2 Cor. 05(11–15)

Verses 11 to 13 Have you ever been in this kind of situation. You're in a meeting or you're with a group of people. And some of the people in the group are attacking another person in the group. They're not attacking this person physically, but they're attacking this person verbally. They're criticising him and … Continue reading 2 Cor. 05(11–15)

2 Cor. 04(07–15)

Introduction Paul is having to defend his character and his ministry in this letter to the Corinthians, because the members of the church in Corinth had begun to doubt him and they had begun to criticise him. They criticised his ministry because he didn't seem very impressive to them compared to some of the other … Continue reading 2 Cor. 04(07–15)

2 Cor. 04(01–06)

Introduction Paul is having to defend his character and his ministry in this letter to the Corinthians, because instead of displaying gratitude to the man who first told them about Jesus Christ the Saviour, they were now ungrateful and critical of him. They were critical of the way he conducted his ministry and he didn't … Continue reading 2 Cor. 04(01–06)

2 Cor. 03(07–18)

Introduction Before we were interrupted by Covid, we were working our way through Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. We studied 1 Corinthians in 2017 and 2018; and when we began to study 2 Corinthians last year, I said that I'm a completionist and when I start something, I like to finish it. When I … Continue reading 2 Cor. 03(07–18)

2 Cor. 02(12)–03(06)

Introduction As we turn to today's passage, you'll notice that Paul is still writing about his travel plans. This time, he talks about travelling to Troas and to Macedonia. Now Troas and Macedonia are both mentioned in Acts 16 where we read that Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, … Continue reading 2 Cor. 02(12)–03(06)

2 Cor. 01(12–22)

Introduction No one likes to be accused of being deceitful or of telling lies. No one likes to be accused of misleading other people. No one likes to be accused of being unreliable and untrustworthy. We don't like to be accused of these things and we want people to regard us as being truthful and … Continue reading 2 Cor. 01(12–22)