God uses the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He does this to show His immeasurable power. Paul applies this concept to ministers of the gospel in 2 Corinthians 4, when he compares ministers to jars of clay holding a great treasure. Paul creates a picture of something fragile and weak that is carrying something glorious and powerful. As pastors and servants in the church, this applies to us. We are at times afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, and discouraged, but we are not crushed. We are not forsaken. We are not destroyed.

We must remember that God’s strength is made perfect in weakness, so that the victories we see will reflect His glory and not ours!

Join us in Jacksonville this January 2019 for a special time of mutual encouragement and equipping. Come and sit under the preached Word, and attend break-outs that are designed for practical instruction and collaboration. Bring along other church leaders for a time of fellowship that will be sure to spur us on to love and good deeds. Don’t miss the annual Pastors' Conference at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, and our inaugural Women’s Biblical Counseling Conference, featuring Joni Eareckson Tada, on the topic of suffering.

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