This article exposits and applies 2 Corinthians 2:4.
This chapter presents an introduction to 2 Corinthians. Introductory matters addressed include Paul’s missionary visit to Corinth and his correspondence with the Corinthians, the character of Paul’s letter, the course of events in Paul’s relationship with the Corinthians, critical issues including the history of the text and behind the text, the structure of the letter, and an outline of it.
This chapter forms an introduction to 2 Corinthians. Introductory matters discussed are the placing of Paul in mid-first century AD, the city of Corinth, the Corinthian context and leadership values, Paul’s relationship with the Corinthians, the form and purpose of the letter, the message and intent of 2 Corinthians, and the outline of the book.
This aricle reflects on the significant role the metaphor of "father" played in the pastoral practice of Paul. It indicates that a major line of Paul’s use of paternal imagery can be traced back into the Old Testament and early Jewish tradition. This is noted in the manner in which he corrects his converts in 2 Corinthians 1-9.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:18-20.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:12-13.
This article shows that the Christian life is impossible to live and make sense of without 2 Corinthians. The letter shows that the way up is down, as it was with Christ.