Sweet Fruit from a Thorny Tree
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Sweet Fruit from a Thorny Tree

From Series: Dangers, Toils and Snares

2 Corinthians 1:1  (ID: 2574)

What is God’s purpose when pain and illness threaten His followers? In this message, Alistair Begg shares from personal experience some of the benefits that sickness can produce in the lives of those who trust in Christ. Facing our frailty should cause us to look to God, who comforts His children in times of trials so that we can in turn comfort others and become more like Jesus.


1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:

Copyright © 2021, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.