Jul. 17, 2022
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
The Bold Message
1. No Turnarounds (v. 1)
A. This Ministry
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
2 Corinthians 3:7-9
B. By the Mercies of God
1 Timothy 1:12-14
C. Do not Lose Heart!
2 Corinthians 3:12
2. Underhanded Ways (v. 2)
A. Selling Snake Oil
2 Corinthians 2:17
B. Open Statement of the Truth
3. What You See (vs. 3-6)
A. Veiled from Those Who are Perishing (v. 3)
1 Corinthians 1:18-19
2 Corinthians 2:15
B. Blinded by the gods of this world (v. 4)
1 Corinthians 2:12-13
1 Corinthians 1:22-25
1 Corinthians 2:2
C. The Gospel Message is not Our Own Invention (v. 5)
D. The Creator is on the scene (v. 6)
John 1:4-5, 9-10
1. Can you see clearly what the Gospel is? What do you allow to blind you to it?
2. What can cause you to “lose heart,” “shrink back,” or become “cowardly” in the days that we live?
Follow Up in the Word through the Week…
Monday: Read: 2 Corinthians 3:4-9
Do you experience the boldness Paul writes about in this chapter?
Tuesday: Read: 1 Timothy 1:12-14
What life have you been saved from? How does Paul’s description of his former life illustrate the mercies of God for us all?
Wednesday: Read: Ephesians 2:1-10
How does Paul illustrate the mercies of God in this passage? How does he then talk about grace and what grace produces in the believer’s life?
Thursday: Read: Luke 19:1-10
Who was lost? What does it mean to be lost and found according to what Jesus says in Luke 19?
Friday: Read: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
Who are the two people groups Paul is talking about here? What are their particular reactions to the Gospel message?
Saturday: Read: Colossians 1:27-29
Where is Christ according to the Paul? How is this a help to the Christian and to the non-Christian?