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  • Why Do Christians Suffer

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 3, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 2,066 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 1, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,572 views

    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 ...read more

  • What's Your Thorn?

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Aug 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,224 views

    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 ...read more

  • Faith When The Answer Is No Part 2

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,954 views

    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 ...read more

  • Purpose Driven Strength - Purpose Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 114 ratings
     | 13,191 views

    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 ...read more

  • Thankful For Answered Prayer

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,607 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

  • Peace In Troubled Times

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on May 27, 2002
    based on 449 ratings
     | 49,178 views

    Shows the importance of trusting in God to get through uncertain and troubled times. Also shows the specific reasons and ways we can trust in God.

    Peace in Troubled Times The times we are living in are very troublesome times. Just in the last year, our whole circumstance has changed. Last year, we were relatively secure. And the economy was still going strong. Then after September 11, it all changed. We headed into a recession, and worse ...read more

  • Opening Blind Eyes Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Oct 9, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 15,071 views

    Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

    There are seven miracles recorded in the Gospel of John: (1) The turning of water into wine (ch. 2) (2) The healing of the official’s son (ch. 4) (3) The healing of the paralytic (ch. 5) (4) The feeding of the multitude (ch. 6) (5) The walking on the water (ch. 6) (6) The healing of the ...read more

  • Finding The Comfort Of The Lord In Our Needs

    Contributed by Lauro C Hernandez on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,552 views

    KNOWING THE LORD CAN BE THERE IN ALL OUR CIRCUMSTANCES

    FINDING THE COMFORT OF THE LORD IN OUR NEEDS 2 Cor. 4:16,17 INTRO: As we continue on our daily living we can very easily find out that truly the presence of our God and His strength will be needed as we strive to serve Him. Many want to be only on the sideway, thinking that if they make ...read more

  • The Trial Of Our Faith Is More Precious Than Gold

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 55 ratings
     | 5,572 views

    This sermon is about our faith which helps us triumph over the circumstances of life and the ways in which our faith can be tried namely 1.TRUST 2.TEST 3.TURN 4.THOUGHTS 5.TURNED DOWN 6.TREAD 7.TENSION

    THE TRIAL OF OUR FAITH IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD ************************************************ OUTLINE 1.TRUST 2.TEST 3.TURN 4.THOUGHTS 5.TURNED DOWN 6.TREAD 7.TENSION THE MESSAGE THE TRIAL OF OUR FAITH IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN ...read more

  • How The Lord Uses Pain For Our Good

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,888 views

    1. God used pain in Job's life to correct many mistaken beliefs about his own rights, expectations, assumptions, relationships, health, prosperity, controls, family, friends, faults, & securities. The Lord wonderfully used pain in Job's life to purify him of anything that would keep him from ...read more

  • Exploring The Supernatural: How To Really Experience Life Supernaturally

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Nov 8, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,137 views

    Surprising source of a strength for the Christian: his "thorn"

    1I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows. 3And I know that this ...read more

  • Is There Hope For Broken Pots?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 8,188 views

    Jesus can turn our littleness and despair into new life and new hope!

    BROKEN POTS still have a purpose! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of this world to confound the things which are mighty. 28 And the base things ...read more

  • "Nothing Else Compares"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 30, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,240 views

    Is Christ enough or do we have our eyes on something else?

    Philippians 3:4b-14 “Nothing Else Compares” By: Rev. Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org Philippians was written by Paul from prison as he awaited a trial. Paul had been arrested for preaching, basically, that all a person ...read more

  • "It's All Good Or It's All Bad”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 2,116 views

    Through the cross the believer has the promise that God is working in all things for his eternal good. But it’s a different story for the nonbeliever.

    The mule in the well! A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule "braying", or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided ...read more