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Scripture Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10



Discipline Is Love

Week #3




  1. God is a compassionate


Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. - Isaiah 40:1–2


  1. See God’s glory in the process.


A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” - Isaiah 40:3–5




Points to Ponder


  1. What was Israel’s punishment for sin?


  1. Why does God want to “speak tenderly to Jerusalem”?


  1. Have you ever experienced what you would consider God’s punishment? Would you be willing to share about it?


  1. How have you known God’s comforting presence on the other side of his discipline?


Homework: Acts 2