sermon Series on 2 Corinthians

In 1992 a farmer named Peter Whatling lost his hammer.  What could be more ordinary and disinteresting than a farmer searching the dirt for his lost hammer?  Yet in that dirt Whatling discovered a lost treasure – gold jewelry, silvers spoons, 1500 year old coins – the Hoxne Hoard.  In an ordinary field was an extraordinary treasure.  We are ordinary people, just simple “jars of clay.”  Yet, for those who know Christ, our common ordinary character is also the house of a glorious treasure.  Declaring our humble and glorious identity and the incredible call to serve as heralds of the ministry of reconciliation (a treasure indeed!) is the burden of 2 Corinthians.