Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Check for Thorns

Luke 8:14-15

Luke 8:14-15

The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear,
but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries,
riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart,
who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.