2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Church Vision Statement 

We are a biblically rooted church that wants to help you overcome life’s emptiness through a deeper relationship with Christ and a connection to a family who cares.

Ice-Breaker:

  • If you could have dinner with any historical figure who would it be and why?
    • These are worth your time because people are connecting and you are learning your people.

Read: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! 8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Transformation Questions:

  • In your life what have you considered a thorn in the flesh? It does not have to be something physical.
  • What lessons has God taught you about letting go of control during the pandemic?
  • God removes some afflictions from us, but Paul prayed three times that his specific affliction would be removed. If God does not remove your affliction or thorn, is God still good?
  • How have you seen God use someone’s weakness as a strength for His glory?
  • In your life, have you seen your personal thorns or weaknesses flipped to be used as strengths for His glory? How?
  • What reason does Paul give us in verse 7 as to why God allowed him to have a thorn in his flesh?
  • Why would God allow us to not exalt ourselves? Why would it be good for us to be humbled? See verse 9-11.
  • What is meant when Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient my power is perfected in your weakness.”
  • What happens when we do not allow our weaknesses become strengths?