Treasures in Clay Jars: Extraordinary Power
in Ordinary Lives
June 3 – July 8
“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)
Clay jars. Back in Paul’s day, they were nothing special; not much to look at or value. That’s what made them especially good for anyone who wanted to hide valuable “treasure” in them!
Being a follower of Jesus Christ is not easy nowadays. In a world focused on displays of power, living perfect lives and having it altogether, others may look down on us when we stumble, suffer and show weakness. But the “power” to live as the Lord’s disciples does not come from our own strength, but from God’s “treasure” that shines forth in our weakness.
In this sermon series based on passages from 2 Corinthians, we will be looking at some of the extraordinary “treasures” that God places within our ordinary lives. Come, receive and be encouraged to “live weak” in a world driven by human power.
· 6/3: Treasure in Clay Jars: Jesus (2 Corinthians 4:5-12)
· 6/10: Treasure in Clay Jars: Hope (2 Corinthians 4:13-18)
· 6/17: Treasure in Clay Jars: Faith (2 Corinthians 5:1-10)
· 6/24: Treasure in Clay Jars: Witness (2 Corinthians 6:1-13)
· 7/1: Treasure in Clay Jars: Generosity (2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15)
· 7/8: Treasure in Clay Jars: Grace (2 Corinthians 12:1-10)