Aug. 21, 2022
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10
What You Have to Look Forward To
1. Wasting Away… Renewed Day by Day? (ch. 4:16-18)
A. We do not lose heart
B. Light Momentary Affliction
C. The Weight of Glory
1 Corinthians 10:31
“For glory means good report with God, acceptance by God, response, acknowledgement, and welcome into the heart of things. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory
D. We have it all Backwards (v. 18)
2. Putting on Eternity (ch. 5:1-6)
A. Now We Know (v. 1)
1 Corinthians 15:53-55
B. Longing for Something Better (vs. 2-5)
Romans 7:9, 11
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
C. The Spirit as a Guarantee
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
3. The Product of this Hope (vs. 6-10)
A. Courage (vs. 6, 7)
B. Desire to be with the Lord (v. 8)
C. Desire to Please the Lord (vs. 9, 10)
1.Does the courage of faith help you deal with your fear? Do you believe that God is bigger than the problems you face today?
2.Does the hope of eternal life help you to face the problems that are before you today?
Follow Up in the Word through the Week…
Monday: Read: Matthew 25:1-13
What lessons are to be learned from this parable? What does verse 13 tell us directly?
Tuesday: Read: Matthew 25:14-30
What lessons are to be learned from this parable? What was involved in the response of the master in verse 30?
Wednesday: Read: Romans 6:23
What is death the product of? What is the gift of God? How does that help you today?
Thursday: Read: Philippians 1:21-26
What conclusion does Paul come to? What his is greater desire?
Friday: Read: 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 and Ephesians 1:13-14
What is the Holy Spirit a guarantee of? What help should that give to the believer?
Saturday: Read: Luke 12:4-7
Who are we to fear? How are you valued? How do these two come together in the warning Jesus gives?