Series 11: The Power of Light – Lesson 2

2 Corinthians 4 – Lectio Divina (Lectio in Groups)

LectioRead 2 Corinthians 4 several times.

  • Note the comparisons between the old way and the new way (living by the law, and living by the spirit).
  • Note the use of light and darkness/ between seeing and blindness.

 Meditatio:  Verse 7 is the key verse.  Keeping the words of verse 7 in mind, consider the light in this passage.

  • What is the purpose of light?
  • What might be the purpose of darkness?
  • In what ways does the light of the Good News change the way Paul lives?
  • How does it change how he views suffering and hardship?

 Oratio:  Pray.

  • For those you know who are experiencing darkness;
  • For those you know who are blinded by the light;
  • For understanding of the power of the light of the Good News.

 Contemplatio:  Consider the suffering and hardship that you have experienced.  Listen to the Spirit as you consider the following:

  • What light might there be in that darkness?
  • How have you seen the glory of God revealed through the darkness in your life?
  • What does the power of light described in these verses look like in your life?
  • How can you use this knowledge to serve those around you who are experiencing darkness?

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