2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Questions for Study 6

2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15
Memory Verse: 10


I. The Grace that God has Given the Macedonians (8:1-7)

1. What grace did God give the Macedonian churches? (1; Rom. 15:24-29) In what respects were they exemplary in their Christian life? (2-4)

2. Why is offering a spiritual matter? (5) In light of the Macedonian example, what does Paul urge the Corinthians to do? (6-7)

II. Though He was Rich (8:8-15)

3. What is Paul's tone in speaking about the offering? (8) What grace of Jesus Christ does Paul remind us of? (9)

4. How and why did the Corinthian Christians commit themselves to the offering at first? (10) Did they follow through? What does Paul ask them to do? (11)

5. What makes our offering acceptable to God? (12) Why does God bless some people more than others? (13-15)

III. We are Taking Pains to do what is Right (8:16-24)

6. Who was Titus? (23) What was Titus' mission? (16-19) What is done to preserve the integrity of God in dealing with offerings? (20-24)

7. Why is this so important? (1 Sam. 2:17, 12:3; Num. 16:15; John 12:6; Acts 5:1-6; Lk. 16:10-11)

IV. God Loves a Cheerful Giver (9:1-15)

8. How does Paul explain the circumstances in regard to the offering for the Jerusalem saints? (1-5)

9. What spiritual laws and principles must be applied to the offering? (6-7) What assurances do Christians have in the grace of God? (8-10)

10. How should that assurance be expressed? (11) What are the practical fruits of sacrificial offering? (12-15)