This article exposits and applies 2 Corinthians 2:4.
This essay wants to place 2 Corinthians in the life of the apostle Paul as a missionary and church leader whose apostoleship was a subject of controversy at Corinth. It sketches the course of apostolic history in outline and indicates the way Paul's vocation was shaped by the flow of events that led to the composition of the letter.
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. The article concludes that Paul appears to owe much more to his ancient Jewish environment for his use of the paternal metaphor than has often been assumed.
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.
This article offers an exposition of 2 Corinthians 2:14, about the triumph of the gospel.
This essay makes a case for identifying the "offender" in 2 Corinthians 2:5 and 2 Corinthians 7:12 with the sinner of 1 Corinthians 5. The contacts between Paul and the Corinthians in the period between the writing of 1 and 2 Corinthians is also set out. Kruse considers the possibility that the offence was most likely committed during this period.
This article offers a meditation on the second half of 2 Corinthians 2:14.
This article offers an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 3:3.
This article examines Paul’s interpretation of the veil of Moses (Exodus 34:29-35) in 2 Corinthians 3:7-18. This application is burdened with difficulties. Garrett wants to offer a new translation and interpretation of 2 Corinthians. He starts with an examination of the narrative of Exodus 19-Exodus 34 and then analyzes 2 Corinthians 3.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 4:10-11.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.
This article considers 2 Corinthians 4:6, and how God shines in the hearts of his elect to give us the light needed to see things as they actually are.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 4:4.
This article is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 4:1-18.
This is a BIble study on 2 Corinthians 4.
Was there a development in the eschatology of Paul? This article examines 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, highlighting three issues arising from the passage that are relevant for this discussion on the development in Paul's eschatological thought. First, the author reflects on Paul's personal relationship to the return of Christ. Next, it considers the time of the receipt of the spiritual body.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:5.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:1.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:16-17.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:9.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 5:6-8.
Did Jesus become the literal embodiment of sin, or become a sinner when he died at Calvary? This article addresses this question in light of 2 Corinthians 5:21.
How did Paul stay so committed to the Great Commission? The love of Christ enabled him. This article considers this answer by way of 2 Corinthians 5:14.
This is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 5:1-8.
This is a short article suggesting a translation of 2 Corinthians 5:20 which can be an improvement on most of the well-known English translations and commentaries.
This is a BIble study on 2 Corinthians 5:9-21.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 6:14.
This is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 6:1-7:1.
This is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 7.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 8:9.
This is a Bible study on 2 Corinthians 9.
This article offers some expository notes on 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
This article offers us some exegetical remarks on 2 Corinthians 11:27.
In Corinth the simplicity of the gospel was undermined. Silver-tongued speakers made promises about the keys to success and happiness. Because they made at least some appeal to Christ, the super-apostles convinced some of the Corinthian believers that they were still bringing the gospel. However, for them the gospel was not enough. They wanted to make Christianity relevant in a pagan commercial center like Corinth.