Sufficiency in the Spirit
Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Corinthians 3:4–3:6
It is tough to take on a task when we do not feel competent for what is required. Often, we only begin things that we are sure we can finish. But when the task that we are called to is something far beyond our abilities, far beyond anything we could ever hope to be proficient in, what are we to do? That is precisely the case with the ministry to which the Lord has called believers. We are called to bring sinners from death to life. We are called to change people by the power of the gospel. The Apostle Paul speaks for all of us when he says, “Who is sufficient for these things?” But Paul also reminds us that the Lord does not ask us to be confident in ourselves or our abilities. He does not call us to be sufficient apart from Him. In fact, our only confidence comes from knowing our personal insufficiency and our God-based sufficiency! We must look to the Lord to find our “Sufficiency in the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:4-6).
I. Confidence (3:4)
II. Competence (3:5)
III. Covenant (3:6)