Welcome back to Week 3 in the Book of 2 Corinthians! This study went by SO quickly! So you might be asking…
After we finish 2 Corinthians, the Good Morning Girls will go on a break through the month of October.
In the month of November, I’ll be leading my most popular series of the year – The Making Your Home a Haven Challenge! So watch for more details about that study coming soon!!!
Then, the next book of the Bible we’ll study for the “Reading Through the Bible Series” will be announced in December and begin in January – so be on the look out for that announcement as well.
Now, let’s get back to this week’s study and finish strong!
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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There are some in the church who will disguise themselves as servants of God, but they are really false teachers. They may have a good appearance, but they are not of God. Instead, they are like Satan who disguises himself as an angel of light. Satan knows that believers love the light. We love goodness and truth so he doesn’t present himself as dark and evil, but instead as an angel of light, so people will be drawn to his lies.
We need to beware of accepting preachers, teachers, authors and speakers just based on their outward appearance or eloquent speech. Some follow false teachers and end up deceived because they do not know God’s word. We need to study the Word, so we can discern between what is true and what is false. How are you making sure you are not following a false teacher? Are you careful to examine a new preacher, teacher or author to be sure they are not a false teacher?
Paul had a “thorn in the flesh” to keep him from becoming prideful and to keep him dependent on God. He said that it came from Satan, but God used it for good. The Lord was more concerned with his power being displayed through Paul’s weakness, than with removing the thorn. Instead of removing it, God gave Paul more grace and more strength to keep going.
We do not know if Paul’s thorn was physical, spiritual or emotional, but we do know that it hurt, and that Paul had prayed and asked the Lord to remove it. God allowed him to suffer with this thorn, so that God’s power would be seen through his weakness. Do you have a thorn in your life that has humbled you and been used by God to reveal his power in your weakness? How have you experienced God’s grace in the midst of your suffering?
In Paul’s final words to the Corinthians, he tells them to rejoice. They should have joy because they have a relationship with the living God. He encourages them to comfort one another, agree with one another and live in peace with one another. All of these things take two to accomplish and so he challenged them to do their part. And then finally, he reminded them to always remember that the God of love and peace is with them. They are not alone.
As we close out our study in the book of 2 Corinthians, I want to encourage you to first rejoice. Choose joy and be glad that you have a relationship with God. Then consider, are you doing your part in the church to comfort other believers? How could you do this more? And are you doing your part to live in peace with other believers? It may be difficult, but it is good and pleasing to the Lord. God is with you and he loves you. Keep walking with the King!
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This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark for 2 Corinthians.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
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or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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Keep walking with the King,
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