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The Strength We Need - Part 2 of 2

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April 2, 2022 8:00 pm

The Strength We Need - Part 2 of 2

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For when I am weak, then am I strong...

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About the Lord know comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and a will and will you write know that you've listen to the broadcast. We depend on our blisters for support. Our mailing address is Baptist Bible Auerbach 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217, we continue today with the message entitled the strength we need text. Second Corinthians chapter 12 verse seven and lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. We first consider that pride is a problem. And secondly, that suffering is the remedy we hope like to think in those terms. But God uses our sufferings to bring us to the point that we recognize our weakness know that we must get our strength from him then will want to consider that grace is the blessing God's grace. The grace that was personally promised by our Savior Jesus Christ that we consider that weakness is the benefit strange. That may sound, that's the way pod works in our life to bring us to the point of knowing our weakness in the last part of consideration is strength is the result. But it's the strength that we receive from Jesus Christ generally thought that much suffering has to be the result of Job's miserable comforters they were. They came to talk to Joe Joe to be shown the car saying that you have confessed.

This is why yourself joke God said in the beginning was an upright Joe gave good testimony set a good example joint was because of his chosen people make that assumption. If a person is suffering. It must be that they are suffering because of their sin is incorrect. Now, it can't be because of sin, sometimes person suffers the consequences of their own actions because of their with Megan against God, and there are suffering result but all suffering is not in that it can be because of our disobedience as children of God, is to teach us and prepare us for his service. Hebrews chapter 12 talks about chastisement read beginning in verse five and you forgot the education would speak unto you as children, my son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou rebuked him for whom the Lord loveth the chastening and scourge of Bridgestone receipt chastisement is a sign of love that hard for us to grasp members of child father had to plow the rod. This person may worsen as you in my mind I was thinking that I don't really work. I was the one feeling the pain, but when I became a father I can understand exactly what he meant. But to see chastening is a result the fact God loves us and he scourges Everson sheep were discouraging talking about the strap, his chastening can be very severe, very painful, very hard, and during those times. Wonder where is the Lord is the Lord cleaned on as he forgot about reminded because he loved us. Verse seven easy and do chastening, God, do you think you are sons for what son is he whom the father chastening of the fact that you mean Jason is an evidence of friendship is something to be thankful for if God just left you alone you go your own way.

No evidence should you even want to but if you be without chastisement were of all the particulars, then are you Baxter's not so not really her son not really want is never chased verse nine. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence and notice it's assumed that fathers were correct their children. Fathers who failed to do that are coming far short of their God-given responsibility and its assume that we gave them reverence all in this day and time. There are so many children that fail to respect and give reverence to their parents had a lot. I don't agree with what my parents are imposing on me. I think it should too restrictive is just not right. Very sexy language circuit without respect. So fathers have the responsibility to discipline their children and children have the responsibility to show reverence to their parents. Even though they disagree with them even though they might come to the conclusion well something wrong with my parents and the best parents around the problem is on our father and mother came on about father and mother of their perfect honor them even in spite of their imperfection shall we not much rather be in subjection under the father of spirits, and live so if we were respectful of our earthly parents when they discipline us. Should we not, rather respectful of our heavenly father when he disciplined us. Verse 10 for they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure. Simply meaning the best thing doesn't mean that it was always perfect. Sometimes the father may discipline a child out of anger instead of out of love accomplished what is for their good, but he is God when he chastens us it's for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. The whole purpose behind this suffering is that we might learn something that we might meet the pictures of his holiness.

Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous mistake on my little grandson just a little tight and his mother I think will spanking you with her hand that he had on some heavy close and he said mom it's just not working you have to get the spatula in the one feeling the pain and everything which bank you doubt that any of us represent largest chest chastisement I'm getting is not tough enough to make it worse. It doesn't seem joyous, but it's grievous, painful like to get out of. Nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness under them which are exercised there so suffering is a necessary part of the Christian experience in this text we see that grace is the blessing God's answer verse nine and he sent me, my grace is sufficient for for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power's main rest upon gave Paul a promise, my grace is sufficient for car grace. What a wonderful thing.

We know that salvation is by grace.

Ephesians 16 after the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein you made us accepted in the verse seven, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of and that wonderful that you have the forgiveness of sin when you want to see your screen when you want convicted of when you want cast down by and then realize I can't retrace my steps. I cannot undo what is done can be forgiven and Christ died that we might have the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 28974 by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves is the gift of God not of works in the management books but might say well yes I was saved by grace think that's something of the past but Ted grace is needed for the entire journey of life ever get the places I have outgrown my need for grace is been said that God in his grace gives us what we do not deserve, and in his mercy he does not give us what we do so we can be thankful for grace know that we are to praise God for on a daily basis were he's 155 times in the and there is an abundant supply of John 116 says about his faithfulness have and of his fullness have all we received an great for so you receive grapes in that company and the line more races, grace for grace needed grace and the salvation he or so he grace everyday to overcome sin than the limb right in God is present in the grace to deal with your trial for suffering to Harding for your support. So he gives us grace for that and second Peter 510.

He refers to himself as the God of all grace, but the God of all grace, who have called you on his eternal glory thing to think about you and call to eternal glory. Things may look bleak at the moment, look out ahead of the grace of God. Your call on to eternal glory by Jesus by Christ Jesus. After you have suffered a while to come suffering again after you have suffered a while, make the perfect, establish, strengthen 70 to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.

