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  • The Thorn

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,281 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
     | 4,974 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

  • Thorn In The Flesh

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 8, 2005
    based on 72 ratings
     | 12,245 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

  • A Thorn Or A Throne?

    Contributed by James Groce on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,432 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

  • The Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by John Nichols on Mar 5, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,826 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

  • Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 90 ratings
     | 32,660 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 Keith Linkous on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 144 ratings
     | 16,236 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 Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Mar 31, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,502 views

    This message reminds of the immeasurable sufferings of our Lord for our sins.

    Introduction: The Crown of Thorns are a depiction of evil mankind at its worse. There was no need for man to reach such an extreme amid all the other disgusting things that they had already did to Our Lord. In our text, we will look at the many things the bible says about thorns and thier ...read more

  • Thorns Of Life

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on May 17, 2011
    based on 25 ratings
     | 17,348 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

  • The Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Oct 11, 2005
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,480 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 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 Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,538 views

    A sermon on how we place the crown of thorns deeper into Christ’s brow (Adapted from Ross Fransisco; I believe he got his ideas from Ivan Hagedorn)

    Sermon for 4/2/2006 The Crown of Thorns Matthew 27:29 Introduction: The city was Jerusalem. The time was long ago. The people called him Jesus. His crime was just the love he showed. I’m the one to blame for I caused all his pain. He gave himself the day he wore my crown. WBTU: A. ...read more

  • The Ministry Of Thorns

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,000 views

    There is a great ministry in the deep hurting points of life.

  • The Ministry Of Thorns

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Jan 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,863 views

    Thorns create a dependence on God

    2 Corinthians 12:7-10 -- “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.” or this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Thorns Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Sep 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,363 views

    Tests, weakness, God's power, grace

    THORNS 2 Cor 12: 7-10 September 2, 2012 INTRODUCTION: Why did God put thorns on roses? Well, here is the answer from a Harvard Science Professor… Rose plants have prickles not thorns. Prickles are sharp ...read more