YES (2 Corinthians 1:1-24) 02/19/20

YES

2 Corinthians 1:1-24

I. SUFFERING AND COMFORT (vs. 1-7)

     a. Why does Paul count himself an apostle? ____________________________________________________________

     b. What two words does Paul use in verse 3 to describe God? ______________________________________________

     c. For what purpose does God comfort Paul and Timothy? _________________________________________________

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     d. Paul continues to connect the idea of suffering with consolation. What is the connection? _____________________

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II. HE WILL STILL DELIVER US (vs. 8-14)

     a. How does Paul describe his situation in Asia? _________________________________________________________

     b. How does Paul state they survived? _________________________________________________________________

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     c. What process of faith building do you see in Paul’s words in verse 10? _____________________________________

     d. Paul also credits the prayers of the Corinthians as working together for his deliverance. What benefit does Paul

     indicate will result? ________________________________________________________________________________

III. THE PROMISES OF GOD IN HIM ARE YES (vs. 15-24)

     a. What “second benefit” does Paul refer to? ___________________________________________________________

     b. For those that might think Paul was insincere or prone to say things lightly what does Paul say? ________________

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     c. How absolute does Paul say God’s promises are? ______________________________________________________

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     d. What is the Holy Spirits role in our lives? ____________________________________________________________

     e. Why didn’t Paul come back to Corinth? ______________________________________________________________

IV. Application: When we make promises we need as best we are able to keep them. What damage to our witness occurs

when we are insincere? ________________________________________________________________________________

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