It's suffering is a part of the experience and we need grapes. His throne is described as the throne of grace. Let us therefore come boldly under the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help you not going to the bar of justice, and asking to be rewarded on the basis of anything you deserve you're coming to the throne of grace, and you're coming there to obtain mercy and find the grace that you so desperately need. His word is referred to as the word of grace always leaving the brethren as recorded in acts chapter 21 Is Way verse 32 says now, brethren command you, God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among them which are sanctified so as to turn to God's word turning word of his grace, and then James chapter 4 verse six may think well I know I received an abundance of grace and I do not ask God.

Minimal. He keeps giving it he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resists the proud but gives grace he keeps getting hidden at amazing and is something that which we should thank God every day. But just like yes I experience grace and the saving of my soul, but then give little thought continued to thank Prange for his marvelous grace then. Next, we see that weakness is the benefit sound strange Paradox in the wind. Should weakness be a benefit of having received the gift of the four. He is humbled. He knows his own weakness. Check Quicken 12 seven says there was given me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan behind me, lest I should be involved above measure. Verse nine.

My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities strength is made perfect in weakness. Many promises for those who are weak. Isaiah 40 verse 29 he giveth power to the faint and limit have no might he increases strength notice come before the Lord said having a bad day and a little help for the moment. I think I'll be able to get over the next no, those that have no might come to you in absolute need to I must have your strength at such a increases strength. First Corinthians chapter 1 verse 27 he says that he hath chosen the weak things of the food and the foolish things of this world to confound the wise and the children weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty fine businesswise. God please to use those who have a sense of weakness does according to verse 29 that no flesh should glory in his presence document when the blast so that somebody can break name the popular the recognizing he works in a way, using the weak things the humble framers. Those that are weak in themselves that no flesh should glory in his precious so weakness is a benefit I never thought that like we don't and are natural think that is what we learned in God's word that when we are weak and we know we are in a position to be used of God so finally strength is the result strength we need. We need strength. Jesus said in him my strength is made perfect in weakness is not your strength that you finally build up and accomplish its strength is longer trying to go in your strength you leaning on the arm of the flash whether Charlie somebody else's arm can rest assured flesh thing strength you need is so for that reason Paul says most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities at the power of Christ may rest seems contradictory to what our nature. Think why would I glory my infirmities for pulses.

That's what I do because it's there that the power of Christ rest upon strength we need, then, is not something that comes from a strong determination I can get through this come from a stock of strong people we know how to cope with difficulties in 100 grit my teeth and make not by believing in yourself.

I was talking to a man one time who would been recovery program interested to know when you went to the classes, but the decay is all a big lesson. I got it. You just gotta believe in yourself, so I thought that's how you got in this mess was believing in yourself.

You will do what you all do, no matter what. Believing in yourself is not the answer is not a matter say I was going to have a stiff upper lip make it all know the strengths we need is that which comes from Jesus Christ. John 15 in verse five, these are the words of Jesus. I am the vine, you are the branches even divided in me and I in him, the same bring it forth much fruit, for without me ye can do what nothing say will probably nothing to something I don't have to pray about everything. I don't have to depend on God for everything.

When you do those things you're not honoring him. It's when you abide in him even abide in me and I when we are abiding in Christ and Christ is in us and we bring forth much fruit, because without him we can do nothing that's worthwhile. Nothing profitable, nothing that is God pulses in Philippians 413 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

That doesn't mean you become means whatever things need to be done. Those duties that are yours in life. Your obligation to your family to your church one another obligation to serve God they neglect basis, whatever it may be whatever is required and expected.

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me back to the 12th chapter of second Corinthians the 10th verse says therefore I take pleasure in infirmities and reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong, totally contrary to the popular thinking of Mike sent one of strong that's what I'm strong. The apostle Paul says it one week extra. So what a blessing to be entropy you feel weak, you know your weakness. You know you're struggling with doubts and fears difficult.

It may be physical weakness as well as spiritual, mental weakness, whatever it is when I'm weak, then I strong because I weakness I don't and Lauren totaling 900 Lord, I have no strength. I am set to your mercy. Let us all take with us. These words of Jesus when we leave here today. My grace and peace to the words of Jesus.

All those special words like 26, Billy all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you the words that fell from the lips of Jesus these words from Jesus my grace is sufficient for me for my strength, not yours. My strength is made perfect in weakness. Whatever your situation may be, at the moment Jesus word to you is my grace is sufficient. And if you're on, the point of knowing I am a sinner justly condemned before God I need to have my sins washed away. I need salvation in the chain fuse grace is sufficient. His grace is sufficient to save the chief of sinners. In this Jesus is coming to me you come to him by faith believe is also half everlasting life. So let us put it deep into our minds and hearts to remember the words of Jesus.

My grace is sufficient for the for my strength is made perfect in weakness and in a thank you for listening today. I'm glad that you been with us and may we share in our mind truth of this text we considered and find hope and curry as we go forward.

Remembering my grace is Jesus is sufficient to whatever the situation you face at the moment. If you feel overwhelmed with the troubles of life.

Remember his word. My grace is sufficient last week at the same time of the Lord richly bless you all and in all the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of elderly Sarah Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217 oh man in all

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