2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 12:14-18 // 3 Differences Between True & False Ministry

If you’ve been following the daily devotionals for the past few days, you might remember that the apostle Paul refused money from the Corinthians. This was culturally unheard of and they got upset with him. One, because it made them feel disrespected. Two, they thought Paul must’ve been up to something. In 2 Corinthians 12:14-18, …

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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 9:1-5 // How to Be Prepared to Be Generous

As Christians, we trust and follow the risen Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. And a major part of this is being sown into the larger fabric of the global church. Being part of God’s people is bigger than you as an individual and bigger than us as Dulin’s Grove Church. It’s being part of the …

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2 Corinthians 7:5-9 // Relationships Are Worth Fighting For

You are somewhere along the scale of conflict averse and conflict crazy. If you’re on the conflict averse side, you hate conflict and want to avoid it if at all possible. On the other side of the scale, you enjoy conflict and thrive in such an environment. The fact of the matter is, conflict happens …

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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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