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Bible studies in 2 Corinthians 12 include Paul's Vision And Thorn and Paul's Concern For The Corinthians.  The questions are designed for personal or group inductive style Bible study and discussion.

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2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Paul's Vision And Thorn:

1.  What do you feel Paul meant by the "third" heaven?  What do you think are heavens 1 and 2?

2.  When Paul says "in the body" or "out of the body" what do you feel he means?

3.  Most believe the "man in Christ" Paul is referring to is himself.  Explain why you agree/disagree.

4.  What are some times where sharing your spiritual experience with others made you uncomfortable.  Since it was an experience with God, why do you feel it was uncomfortable to share it?

5.  Why would boasting about genuine experiences with God make people think more of you than is warranted?

6.  Who is it that Paul says gave him a thorn in his flesh to torment him and keep him from being conceited?

7.  What do you feel Paul means by "thorn in my flesh?"

8.  Describe situations where you feel you may have had such a thorn.

9.  How do you feel our weakness could make Christ's power perfect?

10.  How does Paul's attitude about hardships, weakness, insults, persecutions and difficulties different from most Christians you know?  How is it different from you?

2 Corinthians 12:11-21, Paul's Concern For The Corinthians:

1.  What do you think Corinth did that "drove" Paul to make a fool of himself?

2.  What was Paul's reason for not being a burden on the Corinthians and how does that compare to ministry, today?

3.  Paul seems to feel the churches are making a worldly connection between the amount an Apostle charges and the value of that Apostle.  Can you offer some modern church examples that show things haven't changed much?

4.  Paul seems to tell the Corinthians that his true value can be found in the extent of his love.  Do you feel we choose Christian leaders based on their love or on more worldly factors?  Explain!

5.  How do you feel Paul's straightforward criticism of Corinth can strengthen them? 

6.  How would you feel if your minister "strengthened" you by criticism and boastful comparisons?

7.  Compare the list in verse 20 with the behavior where you worship.  How much do you feel things have changed?  Improved?  Gotten worse?

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