Amy Carmichael

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Most people learn The Gospel According to You before they
ever pick up a bible and read the Gospels According to Matthew, Mark,
Luke, or John. This message takes a look at the Gospel According to
Amy Carmichael, and what we can learn from the way she
lived her life.

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Amy Carmichael

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  2. 2. the gospel according to . . . IF” ? HAT “W
  3. 3. the gospel according to . . . amy carmichael
  4. 4. the gospel according to . . . This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord. I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know — only God knows. Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell. 2 Corinthians 12:1-4
  5. 5. the gospel according to . . . That experience is worth boasting about, but I’m not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses. If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message, even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 2 Corinthians 12:5-7
  6. 6. the gospel according to . . . Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
  7. 7. the gospel according to . . . IF” ? HAT “W
  8. 8. the gospel according to . . . He does not here distinguish between the different heavens in the manner of the philosophers, so as to assign to each planet its own heaven. On the other hand, the number three is made use by way of eminence, to denote what is highest and most complete . . . the term heaven, taken by itself, denotes here the blessed and glorious kingdom of God, which is above all the spheres, and the firmament itself, and even the entire framework of the world. - JOHN CALVIN
  9. 9. the gospel according to . . . oprah
  10. 10. the gospel according to . . . He does not here distinguish between the different heavens in the manner of the philosophers, so as to assign to each planet its own heaven. On the other hand, the number three is made use by way of eminence, to denote what is highest and most complete . . . the term heaven, taken by itself, denotes here the blessed and glorious kingdom of God, which is above all the spheres, and the firmament itself, and even the entire framework of the world. - JOHN CALVIN
  11. 11. the gospel according to . . . . . . I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell. That experience is worth boasting about, but I’m not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses. If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message . . . 2 Corinthians 12:4-6
  12. 12. the gospel according to . . . Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
  13. 13. the gospel according to . . . RKS ” WO IFS ER HAT POW “W D’S OUR GO IN EST B
  14. 14. the gospel according to . . . GOD’S POWER WORKS BEST IN OUR “WHAT IFS” “If there be a God — please forgive me — When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven — there is such convicting emptiness that those every thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul. I am told God loves me — and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great . . . ” mother teresa
  15. 15. the gospel according to . . . GOD’S POWER WORKS BEST IN OUR “WHAT IFS” Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. JAMES 1:2-4
  16. 16. the gospel according to . . . GOD’S POWER WORKS BEST IN OUR “WHAT IFS” So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 2 Corinthians 12:7
  17. 17. the gospel according to . . . GOD’S POWER WORKS BEST IN OUR “WHAT IFS” You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. genesis 50:20
  18. 18. the gospel according to . . . FS” AT I ” WH LYS ET “ F ON ’T L E “I DON OM BEC
  19. 19. the gospel according to . . . DON’T LET “WHAT IFS” BECOME “IF ONLYS” Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
  20. 20. the gospel according to . . . SAY GOD TO TO S OK ?!?” IT’ HE IFS” AT T AT HE “WH “WH UT T ABO
  21. 21. the gospel according to . . . UR OO E S D ENS ESU E S H J AK WIT S” M NLY AT IF OH “W
  22. 22. the gospel according to . . . ONLY WITH JESUS DO OUR “WHAT IFS” MAKE SENSE “The Bible is clear about this: God often does his best work over long periods of time. In fact, the Bible portrays God as one who often does his best work over a few generations, not a few hours.” - BRYAN JONES, SECOND GUESSING GOD

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