Sermon Notes for Today’s Message (9.2.12)

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 • “Weakness is Not a Liability”

Series Introduction:  Over the past month there have been several deadly traffic accidents on GA 400 and I-85… drivers going the wrong way. Going the wrong way can have devastating consequences. 

Our series title — “Wrong Way: 4 Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around”

The first principle… 2 Cor. 12:7-10, “Weakness is not a Liability” 

  • My youngest daughter knows this… she is never stronger than when she can’t do something… 
  • The same principle is true with me and God as my Father. 

Paul understood this, too. Let’s look at 2 Cor. 12:7-10…

  1. Paul receives a thorn – v. 7
  2. He resists the thorn – v. 8
  3. He discovers the purpose for the thorn/weakness – vv. 9-10

So, what does weakness look like and how will it turn my life around? How does weakness work?

  1. Weakness teaches us how to ________________  
  2. Weakness gives us a ________________ ________________ 
  3. Weakness puts us in a position to be ________________ 
  4. Weakness enables us to produce ________________ ________________ 

Conclusion.  We can learn a lot about all this from Mamaw Luby…