Study Guide


Jesus, the World's BEST Letter Writer - Study Guide

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Whether you joined us for live teaching at one of our locations or tuned in online this week, you’ve joined Cornerstone on a journey of reimagining church. This week Pastor Steve Madsen and the teaching team unpack the depth of love that Jesus has for YOU and the journey of self-discovery ahead. Join the discussion!

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Discussion Questions
READ 2 Corinthians 3:2-4:6.

  • As you contemplate this passage, write down all the words that work together to create a tone of hope. (i.e. glory, light, etc…) What is the hope that Paul is talking about?

  • Paul says that we are living letters being written by Jesus for all the world to read. How have you read the message of Jesus on someone else’s heart?

  • What “Old Covenant” messages (about your own competence, your own efforts) do you need to let God overwrite with His New Covenant?

  • What truths about Jesus do you want people to read on your heart and by observing your life?

  • Verse 12 says, “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” Do you feel bold? In what way? In what ways do you feel timid, nervous, or fearful?

  • Read Exodus 34:29-35. What was Moses doing in this passage? Why did he do it? Why would Paul say in 2 Corinthians 3:13 that we are NOT like Moses?

  • What veils might we wear to hide behind? List some examples of veils that we might wear to shield other people from seeing who we are? To prevent the full glory of God to be shown through our lives?

  • Paul says, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate (or reflect) the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” Take a minute to break down this verse.

    • Who are "we?"

    • What does it mean to have unveiled faces?

    • What is the difference between reflecting light and producing/generating light?

    • What does it mean to be transformed into his image? How does this transformation happen?

    • Where does our glory come from?

  • How can you “unveil” your face this week? What can you do — or stop doing — so that other people can see the full weight of God’s glory in your life?

  • Go back to the list that you made for the first question. In what way does the hope we have in God’s promises give us strength to boldly unveil our faces for the world to see who God is and who he has transformed us to be?

What's Next?

daily steps

We encourage you to check out Daily Steps, our companion devotional guide for individual reflection, prayer, and meditation on related Scripture selections throughout the week! 


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