Don't Lose Heart: Part 2


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Aug. 07, 2022

2 Corinthians 4:13-18

“Don’t Lose Heart: Part 2”

1. Serving and Suffering (vs. 13, 14)

A. That same attitude (v. 13)

Psalm 116:8-11

B. Singular to Plural

C. Resurrection Boldness (v. 14)

Philippians 3:9-11

1 Corinthians 15:30-34

D. All of us will be before Him

2. Enduring with Thanksgiving in mind (v. 15)

A. All for your sake

Philippians 2:1-8

B. Grace Extends to more people

Romans 12:15

C. Thanksgiving

D. Glory to God

John 17:4

Romans 15:4-7

3. We do not Lose Heart (vs. 16, 17)

A. By the Mercy of God (v. 16)

2 Corinthians 4:1

Hebrews 12:3

B. Do not let the outside fool you

Romans 12:1-2

C. School for Eternity (vs. 17, 18)

“There are no ordinary people. You have never met a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations- these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit-immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.” C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

D. What is passing away and what is permanent “Only one life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last”- CT Studd, British Missionary


1. Is there a hurt that keeps you back from experiencing and dispensing the grace of God right now in your life?

2. What hurt or pain has God used to minister to others through you? What hurt or pain could God use in your life to extend His grace to others?

Follow Up in the Word through the Week…

Monday: Read: Psalm 116:8-11

Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:13 uses this passage. Does how you believe lead you to speak a certain way?

Tuesday: Read: 1 Corinthians 15:30-34

In the question that Paul asks, what is the gain of personal sacrifice and suffering in the context of writing about resurrection? 

Wednesday: Read: Philippians 2:1-8

Who is supposed to reflect the attitude of Christ and how is the attitude of Christ described? How is the attitude evident in your life today?

Thursday: Read: Romans 12:15

When have you had someone who has rejoiced or wept with you? When have you done this with others? How is this ministry beneficial?

Friday: Read: John 17:4

When you read these words of Jesus’ prayer in the garden, how is God being glorified through the work He has sent you to do?

Saturday: Read: Romans 15:4-7

When you think of the glory of God, have you allowed welcoming others to be a part of glorifying God? How does this also show the enjoyment God offers in human relationships in glorifying Him?