Do Not Give Up!

Do Not Give Up!

Pastor Ty Neal

2 Corinthians 11:24-28

1. I know Jesus

2 Corinthians 4:6
Genesis 1:1-3
2 Corinthians 5:17

2. I have the power of the resurrection in me

2 Corinthians 4:7
Ecclesiastes 3:20b

Someone once asked St. Francis how he was able to accomplish so much. He replied, “This may be why: The Lord looked down from heaven and said, ‘Where can I find the weakest, littlest man on earth?’ Then he saw me and said, ‘I’ve found him, and he won’t be proud of it. He’ll see that I am only using him because of his insignificance.’”

2 Corinthians 12:8-10

3. Suffering will not destroy me

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Someone asked C.S. Lewis, “Why do the righteous suffer?” “Why not?” he replied. “They’re the only ones who can take it.”

2 Corinthians 4:10-11

“If you want to see resurrection at work here and now, in your life, you have to be prepared to see crucifixion at work as well.”

N.T. Wright

“I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. God is not a god who is immune from suffering.” John Stott

John Stott

4. Suffering speaks through me

2 Corinthians 4:12-15
Psalm 116

5. God is renewing me daily

2 Corinthians 4:16

“For all those discouraged by your progress in Christ: “By perseverance, the snail reached the Ark.”

C.H. Spurgeon

2 Corinthians 3:18

6. The best is yet to come

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

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