Second Corinthians was a follow-up letter to Paul’s earlier letter to the church in that city. It seems that after penning the first letter, Paul made a visit there that proved to be painful (2 Corinthians 2:1). Clearly the church in Corinth had not responded with the changes Paul had urged upon them in 1 Corinthians. Sometimes God’s people need a firm reminder to stay committed to God and His purposes.
Sometimes God’s people need a firm reminder to stay committed to God and His purposes.
In this letter we see the depth of Paul’s passion and concern for God’s people. False teachers had entered the church and were gaining a hearing, even though they were undermining what Paul had taught. They questioned his calling and his responsibility as an apostle of Jesus Christ. So, he offered a defense of his ministry and called out those who were leading people astray into legalism.
In this letter we see the depth of Paul’s passion and concern for God’s people.
Paul also called on the Corinthians to show concern for the poor. He wanted Jewish and Gentile believers to understand that they were one in Christ, so what better way to show this than for Gentile believers to help their Jewish brothers and sisters who were in need?
He appealed to their hearts and their minds, showing them that truth without love is damaging, and love without truth is deceptive. Paul called on the Corinthians to humble themselves, just as he had—for as an apostle, he was not operating out of pride, but from a servant’s heart.
Here’s a short video that highlights five key themes in the book of 2 Corinthians. May you be blessed by it!
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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