2 Corinthians 6 Outline
– Don’t be selfish and share the gospel with others (2 Corinthians 6:1-2)
– Paul endured many hardships for the gospel yet he always rejoice in God (2 Corinthians 6:3-10)
– Reconciliation requires both parties to open their hearts (2 Corinthians 6:11-13)
– Don’t be yoke with the non believers (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
2 Corinthians 6 Bible Study
In 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, the salvation we receive is a gift of God. It is purely God’s grace that we can be saved. We must not be selfish and only keep the gospel to ourselves. If you are saved, then you should also share the gospel with other people so that they can be saved as well.
In 2 Corinthians 6:3-10, as a servant of God, Paul had endured a lot of hardships for the sake of gospel. Despite that, he never felt depressed and give up but he always rejoice in God. Jesus said that in this life, we will face trials and persecutions. We must do all things without complain or grumble or murmur (1 Corinthians 10:10; Philippians 2:14; Jude 1:16).
In 2 Corinthians 6:11-13, there is a rift between the Corinthian church and Paul. Paul is willing to reconcile with them but the Corinthian church is restricting themselves. The problem with the Corinthians is that they love themselves more. They are concerned with the outward appearance and they are shy about Paul’s sufferings and lowly image. Reconciliation requires both to open their hearts. If you want to forgive someone, you must completely forgive him. To completely forgive someone means to be friendly with him and treat him with kindness.
In 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, as the children of God, we must set ourselves apart from the world. We should avoid mingling with non believers because they can influence us and cause us to turn away from God. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit so we must be separated from the world and use our bodily members to serve God and give glory to him.