Today’s sermon easily could have been two sermons but the relationship between the two points is so close I though it best to group them together.
The two points are points of contrast. The first in verses 8-11 is a contrast between Gospel Religion and Worldly Religion and the other point, in verses 12-20, is a contrast between Gospel Ministry and Worldly Ministry.
It’s important to be able to identify the contrasts in religion and ministry, essential even. If we can’t tell the difference between what is based upon the gospel and what is worldly then, as Paul says, there’s good reason to be “fearful for you.”