018 Memorize The Bible With Me – My Power Works Best In Weakness – 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

by Dan Horner on May 6, 2012

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MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.comContinuing with the theme:  God Uses Weak People

Episode 016 – Keep It Simple! –  Just Christ and Him Crucified…  (This is Foolishness to someone who is far from God)

Episode 017 – Preaching Foolishness – God is pleased to save through the “foolishness” of what is preached.

God just seems to delight in using common people – with all kinds of flaws.

“My Power Works BEST in Weakness.”

Paul was taking some serious grief from some of the people in Corinth.  They even mocked him and called into question his apostleship.  They felt he just wasn’t very impressive.  Too simple.

So Paul got real personal and explained that he had been given several visions from God and that he had even been caught up into the “third heaven.”

But then he explained that he had  been given some kind a “Thorn”

Paul learned that his thorn was specifically meant to keep him from becoming proud.

Paul showed that he was learning something while dealing with his “thorn” – that it’s God who does the work and that it is His power at work.

So this Pastor tells the story of how he wanted to get rid of this thorn

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.

Each time he said,   “My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness.”

So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Feel weak?

Good.  I guess you are a lot like me.

Remember:  “My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness.”

Thank you again for joining me this week.

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You can also email me at Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

Take care and have a great week!

Dan

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

 

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