Keith Giles is an author, blogger and freelance copywriter in Orange County, California.
WHAT IS SUBVERSIVE? It’s a systematic overthrow of one system or power by those working from within.
Jesus said the Kingdom of God was immediately accessible to all who follow Him. This is the Gospel message. This is subversive.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
THE POWER OF WEAKNESS
New ebook by Keith Giles:
In his second letter to the church in Corinth, the
Apostle Paul described an encounter with God that taught him a valuable lesson
about humility and perspective.
The author, Keith Giles, explores this Kingdom principal
of weakness in the lives of people like Moses, Gideon, Samson, Solomon and even
Jesus to help us understand how we can unleash the “power of Christ” in our own
REVIEW BY ARTHUR SIDO:
The Power of Weakness is the latest offering from Keith
Giles and it was both a pleasure and encouragement to read. In a church culture
that sees sickness and poverty and weakness as something to be avoided and
prayed about, Keith takes us back to the Bible to demonstrate that God has
always used people when they were at their worst or those who were least
The bulk of The Power of Weakness is an examination of
the lives of a number of well-known figures from the Bible, men like Moses and
Solomon and even Jesus Christ Himself, to show the glory of God in achieving
great things through the weakness of man. After looking at the compelling
evidence from the Bible, Keith turns to a more practical application, each and
every individual Christian. If God can and has done great things through the
weakness of men like Gideon and Paul, certainly He can and does through weak vessels
like you and I. In a church culture that glorifies and exalts the most
educated, smoothest speaking and best credentialed men, Keith reminds us that
it is rarely the obvious (in our eyes) vessels that God works through.
As Keith points out, there is a reason that God glories
in using the weakness of man to accomplish His great works, namely that it
leaves no doubt in the mind of those who witness or read about these events as
to where the honor and glory belong. It is not because of human talent or skill
or intelligence but God alone who accomplishes His tasks. Along with the
biographical examples, Keith points us again and again to Scripture to
demonstrate his central thesis of God glorying in weakness. This message is not
an unusual one in the church but it is one of the many cases where our rhetoric
doesn't match our practice. You might hear an awful lot about "not many
wise" in the church but look at the guys called to lead and more often
than not it is the man who is the best sermonizer or the most educated or the
most successful in the community rather than the weak.
I would certainly recommend The Power of Weakness to
anyone who is struggling with feeling adequate to serve God or those who are
looking at taking the next step in ministry. It is a critical reminder that God
doesn't pick the best and brightest to do His work, He often picks just the
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