Paul, writing to the Corinthians for a second time, has much to
say. Much of his writing comes to us as being stern. But
consider: don't you endure much more bad behavior from other
people's children than your own? You discipline your children;
you wish others would discipline theirs. The Corinthians are
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|2nd Corinthians 1:15
Attack - Paul's example in dealing with rumor,
slander and other personal attacks.
|2nd Corinthians 2:14
in our Lives - The relationship of Law and Spirit;
freedom in Christ.
Loyalty to Christ results in combat Christianity - the
source of testimony.
|2nd Corinthians 5
Christ's Ambassador - The bodily resurrection; the fear
of the Lord; the ambassador of Christ.
|2nd Corinthians 6:1
- The concept of being separated to God, the holiness
of being set apart.
Rebuke and Repentance
- Rebuke produces repentance; repentance produces good
|2nd Corinthians 8
Sacrifice - The life of self sacrifice, which generates
trial and poverty, requires generosity and produces joy.
Giver - Giving should be cheerful; a measure of God's
blessing to you and a praise to Him.
|2nd Corinthians 10
How humility is telling the truth - about yourself.
- How to tell the wolves from the sheep - even among
11:16 - 12:13
Suffering and Service - The cynic's guide to suffering
and service (abbreviated).