In this world of fierce independence and do-it-yourself resolve, being told to "power through" your weakness is not uncommon. But God's Word opposes that counsel with the command to accept our inadequacies as strengths! We'll learn what that looks like today on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
The Strength of WeaknessThe Apostle Paul had a problem. A thorn in his flesh inhibited his natural ability to live his life and serve God as he wished. He prayed for the removal of his limitation, but Jesus had something better in mind, and he told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9). The entire Bible reveals that power is found in weakness for those who know Christ. The power of God is clearly seen best against the background of human inadequacy. The truth is that our inadequacy may actually prove to be our ultimate qualification in serving God. The Strength of Weakness takes us on a journey through Scripture to show how, time and again, God exhibited his strength through the weakness of people. In his mercy God chose to use the weakness in his servant Jehoshaphat to make him into a great leader. God also revealed his strength in the weakness of David in order to defeat Goliath the Philistine. From King Uzziah we learn, contrary to the mantra of our age, that self-reliance will actually destroy us. From these characters and others, Alistair uncovers the secret that acknowledging weakness is the first step to real strength.
On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg continues our study in the book of Ephesians where he examines the evidences of saving faith. As we reflect on the present, and look to the future, be listening to hear the evidence of a continued and assured union in Jesus. More
Salvation through Jesus Christ delivers far more than an eternal home in Heaven. In Ephesians 4, we learn that our Christian faith is a complex tapestry of unity woven together by “one God and Father of all.” Learn more about the One who unites us on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More