DiscoverDr Phillip J Huggins SermonsSept 1, 2019 Down But Not Out 2 Cor 4:7-10
Sept 1, 2019 Down But Not Out 2 Cor 4:7-10

Sept 1, 2019 Down But Not Out 2 Cor 4:7-10

Update: 2019-09-03


Sermon Notes     Sept 1, 2019      Dr Phillip Huggins
 God never abandons His own.  For every trial there is corresponding encouragement.  The believer need never despair:  God is on His throne.  He knows our woes.  He understands our problems.  He ever, never forsakes us.  Until in His wisdom He calls us home we are His people and His delight; we revel in the certainty of His protective care.

I.  The Power -7

     A.    We are but earthen Vessels

     B.    But those clay pots are the excellency of the power of God

          1.    God needs task to be done

               a.     Moses to Lead Israel

               b.    Philip to talk to the Ethiopian Eunuch.

               c.     Peter to preach at Pentecost.

               d.    Paul to write the New Testament

          2.    God made you to do a task.  God needed someone just like you

          3.    You are somebody:  A child of God, Prophet, Priest 

II.  The Problem 8-9

     A.    Troubled on every side but not distressed

          1.    Wrestling – pressed but not pinned

          2.    Devil will try to pin you.

     B.    Perplexed but not in despair

          1.    Football – Nowhere to go but make a hole.  Fight to keep going until you find a
                 hole in the devil’s defense. 

          2.    Despair – altogether without help or means 

     C.    Persecuted but not forsaken - Falling behind but not forgotten.  

          1.    Finish the job. 

          2.    God won’t forsake you.

     D.   Knocked down but not destroyed – Boxing Knocked down but not knocked out.

          1.    Test of character not what it takes to knock you down but what it takes to keep
                 you there.

     E.    Expect trials.  Accept trials.  Key is your reaction.

     F.     Paul said I press on to the prize of the high calling of God

     G.   There are many who run the race, but only one wins the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24

     H.   God made you to succeed (Romans 8:37 ; Philippians 4:13 )

          1.    Boy tossed ball up missed 3 times. Exclaimed “What a pitcher”

      I.       God uses failures to teach us to succeed

          1.    Everyone fails but you don’t have to be a failure.

          2.    Definition of success is failing until you succeed

          3.    Definition of failure is failing until you quit.

III. The Proclamation – 10

     A.    Daniel, Hananiah, Mishaal, Azariah – Dan 3:16-17 

Note the words:  troubled, perplexed, persecuted cast down.  Hostile pressure, active opposition, inward anguish – these are the price of uncomprom









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Sept 1, 2019 Down But Not Out 2 Cor 4:7-10

Sept 1, 2019 Down But Not Out 2 Cor 4:7-10

Dr Phillip J Huggins