2 Corinthians 6:3-7:16 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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Questions for Study 5

2 Corinthians 6:3-7:16
Memory Verse: 10


I. Paul's Hardship (6:3-13)

1. What does it mean to put a stumbling block in someone's path? (3) What is the nature of servitude? (4a) What are some things that may happen in the life of a servant of God? (4b-5)

2. What are some blessing of a servant of God? (6) What are weapons of righteousness? (7) What are some contrasts in a servant of God's life? (8-10)

3. What example can we learn from Paul's ministry? (11) What problem had existed between Paul and the Corinthian believers? (12) What did Paul ask of them? (13) How can we apply this to our own life?

II. Do Not Yoke With Unbelievers (6:14-7:1)

4. What does it mean to be yoked to someone? (14; Deut. 22:10) Why shouldn't believers be yoked with unbelievers? (15; Matt. 11:29-30) How is God's word consistent when it comes to who marry? (Gen. 6:1-3; Deut. 7:3-4; Ezra 9:10-12)

5. What is true about believer's inner being? (16) How is verses 17 and 18 to be taken? (Acts 10:27-29; John 17:15-19) How does this relate to the subject of marraige in previous verses? (Gen. 2:24) How does this relate to our inner being? (7:1) How does confirm these truths?

6. What has happened in our generation of believers in regard to purity of heart and purity of marraige and how can the trend stop?

III. Paul's Joy (7:2-16)

7. What had apparently happened in the Corinthian congregation after they received Paul's first letter? (2) How did Paul respond? (3-4) How had he practiced Jesus teaching on forgiveness? (John 13:34-35; Luke 11:4)

8. What kind of gospel work ethic was compelled by Paul's love for them? (5) How had God blessed his faith? (6)

9. How can unwanted feelings lead to good in our life? (8-9) What is the condition that makes this good? (10) How does this highlight the process of salvation? How does the response of the Corinthians tells us about a true Christian's attitude when they had sinned? (11) What was Paul's objective when he wrote to them about their unwillingness to deal with a serious problem in their congregation? (12) How did everyone benefit from their proper response? (13)

10. What can we learn about a mature Christian community (Paul, Titus, and the congregation) from verses 14-16?