Sunday, 8 July 2012

An Homily Strengths and Weaknesses Matrix for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: with reference to 2 Sam 5:1-10; 2 Cor 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

An exploration of when strengths are really weaknesses and vice versa. 

The numbers are verse numbers.

STRENGTH
WEAKNESS
David 2 Sam 5:1-10
2 Ruler
8 lame and blind
3 King
4 Reigned forty years
9 Fortress
Built up
10 more and more powerful
Paul—2 Cor 12:2-10
2 Third Heaven experience
7 Thorn in my flesh
9 Grace
Messenger of Satan
 Christ’s power (made perfect in weakness)
Torment

10 Paul delights in them for Christ’s sake
Jesus—Mark 6:1-13
1 Jesus’ teaching
3 They took offense at him
7 Authority over evil spirits
4 No miracles
8 No stuff
6 Lack of faith
12 Preached repentance 

Drove out many demons
Anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.