Paul’s second Letter to the Corinthians was written a short time after the first. Though some of his instructions were followed, many in Corinth still seem to have rejected the apostle’s authority. This most open and revealing of Paul’s letters is an “apology”: a defense of his apostleship and a compelling revelation of his motives in ministry. Highlights include Paul’s explanation of New Covenant ministry, his expression of confidence in God’s transforming power, his teaching on giving, and his clarification of apostolic authority.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
|I.||Personal Items||2 Cor. 1–2|
|II.||New Covenant Ministry||2 Cor. 3–13|
|A. Principles||2 Cor. 3–5|
|B. Practice||2 Cor. 6–7|
|C. Giving||2 Cor. 8–9|
|D. Authority||2 Cor. 10–13|