Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Get a Study Guide, Question Sheet from the person in...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
We do not want you to be uninfo...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all...
Making Sense of Suffering
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
David Clayton. teacher
Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com
“C...
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  1. 1. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 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. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
  3. 3. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes INTRODUCTION: 1. The letters of Corinthians span a period of SEVEN YEARS 2. At best, Paul’s relationship with Corinth was TOUGH KEY THEME AND TOPIC 1. The main theme of vs. 3-11 is SUFFERING 2. The Key word used 9 times in vs. 3-7 is COMFORT
  4. 4. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes SUFFERING: 1. Suffering is the universal EXPERIENCE Afflictions: Greek word: press down • Troubles (v.4) • Distressed (v.6) • Sufferings (v.6) • Hardships (v.8) • Great pressure (v.8) • Despaired (v.8) • Sentence of death (v.9) • Deadly peril (v.10)
  5. 5. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
  6. 6. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
  7. 7. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
  8. 8. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about thehardshipswe experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again.
  9. 9. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes SUFFERING: 2. The focal point is not on suffering but on GOD * Father of the Lord Jesus Christ (v.3) * Of all comfort (v.3-4) comfort: Greek word: called alongside of
  10. 10. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
  11. 11. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes SUFFERING: 3. His wonderful ACTIONS • Grace and peace (v.2) • Comforts (v.3-4) • Saves (v.5) • Reliable (v.9) • Delivers (v.10)
  12. 12. 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
  13. 13. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes SUFFERING: 4. How we should RESPOND • Praise (v.3) • Comforting others (v.4) • Patient Endurance (v.6) • Firm hope (v.7) • Sharing our story (v.8) • Staying positive (v.9-10) • Prayer (v.11) • Remaining thankful (v.11)
  14. 14. 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
  15. 15. Making Sense of Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes TAKING THE LESSON HOME 1. Re-read 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 2. Review the main points of today’s lesson 3. Think of ways that you can relate to what Paul writes. 4. Pray and serve someone who is experiencing troubles. 5. Where do you need to stay more positive and hopeful? 6. Read 2 Corinthians 1:12- 2:04 for the next week thinking about the topic: The Power of a right example

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