'2 Corinthians' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

'2 Corinthians' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

2 Corinthians 3: The Ministry of Death, Written and Engraved on Stones

While it appears to be (thankfully and mercifully) coming to a close, the Roy Moore era has been a blight on my home state of Alabama. “The Ten Commandments Judge” has gained national attention and millions of dollars since his first run in with the federal government two decades ago. So far as I am concerned, if any good thing came of it, it was the increased opportunities to speak with people about their undiscerning claims to follow the Ten…

2 Corinthians 2: Forgiveness, Restoration and Faithfulness

2 Corinthians 2 opens with Paul taking up the matter first mentioned in 1 Corinthians 5, namely the withdrawal by the church from the man who had his father’s wife, sometimes described in theological circles as “church discipline.” The primary purpose of church discipline is the purify and purge the church of sin (cf 1 Cor 5:6-8). In this respect, the practice of church discipline is always successful. The secondary purpose of church discipline is to convert the sinner from…

2 Corinthians 1: Paying it forward

“Paying it forward” is the idea of doing good to others, usually unknown, because you have been blessed, perhaps in some unexpected way. Someone pays for your morning coffee in the drive thru; you “pay it forward” to the car behind you or at some other time. It is similar in intent as one being “blessed to be a blessing.” In verse 3 of today’s text, we find that God is the God of all comfort. Verse 4 instructs us…
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