Insightful Sermon! I always thought about Paul and his praying about removing his thorn, and I didn't realize that God's Grace was his answer though not a removal. I can now look on our problems and illnesses as having a different message for us, and that it should draw us closer to God and find blessing in handling our own thorn. I pray to Christ Jesus that I can look at my problems as God wants me to look at them, and find the blessing that is in there.
Very Encouraging! I really recommend this to others. It was very uplifting for me.
Marcy Bunce (8/25/2009)
from Greer, SC
Powerful sermon Dr. Sexton is a powerful preacher. The best quote I gleaned from this sermon is, "There is no painless way to follow Jesus Christ." Dying to self is painful and not something we naturally seek. This is why God given thorns are a blessing--they humble us and help us die to self. Good sermon.
Patrick Lava (11/2/2008)
from Ghent (Belgium)
Straight to the heart ! As I was unable to attend church this sunday morning because of a very embarrassing spine hernia, I looked for some internet sermons. And our Lord God blessed me by giving me this one! Thanks, brother Sexton, for this biblical truth revealing, encouraging and heart-warming sermon.
howard cox (7/25/2007)
Great Sermon! good message,gets right down where we live.
Keith Anthony (6/23/2007)
Wow! An Absolute Blessing! I chose to listen to this sermon pretty much at random, looking for sermons from Genesis 3. Probably the best 30 minutes of preaching I have heard in quite a while.
Brandon Keillor (2/12/2007)
Great Sermon! Powerful, insightful sermon. Straight from the heart.
Dr. Clarence Sexton was saved at the age of 14. After high school, he married Evelyn Rogers and, at the age of eighteen, he became pastor of his first church. In August of 1988, Dr. Sexton became pastor of Temple Baptist Church of Powell, Tennessee. Later, in 1991, Dr. Sexton...