by Ernest Easley

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God's Simple Tools (6 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 1.26-31

We're learning these days what Living Under Kingdom Authority looks like from the book of 1 Corinthians. So turn with me to 1 Corinthians where we're going to begin reading in a few minutes, where we left off this morning beginning in verse 26. Before we wrap up chapter 1 in our study, let me ask something:

*how many of you were valedictorian or salutatorian of your graduating class?

*how many of you were All-State or All-Conference or All-Americans?

*how many of you ever won a beauty contest?

*how many of you grew up in an upper-class home?

*how many of you were President of your class?

*how many of you were voted most likely to succeed?

For you who graduated in the top of your class and you who were outstanding athletes and you who were born with beauty and you who grew up in a home with money, and you who were President of your class and you who were voted most likely to succeed, I have some wonderful news for you: God can even use you! But He'll have to work a little harder to do it.

You got that? God can even use you! He can use you in spite of your intelligence, in spite of your abilities; in spite of your beauty or background. Yes! I am telling you that God can even use you!

Now for the rest of us there is more good news: God majors in average people! Most of the time, God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

You may wonder if God can use somebody like you. You didn't make ''Who's Who.'' You didn't even make ''Who's Not.'' and you're wondering if God can use somebody like you. Friend you are kind of person God is looking to use, did you know that? Well, He is!

In fact that's what we find beginning in verse 26. Let me remind you from this morning that Paul is in the middle of contrasting the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God. He ended this morning by saying in verse 25, ''Because of the foolish ...

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