2 Corinthians 1: 3-7
I. Suffering Teaches Us About God. Verse 3. 1. The Father of Mercies, lit. “the pityings.” 2. The God of ALL Comfort. The Father of Mercies indicates His feeling toward us, the God of all Comfort indicates His actions toward us.
II. Suffering is an Essential Part of the Christian Life. Verses 4-6
III. Our Suffering is the Suffering of Christ. Verse 5. This gives a dignity to all affliction for the Christian.
IV. Our Suffering Never Outweighs God’s Comfort. Verse 5
V. Our Suffering Enables Us to Comfort Others. Verse 4.
©Ron Dunn, LifeStyle Ministries, 2001