8th July 2015 – Strength in weakness.

July 6, 2018 Pastor Matt Bishop

The sermon for Sunday 8 July, the seventh after Pentecost, will be based broadly on the reading from 2 Corinthians 12:2-10.  There we read St Paul’s word from the Lord: ‘For my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Corinthians 12:9).   We’ll receive this today through a lens I shared with the LYWA YAC camp leaders on Wednesday night concerning Luther’s profound insight on where God is in human suffering.  This was an insight gained through Luther suffering much himself, but continually turning to the word and eventually finding God’s promises.  God is in Christ (of course)… but we will see there is much comfort in how this works as we explore it.  And this is why it’s possible for Paul to say, and us to see too, ‘That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.’  2 Corinthians 12:10.