Sermon Notes 2017 07 16 AM

July 16, 2017 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1795
#5 in series

COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP
Leading Out of Weakness
2 Corinthians

“It is always upon human weakness and humiliation, not human strength and confidence, that God chooses to build His kingdom; and that He can use us not merely in spite of our ordinariness and helplessness and disqualifying infirmities, but precisely because of them. It is a thrilling discovery to make, and it can revolutionize our missionary outlook.” – James S. Stewart

I. THE BLAST OF BULLIES

II. THE BLESSING OF BROKENNESS

“It is our weakness, not our competence, that moves others; our sorrows, not our blessings, that break down the barriers of fear and shame that keep us apart; our admitted failures, not our paraded successes, that bind us together in hope.” – Larry Crabb

“No one who saw this power and looked at a preacher like Paul could dream the explanation lay in him…it must be sought, not in him but in God.” – James Denney

III. THE BEAUTY OF BROKENNESS

“If we suffer, it is for Jesus’ sake. If we die to self, it is so that the life of Christ might be revealed in us. If we go through trials, it is so that Christ might be glorified. And all of this is for the sake of others. As we serve Christ, death works in us but life works in those to whom we minister.” – Warren Wiersbe