We could be forgiven for thinking that Paul's gospel message was fully formed from the moment he started writing letters to expanding churches. It's not until we spend some time with him as he contends with threats on every side that we appreciate the growth of his personal theological understanding. Out of this crucible of danger, deceit and despair recorded in 2 Corinthians comes Paul's most profound statements of discipleship, ministry and calling, and faithfulness and service to the truth he finds in Jesus Christ. We experience Paul as he is: His writing is at times raw and at others rejoicing; scolding; begging; enticing his brothers and sisters in Christ to become living letters honoring God with every fiber of their being.
This resource is a natural follow-up to First Corinthians: One in Christ, but it is entirely able to be approached as a stand-alone study.
Paul and His World, Corinth: Beachhead West, Gifts, with Strings,Ministry of the New Covenant,
Ministry of Righteousness, Body Language and a Ministry of Suffering, Ministry of Reconciliation, Braggart Warrior
Braggart Fool, The Fool's Speech, Postscript to Fool's Speech,
Reconciling Letter – Part 1, Reconciling Letter – Part 2, Round Robin Letter