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Small Group Questions for 2 Corinthians Chapter 10

  1. In verse 1, Paul urges the Corinthians by the meekness and gentleness of Christ. How can we imitate this approach in our interactions, especially in times of conflict or disagreement?
  1. In verse 4, Paul speaks about the weapons of our warfare not being carnal but mighty through God. What are these spiritual weapons, and how can we effectively use them in our daily lives?
  1. In verse 5, Paul talks about bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. How can we practically apply this principle to our thought lives in the age of constant information and distraction?
  1. Verse 7 mentions looking at things outwardly. How can we avoid making judgments based solely on appearances and practice discernment in our relationships and interactions with others?
  1. Paul speaks about boasting in the Lord in verse 17. What does it mean to boast in the Lord, and how does this attitude affect our self-worth and confidence?
  1. In verses 8-11, Paul emphasizes the proper use of authority. How can leaders balance their authority with humility, ensuring they are serving those under their leadership effectively?
  1. Verse 12 mentions comparing oneself among themselves. How can we combat the harmful habit of comparison in our lives, especially in the age of social media?
  1. Paul talks about being approved by the Lord in verse 18. What does divine approval mean, and how does it differ from seeking approval from people?
  1. In verse 3, Paul discusses walking in the flesh vs. warring according to the flesh. How can we recognize when we are walking in the flesh, and what steps can we take to align ourselves with spiritual warfare instead?
  1. Verse 6 speaks about readiness to punish disobedience. How can we balance grace and discipline in our relationships, mirroring God’s love and justice?

Questions Focusing on the Spiritual Battle and Armor of God (Ephesians 6)

  1. How does Paul’s description of the spiritual battle in 2 Corinthians 10 align with the imagery of the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18?
  2. Considering the armor of God in Ephesians 6, how can each piece of the armor help us in the specific spiritual battles Paul refers to in 2 Corinthians 10?
  3. In what ways can understanding and applying the armor of God in Ephesians 6 enhance our ability to take every thought captive, as mentioned in 2 Corinthians 10:5?