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  • Thorns!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Dec 28, 2014
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     | 1,335 views

    Yes, God plants the seed that is His Word in the heart of a person that is entwined with thorns, that is the cares and riches of this world. Well, what do we do? We’ve got to get rid of the thorns

    THORNS! 'And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.' -- Luke 8:14. God kept whispering the word ‘THORNS’ in my ears! As I kept walking, ...read more

  • Patience Series

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,034 views

    1. God often calls on us to wait a. “wait on the Lord” (Ps. 27:14) b. “wait patiently on Him” (Ps. 37:7) c. “wait only upon God” (Ps. 62:25) d. “They wait upon the Lord” (Isa. 40:31) e. “The Lord is good to them that wait for Him”(Lam.3:25)

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (PATIENCE) Text: Galatians 5:22 I. INTRODUCTION A. One of the Needed Fruits to Bear 1. Patience doesn’t come easy for most people B. Review the Series 1. The Fruit of the Spirit Love 2. The fruit of the Spirit Joy 3. The fruit of the Spirit Peace II. ...read more

  • A Thorn In The Flesh

    Contributed by Pastor David T. Diskin on Aug 2, 2012
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     | 5,017 views

    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.

    A Thorn in the Flesh Pray. Before we start, I have to ask if you heard about the dyslexic Satanist? He sold His soul to Santa. don't think about that too long, I just wanted to get your mind working here this morning, Now, This morning I want to show you through God's ...read more

  • My Grace Is Sufficient For You...

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,712 views

    This was a funeral sermon I wrote for a member of our church - I thought it might be helpful for anyone looking for ideas when writing on this subject.

    MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT… Funeral for ___________ February 9, 2006 This question has come up a few times in the last week or so: Which is better, to die suddenly or slowly? If one dies suddenly there is no chance for goodbyes, for last words, to make things right with loved ones, to ask ...read more

  • Have Mercy Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Oct 4, 2002
    based on 104 ratings
     | 5,176 views

    Mercy is not just you scratch my back I scratch yours. It is doing everything we can and expecting nothing in return

    Have Mercy Matt. 5:7 Illustration: Millions of people were gathered before the Throne of God. Some of the groups near the front talked heatedly and were belligerent. “How can God judge us, they asked?” God is in heaven where all is beauty and light, what does He know about ...read more

  • Thankful For Answered Prayer

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,755 views

    Every prayer of every Christian, offered in the name of Jesus, will be answered...but the answer may not always be "YES".

    THANKFUL FOR ANSWERED PRAYER "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6. Prayer is a privilege that God has given us. Prayer should be defined as "talking with God", not merely ...read more

  • The Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Apr 18, 2005
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     | 4,471 views

    God often allows trouble and trials to come into the life of His children. The life of Paul provides us with great insight into dealing with the thorns of life.

    THE THORNS OF LIFE 2 CORINTHIANS 12:1-10 Introduction: God often allows trouble and trials to come into the life of His children. God could have kept Daniel out of the lions’ den. He could have kept Job from Satan’s assault. He could have kept the three Hebrew children out of the fiery furnace. ...read more

  • What Does God Say When People Pray (Part 3)

    Contributed by James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
    based on 113 ratings
     | 2,021 views

    How Does God respond to our prayers?

    What Does God Say When People Pray (Part 3) 2 Cor. 12:8-9 “Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. [9] And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my ...read more

  • Lord, Hear My Cry

    Contributed by Dr. Phillip Paschal on Jun 30, 2015
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     | 7,613 views

    Responding to The Lord's Answer to our prayers

    LORD, PLEASE HEAR MY CRY 2 COR. 12:7-9 1. INTRODUCTION. EVERY NOW AND THEN WE FIND OURSELVES IN DIRE STRAIGHTS, AND THE BURDENS OF LIFE SEEM TO GET THE BEST OF US. STRUGGLES WILL ALWAYS FIND THEIR WAY INTO OUR LIVES. ALTHOUGH WE WILL WRESTLE WITH STRUGGLES, WE DON'T HAVE TO LET THE STRUGGLES GET ...read more

  • The Secret Of The Apostle Paul

    Contributed by R. Escoanyelin Ortiz on Dec 6, 2011
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     | 1,583 views

    The secret of the spiritual life of Paul

    IN PHILIPPIANS 4:12 PAUL TELLS US THAT HE HAS LEARNED A SECRET. TROUGH MUCH SUFFERING AND TRIBULATIONS PAUL LEARNED THIS GREAT LESSON. WHAT MADE PAUL SUCH A SOLID CHRISTIAN? THIS SECRET IS LEARNED EXPERIENCIALLY THROUGH THE FIRE OF TRIBULATIONS (PERSECUTIONS). IT IS IN THE TEST OF PROBLEMS THAT ...read more

  • God Uses Thorns

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 3, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,919 views

    Paul really tries to get his readers to understand that there is a danger of thinking too much of ourselves

    I’m not sure who said this but it really says a lot. "My God, I have never thanked Thee for my thorn. I have thanked Thee a thousand times for my roses, but not once for my thorn. I have been looking forward to a world where I shall get compensation for my cross; but I have never thought ...read more

  • Life's Detours And Disruptions Series

    Contributed by James Hardy on Feb 3, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,873 views

    So often in our lives we hit a bump in the road. We answer the phone and on the other end there’s bad news. Ever happen to you?

    Has it ever happed to you? The phone rings and on the other end there’s bad news. You go to the mailbox and there’s a letter from the IRS or a past due notice, more bad news. You go to the doctor and he gives it to you, bad news. There’s a knock on your door, bad news. Sure, we have all had ...read more

  • Turning Thorns Into Roses

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 3, 2018
     | 1,941 views

    The decided weakness of Paul, which he called his “thorn” was kept vague so everybody could relate to whatever type of aggravating affliction, discomfort, constant temptation, emotional or physical or bouts.

    14B Elif Shafak wrote “be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses”   1). The thorn “thrown”at Our Lord in our Gospel reading today was actually the rude comments by his hometown folks who dismissed him as being “all too ...read more

  • Paul's Pain

    Contributed by Jordan Wirkkala on Dec 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,058 views

    Finding purpose in persecution

    Paul’s Pain: Finding purpose in persecution -I went snowboarding for the first time and got hurt pretty bad with all of the constant falling. My wife snowboards and I was hoping to get a little compassion. She would have except for the fact that she could not stop laughing at me. -The pain ...read more

  • By God's Amazing Grace

    Contributed by Cesar Delgado on Feb 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,762 views

    By the grace of God • He was humbled. • He was repentant. • He was bold • He was zealous

    BY GOD’S AMAZING GRACE Text: 1Corinthians 15:9-10 Good News Christian Fellowship BUCAS, Daraga Albay March 4, 2007 Introduction I know that some of us here experiencing some hardships and difficulties. However, we pray that Grace of God be sufficient for them at this time. Problems ...read more