“THORN OF GRACE”
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Introduction – My life would be so much better if….
What was Paul’s Problem?
Not What You Might First Think…
Paul’s Credentials & The Problem
God Hates Pride
CS Lewis –
The Christians are right: it is pride that has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began. Other vices may sometimes bring people together: you may find good fellowship and joke and friendliness among drunken people or unchaste people. But pride always means enmity – it is enmity. And not only enmity between man and man but enmity to God.
What Was Paul’s Thorn?
Insights form the Greek
All thorns in Play
What Happened to Paul as a Result?
Learning to Live By Grace
The way to conquer sin is to build up confidence in God’s love.
Conclusion – God’s Soul Building Work