2 Corinthians 1:1,6 -- Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,"made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 2 Commentary of the Bible

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Who is Sufficient  ( 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 )  Sunday Message

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Today we begin what I think is one of the greatest passages in the New Testament. It is found in Second Corinthians, beginning in Chapter 2. Here is the clearest explanation in all the Word of God of the secret of the Apostle Paul's phenomenal ministry. It runs from Chapter 2, Verse 12, through Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6, and ends with Verse 2 of Chapter 7. I have treated this in my book,Authentic Christianity, because it has meant so much in my own life, and I have seen its impact in the lives of many others.

Who Is Sufficient?  ( 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 )  Daily Devotion

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. (2 Corinthians 2:14)

When All Else Fails...Read the Directions — Ch 9: Spiritual Boot Camp  ( 2 Corinthians 2:14 )  Online Book

Every local church really should be sort of a spiritual "boot camp" where Christians can get their basic training, where they can be equipped and maintained in a state of combat readiness for the spiritual battles of life.

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 1: The Great Imitation  ( 2 Corinthians 2:14-6:13 )  Online Book

His classmates called him "the Dumb Ox" because of he was heavyset, serious, and usually silent. Historians, however, call him "the Angelic Doctor," and Roman Catholics revere him as a saint. His name: Thomas Aquinas--the most influential theologian of the thirteenth century.

To Live in Joy — Ch 5: Joy in Hope  ( 2 Corinthians 2:14 )  Online Book

Not long ago, Diane called me on the telephone. Her calm manner and steady voice were not the usual accompaniment to the kind of story she told. Her young son, who was one of a set of football heroes on his high school campus, had been exposed as a participant in a drug scandal. Craig had been a respected, reliable young man, both as a family member and as a student. His father, the school faculty and student body, and the community were shaken by the disclosure of his unexpected involvement in a serious infringement of the school and civic law.

Authentic Christianity -- The Book — Ch 2: The Real Thing  ( 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 )  Online Book

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It has always seemed unfair to me that many churches (and some individual Christians) keep careful records on how many converts they make to Christianity, but never keep any record of how many they drive away from Christ! Fairness would seem to dictate that both sides of the ledger should be maintained! The fact is, many churches turn far more people from Christ than they ever win to him--and frequently the most zealous and orthodox Christians are the very ones who drive the most people away!

authentic Christianity  ( 2 Corinthians 2:14 - 3:5 )  Sunday Message

A covenant is an arrangement between people. All life operates or arises out of a covenant. When two people want to go into business together the first thing they do is draw up a contract or a partnership. That is the basic covenant that defines the terms of their operation. A marriage is that kind of a covenant. It is an agreement between a man and a woman to stick together against all odds, to work out their problems, to share their resources.

When Discipline Ends  ( 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 )  Sunday Message

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In our study of Second Corinthians this morning, we will be dealing with the third of three very practical problems which arose in the church there in Corinth, to which Paul is writing: (These problems frequently arise in California as well.)

Forgiveness: When Discipline Ends  ( 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 )  Daily Devotion

If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven — if there was anything to forgive — I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake. (2 Corinthians 2:10)