Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 18, 2008
In our text, it appears that Paul was a failure but only in the eyes of the world, not in the eyes of the Lord.
1- He was insulted but daring
2- He was accused but pure
3- He was displeasing but pleasing
INTRO.- ILL.- Pete walked up to his teacher’s desk, holding a report card with a big red F.
"If I were you," said Pete, "I would change this while you still can." "Why is that?" asked the teacher.
"Because my daddy told me that if I brought home one more failing report card, someone was