Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2014-10-23 ILC Chapel — We are strong when we…

2014 Chapels -
We are strong when we rely on Christ rather than our own capabilities.


Date : 2014-10-23
Speaker : John Reim

2 Corinthians 12:7–10 (Listen)

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,1 a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


[1] 12:7 Or hears from me, even because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited


Hymn: TLH 209, st. 1,4 :
Who is this that Comes from Edom — Organ Audio

1. Who Is this that comes from Edom,
All His raiment stained with blood;
To the captive speaking freedom,
Bringing and bestowing good;
Glorious in the garb He wears,
Glorious in the spoil He bears?

4. Mighty Victor, reign forever,
Wear the crown so dearly won;
Never shall Thy people, never,
Cease to sing what Thou hast done.
Thou hast fought Thy people’s foes;
Thou hast healed Thy people’s woes.