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2 Corinthians 12 - NIV

9 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.

10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Paul’s Concern for the Corinthians

11 I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,”[a] even though I am nothing.

12 I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.


a. 2 Corinthians 12:11 Or the most eminent apostles

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T.J. Conwell avatar
Experiencing Grace
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul’s life example ought to give us incredible encouragement to God’s power. We must submit under the GRACE of Christ before we can ever really live and must see ourselves for who we are before we can experience freedom.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
I demand this thorn removed.
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct, 2016
Summary: THIS THORN HAS A PURPOSE. The real revelation of suffering. God has a plan and a purpose. Suffering can reveal the heart OF MAN, not just the heart of God. Suffering can be a door to Presence of God. Suffering can be fertilizer for love.
Dan Carroll avatar
The Life of Paul Part V
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Aug, 2016
Summary: Paul has many life struggles. He suffers many hardships, but in the end delights in his weakness because then he is strong.
Ronald Shultz avatar
It’s OK to Low Crawl
Shared by: Ronald Shultz on Aug, 2016
Summary: Crawling forward is still advancing.
Brandon Vernoy avatar
A Secret Weapon Called Weakness
Shared by: Brandon Vernoy on Jun, 2016
Summary: The ability to be weak in the presence of God is an invitation for His Presence to be strong within us.
Series: Unqualified
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,221
David Owens avatar
The Helps of Our Hurts
Shared by: David Owens on May, 2016
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.
Views: 309
Mike Dankson avatar
Thorns of Grace
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Apr, 2016
Summary: A sermon designed to encourage Christians to push through seasons of unanswered prayer
Felicia Clayborne avatar
Running On Empty
Shared by: Felicia Clayborne on Oct, 2015
Summary: Recognize that you are on empty.
Dr. Phillip  Paschal avatar
Lord, Hear My Cry
Shared by: Dr. Phillip Paschal on Jun, 2015
Summary: Responding to The Lord's Answer to our prayers
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,011
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Grace Sufficient
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jun, 2015
Summary: Kept by the grace of God in the midst of afflictions.
Troy Borst avatar
Christian Atheist: Change
Shared by: Troy Borst on Feb, 2015
Summary: You see, sometimes we who believe in God live as though He doesn’t exist and as though He cannot change us.
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
"Let Today Be The Day"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Aug, 2014
Summary: God is faithful to forgive us but we have a tough time forgiving ourselves. This lesson will set you free.
Series: Forgiveness
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 487
Bruce Lee avatar
Three Biggest Blunders in the Bible
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Aug, 2014
Summary: Learn from the biggest blunders in the bible and don't make the same mistakes in your life.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 10,653
Frank Jackson avatar
A Grace That Won't Let Go
Shared by: Frank Jackson on Nov, 2005
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.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 4,579
Larry Turner avatar
A Splinter from Satan.
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2014
Summary: Like a splinter barely under our skin, circumstances can be painful. But how can we tell if it's just life or God?
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,115
Michael Cotie avatar
Power in Weakness
Shared by: Michael Cotie on Mar, 2014
Summary: We are told that when we are humble then God will exalt us we will have Power in Weakness
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,171
John Shearhart avatar
Strength in Weakness
Shared by: John Shearhart on Dec, 2013
Summary: God perfects His strength in us through our weaknesses and reminds us to put no hope in our abilities.
John Sears avatar
The Crutch
Shared by: John Sears on Nov, 2013
Summary: Is Christianity a crutch for the weak minded and naive? How should Christians respond to the criticism?
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 3,394
Philip Beals avatar
Strength in Weakness
Shared by: Philip Beals on Sep, 2013
Summary: In our weakness we can always count on God to be our strength.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,532
Peter Baumgartle avatar
The Comparison Game
Shared by: Peter Baumgartle on Sep, 2013
Summary: Paul vs.super-apostles, the Corinthians vs other churches, and us vs. the Corinthians
Jody VanSickle avatar
My grace is Sufficient? How?
Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Aug, 2013
Summary: A sermon which helps explain just how God's grace is sufficient in all situations.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 876
Ron MacArthur avatar
The Thorn in Paul's Side
Shared by: Ron MacArthur on Jun, 2013
Summary: Points out clues from the scripture that point directly to the identity of the thorn in Paul's side
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,982
Chuck Booher avatar
Paul and His Final Days
Shared by: Chuck Booher on May, 2013
Summary: We need to be people who endure hard times by reading God’s Word, sharing Christ and being faithful to the end.
based on 2 ratings
Views: 1,473
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Prescription for Pride
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Mar, 2013
Summary: A sermon that speaks to the dangers we face from pride.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 285
Rick Boyne avatar
Power Perfected in Weakness
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Feb, 2013
Summary: God uses our weaknesses to demonstrate His strength.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 878
Ed Vasicek avatar
A Servant Who Should Be Respected
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2012
Summary: We are to respect those in spiritual authority, and we are to respect those who pour themselves out for the Gospel. Paul deserved respect on both counts.
James Lee avatar
God Uses thorns
Shared by: James Lee on Nov, 2012
Summary: Paul really tries to get his readers to understand that there is a danger of thinking too much of ourselves
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,963
Ed Vasicek avatar
Standing Firm and Refusing to Get Out of the Way
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2012
Summary: Rather than throwing in the towel, Paul stood firm and refused to get out of the way. He answered backbiting with get-in-your face answers.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,164
Matthew Oliver avatar
A Fool for Christ
Shared by: Matthew Oliver on Oct, 2012
Summary: 2 Corinthians 11:16-12:10 It is in our weakness that we find the true strength of Christ - St Paul addresses those who considered themselves
Rick Burdette avatar
The Purpose of Thorns
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Sep, 2012
Summary: Tests, weakness, God's power, grace
Series: Thorns
based on 1 rating
Views: 2,870