03 power of the right example

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03 power of the right example

  1. 1. The Power of the Right example 2 Corinthians 1:12- 2:04 David Clayton. teacher Get a Study Guide, Question Sheet from the person in the back Or use your tablet or phone to Fill out the study guide online: Summervillechurchofchrist.com go to CLASSES Click on the heading AUDITORIUM CLASS ON 2nd CORINTHIANS CLASS NOTES
  2. 2. The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:12- Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace.
  3. 3. Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. His conscience is clear because * of the FRUIT of his conduct * WITNESS of outsiders * RELATIONSHIP with the Corinthians The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  4. 4. Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:12- Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  5. 5. Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 2. The Works of God * The HOLINESS and SINCERITY that comes from God * The WISDOMandGRACEthat comes from God The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  6. 6. Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:13-14 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, 14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  7. 7. Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 3. His Plain WRITING The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  8. 8. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 3. His Plain WRITING If you knew him the way I know him then you would feel about him the way I do. The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  9. 9. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. A Clear Conscience 2. The WORKS of God 3. His Plain WRITING 4. His Desire to be fully UNDERSTOOD The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  10. 10. 2 Corinthians 1:15-17 15 Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. 16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both “Yes, yes” and “No, no”? The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  11. 11. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. A Clear Conscience 2. The WORKS of God 3. His Plain WRITING 4. His Desire to be fully UNDERSTOOD 5. His Handling of ACCUSATIONS * Some thought he was a LIAR * Others charged he was FICKLED 1 Corinthians 16:5-9 5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia. 6 Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost, 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  12. 12. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. A Clear Conscience 2. The WORKS of God 3. His Plain WRITING 4. His Desire to be fully UNDERSTOOD 5. His Handling of ACCUSATIONS 6. His STRATEGY The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  13. 13. 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  14. 14. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. A Clear Conscience 2. The WORKS of God 3. His Plain WRITING 4. His Desire to be fully UNDERSTOOD 5. His Handling of ACCUSATIONS 6. His STRATEGY 7. The Message of Christ * The message of Christ is CONSISTENT *The message of Christ is POWERFUL * The message of Christ is SECURITY The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  15. 15. 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  16. 16. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. A Clear Conscience 2. The WORKS of God 3. His Plain WRITING 4. His Desire to be fully UNDERSTOOD 5. His Handling of ACCUSATIONS 6. His STRATEGY 7. The Message of Christ 8. His JUDGMENT * He wanted to SPAREthem * He wanted to avoid further unproductive PAIN - some charged him with making things WORSE - others accused him of being too HARSH - while others regarded him as too WEAK The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  17. 17. What Paul is Willing to Boast About: 1. A Clear Conscience 2. The WORKS of God 3. His Plain WRITING 4. His Desire to be fully UNDERSTOOD 5. His Handling of ACCUSATIONS 6. His STRATEGY 7. The Message of Christ 8. His JUDGMENT It is the classic TRIANGULATION no good deed goes unpunished! The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher
  18. 18. TAKING THE LESSON HOME 1. Re-read 2 Corinthians 1:12- 2:04 2. How do others talk about me? 3. How plain spoken (with love) am I 4. Am I open to change of plans but also careful not to be fickled? 5. Where do I need to believe more in the “Yes” of God? 6. Where am I suffering from being triangled or where do I need to get some courage and risk being triangled? The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher

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