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  • The Thorn

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,275 views

    God can deliver you from the pain you are feeling.

    THE THORN And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he ...read more

  • Thorns

    Contributed by William Noel on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,971 views

    Motivational sermon on how God uses trials (Thorns) in lives of His children to make us more productive for His service

    “Thorns” II Cor. 12:7-10 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it ...read more

  • A Thorn Or A Throne?

    Contributed by James Groce on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,426 views

    What is God’s overriding goal, His primary purpose, for the lives of his people?

    What is God’s purpose for your life? Have you ever wondered about that? I’m not referring to questions like, what career should you follow, or whom should you marry, or how many children should you have. I’m talking about the big picture – what is God’s overriding goal, His primary purpose, for ...read more

  • Thorn In The Flesh

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 8, 2005
    based on 72 ratings
     | 12,225 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

  • Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 90 ratings
     | 32,644 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

  • The Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by John Nichols on Mar 5, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,822 views

    Was there a purpose to the crown of thorns?

    Crown of Thorns John 19:1-3 Have you ever experienced a moment in your life when everything changed? The moment occurred and because it occurred everything changed in your daily existence. Maybe it was your wedding day, or the birth of a child…maybe it was the day you bought your house or ...read more

  • The Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Oct 11, 2005
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,472 views

    A look at Jesus and the crown that he wore here on earth the Crown of thorns.

    The Crown of Thorns Matthew 27:27-29 I. Introduction A. What a Decision Pilate Had to Make! 1. He had to judge the Judge of all the earth 2. He had to decide between Christ and the crowd 3. We must each do the same B. Pilate Offered the Crowd Jesus or Barabbas 1. The Master or the ...read more

  • The Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 144 ratings
     | 16,232 views

    Why did the soldiers place a crown of thorns on the head of Jesus? Could there be something more significant to it than we realize?

    I am amazed at many of the details of the story of Jesus’ trials, His suffering, abuse, and mockery, and how that there is significance to each event, to each episode. This morning we took a graphic look at the torture He suffered in being scourged or flogged. The ripping apart of His flesh, the ...read more

  • The Ministry Of Thornes

    Contributed by Scott Carroll on Mar 10, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,290 views

    WHEN GOD ALLOWS OR CAUSES US TO GO THROUGH PAINFUL THINGS THAT ACTUALLY BENEFIT US MORE IN THE LONG RUN THAN THE GOOD THINGS.

    THE MINISTRY OF THORNS VS. THE MINISTRY OF THRONES *** The Gospel and the gift of God are structured so wonderfully that the very enemies and forces that are marshaled to fight against us actually help pave our way to success. *** Those forces can be used the same way an eagle uses the ...read more

  • The Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Apr 23, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,049 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

  • A Thorn In The Flesh

    Contributed by Moy Hernandez on Oct 27, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 18,854 views

    Sometimes we are called to suffer or carry on difficult issues and situation and although we ask and plead with God to remove those situations his response is always the same, "My Grace is Sufficient for You" We must learn to once again trust completely i

    A Thorn in the flesh 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 - July 19, 2009 Captain Moy Hernandez, Jr. 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. Concerning this thing ...read more

  • Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on May 17, 2011
    based on 25 ratings
     | 17,340 views

    There are different kinds of vessels in the house of God. So you will do well to examine what kind of vessel you are. Let me clear one thing before we go deeper into this message: God will not accept any excuse from anyone for not being a useful vessel.

    Our message this week, is what I call “The thorns of life.” Genesis 3:17-19 says, “And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee saying, thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy ...read more

  • What's Your Thorn

    Contributed by Rolland Bouchard on Sep 4, 2002
    based on 209 ratings
     | 15,920 views

    A sermon to help us see that God works through our hardships, to keep us close to Him.

    WHAT’S YOUR THORN? AIM: To show the congregation that God’s power is shown in our weakness. OPEN: a) Good morning and Welcome b) Something Relevant c) My suffering, my weaknesses. d) Introduce topic • What’s God’s purpose for you life? Have you ever wondered about that? I’m not ...read more

  • Paul's Thorn- Power In Weakness Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,694 views

    What was Paul’s thorn in the flesh, and what can we learn from it?

    Paul’s thorn- power in weakness. 2 Cor 11:30-12:10 WBC 10 July 5am How many people do you know who, when they are challenged as to their credentials, as to whether "God is with them" respond - "actually, I’m an utter coward. I’ve had to cry off with my tail between my legs. (… ’take time out’… ...read more

  • The Vision, The Thorn, And The Grace Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 17, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,740 views

    Paul learned to accept his thorn in the flesh as a gift from God, and allowed it to bless and benefit his life.

    Introduction: A. I want to start with a true story that illustrates the overall lesson I hope we will learn today. B. The story is told of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. 1. The boy began lessons with an ...read more