“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

23/06/2019 – Morning Service: No wasted suffering

Bible Readings:

Psalm 66, 2 Corinthians 1:1 – 11

Sermon Outline:

2 Corinthians 1:1–2 (NKJV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I  The city of Corinth

II  The Church in Corinth

III  The trouble Paul faced before he wrote 2 Corinthians

IV  A previous truth

V  What do we gain in suffering as Christ’s people?

2 Corinthians 1:3–5 (NKJV)

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

Precious Lessons from 2 Corinthians:

1 – No Christian suffering will ever be meaningless.

2 – In suffering, we get to know God better.

3 – We are equipped to comfort others.