HOW TO DISCOVER STRENGTH WHERE YOU ARE WEAK!
Sunday evening, February 17, 1991
I. TWO CRUCIAL CONFESSIONS:
1. My belief in who Christ is. Mark 8:29
2. My belief in who I am. Acts 14:15
II. WHAT DOES MY HUMANITY MEAN?
"God has chosen to do His extraordinary work through ordinary
II Cor. 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show
that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."
"JARS OF CLAY"...WERE ORDINARY, HAD FLAWS, WOULD BREAK EASILY,
Heb. 11:32 "And what more shall I say? I do not have time to
tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and
the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms,
administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the
mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped
the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to
WEAKNESS: ANY LIMITATION IN MY LIFE I CAN'T CHANGE.
I Cor. 1:27 "But God chose the foolish things of the world to
shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame
the strong." "WEAK" ASTHENES, WITHOUT STRENGTH
"All God's giants have been weak people." Hudson Taylor
III. BENEFITS OF ADMITTING WEAKNESSES:
1. It causes dependance on God.
I Cor. 1:28-29 "He chose the lowly things of this world and the
despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the
things that are, so that no one may boast before him."
II Cor. 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for
you, for my power is made perfect in w ...
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