(for Sunday, 12/1/02)
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN 1st & 2nd CORINTHIANS
- Paul mentions having previously written to
the church at Corinth and describes a tension between his
purpose and the possible effect of his writing (2 Cor.
2:4, 7:8-9). What was the possible effect and what was
his purpose? What is there in 1 Corinthians that Paul
might have had in mind?
- In 2 Cor. 2:5, Paul mentions someone who
has caused sorrow to whom?
- In 2 Cor. 2:6, Paul mentions a punishment
that was inflicted by the many? What might he have in
- According to 2 Cor. 2:9, when Paul wrote
previously concerning this, his purpose was to test whom,
the individual who caused sorrow or the saints who
inflicted punishment? How does this fit with what we read
in 1 Corinthians?
- On the basis of 2 Cor. 2 and 2 Cor. 7, do
you see anything suggested about the outcome of the
problem described in 1 Cor. 5?
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN 2nd CORINTHIANS & ACTS
- When Paul wrote 2 Corinthians, what
particular thing did he encourage them to do in chapters
- Who had already done this according to 2
- 2 Cor. 1:13 provides evidence that by the
time Paul writes 2 Corinthians, he has already gone
to what area? Notice the flow of 2 Corinthians
chapter 2 in terms of references to time and
location: Paul had written a previous letter to Corinth
(verses 5-11, where was he when he wrote that letter?);
Paul had gone to Troas (verse 12); Paul had gone to
Macedonia (verse 13).
- Name three cities in Macedonia which Paul
had visited on his 2nd journey.
- In Acts, is there a reference in Acts to
Paul's arrival in Macedonia on his 3rd
- When Paul wrote 2 Corinthians, was he
still on his way to Corinth?
- What is Paul referring to in 2 Corinthians
11:9? Can you correlate this with a passage in Acts? Is
Paul referring to something that happened on his 3rd
journey, or to something that happened on his 2nd
- When Paul mentions some "affliction
which befell us in Asia," (2 Cor. 1:8) where should
we look in Acts for more information about this
- While keeping in mind the fact that there
may have been some affliction besides that which Luke
described, of those things Luke describes, what might
have been the affliction which Paul mentioned in 2 Cor.
- Think again of the route Paul took on his
3rd journey, and then read 2 Cor. 1:15-20. In verses
15-16, does Paul describe the route he actually ended up
taking, or does he describe a route that he had at one
time planned to take before changing his mind?
- What explanation does Paul offer in 2
- In 2 Cor. 2:12, Paul mentions coming to
Troas. Do we see that visit mentioned in Acts? (Careful!)