Treasure in Jars of Clay (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)
Human weakness is incapable of impeding the gospel, in fact, it is God’s chosen way of magnifying His power and the good news of Jesus Christ.
I. We are jars of clay (7-9)
II. We are used by God to magnify His power (7,10,11)
III. We are used by God to bring life through Christ (10-12)
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2 Corinthians 4:7-12
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. (ESV)