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Sermon by Cedric L. Payne
September 8, 2019
7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,[a] a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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Sermon Point Number 1
Your need for control will come into conflict with God's gift of grace.
Sermon Point Number 2
God's grace is independent of your need for control.
Sermon Point Number 3
For God's greatness to shine, your control must yield into humility.
Sermon Point Number 4
Your yielding heart will appreciate the power of weakness.