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Boasters only in weakness 2 Corinthians 11:16 – 12:10 When I am weak then I am strong! (12:10)

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1 Boasters only in weakness 2 Corinthians 11:16 – 12:10 When I am weak then I am strong! (12:10)

2 Corinthian culture stressed: A rugged individualism that valued self- sufficiency. Wealth as the key to status within society. A display of one’s accomplishments and possessions in order to win praise from others. A competition for recognition and honour that viewed boasting as its natural by product. A pride in one’s neighbourhood as a reflection of one’s social position.

3 The art of the ‘humblebrag.’ Oh dear! Don’t know what to do at the airport! Huge crowds but I’ll miss my plane if I stop and do photos... don’t want to disappoint. Stephen Fry

4 The art of the ‘humblebrag.’ Opening training session tomorrow. Just getting my left hand ready for a colossal signing session afterwards at the stadium. #handache Rio Ferdinand

5 The art of the ‘humblebrag.’ If your A level results aren’t too fabulous take comfort in the fact that I got a C and two Us. And I have a Mercedes Benz. Jeremy Clarkson.

6 ‘Fool’ of Proverbs. 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. 12:16 A Fool shows his annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. 14:16 The wise fear the L ORD and shun evil, but a fool is hot-headed and yet feels secure. 10:21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.

7 3 things about weakness: 1.Jesus chose weakness. Phil 2 2.Weakness -the fabric of a fallen world 3.Life in the spirit - Weak made strong.

8 It’s all about the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, not about our personal strengths and accomplishments. The weaker we are the more God can work in us or through us.

9 In our weakness the Holy Spirit: Transforms us to be more and more like Christ Speaks to us. Speaks through us. Helps and guides us.

10 Boasters in weakness 1.Make Jesus their example. 2.Persevere through difficulty by relying on God’s grace 3.Look to the Holy Spirit rather than depending on their own abilities

11 When I am weak then I am strong! (2 Cor. 12:10)


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