Jun. 12, 2022
2 Corinthians 1:15-2:4
“You Mad Bro?”
1. The Pipeline of Grace (vs. 15, 16)
A. A Second Experience of Grace
1 Corinthians 16:1-3
2 Corinthians 8:3-7, 19
1 Timothy 6:17-19
B. Paul’s Desired Travel Plans (v. 16)
2. Needing to Stand Where Paul Stood (vs. 17-22)
A. Are You Mad? (v. 17)
B. Promises based on Jesus (vs. 18-20)
C. The Seal of the Spirit (vs. 21, 22)
3. Were the Rubber Meets the Road (vs. 1:23-2:4)
A. God is the witness in this situation (v. 23)
B. Paul wanted his interaction with them to be productive
1 Corinthians 4:19-21
C. A Letter written to restore Joy and communicate Paul’s love
1. Do you view yourself as a conduit of grace? How does that help you to resolve conflict as it comes up in your life?
2. Do you understand the truth of Jesus to be the foundation of the truth that you speak and live out every day in your life? How important is that foundation of truth?
Follow-Up in the Word this Week…
Read: 1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Understanding the Greek word translated in verse 3 as “gift” is also the word used for “grace”, how does this help you to understand your giving and Christ’s grace? Do you understand yourself as His pipeline of grace to others?
Read: 2 Corinthians 8
Again, look at how Paul uses the word “grace” and “favor” how again does that connect followers of Jesus Christ to being those who channel His grace to others?
Read: Numbers 23:19
How does this part of God’s character give you confidence in Him to do what He has said?
Read: Matthew 5:37
In life when has the violation of what Jesus said in this verse led to conflict? How have you applied this in your communication to others?
Read: 2 Corinthians 1:21 and 22
Where do the guarantees of the Christian life come from according to these verses?
Read: 2 Corinthians 1
Reflect on the themes of comfort and truth as you re-read this passage. How is God working these truths out in your life?