Glory in Weakness – “Don’t Shoot the Messenger”

Sermon Questions
2 Corinthians 4:8-14

  1. God uses our weaknesses to form us as His disciples and for the growth of the gospel message to others. Can you think of some examples of how this principle plays itself out?
  2. Have you ever had the experience of something not being what it appeared to be? Or the real thing being hidden behind the ordinary? 2 Corinthians 4:7 says that we have this treasure in clay jars. What is the treasure Paul is referring to? What characteristics does a clay jar have that Paul would choose it as a metaphor?
  3. How can our strengths actually get in the way of following Jesus? How do we learn to depend upon God?