“THE SUSTAINING POWER OF GOD!”

2 Corinthians 4:7-18 

In this chapter I noticed several things of encouragement to each of us as we together look for some comfort through these days of trial for all of us.

I want to talk about two wonderful blessings about THE SUSTAINING POWER OF GOD!

THE PRESENCE OF GOD SUSTAINS US VERSES 8-9

Believe me; I saw it with my own eyes. The presence of God truly was the sustaining power for my wife Mary, family and friends.

  • His presence sustains us in time of Distress.
  • His presences sustains us in time of Despair.
  • His presences sustains us in time of Death.

Paul literally saw the Spirit of dying daily verses 10-12:

  • He bears the dying of Christ.
  • That Christ may be seen in his body.

THE SPIRIT OF HOPE SUSTAINS US VERSES 13-18.

  • The hope of being resurrected sustains us verses 14.
  • The hope of His continued grace upon us and others sustains us verse 15.
  • The hope of our inner being renewed “day by day” sustains us verse 16.
  • The hope of eternal glory sustains us verses 17-18.

This thought is great: The Bible says that our afflictions are light when weighed against future glory:

  • Because our eyes are not focused on the physical and temporal,
  • But, our eyes are focused on the spiritual and eternal.

What a wonderful place heaven must be!

No wonder the song writer wrote, “Heaven is a wonderful Place,” and the title of our message for the next four days.

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