Now, that the Corinthians understand the source of Paul’s boldness and confidence, he now moves to the question of how do we harmonize the never-ending threat of death facing Paul with the ministry of the Spirit?
Paul does not lose heart even in the midst of sufferings and conflicts for he knows that as a minister of the New Covenant his success is guaranteed!
In 2 Corinthians Chapter 3 we find the he glorious ministry of the Spirit is Paul’s confidence and reason for his boldness. Paul’s legitimacy is based on his being a minister of the New Covenant.
The Corinthians are Paul’s proof of God’s hand on his ministry. They are impressed on Paul’s heart and mind. They cannot question his legitimacy without bringing into question their own.
This passage gives us a snapshot of Paul’s heart after he had written the severe letter to the Corinthian Church. He is anxiously waiting for Titus who delivered the letter praying for a good report.
Way too often we seek to terminate relationships (the source of pain/disputes) too quickly thinking that is easier. Confrontation is never fun, but it is a sign of love and obedience.
Paul’s change in travel plans brought into questions his sincerity and integrity. Is he a man of his word? Is he indecisive? Does he truly care about them? In our passage today, Paul gives his response to the negative
Some may view suffering as a result of sin or bad deeds as in one will reap what you sow. We avoid suffering as much as possible. Yet, today we will find Paul has something else to say about suffering that is totally dif
An overview of Paul’s fourth letter to the Church of Corinthian. Not only is this letter a great encouragement to those who are undergoing suffering, it also is an encouragement to those in ministry as Paul defends his