2 Corinthians 12:11-13:14 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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Questions for Study 10

2 Corinthians 12:11-13:14
Memory Verse: 10


I. Paul's Concern for the Corinthians (12:11-21)

1. What does the word apostle mean and what confirmed them as true? (11-12; Matt. 10:1; Mark 3:14-15; Luke 11:49) What seems to have been one of the reasons the Corinthians accepted the self proclaimed "super-apostles" words and help? (13)

2. What good human trait is also true in God's spiritual family? (14) What is the motivation for sacrificial living? (15) Does sacrificial living include exploitation? (16-17) Who else besides Paul did not exploit the Corinthian believers? (18) Is this cult like practice still being practiced by some religious groups who claim to be from Jesus? (2 Tim. 3:1-5)

3. What should be the result of our actions towards fellow believers? (19) What happens in congregations when the member's motivations are impure? (20) What does it Paul mean that God will humble him for the Corinthian's sins? (21) What does this show us about who is responsible when congregations go wrong? (Num. 32:9-13; Rom. 2:17-24)

II. Warnings (13:1-10)

4. How should someone who preaches or teaches the word of God be confirmed? (1) What should be done when someone who confesses Jesus and yet continually refuses to repent from sinful ways? (2)

5. How will God deal with people who do not respect his established authority? (3) What is easy to forget about Jesus' authority? (4)

6. What does it mean to examine ourselves? (5) What test is Paul talking about? (6-7)

7. What is the truth? (8; John 1:17, 8:31-32, 14:6, 17:17) How does the truth perfect us? (9) How was Paul's absence from the Corinthians and return like Jesus' absence and return for us? (10; Rev. 22:7, 12-13)

III. Final Greetings (13:11-14)

8. What is the result when Christians practice Jesus' words, "Love one another as I love you"? (11)

9. What is a holy kiss? (12) How might this be misused? (2 Tim. 3:6) What does saint mean? (13)

10. What three prayer topics does Paul conclude with? (14) When was the last time you prayed this for a fellow believer?