Free Bible study test questions for Second Corinthians 10-11

1.    Whose attitude was Paul’s model in dealing with people in his ministry?  2 Corinthians 10:1;  compare 2 Timothy 2:24,25;  Matthew 12:18-21.

2.    What did some of those opposing Paul say about him?  2 Corinthians 10:1.

3.    Why would Paul possibly have to exercise boldness when he came back to Corinth?  2 Corinthians 10:2.

4.    Did Paul’s opponents think he was operating on a fleshly (worldly) level or a spiritual level?  2 Corinthians 10:2.

5.    Is there a difference between living in the world (or flesh), and living by the standards of the world (or flesh)?  2 Corinthians 10:2,3;  compare John 17:15,16.

6.    What kind of warfare are Christians fighting, worldly (fleshly) or spiritual?  2 Corinthians 2:4;  compare Ephesians 6:11-18.

7.    What can the divine weapons do which God has given us?  2 Corinthians 10:4,5.

8.    Do you know people in whose minds Satan has strongholds or fortresses?  Give an example of such a stronghold.  2 Corinthians 10:4,5.

9.    Why do we feel confident when trying to help such persons with the gospel?

a. What weapons do we have?  2 Corinthians 10:4.
b. What strength do we have?  1 John 4:4.

c. What has Christ done?  Matthew 12:28-30.

d. What has Christ also done? Ephesians 4:8-10.

e. What did Jesus do to the evil spirit powers at his death and              resurrection?  Colossians 2:14,15.

10.    What does Christ want to happen in the minds of every one of us?  2 Corinthians 10:5.

11.    What was Paul’s responsibility as an apostle?  2 Corinthians 10:6.

12.    Does the church today also have this responsibility?  1 Corinthians 5:1-5,13;  2 Corinthians 2:6.

13.    What mistake were the Corinthians making in judgment?  2 Corinthians 10:7; compare 5:12;  John 7:24.

14.    What was the purpose of the apostles’ authority?  2 Corinthians 10:8.

15.    What did some of the Corinthians say about Paul’s letters and speech?  2 Corinthians 10:9,10.

16.    What was really true about this?  2 Corinthians 10:11.

17.    How did some of Paul’s opponents who wanted the leadership in Corinth measure themselves?  Would this kind of measurement mean anything at the judgment?  2 Corinthians 10:12;  1 Corinthians 4:4.

18.    What was one way the Corinthians knew well the measure of Paul’s work?  2 Corinthians 10:13,14.

19.    Paul’s opponents were boasting in the labor of whom?  2 Corinthians 10:15.

20.    What did Paul hope the Corinthians would do later?  2 Corinthians 10:15,16;  compare 1:16;  Romans 15:24.

21.    We should boast not in ourselves but in whom?  2 Corinthians 10:17;  1 Corinthians 1:26-31;  2:1-5.

22.    What kind of approval is worthless?  2 Corinthians 10:18;  compare John 5:44;  12:42,43;  Romans 2:29.

23.    Whose commendation and approval should we want above all?  2 Corinthians 10:18;  Romans 2:29;  John 5:44.

24.    Can we create our own greatness?  Luke 14:11.

25.    Who alone gives real greatness?  Luke 14:11;  1:52;  18:9-14;  John 5:44.

26.    When Paul has to defend himself by recounting his work and suffering as if he were boasting, he refers to it as what?  2 Corinthians 11:1,16,17.

27.    What figure or comparison does Paul use to describe the relationship of the church to Christ?  2 Corinthians 11:2;  compare Ephesians 5:22-23;  Revelation 19:7-9.

28.    To what past event does Paul compare the intentions of the false leaders toward the Corinthian church?  2 Corinthians 11:3;  Genesis 3:1-7.

29.    What were some people preaching to the Corinthians?  2 Corinthians 11:4.

30.    What does God think of this?  Galatians 1:8,9.

31.    Where there was a different gospel, what spirit was behind it?  2 Corinthians 11:4;  1 John 4:1-3.

32.    How were the Corinthians reacting to such teachers?  2 Corinthians 11:4.

33.    What apostles do you think Paul refers to in 2 Corinthians 11:5?  Compare 11:13;  12:11.

34.    What weakness of Paul’s did the opposing false teachers pick on?  2 Corinthians 11:6;  10:10.

35.    What strength of Paul’s made up for this?  2 Corinthians 11:6.

36.    Does God want the response of people to be based on the preacher’s power of emotional persuasion, or on the power of the gospel facts themselves?  1 Corinthians 1:17;  2:1-5;  Matthew 12:18-21.

37.    How did Paul become as a slave to the Corinthians when he preached among them, going far beyond duty?  2 Corinthians 11:7-9; 1 Corinthians 9:4,6,7,12-19.

38.    Why was Paul willing to lay down his rights in this way?  2 Corinthians 5:14;  1 Corinthians 9:19,23.

39.    How would Paul’s behavior in this matter of support have contrasted with the behavior of the “false apostles” who were opposing him, and what would it have proved to the Corinthians?  2 Corinthians 11:7-12.

40.    What other congregations helped to support Paul financially while he
worked in Corinth?  2 Corinthians 11:8,9;  Philippians 4:15,18.

41.    What did Paul call the teachers who were opposing his gospel work?  2 Corinthians 11:13-15.

42.    Who sometimes disguises himself as an angel of light?  2 Corinthians 11:14;  compare John 8:44.

43.    Will God allow a spiritual counterfeit to become so convincing that it cannot be detected by a person who loves the truth?  2 Corinthians 11:14; 1 Corinthians 10:13;  Matthew 7:15-20;  John 7:17.

44.    What were Paul’s opponents accustomed to do?  2 Corinthians 11:18.

45.    While some of the Corinthians were not willing to bear with Paul who taught them the saving truth, what were they willing to bear from false teachers?  2 Corinthians 11:20.

46.    Is Paul speaking in irony in 2 Corinthians 11:21?  (Look up the work “irony” in a dictionary if you don’t know its meaning).

47.    In what was Paul equal to the false apostles?  2 Corinthians 11:22.

48.    List the things in which Paul exceeded the false apostles.  2 Corinthians 11:23-28.

49.    Why was Paul so burdened in his work?  2 Corinthians 11:29.

50.    Who was witness to the truth of what Paul had been saying?  2 Corinthians 11:31.

51.    What other incident of his sufferings did Paul recall?  2 Corinthians 11:32,33;  Acts 9:22-25.

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