2 Corinthians 12 - NIV
or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
But he said to me,
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
The Helps of Our Hurts
Summary: This sermon is based on Chapter 7 in Charles Swindoll's book: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. The sermon addresses Paul's thorn in the flesh and the role of suffering in our lives.
Thorns of Grace
Summary: A sermon designed to encourage Christians to push through seasons of unanswered prayer
Christian Atheist: Change
Summary: You see, sometimes we who believe in God live as though He doesn’t exist and as though He cannot change us.
Life Among the Thorns
Summary: God allows thorns in our lives to refine us, to keep us humble, and to be sure He gets the glory for all we do.
"Let Today Be The Day"
Summary: God is faithful to forgive us but we have a tough time forgiving ourselves. This lesson will set you free.
A Grace That Won't Let Go
Summary: Any study of the life of the apostle Paul requires a serious look at the subject of pain. Suffering is not a pleasant subject to explore, especially in our western culture.
A Splinter from Satan.
Summary: Like a splinter barely under our skin, circumstances can be painful. But how can we tell if it's just life or God?
Power in Weakness
Summary: We are told that when we are humble then God will exalt us we will have Power in Weakness
Strength in Weakness
Summary: God perfects His strength in us through our weaknesses and reminds us to put no hope in our abilities.
The Thorn in Paul's Side
Summary: Points out clues from the scripture that point directly to the identity of the thorn in Paul's side
Paul and His Final Days
Summary: We need to be people who endure hard times by reading God’s Word, sharing Christ and being faithful to the end.
e Management of Pain
Summary: The apostle Paul experienced a great deal of pain in his life. He recognized that sometimes Satan brings the pain and sometimes God brings the pain for our own good. He prayed for God to remove the pain, but God said, “My grace is sufficient.” God didn
A Thorn in the Flesh
Summary: Sometimes God allows people or things in our lives that do not appeal to our humanity but God allows such things in our lives to keep our focus on Him.
Power of One
Summary: The power of one man and the power of one message lies in the power to be weak.
Your Most-Overlooked Strength
Summary: Pretending is easy, that's why so many people overlook their most powerful asset: their weakness. We tend to classify weaknesses with failures in the 'con' list, but I challenge you to move it across the page. It's definitely a plus. Authenticity, transpa
Summary: A look at heaven and hell
God’s Grace Is Sufficient for Us
Summary: 1. God’s grace will carry us when we are helpless.
2. God’s grace will carry us when we hurt.
3. God’s grace will carry us to Heaven.
Summary: This is the 4th sermon in the Truth series dealing with religious lies Christians sometimes pick up in church
From Thorns to Thankfulness
Summary: Paul could have easily boasted on how he had it all together and everything he had accomplished, but as soon as he wanted to boast, God gave him a thorn to remind him that it is wasn’t about him. What is a thorn? Thorns are any form of physical issues, hu