Curriculum

Lifestorms

Study Questions: Week 4
1. Share how has this message series impacted your life.

2. 2 Corinthians probably has more personal details of the life and character of Paul than any other epistle. Read aloud 2 Corinthians 1: 1 – 10 and discuss the following questions:
a. How did Paul describe his troubles in Asia?
b. Why do you think Paul tells the Corinthians about his trouble in Asia?
c. By reading this passage, how serious do you think Paul’s sufferings were?
d. How does Paul describe God? (HINT: verse3)
e. Why is this important for us to know?

3. God’s presence gives us 3 things in times of Lifestorms: strength, deliverance, and hope. Discuss each one individually by reading each scripture and sharing its application.

a. Strength(2Corinthians1:9;Daniel3:28)
b. Deliverance(2Corinthians1:10;1Samuel17:32-37)
c. Hope (2 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Timothy 4:10)

4. How does facing a lifestorm help us grow in the Lord?

5. What is the value of learning not to rely on ourselves? What does this do to our pride?
6. How has a lifestorm helped your spiritual life?
7. Close your time together by praying with and for one another.

Scripture

 Philippians 4:6–7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

2 Corinthians 1:8–11

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. 10 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, 11 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.