Sermons
Free Sermons and Sermon Outlines for Preaching :

Sermons on 2 Corinthians 12:8-9: showing 1-15 of 29

Scripture

Clear Scripture Filters

Rating

Date

Denominations

Language

Sermon Type

Audience

Try PRO
Get Full Access — Free for 14 Days
Unlock premium sermon illustrations, preaching campaigns, and church media ... only with PRO
Get Started
  • Jesus Christ, Our Strength In Weakness

    Contributed by Charles Mccall on May 16, 2007
    based on 31 ratings
     | 27,842 views

    No matter how weak you be, just know you can find strength in your weakness in Jesus Christ.

    Zechariah 4:6 2nd Corinthians 12:7-10 Philippians 4:13 Topic- Jesus Christ, our strength in weakness All of us, whether we want to admit it our not, has some weakness of some sort. Some of us may be weak when it comes to food, in that whenever we find ourselves hungry, we will try ...read more

  • Weak But Strong

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,923 views

    It’s the reality that to be strong in the things of God, we must be weak. When we’re in Christ, we’re weak but strong.

    Weak But Strong TCF Sermon February 11, 2007 Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, which in the 1960’s became what is today the missions agency OMF International, knew the secret of strength through weakness. Complimented once by a friend on the impact of the mission, Hudson ...read more

  • Always Enough Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Nov 11, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,266 views

    God’s grace is always enough no matter what the circumstances may be.

    Always Enough Text: 2 Cor. 12:7-10 Introduction 1. Illustration: A man returns from a foreign holiday and is feeling very ill. He goes to see his doctor, and is immediately rushed to the hospital to undergo tests. The man wakes up after the tests in a private room at the hospital, ...read more

  • Family, Love, And Grace Series

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Sep 15, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,004 views

    To truly accept God’s love, we must learn to love ourselves as well as others.

    Family, Love, and Grace 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 I. On the surface Madea’s Family Reunion is comedy about family and love. For families to survive love is necessary and crucial. It may be a cliché but what the world needs now is love. What the family needs now is love. What the church needs now ...read more

  • What Sets Christianity Apart

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 44 ratings
     | 30,085 views

    A Sermon on God’s grace and our response to it.

    WHAT SETS CHRISTIANITY APART Years ago, a large international conference was held of religious leaders from around the world. In the midst of the conference, a debate began about what it was that set Christianity apart from other religions. Some argued that it was God coming in the flesh ...read more

  • God, Why Do You Allow Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 18,163 views

    How can a just God permit suffering in our lives?

    OPEN: A woman who was employed as a dental receptionist told this story: I was on duty when an extremely nervous patient came for root canal surgery. He was brought into the examining room and made comfortable in the reclining dental chair. The dentist then injected a numbing agent around the ...read more

  • Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 9, 2006
    based on 90 ratings
     | 32,808 views

    The thorns of life are many, but the grace of God is sufficient in our weakness.

    Text: “…a thorn in the flesh was given to me…” (2 Corinthians 12:7) What is a thorn? The American Heritage Dictionary says that a thorn is a modified branch in the form of a sharp, woody spine. It can cause sharp pain, irritation, or discomfort. How many of you have ever been struck by a ...read more

  • When God Says No

    Contributed by Bryan Dill on Jun 17, 2006
    based on 129 ratings
     | 45,841 views

    I want us to look at what happens when God says no. Does that mean that God doesn’t care for us? Does it mean that He’s being cruel? Let’s take a look at a couple different times in scripture when God said no to his children’s prayers.

    WHEN GOD SAYS NO Barbara Kerby has written a humorous reflection about her first experience of driving. Barbara’s father took her to the high school parking lot for driving lessons. For this particular lesson, Barbara’s three-year-old sister rode along in the backseat. While trying to negotiate ...read more

  • Can You Tell Me Your Weaknesses?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 23, 2006
    based on 68 ratings
     | 24,402 views

    A sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 focusing on Paul’s thorn in the flesh. (Material taken from Sermon Central Contributors and especially C. Bouwman)

    Sermon for 5/21/2006 Can You Tell Me Your Weaknesses? 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Introduction: Tell the story about how interviewing a prospective campus minister: Elaborate on your strengths was my first question. My second question was, Elaborate on your weaknesses. Guess what, he wisely ...read more

  • "Only The Weak Survive"

    Contributed by Jess Bousa on Apr 26, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 12,430 views

    In this world, people believe that you need to focus on your strenghts to be a great leader. In God’s Kingdom it is the exact opposite. God see’s potential in weakness and is able to transform our weaknesses into our most powerful strenghts.

    INTRO: By the show of hands, who here, knows somebody that is perfect or thinks that their perfect themselves? Just raise your hand! If anybody raised their hands, that action alone would qualify you as being imperfect. I want to let you in on a little secret. We are never going to be ...read more

  • Thorn In The Flesh

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 8, 2005
    based on 72 ratings
     | 12,357 views

    Some people become defined by their hardships while others rise above their pain. We may suffer broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations, but we don’t have to become broken people. Pain is inevitable--misery is optional.

    No one knows for certain about the nature of Paul’s thorn, and there has been extensive speculation about the nature of his affliction. Explanations range from persistent temptation, dogged persecution, chronic malaria, migraine headaches, epilepsy, or a speech disorder. Because Paul dictated his ...read more

  • The Success Of Sickness

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,771 views

    How sickness can be good

    Intro: We have been talking for the last few weeks about things that are common to all of us. Things that often look like failures in the eyes of the world, often can turn out to be successes in the eyes of God. This morning we want to look at one of these: Sickness. I’m sure sickness is ...read more

  • Acknowledging Our Weakness To Become Strong

    Contributed by Glen Vanderkloot on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 75 ratings
     | 6,066 views

    God’s power is strongest when we can admit our weaknesses

    As I was growing up, my favorite children’s story was ‘The Little Engine that Could’ attributed to Mabel C. Bragg, a teacher in Boston, Massachusetts. The gist of the story is that a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Larger and more powerful engines are asked to pull the ...read more

  • Dealing With Depression

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 247 ratings
     | 19,723 views

    Depression is something that we all face.

    INTRO.- ILL.- The wife was telling her friend about her household budget. “I spend 40 percent of our income for food, 30 percent for shelter, 30 percent for clothing, and 20 percent for transportation and incidentals.” “But that makes 120 percent.” The woman responded, “DON’T I KNOW IT!” Not ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on Aug 17, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,182 views

    Suffering, no one likes it. However, it is something we all experience at sometime or another. Here is what the Scriptures say concerning it.

    SUFFERING 2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations [vs. 1-6], for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me – to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the ...read more