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

Best Guesses

All thorns in Play

What Happened to Paul as a Result?

Learning to Live By Grace

Peter Kreeft

The way to conquer sin is to build up confidence in God’s love.

Conclusion – God’s Soul Building Work