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Episode 242: Weird Bible Stories, 2021 Edition, Part Seven--Paul's Thorn

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Conventional wisdom is easy:  it's good to be strong, it's bad to be weak, and if you are being a good and faithful religious person, God will give you the things you pray for.  Right?  That sure is popular theology--and it sells books and draws listeners.  The only trouble is, it's just not the way things work for the God we know in Jesus.  As a case in point, we'll look at the curious case of Saint Paul's "thorn in the flesh," some unpleasant situation in the apostle's life that he attributes both to Satan and to God, and which God didn't take away from him, despite repeated persistent prayer.  And instead, Paul discovered, God's choice is to work through what looks like weakness, and that grace really is sufficient for all we need.  Join us in this concluding episode of our series exploring Weird Bible Stories, as pastors Erica and Steve mull over a strange story told by Paul the apostle, here on Crazy Faith Talk!

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