2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 11:30-33 // Glorifying Ourselves vs. Glorifying God

As we jump into 2 Corinthians 11:30-33, it’s important to remember the context. Earlier in the chapter, the apostle Paul said he was “speaking as a fool” (v. 21) and boasting about his strengths as a minister. This is what the false apostles were doing, and he decided to beat them at their own game. …

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2 Corinthians 11:16-21 // Don’t Bear with False Ministers

Our passage today might be the most sarcastic bit of Scripture you’ll ever read. Up to this point in 2 Corinthians, the apostle Paul has been addressing the issue of false ministers. He’s been trying to convince the Christians in Corinth to see them for who they are and embrace his ministry instead. 2 Corinthians …

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2 Corinthians 7:13-16 // Finding Joy in Ministering to Others

Up to this point in our study of 2 Corinthians, you might think that mature Christians (especially those serving in ministry) are just beaten up and depressed. But that’s not actually true. The apostle Paul, although he experienced a lot of hardship, was quite joyful. He found joy in his ministry. As a Christian, there’s …

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2 Corinthians 7:10-13 // Good Grief vs. Bad Grief

Today, we’re going to talk about that feeling you get when you do something wrong. In 2 Corinthians 7:10-13, the word for that feeling is “grief” – an intense emotional pain. Since we’ve all done things we regret, we’re probably all familiar with grief. Between 1 and 2 Corinthians, the apostle Paul had written a …

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2 Corinthians 7:1 // How to Get Ready to Dwell with God

Today, we’ll be looking at 2 Corinthians 7:1. It’s just one verse, and here’s why you should pay attention to it: this is a command from our Commander. Some Scripture passages are really theological and are more about what to believe than how to act. But this one isn’t like that. It gives us something …

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