A Jar of Clay

Paul writes in a letter to the Corinthians "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." (2 Corinthians 4:7 ESV) This after having been afflicted in so many ways to the point of being crushed but not driven to despair. 

With this as the basis for his sermon, Pastor Andrew speaks of how Paul's message still resonates in the 21st century. He speaks of his own experiences, afflictions, shortcomings, doubts, and other attempts to cause him to despair and give up. 

Listen carefully and attentively to discern if anything in this message applies to you. Was it recent? Or perhaps a lifelong pattern? 

Remember, however, as with Paul, "For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:17-18) ESV