Perfected Power – A Sermon for 2 Corinthians 12:7b-10

The reading today is from Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth. Before I share these few verses, some background may be helpful. Some call this letter, Paul’s “foolish letter.” They call it that because Paul was accused of being a fool by the Christians in Corinth, and he took that name and wore it like a badge of honor. He could have boasted in his accomplishments and his mystical experiences and his spiritual maturity, but he would not. He would rather, he said, be weak so that the power of Christ would be perfected in him. Perfected power.

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An Invitation to Sail – Acts 2:1-21 – Sermon

A few years ago, in Newsweek magazine, Garrison Keillor was asked to choose what he considered to be the five most important books. Many readers were probably surprised to find that he ranked the Book of Acts at the top of his list. When describing the Book of Acts, Keillor offered this poetic summary: “The flames lit on their little heads and bravely and dangerously went they onward.”[i]

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