Bible Reading – Week 30

Overview: Keep in mind that Paul was still traveling around preaching and teaching about Jesus, and he was sending letters of instruction and encouragement to the churches in different cities. Many of these
letters were circulated to several churches, since his words applied to Christians everywhere.

Often when we read the Bible, certain verses and chapters are difficult to understand. No one understands everything about the scriptures all at once. As you can see from the New Testament readings, Paul assumed that the early believers were meeting together for study of the scriptures and
his letters to them about the doctrines of Christianity. Understanding the scriptures in a worthy life-long goal.

The main thing to remember is that you cannot understand if you do not read.

Day 1 – 2 Corinthains 6

1. Paul quoted at least four passages from the Old Testament in this
chapter. Find them (hint see verses 2, 16, 17, 18). Which passages in the Old Testament did Paul quote from?
2. Name at least one Old Testament Scripture for each of the four passages cited by Paul.
3. Why do you think Paul used Old Testament Scriptures in this chapter?

Day 2 – 2 Corinthains 7

1. In verse 1, when Paul says, “Because we have these promises, dear
friends…” What promises is Paul referring to?
2. How can God use sorrow in our lives?
3. What was Paul’s purpose in writing this letter?

Day 3 – 2 Corinthains 8

1. How are we meant to give?
2. How did the church in Macedonia go beyond Paul’s expectations (v.5)?
3. What is one important benefit Paul points out in giving to someone
in need (v.14)?

Day 4 – 2 Corinthains 9

1. What gift do you think Paul is referring to in verse 1?
2. Do you think we should expect to be blessed when we give to others? Why or why not?
3. What are one or two blessings you have received?

Day 5 – 2 Corinthains 10

1. How were some of the Corinthians making decisions concerning Paul
on, “the basis of appearance” (v.7)?
2. It has been said that Paul was not the most powerful speaker of
his era (v.10). Who else did God call to speak on His behalf, who also sometimes had trouble speaking?
3. Why do you think Paul wrote chapter 10 of 2 Corinthians?