- Chapters 3 and 4 (2 Corinthians 3:1-4:18)
- Paul addresses that there were “false” apostles in Corinth, whereas he was a true apostle, qualified by God. (see 2 Corinthians 3:1-6)
- Paul contrasts the written code, “the letter” (i.e. the Ten Commandments), with the new covenant (the Spirit). (see 2 Corinthians 3:7-18)
- The devil blinds people from seeing the light of the gospel. (see 2 Corinthians 4:1-6)
- By the help of grace, we know we will one day be raised up with Jesus to be with Him in Heaven. This knowledge helps us deal with the everyday sufferings we encounter. (see 2 Corinthians 4:8-15).
- The weight of the death process (due to injuries, aging, etc.) may be diminishing our bodies, but it, along with the help of the Spirit, prepare us for Heaven. Our soul is increasingly strengthened by the Spirit. (see 2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
- What verse(s) stood out to you and why?
- Answer the questions found in your study guide and/or in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – The Second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.