2 Corinthians 4:1-18 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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We Believe and So We Speak
Questions for Study 3

2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Memory Verse: 10


I. The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus (4:1-6)

1. How is it that all Christian's have their ministry? (1) What is the ministry that we have? (3:6) What are some reasons a person loses heart while serving in the ministry given by God and why shouldn't we?

2. Why is this ministry given by God not a secret affair? (2) How is the clear preaching of the word of God linked to our ministry? What is the gospel? (3) Even though we preach the gospel clearly, what happens to some people? (Luke 8:11-12)

3. Why is an "age"? (4) Why is the devil referred to as "the god of this age"? What is his objective and what are some ways he does this? How is Jesus described in verse 4?

4. Who is the focus of the ministers of the gospel? When did God say, "Let light shine out of darkness"? (6; Gen. 1:3; John 1:1-5, 9-10, 14) What knowledge turns out to be the light in a dark heart? How is Jesus the glory of God?

II. All-Surpassing Power From God (4:7-12)

5. How is our body described in verse 7? How does God giving us knowledge of his glory prove his power? How is God's power manifested in our day to day life? (8-9)

6. How do Christians carry around in our body the death of Jesus? (10) And why? What else is revealed in our body?

7. How long do we carry around the death of Jesus? (11) How is this death linked to other's life? (12; John 12:24-26)

III. I Believe, I Speak (4:13-18)

8. If we believe the gospel of Jesus Christ what will we do? (13) What hope is in the gospel? (14) What does it mean to be presented to God?

9. When some of the people hear the gospel what do they do? (15) With assurance in God's promise of our future what should we do? (16) What two facts are true about Christians?

10. Do the troubles that Christian's face happen by accident? Why then does God allow them to come into our life? Is it right to concentrate on our troubles? (18) What can be said of a person who professes Jesus and yet always complains to others about their troubles?