4) It’s because in God’s eyes, weakness is strength. 2 Cor 12 9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 10 So I take pleasure […]
2) What makes us recognize our weakness? For Paul, what allowed him to recognize his weakness? One, he had to endure much hardship. And two, he had a thorn in his flesh. Please turn with me to 2 Cor 11:24-30. [READ] In this section, Paul boasts about his weaknesses and he doesn’t point to a […]
We are going to wrap up 2 Corinthians today. Paul planted this church at Corinth and the first challenge this young congregation faced was internal. This is review for those who have been with us a while back when we covered 1 Corinthians. After Paul left the church at Corinth to continue planting other churches, […]
The wound of our loneliness is indeed deep. Maybe we had forgotten it, since there were so many distractions. But our failure to change the world with our good intentions and sincere actions and our undesired displacement to the edges of life have made us aware that the wound is still there.
Continuing from last time, Paul was shipwrecked, he was imprisoned, he was beaten, but nothing seemed to faze him. How does Paul do it? I can’t do this. Even if I muster all my human willpower, I can’t come close to living like he did. Paul seems almost super human in the book of Acts, […]