BIBLICAL CONCEPT: Weakness

1.  Godís weak plan:

     A.  The cross and faith - 1 Cor. 1:18-31.
     B.  The law - Rom. 8:3-5 (vs.  Holy Spirit); Heb. 7:18-28 (vs.  Christ).
     C.  Christian Way of Life and faith - 2 Cor. 11:27-30; Gal 4:13; 1 Cor. 2:3;
           Heb. 11:33-34; cp.  Phil 3:4-8; Rom. 5:3-5.

2.  Humans: A weakness waiting to happen.

     A.  Weak flesh - Mt. 26:41; Rom. 6:19; 8:26; 1 Cor. 15:43; 1 Tim.
           5:23.
     B.  Weak faith - Rom. 14:1; 15:1; 1 Cor. 8:9-12; Rom. 4:19.
     C.  Legalism / works - Gal. 4:9.
     D.  Spiritual arrogance - 1 Cor. 4: 10; 11:30; 2 Cor. 10:10; 13:9.
     E.  Spiritual leaders - Heb. 5:1-2; 7:28; cp.  1 Cor. 2:3.

3.  Support of the weak:

     A.  Jesus Christ - Mt. 8:17; 2 Cor. 13:4; Heb. 4:15; 11:33-34.
     B.  Evangelism - 1 Cor. 9:22-23.
     C.  Spiritual help - Jas. 5:14; 1 Thes. 5:14.
     D.  Supportive mental attitudes:

           1.  Honor - 1 Cor. 12:22-23.
           2.  Acceptance - Rom. 14:1; 15:1; 1 Cor. 8:7-12.
           3.  Help - 1 Thes. 5:14.

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