The God of Comfort in a World of Pain - Part 1

The God of Comfort in a World of Pain - Part 1

May 27, 2012

By: Emilio Ramos

Passage: 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Series: 2 Corinthians

Pastor Emilio continues his teaching through 2 Corinthians in a multi-part sermon series on 2 Cor. 1:3-11.  Part 1 "The Comfort of God and the Joy of the Believer" covers 2 Cor. 1:3-5.

  1. Suffering is an Occasion for Joy (v.3)
    • Paul erupts in praise to God (cf. Eph. 1.3-4)
    • God is blessed because of who He is what what He does (Ps. 72.18-19; 89.52)
    • We are meant to glorify God for His mercy (Rom. 15.8-9)
    • Paul was comforted and encouraged by God (Acts 18.9-10; 2 Tim. 4.16-17)
  2. Comfort in Affliction (v.4a)
    • Paul as a paradigm of suffering (2 Cor. 1.8-20; 11.23ff; Phil. 4.9).
    • Enduring trials is a sure sign of blessing (Jam. 5.11 cf. Mt. 10.22)
    • God alone is our strength in trials (Ps. 18.1).
  3. Christian Compassion and Sympathy (v.4b-5)
  • 3.1 The Christ Centered Nature of Christian Experience
  • 3.1.1, Experiencing the Suffering of Christ
    • Suffering by the will of God (1 Pet. 3.17, 4.19; Ps. 119.75; Acts 14.22)
  • 3.1.2, Experiencing the Comfort of Christ 
    • There is a corresponding comfort for every affliction (2 Cor. 1.5)
    • Suffering is never without joy in the life of the believer (2 Cor. 7.9; Job 42.11; Rev. 21.1-4, 22.1-5).

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