How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher
Get a Study Guide, Question Sheet from the person in
th...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

KEY THEME: Don’t Lose Heart
Therefore, since through G...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

KEY THEME: Don’t Lose Heart
Let us not become weary in...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

KEY THEME: Don’t Lose Heart
And as for you, never tire...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to
thos...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to
thos...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

For what we preach is not ourselves, but
Jesus Christ ...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

For what we preach is not ourselves, but
Jesus Christ ...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show th...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show th...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show th...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though
outwardly we...
How to Stay Encouraged
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
David Clayton. teacher

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though
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  1. 1. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 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. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher KEY THEME: Don’t Lose Heart Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart (4:1) Therefore we do not lose heart (4:16) Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes
  3. 3. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher KEY THEME: Don’t Lose Heart Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes
  4. 4. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher KEY THEME: Don’t Lose Heart And as for you, never tire doing what is right. 1 Thessalonians 3:13 Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes
  5. 5. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2) 1. R______________ secret and shameful ways. 2. R___________________ to manipulate by deception. 3. R __________________ distorting God’s Word. 4. R ________________ plainly the Word of God.
  6. 6. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2) 1. RENOUNCE secret and shameful ways. 2. R___________________ to manipulate by deception. 3. R __________________ distorting God’s Word. 4. R ________________ plainly the Word of God.
  7. 7. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2) 1. RENOUNCING secret and shameful ways. 2. REFUSING to manipulate by deception. 3. R __________________ distorting God’s Word. 4. R ________________ plainly the Word of God.
  8. 8. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2) 1. RENOUNCING secret and shameful ways. 2. REFUSING to manipulate by deception. 3. REJECTING distorting God’s Word. 4. R ________________ plainly the Word of God.
  9. 9. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2) 1. RENOUNCING secret and shameful ways. 2. REFUSING to manipulate by deception. 3. REJECTING distorting God’s Word. 4. REPRESENTING plainly the Word of God.
  10. 10. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) 5. R ___________________ not all will be saved.
  11. 11. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) 5. REALIZING not all will be saved.
  12. 12. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5-6) 6. R ___________________ on God’s power.
  13. 13. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5-6) 6. RELYING on God’s power.
  14. 14. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this allsurpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. (2 Corinthians 4:7-12) 7. R ___________________ ourselves of who what we are. 8. R___________________ ourselves of what we have.
  15. 15. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this allsurpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. (2 Corinthians 4:7-12) 7. REMINDING ourselves of who what we are. 8. R___________________ ourselves of what we have.
  16. 16. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this allsurpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. (2 Corinthians 4:7-12) 7. REMINDING ourselves of who what we are. 8. RELISHING what we have.
  17. 17. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:13-15) 9. R___________________ the power of belief (see also Psalm 116).
  18. 18. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:13-15) 9. RELEASING the power of belief (see also Psalm 116).
  19. 19. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 10. R___________________ by the Holy Spirit.
  20. 20. How to Stay Encouraged 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 David Clayton. teacher 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 10. RENEWAL by the Holy Spirit.

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