by Tony Nester

My Grace Is Sufficient for You
Pastor Tony R. Nester
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
July 9th, 2006

(2 Corinthians 12:2-10 NRSV) "I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. {3} And I know that such a person--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows-- {4} was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. {5} On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. {6} But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, {7} even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. {8} Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, {9} but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. {10} Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong."

Note: The song, "In Need" by Ross King was sung as introductory to this message:

In need of grace, in need of love,
in need of mercy raining down from high above,
In need of strength, In need of peace
in need of things that only You can give to me
In need of Christ the perfect Lamb,
my refuge strong the Great I Am
This is my song my humble plea,
I am Your child I am in need

Today I want to talk with those of you can sing this song. I don't mean those of you who can carry a tune. I'm talking instead about those of us who can identify ...

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