A Showcase of Grace

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“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

John Piper, in a sermon, “Christ’s Power is Made Perfect in Weakness”-

God’s design is to make you a showcase for Jesus’ power.

But not necessarily the way the market demands: not by getting rid of all our weaknesses; but by giving strength to endure and even rejoice in tribulation.

Let God be God here. If he wills to show the perfection of his Son’s power in our weakness instead of by our escape from weakness, then he knows best; trust him. Hebrews 11 is a good guide here. It says that by faith some escaped the edge of the sword (v. 34) and by faith some were killed by the sword (v. 37). By faith some stopped the mouths of lions, and by faith others were sawn asunder. By faith some…

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