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As we come back to the Word of God, we really are finishing up what we started last Lord's day. I didn't want to divide this message in to two because I knew this would be a weekend when a lot of folks would be gone, but that's kind of the way it worked out and I can't always overcome the spiritual moment and make changes on the fly. So we'll go back to the passage before us that we started last Sunday night.

If you will, open your Bible to 2 Corinthians chapter 12...2 Corinthians chapter 12. Here is a portion of Scripture that is somewhat familiar to most students of the Bible, although it is a controversial one and I think needlessly so. And we're attempting to make it simple and clear and straightforward in its meaning. Let me read it to you, 2 Corinthians 12 verses 7 through 10. “And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations for this reason to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, to keep me from exalting myself. Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly therefore I would rather boast about my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties for Christ's sake, for when I am weak then I am strong.”...

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