Faith that Is Tested

Lesson 10 


Fall 2019


By: RLD Author


November 03, 2019

Lesson Focus:

Restore and encourage each other through God’s power.

Bible Basis:

2 Corinthians 13:1-11

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Faith that Is Tested

These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
“Surely Goodness” by Israel Houghton
“One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)” by Matt Redman
Guzik’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13
Barnes’ Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13
JFB Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13

Memory Verse:

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
—2 Corinthians 13:5

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

California authorities recently invalidated the licensing test scores for more than 1,400 pharmacy students, after it was revealed that some of the test questions had been leaked online. Officials defended the move, saying they want to be sure that their pharmacists are competent to take care of patients. But for the majority of students who did not cheat, their futures are put on hold, some have missed out on job openings, and none know how they performed in the assessment.

In our passage today, Paul urges Christians to assess themselves when it comes to their faith. Those who pass this self-exam are able to restore and encourage each other through God’s power. Such people don’t mind if they score low in human strength, because this allows God’s power to be strong through them.


  • What’s the hardest test or exam you’ve had to undergo?
  • How does it make you feel when you read that Paul asks us to examine ourselves in the faith? Nervous? Confident? Unsure?
  • When has your faith been most sorely tested? What happened as a result of that test?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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