2 Corinthians 11:16-33, “The Theology of Glory”—A Fool’s Boast

In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Paul advances his argument against the false teachers troubling Corinth. The section that has been called “The Fool’s Speech.” He steps into his opponents’ arena, laying out his credentials in contrast to theirs. Like them, he foolishly “boasts,” however, he does not boast about his heritage, character, or accomplishments. Paul’s qualifications for useful service were his weakness. His point is that God displays his glory by working through frail, weak servants.