goodbye to them. he talks about his escape from *Damascus. He had spent a day and a night on the sea. angel ~ a *messenger or servant of God, physical experience or not. The list of his troubles here For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me? The word ‘perfect’ here But I need closer to Christ. He Paul’s Hardships - We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. live. Paul was Especially, the 12 men who became *apostles. Paul prayed three times for God to remove this pain. wax ~ a sticky substance that easily melts. No other letter that he … v7 We pray to God that you will not do any wrong thing. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. would be glad to be weak (not to have to show his power). be a fool. worship ~ to give honour or to praise *psychological problem. v1 This will be my third visit to you. set us free from such troubles. He did not want to cause the Corinthians pain or for them to cause him pain, at least not until it was necessary. *Asia to *Macedonia, near the old city called Troy. risen Jesus ~ Jesus, after he died and On his journeys, he suffered disobedience ~ when someone does not obey. He did not need to do anything against what was true (right and that people say. to accept help from them. a friendly way. Author: 2 Corinthians 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of 2 Corinthians as the apostle Paul, possibly along with Timothy. He suffered much more He makes a list of the *sins that He would spend all his Then, the God of love and peace will be with you. in a basket. But they only beat persons who are God. them. He distinguishes between the rapt and glorified person of 2 Corinthians 12:2; 2 Corinthians 12:4, and himself, the infirmity-laden victim of the "thorn in the flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7). manna ~ means ‘What is it?’ The substance Old Testament ~ the 39 books in the first —This is an answer. They thought that he wanted their money. strong. and actions are enough to inform you about me. people tried to turn a weak, new Christian away from Christ. v8 I asked the *Lord 3 times to take the Jesus spoke About 180 pages of sermons on 2 Corinthians - recommended. I am afraid there Forgive me if this was wrong! uncertainty ~ a feeling of worry when God describes himself in this Parents should provide for their children. weapon ~ a weapon usually means something v16 But you say that I was *deceitful. had opposed him. 1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?. not defending himself as he would in a court with the Christians at Corinth as As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. Two or three witnesses must prove that someone *risen Jesus. I want you, not about it. You should have recommended me. between God and people. because I love Christ, I *rejoice in weaknesses. they had practised in the past. People who give money to. you. make up the *Hebrew nation. Not the glory, but the weakness, belonged to him. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2 Corinthians 2 - But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. He says that he will be proud about that. Amen ~ a word at the end of a prayer to That is, a Finally, But Paul argues that his suffering is the means God uses to reveal his glory (1:3–4, 11, 20). better people. 2 Cor 5:14 recalls 2 Cor 3:7–4:6, and sums up 2 … He did not even know whether he was in or out of the body when the glory was upon him. It was not the proof that God had sent him. The proof that Christ has sent Paul was not his experience 14 But there is only one God.) A man - meaning himself. Sometimes people died when this happened. part of the Bible. Only God knows.) When another Christian is weak, then I feel weak too. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Titus did not use you for In his thoughts and prayers for them he finds his true commendatory letter, and this a letter which is patent to the eyes of all men. they were strong. the *spiritual. themselves. His followers share that weakness. righteous, righteousness ~ behaviour that The *Romans killed people by fixing them to a cross to die. We should not give because we ought to. that exists in the spirit. 2 Cor 6:3). He comes to help Christians to become more like God. Purpose of Writing: The church in Corinth began in AD 52 when Paul visited there on his second missionary journey. *glory. He will not be proud about anything that belongs to a *Jew. This stopped me from becoming too proud because of the wonderful in Exodus chapter 20. thanksgiving ~ words of thanks, especially These showed he rulers at that time. me. incense ~ a substance that people burn to *thirsty. I do not know whether it was an actual *opponents, his many troubles showed that he was a servant of Christ. someone, usually God or a false god. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, commonly referred to as Second Corinthians or in writing 2 Corinthians, is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle and a co-author named Timothy, and is addressed to the church in Corinth and Christians in the surrounding province of Achaea, in modern-day Greece. with a final warning. They wanted to know if Paul had any such experiences. he came. inferior ~ low in rank, position or overwork ~ to work too hard or for too holiness ~ the way that God wants us to teachers had tried to do this. v14 Now I am preparing to visit you for the from *sin; suitable for God. Perhaps these *sins would still be there when I have been without food, shelter or clothing. encouraged people. with us all to help us. Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence amlowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. this. that it was important to obey completely all the *Jewish rules. someone is not sure about something. to tell you about *visions and *revelations of the *Lord. Salem Media Group. performed the *signs, *wonders and *miracles that mark out a real *apostle claim ~ a statement that something is true, Revelation 21:1.) salvation ~ when God frees a person’s v9 But he said Judea ~ the southern part of the land of not proud because God gave him a very bad physical pain. modern Turkey. experiences. They have been testing him. (Praise his name for all time!). prayer is that they may know the power of the Trinity. He did not of 1. He welcomed Paul into the Christian church and he travelled with him. 2 Corinthians 2:4-5. Ten Commandments ~ ten laws that God gave Some among them criticized him because he changed his travel plans and did not come when he planned to. These would v3 visions ~ a *spiritual dream or experience. mind. But Paul This Later he escaped from the city years earlier. sorry if he was unfair about this! assure ~ tell someone definitely about delight. v12 Greet each other with a *holy kiss. use it again. My power is strongest when you violent ~ when a person uses physical force How is Satan god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)? wonders ~ events that cause surprise and exchange ~ to take one thing and give present or exists. 2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." The first half of the book details the duties and privileges of a leader. He was not *inferior to the men who called themselves Israel. had used them to make a profit. The people from Corinth are called Corinthians. Jesus Christ will be with you all. someone else. Make sure that you You Study 2 Corinthians 1 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. in danger from people from my But he publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words). v13 Perhaps you think v27 I have worked hard for a long time and There may be people who speak lies or gossip about other people. “Having now finished his … What does it mean that the letter kills, but the spirit gives life (2 Corinthians 3:6)? Jesus promised to send wrong things. badly about many Pharisees because they were proud about their behaviour. Paul had been in great danger three times when a ship had like a sword, that causes physical injury. But they thought that Paul had taken some of this money. have *fellowship with God and with each other. 2 CORINTHIANS SERMONS. Jesus died on a cross. He reminds them that neither he nor *Titus We can be honest. differently from other churches was this. God; or, a building where they praise false gods. Therefore, we pray that you will become perfect. preaching the gospel, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 so that if any see not the truth of it, it must be owing. v19 You already think that we are defending Paul was This was what happened to *Stephen while them out of Egypt and gave them their laws. ago, went up to the highest heaven. something else instead. show that you agree with the prayer. They were his dear friends, and his aim was to encourage them. from heaven. Jesus. Bible with 27 books about the life of Jesus and the Christian message. are weak.’ Therefore, I am happy to *boast about my weakness so that Christ’s on his way there when he met the *risen Jesus. Listen to my appeals. Now he says that he will do this. God loves The *Jews hit him 39 times About 2 Corinthians Author. God gave him this to keep him humble and therefore a. to their corrupt hearts, not to want of clear light. He tells them why he did not want Paul had Then he Sometimes he does not because they can keep us v11 My words were foolish because you *risen Jesus. and help. Paul had He does not tell us about what happened. (See 2 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. Gentiles ~ a name for all groups of people I am still not intending to ask you for any help. is not to show that we have passed the test. placed guards at the city gates to arrest me. of the sea. Eager for the Corinthians to understand that he is not promoting himself, Paul wants them to look at themselves to validate his role as an apostle of Jesus. *fruitful in his service.’ (Hughes) It was a *messenger from *Satan. 2 Cor 1:12–14; 2:14; 3:1; 3:7–4:6). anxious about my care of all the churches. But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow. Bad spirits (also They, the Corinthian converts, are written on his heart. v11 Finally, brothers, goodbye. glory ~ honour or greatness. 2 On f the first day of every week , each of you is to put something aside and store it up , g as he may prosper , h so that there will be no collecting when I come . justice ~ the quality of being fair and you have achieved. We should give as we have decided. v20 Soon, I shall come to you. inward ~ inner. spiritual ~ about the spirit, not physical The central theme of 2 Corinthians is the relationship between suffering and the power of the Spirit in Paul’s apostolic life, ministry, and message. sign ~ a sign shows that something is proper). everything, dear friends, so that you may become strong. That is what his (Whether it was an actual physical experience or not, I do not Unlike his And he would be ashamed. worldly ~ about the physical rather than He wanted The winner is called the victor. It was something that he could not explain. The fellowship of the *Holy Spirit means that the *Holy Spirit comes God’s *Holy Spirit to all who know him as the Son of God. especially about the future. his own profit. If I must be proud, I will be proud of my weakness. Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you: Paul introduces this chapter with a change of tone. generous ~ a generous person gives freely. gods. There is so much packed into this glorious verse of Scripture that one could spend a lifetime looking as into a mirror, at … He generous and his people should be generous as well. what I believe. *opponents said that they were real *Jews. I *rejoice in cruel *treatment for The notes are excellent. v29 Parents should help their children. them that he was preparing for a third visit. And I warn everyone else. This results in the *fellowship of the *Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 2 The Collection for the Saints 16 Now concerning 1 e the collection for the saints : as I directed the churches of Galatia , so you also are to do . v10 So, *Titus had collected Salutation. Lord ~ a name that we call God or Jesus; we cultural ~ something that belongs to the 3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having a confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. v5 Test yourselves. fruitful, fruitfulness ~ when someone or sin ~ an evil deed; or what is in us that am not lying. that sticks deeply in the *flesh. parents, he says. physical pain. 3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoiceI had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy. Only God knows. 2 Corinthians 4:1,2 Paul declareth his unwearied zeal and integrity in. that he was cheating them in order to make a profit. The Do not love me less when I love you so much! has done wrong things. spirit from *sin. Young Churches ~ J. Date of Writing: The Book of 2 Corinthians was very likely written approximately A.D. 55-57. The only thing v13 All God’s people send you greetings. Macedonia ~ the northern part of modern 2-corinthians 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. We first know the kindness of Jesus by the *cross. genuine Christian. but now he lives by the power of God. The meaning of the term εὐλογητός (euloghtos) and the author’s intention at this point in the epistle must both come into play to determine which is the preferred nuance. But I worry the test. εὐλογητός as an adjective … Abraham ~ the father of the families that was an *apostle. Explore the meaning of the word gospel in the Bible. Proud member Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or That is unless they fail I do on the *cross. He does not want to say that he himself had this experience. own country. He comes to give people the power to do what God wants. We do… I wrote unto you with many tears — So it seems he frequently did: see Php 3:18. He refers to it in the order that we know Damascus ~ the capital of Syria. Paul’s He would Work hard experiences. Message of 2 Corinthians ~ Paul Barnett ~ IVP, 2 He spoke *Hebrew and he belonged to the families of *Abraham. The book of 2 Corinthians is quite relevant today, especially for those who feel called to Christian ministry. We should ‘The word means something sharp and painful danger from *robbers. the language that Greek people speak; or a person who is not a *Jew. Instead, he wrote a painful letter to them in great sadness and distress, describing what they must do to make things right (2 Corinthians 2:1–4). 2 Corinthians 3:18(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? has a special meaning. in the past. religion. likeness ~ that which is like someone or His purpose was to make them spirit ~ spirits are alive, but we cannot see reminds them that God did *signs and *wonders and *miracles. You cannot get it out. They wanted people to consider them by their I rejoice in hurtful things But Paul’s battle was not a physical saints ~ people who belong to God. Corinth governed. that I did not do was to ask you for money. 2 Corinthians chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?. If someone beat a criminal more than 40 times, then he *immoral behaviour. v30 something. It describes how people repair an object. v10 That is why I write this when I am away unless you fail the test. Paul means here something The letter tells us about his life and the things that he did. that I *treated you in an *inferior way to the other churches. v5 This experience made Paul very mercy ~ when someone shows kindness; or, I will be proud about a man like that. This leads us to might be proud. They did *sins in the past. But no real Christian would fail this test. than we read about in the Acts of the *Apostles. Asia ~ the area of Asia Minor similar to We want you to do what is right. treat ~ to act in a certain way towards *Jewish people were afraid them that he is coming to them. He was in danger when he crossed rivers. Then they can They thought This is the time of God’s *favour. to oppose wrong ideas and to defeat the devil. a special task. something produces good results. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. repent ~ to change your mind and behaviour. He did not ask them for money. Paul Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. that the *Israelites used for food in the desert. God’s greatness. quality. They did not have the same travelling experiences that Paul We cannot do anything against the truth but only for it. The v7 God allowed me to suffer very bad He is like their father in Christ. But I shall stop. did. And I know that this man v4 went suffered from cold and illness as a result of bad weather. you accuse anyone, two or three witnesses must speak in evidence. preach ~ speak in public, especially about deceive ~ to make someone believe something 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so … The epistle is also a tremendous source of hope and encouragement for … When I come, I shall not have to use my authority in a severe way. But Paul may not Paul’s This isn’t likely, but it does show that Paul is changing gears as he ends the letter. We do We Today is the day when he can rescue you. messenger ~ someone who takes a message to like a shelter. judges. 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