Week of June 3, 2018

2 Corinthians 4: 5-12

St. Paul, in his second letter to the Corinthian Christians, emphasizes the compassion that God had for all people groups by letting the light of the glory of God in the form of Christ Jesus be made known to them as well. As messengers of God to the Gentiles, the apostles carried this treasure of knowing Jesus in their words and living. Paul uses the image of a clay pot, which endures heat, being dropped, tossed around and used. The message they carried was that by the death of Jesus, life and peace in all situations was given to those who trust.

Read 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

What sticks out to you from this passage?

Who all is mentioned in this passage?

How are these people all connected to each other?

What part of God’s character is most worthy of praise in this text?

Share a time you were mistreated or used by someone else. How did or can your faith in Jesus help you in that struggle?

What in this text can you or have you been guilty of?

Who are some different people you should be praying for?

Considering all the recent school shootings, what prayers can you pray for those situations?

Is there anyone you know who might feel a bit hurt or broken or mistreated? What can you do to share the life and hope of Jesus with them?

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