Week 1

2 Corinthians 1:1-11

Reflection Questions . . .

  1. Has God ever given you more than you can handle?
  2. What has God taught you in the moments when you wanted to give up?
  3. Share an experience of genuine biblical comfort in your life.
  4. Why is comfort a challenge in the Body of Christ?
  5. How could we increase the ‘comfort’ factor in our community?

Outline . . .

2 Corinthians 2:1-11 There’s a common Christian cliché that goes like this: God won’t give you more than you can handle.

But this happened (so) that (here’s the purpose, the reason, the lesson Paul learned in his suffering that) we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.

Following Jesus In A Broken World

  • Suffering Is The Given 8 We do not want you to be uninformed. . .

  • Comfort Is The Promise 4 who comforts us in all our troubles.

  • Character Is The Fruit 6 It is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance.

  • Ministry Is The Purpose 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.