G.R. "Ricky" Gray, D. Min., D.D.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (KJV)
8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
I. Reality Of It
II. Resoluteness Of It
III. Reliance Of It