Where do you fix your gaze?

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Strengthened in Spirit | Week 1: A New Community

Read 2 Corinthians 4:8-18

1. In your own words, describe the circumstances Paul is facing in these verses. (Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-7 if you need more context.)
2. Why is he going through all this? What is his goal?
3. Where does Paul keep his gaze through his suffering?

1. Valuing what God values can help free you from a mindset focused on the world, but it won’t exempt you from pain. If you find yourself in the midst of suffering or pain, ask God to give you the perspective Paul had in verses 16-18. Your church wants to come alongside you in your pain. Check out some of the ways here.
2. 2020 has been a tough year and you may feel tired. If that’s you, pray for strength to not give up. For the sake of others who need Jesus, ask God to help you endure by fixing your gaze on the unchanging God.

For Further Reading: Fixing Our Eyes on the Unseen

For Families with Kids at Home
As you end the week, pray that God would give you strength to lead your family in having a kingdom mindset in the midst of every circumstance.

The Gospel of Luke: Strengthened in Spirit