Aug. 28, 2022
2 Corinthians 5:11-15
"It Is What You Know and It Is Who Knows You"
1. Knowing the Fear of God (v. 11)
“Fear refers to a religious consciousness, a reverential awe of God, that directs the way one lives.” David E. Garland (2 Corinthians, New American Commentary)
A. Standing Before the Throne (v. 10)
2 Corinthians 5:10
"There is nothing that keeps wicked Men at any one Moment, out of Hell, but the mere Pleasure of GOD." Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
2 Corinthians 7:1, 10-11
C. God's Incredible Kindness
2 Peter 3:9
D. We are known by God
2. Revisiting His Purpose in Writing (vs. 12, 13)
A. Not to Brag…
2 Corinthians 1:12-14
B. Total Generous Self Giving
2 Corinthians 4:8-10
C. Answering Critics Who Boast over Appearances
1 Samuel 16:7
D. Are You Out of your Mind? (v. 13)
3. What Drives US (vs. 14, 15)
A. What Drives You? (v. 14)
B. Theology Bound with Experience and Life Practice
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
1. Is the Fear of God and the Love of Christ, what drive what you do? This is the life that Jesus died to give to us one that is lived for more than just ourselves and making ourselves famous.
2. How have you experienced the love of Christ recently?
Follow UP in the Word through the Week...
Monday: Read: 2 Corinthians 5:10
How many times a week do you think about standing before God some day? As you think about it now what basis do you have to be accepted by Him?
Tuesday: Read: 2 Corinthians 7:1, 10-11
When has godly grief produced in you healing like Paul has expressed in these verses? When has that helped you to minister to someone else?
Wednesday: Read: Galatians 1:10
What has this struggle been like for you? What ways do you desire human approval more than God’s approval?
Thursday: Read: 1 Samuel 16:7
How does this belief help you? How much time do you spend on your outer appearance and how much time do you spend on what is inward?
Friday: Read: Mark 3:20-21
Have you had the experience that Jesus and Paul had? Have people thought that you lost your mind because of what you have said or how you have lived for Jesus?
Saturday: Read: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Has the love of Christ so moved your life to have you give as Christ has given you?