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  • Dealing With The Thorns In Our Life

    Contributed by Terry Detwiler on Jan 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:7 that he was given a thorn in his flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment him. What is it that torments him? What is this thorn in his flesh?

  • Life Among The Thorns

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Nov 28, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    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.

    Children. They really are precious, and I really do love them, but the simple truth is, I have a really hard time being around them for any extended period of time. Which for me is anything over about three minutes.  I’m not sure what it is, maybe it’s the long running around more

  • Why Do Christians Suffer

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 3, 2002
    based on 55 ratings

    An Exposition on Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh

    Why do Christians suffer? An exposition on Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh (2 Cor. 12: 7-10) 2 Corinthians 12 : 7-10 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassing great revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I more

  • Spa

    Contributed by Moi Kieng Ting on Aug 9, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    God’s grace is sufficient for you to move on.

    Good morning brother and sisters in Christ, thank God for giving me this opportunity to preach to you. Today the topic of my sermon is SPA. Have you ever been to SPA pool in your vacation? Is it a nice place to rest, to relax and to relieve you from stress? Today I will introduce to you a new more

  • It's All About What God Can Do Through Us

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 1, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    It was not so much about what Peter could do FOR God, but much more about what God was doing THROUGH Peter. It’s the same with us.

    “More tea Vicar?” Would you like another piece of cake Vicar? Ten years ago I never dreamt that I would be on the receiving end of phrases like that, even if they do get said jokingly. When Peter headed out from Jerusalem and “travelled about the country” (9:32) tea and cake were not his more

  • Strength In Weakness

    Contributed by Benjamin Utomo on Jul 15, 2018

    This statement of the Apostle Paul “For when I am weak, then am I strong” is confusing and difficult for many to accept. Paul was not anti-power or wants us to be weak. He was a very strong man in many aspects of his life. What did he really mean?

    “For when I am weak, then am I strong.” This statement of the Apostle Paul is confusing and difficult for many to accept. Many people want to be strong, whether physically (by doing weights and endurance training in fitness centers or if necessary taking strong herbal or energy drinks), more

  • Life's Detours And Disruptions Series

    Contributed by James Hardy on Feb 3, 2006
    based on 23 ratings

    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 more

  • Get Over Your Past: Our Weaknesses Can Strengthen Us Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Jan 27, 2017
    based on 4 ratings

    Strength out of weakness, sounds a little impossible doesn’t it? How can something that makes us weak cause us to be strong? For when I am weak, then I am strong. How do we apply this in our own lives today? How can our weaknesses strengthen us?

    Our Weaknesses Can Strengthen Us Our theme this year is discovering your destiny, and today on this Healing and Wholeness Sunday we are specifically thinking about strength out of weakness. Strength out of weakness, sounds a little impossible doesn’t it? How can something that makes us weak more

  • What's Your Thorn?

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Aug 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Paul had an affliction; what’s yours?

    2 COR 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He more

  • Power In Weakness Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    My weaknesses cause me to rely on God, who supplies me with sufficient strength.

    “When I am weak, then I am strong.” The Big Idea: My weaknesses cause me to RELY on God, who supplies me with sufficient STRENGTH. Three questions: (1) What kind of “weakness” is Paul talking about? (2) What is the source of our weaknesses? (3) What is the purpose of our more

  • Faith When The Answer Is No Part 2

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    When God says no.

    Faith When the Answer Is No Part 2 Introduction Last week I started this message about what happens to your faith when you do not get something that you ask God for, something you really wanted, yet did not receive. I shared with you my experience when I was seeking a different job within more

  • Purpose Driven Strength - Purpose Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 114 ratings

    Paul rejoiced in his weaknesses and hardships and difficulties... was he crazy? No, he had learned the source of strength in his weakness.

    OPEN: Years ago, the story was told of a Sunday School teacher who – on the Sunday before Thanksgiving - was encouraging the children in her class to share things they were grateful for. A little boy was asked what he was thankful for, and he thought for a moment. Then the boy went through a more

  • Turning The Tables-Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Mar 6, 2018

    Dear Friends, In this 2-part message, Yours Truly aims to focus on those Biblical events where one would see how our Sovereign God (Isa 6:1) has turned apparent "curses" into "blessings" for His chosen ones'!!!

    Turning the Tables...Part I First things first! For the uninitiated the full meaning of the phrase “turning the tables”... the Oxford dictionary sums it up as reverse one's position relative to someone else, especially by turning a position of more

  • Thankful For Answered Prayer

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    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 more

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

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

    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 more