God Uses Weak People

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  • I preached this past Sunday from 2 Corinthians 4:7: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” (ESV). I strove to drive home a simple but remarkable point – one of the most important thing I know about Christian ministry – God uses weak people! Here is the sermon skeleton.

    Title: “God Uses Weak People.”

    Text: 2 Corinthians 4:7

    Theme: Our weaknesses as a platform for God’s power

    Point: God Uses Weak People


    I. The Reality of our Weaknesses

        A. We are unworthy.

        B. We are dispensable.

        C. We are fragile.

    II. The Ramifications of our Weaknesses

        A. The treasure and our sincerity

        B. The treasure and our stewardship

        C. The treasure and our self-worth

    III. The Result of our Weaknesses

        A. God’s power is transcendent.

        B. God’s power is inherent.

        C. God’s power is consistent.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.