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I.10: What do I do when a grandchild, spouse, family member or friend is facing death? [2 Corinthians 4:14-18]

A Story

Recently someone shared their deep emotional depression as they faced the reality of a loss of a loved one. Is there a scripture that can help us during grieving? Grieving is a vital part of our emotional growth. However, it is wonderful to have the Comforter (The Holy Spirit) be able to comfort us with His presence in times of loss or impending loss. Let’s look at a Scripture that could help.

Digging Into The Bible

2 Corinthians 4:16-18:

 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Discussion & Discovery

  1. What causes you to lose heart?
  1. What occurs in your heart when you read about wasting away but being renewed day by day?
  1. What do you think it means to be renewed day by day?
  1. How does that work in your life?
  1. What difficulty are you experiencing that would be a light and momentary trouble?
  1. What hope does this verse give you?
  1. How do we go about fixing our eyes on that which is eternal?
  1. How are you going to put that into action in your life?
  1. How does this help you in your journey ahead?

Digging In Deeper

  1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you? Explain.
  1. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
  1. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
  1. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

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