Why were Paul and Timothy able to avoid despair despite being troubled, perplexed, persecuted, and cast down? (See 2 Corinthians 1:3–5; 4:5–15.) How have Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ helped you during adversity?
Paul admonished the Saints to forgive each other (2 Corinthians 2:5–8). Why is it important that we forgive others? (See Matthew 6:14–15; 2 Corinthians 2:7–8; D&C 64:9–10.) What can we do to become more forgiving?
What does it mean to have “godly sorrow” for our sins? (2 Corinthians 7:9–10). Why is godly sorrow an important part of repentance?
Suggestion for Family Discussion
Read 2 Corinthians 1:3–4, giving special attention to Paul’s efforts to comfort others “by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” Arrange to visit a local hospital, shelter, or care center. Help serve a meal, entertain residents, or donate food, clothing, or other needed items.
As part of this family discussion, you may want to sing together
Scripture Chain: Characteristics of Disciples of Christ
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