2 Corinthians, OYTNT

Final Warnings (2 Cor. 13)

Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 13, Paul gives his final warning and exhortation. Explain: Paul had visited the Corinthians 2 times before and he was planning to visit them a third. On his first visit to Corinth, Paul founded the church and stayed a year and six months. His second visit was a brief, painful visit… Continue reading Final Warnings (2 Cor. 13)

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2 Corinthians, OYTNT

His Grace is Sufficient (2 Cor. 12)

Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul speaks on the Grace of God and of his concerns for the Corinthians. Explain: Paul begins by speaking of visions and revelations he has received from the Lord. He states that it isn't profitable of him to speak of himself. This is because he'd rather speak of Christ but… Continue reading His Grace is Sufficient (2 Cor. 12)

2 Corinthians, OYTNT

False Apostles (2 Cor. 11)

Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 11, Paul speaks on false apostles and on his sufferings for Christ. Explain: Paul starts off by saying that he has a godly jealousy for the hearts of the Corinthians. This is not a bad jealousy, it stems from his love for God. He fears that a false teacher may lead… Continue reading False Apostles (2 Cor. 11)

2 Corinthians, OYTNT

Boast in The Lord (2 Cor. 10)

Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 10, Paul is defending himself from false accusations made by some of the Corinthians. Explain: Paul is starting to change gears towards this part of his letter. He had wrote the first part as basic instructions on giving. He is now transitioning into another topic. In the next few chapters Paul… Continue reading Boast in The Lord (2 Cor. 10)

2 Corinthians, OYTNT

More Giving (2 Cor. 9)

Bahamas, October 2018 Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 9, Paul continues with his discussion on giving that he started in chapter 8. Explain: Paul had a specific ministry on his mind, the ministry of helping the saints in Jerusalem and Judea. I sense some sarcasm here when Paul is saying it is unnecessary to write to… Continue reading More Giving (2 Cor. 9)

2 Corinthians, OYTNT

Giving (2 Cor. 8)

Dominican Republic, October 2018 Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 8, Paul is trying to appeal to the Corinthians about helping poorer Christians in Jerusalem and Judea. Explain: Paul used the Macedonians as an example of who the Corinthians should act like. Although they had extreme affliction and poverty, the Macedonians still gave generously to those in… Continue reading Giving (2 Cor. 8)

2 Corinthians, OYTNT

Separation to God ( 2 Cor. 6)

Highlight: In 2 Corinthians 6, Paul shares his own character in his ministry. He also talks about separation to God. Explain: Paul starts off with telling the Corinthian church to not receive God's name in vain. Paul sees himself as a co-worker with Christ as we are as well. The Corinthians may have received God's… Continue reading Separation to God ( 2 Cor. 6)

2 Corinthians

Ambassadors (2. Cor. 5)

Benton KY, March 2016 Highlight: In 2 Corinthians chapter 5, Paul speaks on our future after death and on reconciliation. Explain: Paul thinks of our earthly bodies as tents. Something that is temporary. If the tent is destroyed we have an eternal hope in a building from God. A house not made from earthly hands… Continue reading Ambassadors (2. Cor. 5)

2 Corinthians

Treasure in Clay Pots (2. Cor. 4)

Herod Illinois, February 2017 Highlight: In 2 Corinthians chapter 4, Paul speaks on the light of the gospel. He also speaks on God's treasure. Explain: Paul starts off this chapter by saying that they have this ministry because of mercy they were shown by God. Because of this mercy, the apostles renounced evil things. We… Continue reading Treasure in Clay Pots (2. Cor. 4)

2 Corinthians

The New Covenant (2. Cor. 3)

KY Lake, August 2018 Highlight: Paul talks about Christ's living letters and he speaks on the new covenant ministry in Chapter 3 of 2 Corinthians. Explain: Letters were very important in the days of the early church. It kept false teachers from spreading false promises. Think about it. Anyone could've came to a city and… Continue reading The New Covenant (2. Cor. 3)