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Conflicted By Pain - Directed By Obedience (2 Corinthians 12:5-11)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, May 18, 2014
Part of the Curves in the Road of Life series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

2 Corinthians 12:5–11 (Listen)

On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses—though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth; but I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

11 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing.

(ESV)

Sermon Notes

What is your biggest challenge? Gearl Spicer helps us learn how God would have us face this challenges in today's message.

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