2 Corinthians (127)
In every debate Paul was at a disadvantage - he was determined to speak the truth! But he had one great hidden resource: the power of God.
Paul lived a life of integrity. But it was not by his own strength: he was a man led by the Spirit.
Paul commended himself as a servant of God. How? By a life of purity, knowledge, patience, kindness.
Paul's life was a life of suffering - and perseverance. Christ's sufferings overflowed into his life. Christ's grace enabled him to persevere through it all.
God gave Paul - and every believer - great grace. Its reality was shown in Paul's endurance through suffering.