PRACTICAL POINTS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. God sometimes gives us reasons to boast, but our boasting should be about Him and only Him (II Corinthians 12:1).
2. God can give us experiences that sometimes seem unbelievable (II Corinthians 12:2-4).
3. When we boast of God’s goodness to us, make sure we are telling the truth (II Corinthians 12:5-6).
4. The LORD often sends us various tests to keep us humble (II Corinthians 12:7).
5. Whenever we are faced with trials that we can’t control, we should turn to God in constant prayer (II Corinthians 12:8).
6. Regardless of any trials we may have, God can give us the strength and power to fulfill our ministry (II Corinthians 12:9).
7. We should not be discouraged when we are tested for Christ’s sake, because He can turn our weaknesses into strengths (II Corinthians 12:10).