Looking back at last week (2 Corinthians 1:1-11):
1- List the various words and phrases Paul uses to describe his dire situation.
2- What “positive” results can come from times of suffering?
3- What is the role of prayer during hard times?
4- Paul models an attitude of praise (v. 3) and thankfulness (v. 11). How can a Christian develop this character trait, despite his or her circumstances?
Looking ahead to this week (2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4):
First Reading: ENTER — “Enter in” or familiarize yourself with what God is saying.
Second Reading: IMPRESS — Read again and notice what word, phrase, or sentence makes an “impression” on you.
Third Reading: PRAY — Begin spending a few moments in prayer thanking and asking God for His insights as you read the third time.
Fourth Reading: LIVE — Ask God to show you how He wants you to live based on this scripture.