Corinthian Commands Part 4: Be Strong!

Corinthian Commands Part 4: Be Strong!

“Be on your guard; Stand firm in the faith; Be men of courage; Be strong. Do everything in love.” 1Corinthians 16 v13,14

  We Cannot Rely On Our Own Strength!

Isaiah 40 v30; Psalm 20 v7,8; 1 Corinthians 1 v8-9

Even strong people – survivors and overcomers- encounter things they cannot face alone.

Hope In The Lord = Strong In The Lord

Ephesians 6 v10; Psalm 20 v6; Isaiah 40 v31.

“There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.” -Clare Booth Luce

Hope and strength are connected!

Hope in God’s Permeating ____________.
Hebrews 13 v5; Matthew 28 v20

1 Peter 1 v8-9 MSG You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.

  1. Hope in God’s Plentiful _______________.
    Romans 4 v21; Psalm 37 v39-40

You can’t break God’s promises by leaning on them!

III. Hope in God’s Perfect _____________.
Jeremiah 29 v11; Rom 8 v28-32

The strongest vow you can make is to tell God, “I am committed to living for your Glory…”


  1. Hope in God’s Potent _____________.
    Luke 1 v3; Jeremiah 32 v17; Ephesians 3 v20

Rest and rely in the strength from the one who can do all things.

Paul command the Corinthians to BE STRONG – to not lose hope in their difficult situation – because hoping in the Lord makes us strong.