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Readings from 2 Corinthians

II Corinthians was actually the fourth letter which we know of that Paul wrote to the Corinthians. It divides naturally into two parts. The first part expresses Paul's comfort at the Corinthians once again accepting him. The second is a defense of his right to be considered an apostle.

Read the following:

1:3-14  comfort
     vv. 9-10 rely on God
     v. 13 can be understood

2:1-11  the painful visit

2:17  not peddlers of God's word

3:17-4:2  changed into His likeness/not water down God's word

4:13-5:15  second coming and preaching motivation
     v. 13 believe and so speak
     v. 17 eternal weight of glory
     vv. 1-5 building from God; further clothed
     v. 10 all before the judgment seat of Christ
     v. 11 persuade men
     v. 15 no longer live for selves

6:14-16  not misyoked with unbelievers

7:5-10  comfort from sorrow
     v. 10 godly sorrow/grief

8:1-15; 9:6-15  giving
     9:7-8 cheerful giver/always have enough of everything and
                          provide in abundance

11:7-15  Paul's support
     v. 8 robbed other churches
     v. 14 Satan as angel of light

11:21-12:10  Paul's suffering

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