Summary: Through this message we will reveal God’s promise to comfort His children & God’s purpose for comforting His children.

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Text: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Compassed With God’s Comfort

- When we are grieving we expect to experience

God’s Comfort

- When we are barely getting along we expect to

experience God’s Comfort

- While we are living we can expect to experience

God’s comfort

A. God Comforts His Children

(vv. 3-4a)

a. Good explanation of mercy

- Illustration # 614 Grace vs.

Justice and Mercy

b. God is the supplier of mercy

i. The Scripture tells us to...

ii. Search for God’s mercy

(Psalm 27:7)

iii. Seize God’s mercy

(Isaiah 55:7)

iv. Share God’s mercy

(Luke 6:36)

v. Illustration # 875 Our Misery

Calls forth God’s Mercy

c. God is the supplier of comfort

d. God sent His Spirit to be our


e. A glance at the ministry of our


i. The Holy Spirit strengthens


(Matthew 14:30-31)

ii. The Holy Spirit teaches us

(John 14:26)

iii. The Holy Spirit intercedes for

us (Romans 8:26-27)

B. God Challenges His Children (v. 4)

a. God has compassion for His


b. God compasses us with His


c. God commands us to comfort

others (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

d. God challenges us to comfort

others (v. 4)

- God comforts me so I can

console my fellowman

C. Great Conclusions From Christian


a. "The more we suffer the more

God comforts us, the more God

comforts us, the more we can

comfort others."

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b. "God prepares us for what He

is preparing for us. Another

words, we cannot lead others

where we have not been


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