2 CORINTHIANS 1

6 Outlines

 

2 Corinthians 1:2-5

GOD'S COMFORT

 

THE CHARACTER OF GOD'S COMFORT - Vs. 2

Grace

Peace

 

THE CONSISTENCY OF GOD'S COMFORT - Vs. 3

He is the Father of mercies.

He is the God of ALL comfort.

 

THE CONTINUATION OF GOD'S COMFORT - Vs. 4

God comforts us so we can pass the comfort on to others.

 

THE COMPLETENESS OF GOD'S COMFORT - Vs. 5

The more we suffer, the more we experience God's comfort.

 

 

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2 Corinthians 1:3 etc.

BLESS GOD!

 

Because God has blessed us we should bless His name!

 

BLESS GOD FOR HIS SUPPORT

2 Corinthians 1:3 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;"

 

BLESS GOD FOR THE SPIRITUAL

Ephesians 1:3 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:"

 

BLESS GOD FOR SALVATION

1 Peter 1:3 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"

 

 

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4 etc.

SEVEN SOURCES OF COMFORT

 

A small child dies suddenly in the middle of the night. There is no warning, no advanced notice.

A FAMILY NEEDS COMFORT!

 

A man loses his sight and now has to adjust to blindness and greater dependence on others.

A MAN NEEDS COMFORT!

 

A woman who once could do anything and everything is restricted to a wheel chair and can do nothing.

A WOMAN NEEDS COMFORT!

 

A little boy or girl is suddenly faced with the reality that mommy and daddy are getting divorced.

A CHILD NEEDS COMFORT!

 

A dad who has a wife and 4 children is faced with being laid off. There are six mouths to feed and almost no income.

A FATHER NEEDS COMFORT!

 

A faithful wife discovers that her husband has been unfaithful and is now suing her with divorce.

A WIFE NEEDS COMFORT!

 

On and on I could go, describing situations that bring sorrow into the lives of people every day. These situations burden, trouble, and disturb people, and rightly so. When there are sorrows, needs, and difficulties, it is only natural to ask, "Where do we turn for comfort?"

 

For the born again Christian there are at least seven sources of comfort. Perhaps you need them yourself right now, but if not, you can learn where to direct others when they need comfort.

 

1. THE FATHER - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

He's "the God of all comfort". See 1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6-7 and Isaiah 26:3-4

 

2. THE SON - 1 John 2:1-2, Matthew 11:28-30, John 14:27

 

3. THE HOLY SPIRIT - John 16:7-15

 

4. THE WORD OF GOD - Romans 15:4, John 16:33

 

5. THE PREACHING OF GOD'S WORD - 2 Timothy 4:2

"Exhortation" is encouragement. When a preacher exhorts, he often speaks words of comfort.

 

6. THE BRETHREN - John 13:34-35, Romans 12:15, Galatians 6:2

 

7. THE FUTURE - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Titus 2:13

 

 

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COMFORTED!

 

THE PROVISION OF COMFORT Vs. 3

THE PURPOSE OF COMFORT Vss. 4, 6

THE POWER OF COMFORT Vss. 5, 7

 

 

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2 Corinthians 1:3-11

STANDING THROUGH SUFFERING

 

All true Christians suffer at some time in their lives.

The Apostle Paul was no different.

He teaches in this passage how to stand successfully, even when it hurts!

 

PRAISE THROUGH SUFFERING Vs. 3

PURPOSE OF SUFFERING Vss. 4-7

POWER IN SUFFERING Vss. 8-10

PARTNERSHIP DURING SUFFERING Vs. 11

 

 

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2 Corinthians 1:8-12

STANDING FIRM

 

PRESSURE Vs. 8

 

PRONOUNCEMENT Vs. 9a The sentence of death

 

PURPOSE 9b-10 To learn not to trust ourselves but God

 

PRAYER Vs. 11

 

PRODUCTIVITY Vs. 12

 

 

 

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