Review / Introduction:
1 Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
2 Corinthians 12:1-6
The Path to Living in God's Strength in 3 Easy Steps! (2 Cor 12:7-10)
- Step 1: Acknowledge God's Sovereignty. (2 Cor 12:7)
- Step 2: Get Real with God. (2 Cor 12:7)
- Step 3: Be Weak, so that grace is your strength. (2 Cor 12:9)
- Last Step: How Do I Know I Am Living In God's Strength? When I am Content. (2 Cor 12:10)
Isaiah 40:31 - they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
What was the worse piece of advice / lamest attempt at being comforted that you have ever experienced / heard?
"Satan wants to tear you down and God wants to build you up - and they are both using the same thing to do it." React to this statement in light of Biblical and personal testimony.
What's the difference between "saying your prayers" and "praying"?
How do you know, truly know, that you are living in God’s strength? (See 2 Cor 12:10)
What was your one big "take-away" from this passage / message?
When was the last time you truly prayed, on your face, crying out before the Lord? How can you be more consistent in doing so? Challenge one another on this and pray for one another.