Week of April 23rd, 2018

 

Scripture Memorization: 

ESV 2 Corinthians 4:1Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.(2 Cor. 4:1 ESV)

 

 Reading Plan:

Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 every day this week.  After reading 2 Corinthians 4:1-18, please reflect on the corresponding question(s) for each day listed below.

 

  • April 23rd: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18(v. 7 – What is the treasure?  What are the jars of clay?  How does the treasure show that power belongs to God?)
  • April 24th: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18(vs. 8-9 – What is the purpose of the contrasts in this section?  What does this teach us about suffering?  What is the difference between God-honoring suffering and suffering that does not honor the Lord?)
  • April 25th:2 Corinthians 4:1-18 (vs. 10-11 – Why would Jesus want his followers to be given over to death? How can a loving God arrange the death of his followers?)
  • April 26th: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18(vs. 12-13 – What type of death is being referred to here? What type of life?  What is the relationship between belief and proclamation?)
  • April 27th: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18(vs. 14-15 – How does the resurrection of Jesus relate to the resurrection of believers?  Why are these linked?)
  • April 28th: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18(vs. 16- 18 – What sort of suffering has Paul experienced? Why does he consider it light and momentary affliction?  What does this teach us about suffering in general?)