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2 Corinthians 11:1-6 Inductive Bible Study - Outline, Key Words, Cross References, and Discussion Questions

 

Maintain Pure and Simple Devotion to Christ

Chapter 11:1-6

2 Co 11:1-6

1 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.

2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.

3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

5 For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.

6 But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.

 

Key Words

·         Bear                         3

·         Jealous                    2

·         Different                  2

·         Preach                     2

·         Receive                   2

·         Pure                         2

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Titles

Don’t be deceived

Maintain pure and simple devotion to Christ

Beware of other gospels

Paul’s qualifications

Outline

        I.             Paul’s concern for their purity                 1-2

      II.            Paul warns of false teaching                     3-4

    III.            Paul states his qualifications                    5-6

Cross References, Questions, Observations

1.       I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.

Heb 5:2

2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;

2 Co 11:4

4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

1 Co 1:21

21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

1 Co 1:25

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Co 4:10

10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

2 Co 5:13

13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

2 Co 11:16-17

16 Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.

17 What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

2 Co 12:11

11 I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.

a)     In what ways were the Corinthians already bearing with Paul?

1)      

2.       For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.

Ex 34:14

14— for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous , is a jealous God —

Gal 4:11

11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

Ge 24:2-5

2 Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, "Please place your hand under my thigh,

3 and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,

4 but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

5 The servant said to him, "Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came?"

Hos 2:19-20

19 "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion,

20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.

Ro 7:4

4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Col 1:28

28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

Isa 54:5

5 "For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

Lev 21:13-15

13'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

14' A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,

15 so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"

Eze 44:22

22 "And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.

a)     How was Paul jealous for the Corinthians?

1)      

3.       But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Gal 1:6

I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;

Gal 3:1

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

Gal 4:11

11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

Php 3:18-19

18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,

19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

Ge 3:13

13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Jn 8:44

44 " You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 

1 Ti 2:14

14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

Rv 12:9

9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Rv 20:2

2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

Gal 1:6

I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;

Gal 3:1

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

Gal 4:11

11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

Php 3:18-19

18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,

19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their  appetite, and whose  glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

Ge 3:13

13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Jn 8:44

44 " You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 

1 Ti 2:14

14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

Rv 12:9

9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Rv 20:2

2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

Mt 24:24

24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 

Ac 20:30

30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

2 Co 4:2

2 but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Co 11:13-15

13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.

Gal 1:6

6 Perversion of the Gospel I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;

Gal 2:4

4 But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

Gal 3:1

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

Eph 4:14

14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

Col 2:4

4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.

Col 2:8

8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

Col 2:18

18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

1 Ti 4:1

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

2 Ti 3:13

13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2 Pe 2:1-3

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Pe 3:3

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

1 Jn 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Jude 4

4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Rv 12:9

9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

a)     Why does Paul refer to devotion to Christ as simple and pure?

1)      

4.       For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

Ac 4:12

12 "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."

1 Ti 2:5

5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the  man Christ Jesus,

Jn 14:6

6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. 

1 Co 3:16

16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Gal 1:7-8

7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!

a)     What other Jesuses might be preached?

b)     Why do you think the Corinthians received different gospels beautifully?

c)      How do you see this type of attitude manifested in the world today?

1)      

5.       For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.

1 Co 15:10

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

2 Co 12:11-12

11 I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.

12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.

Gal 2:7-9

7 But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised

8(for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),

9 and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

Gal 2:11

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

a)     What would motivate Paul to make such a statement?

1)      

6.       But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.

1 Co 1:17

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

1 Co 1:21

21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

1 Co 2:1-4

And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.

3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,

4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

2 Co 10:10

10 For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."

Eph 3:4

4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,

2 Pe 3:15-16

15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,

16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

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Key Verse

3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Central Teaching

Pure and simple devotion to Christ must be carefully guarded from the attacks of false teachers.

Application

Plan a message on false teachers for one Sunday fellowship.

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