God’s Grace Is Sufficient And Satisfying

May 12, 2008

After the sermon on 2Corinthians 12:9-10 yesterday morning it was suggested to me that the more visual learners of our lot may benefit from a side-by-side comparison of examples of our weakness (human fragility and its response to changing circumstances) and the gift of grace given to those who submit their weakness to God as a conduit of His power and blessing. So here you go. It’s just a general outline so if you need more detail I encourage you to listen to the sermon.

WEAKNESS            GRACE

Suffering                   Comfort (for us and others; 1:3-7)

Belief                        All the promises of God find their “yes” in Jesus (1:20)

Offense                    Forgiveness (2:5-11)

Unqualified              Competent for discipleship (3:5-6; 4:1-6)

Perspective              Power revealed in weakness (4:7-18)

Passivity                  Partnership with God in the gospel (6:1)

Easily Satisfied        Longing for holiness (7:1)

Community             Pursue Neighbor Love (1:1-13:4)

Complaining            Joy in Affliction (7:4)

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