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  • Dealing With The Thorns In Our Life

    Contributed by Terry Detwiler on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,605 views

    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?

    Key Text: 2 Corinthians 12:7 2 Corinthians 12:7 (NIV) 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 2 Corinthians 12:7 (KJV) 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure ...read more

  • A Thorn In The Flesh

    Contributed by Pastor David T. Diskin on Aug 2, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,767 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

  • Why Do Christians Suffer

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 4, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 2,032 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

  • Spa

    Contributed by Moi Kieng Ting on Aug 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,952 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 4, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,545 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

  • Life's Detours And Disruptions Series

    Contributed by James Hardy on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,477 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

  • What's Your Thorn?

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Aug 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,158 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

  • Power In Weakness Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 30, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,464 views

    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 ...read more

  • Faith When The Answer Is No Part 2

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,900 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

  • Thankful For Answered Prayer

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 22, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,587 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

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

    Contributed by James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
    based on 113 ratings
     | 1,946 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

  • My Grace Is Sufficient For You...

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,351 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

  • Answer To Prayer Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 19, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 875 views

    God is not some kind of celestial slot machine. You don’t pop in a quarter or two’s worth of prayer, hit a button, and expect to receive exactly what you want. God is not a genie in a bottle. You don’t rub the bottle with your prayer, and expect God to

    Introduction: A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed his door, he heard the boy praying over and over again, "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo." The next day, the dad asked his son what we were doing. The boy replied that ...read more

  • Peace In Troubled Times

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on May 28, 2002
    based on 449 ratings
     | 49,002 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

  • What Does Jesus Look Like? Series

    Contributed by Art Good on Jul 27, 2007
     | 1,844 views

    If you could use a single word to define Jesus what would it be? Love comes to mind, maybe forgiving, merciful, kind? How about the Word “grace”?

    What Does Jesus Look Like? Art Good (For “Mirror Image” Series March 25, 2007) If you could use a single word to define Jesus what would it be? Love comes to mind, maybe forgiving, merciful, kind? How about the Word “grace”? Great word – grace. I have said a number of times that I ...read more