2 Corinthians notes - by Peter Philippi

Last updated 02/19/12

2 Corinthians - Overview

2 Corinthians 1

2 Corinthians 2

2 Corinthians 3

2 Corinthians 4

2 Corinthians 5

  1. When will we receive this new body?
  2. What happens to those who have died and are waiting for their new bodies?
  3. We are not looking for mansions on streets of gold
  4. Our hope is not merely to shed this temporal, decaying, groaning, dying, burdened and suffering body
  5. Our hope is what awaits us once we do! 5:4
  6. Our hope is guaranteed by God Himself! 5:5
  7. Our hope is absolutely, completely, 100% certain! 5:6, 8
  8. Our hope makes our current reality bearable!
  9. Our hope is made real by faith! 5:7
  10. Our hope controls our innermost longing! 5:8
  11. Our hope results in tireless labor 5:9
  12. Our motivation is driven by a strong desire to please God 5:9
  13. Our motivation is focused on the assimilation and processing of doctrine 5:10 = Judgement Seat
  14. Our motivation is made urgent by the terror of the Lord 5:11
  15. Our motivation is selfless in the relentless pursuit of honoring God and benefitting others 5:12
  16. Our motivation is derived from the infinite, unique love of God 5:14
  17. We conclude that Christís death is Godís ultimate manifestation and demonstration of His love 5:14
  18. We conclude that Christís death was a representative death: for ALL! 5:15
  19. We conclude that Christís representative death causes us to live for Him and Him alone 5:15
  20. We now know man differently than when he lived under Law 5:16a
  21. We now know Christ differently than when He lived and ministered on earth 5:16b
  22. We now are a new creation 5:17
  23. We now are reconciled to God! 5:18
  24. We now have a new responsibility to the world 5:18
  25. We now appeal to a world that is made reconcilable to God 5:19
  26. We now have a new message for the world 5:19
  27. We now have a new role in this world 5:20
  28. We now have an unprecedented offer for the world 5:21

2 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthians 6

2 Corinthians 7

2 Corinthians 8 - Grace Giving

  1. Giving that is prompted by the example of grace in others
  2. Giving that is prompted by grace in you (8:6-8)
  3. Giving that is prompted by the supreme example of grace in Christ (8:9)
  4. Giving by the Corinthians that is prompted by an earlier promise (8:10-11)
  5. Giving they can afford (8:12-15)
  6. Giving with great carefulness, integrity and open accountability (8:16-23)
  7. Giving voluntarily and joyfully, not resentfully or out of obligation (9:1-7)
  8. Giving as a normal expression of grace at work in you (9:8-15)

2 Corinthians 8-9 - Grace Giving

  1. Giving must be focused on meeting true need (physical and spiritual)
  2. Giving cannot be to feed greed
  3. Giving can be sacrificial but doesnít need to be
  4. Giving cannot be demanded
  5. Giving cannot be obligatory
  6. Giving is a natural expression of grace
  7. Giving graciously should result in thanksgiving and glory to God

2 Corinthians 10

Jesus Christ in I & II Corinthians - Christmas Dec 18, 2011

  1. Jesus Christ the true source of Grace & Peace - I Cor 1:3-4 / II Cor 1:2
  2. Jesus Christ the focus of our eternal fellowship - I Cor 1:9
  3. Jesus Christ, a stumbling block to some, foolishness to others, the power of God, the wisdom of God, righteousness, sactification, and redemption to the saved - I Cor 1:23-24, 30
  4. Jesus Christ our Passover, sacrificed for us - I Cor 5:7
  5. Jesus Christ the ransom payment for our salvation - I Cor 6:19-20
  6. Jesus Christ the creator of the universe - I Cor 8:6
  7. Jesus Christ providing good news through His death, burial and ressurection I Cor 15:1-4
  8. Jesus Christ the hope of all that are His - I Cor 15:20-23
  9. Jesus Christ made sin for us - II cor 5:21
  10. Jesus Christ Godís unspeakable Gift - II Cor 9:15

Jan 15, 2012
2 Corinthians 11 - Gullible, Corrupted and Beguiled Christians

Jan 22, 2012

  1. Those that believe another Jesus...whom Paul has not preached (11:4a)
  2. Those that receive another spirit...which they have not received (11:4b)
  3. Those that receive another gospel...which they have not accepted (11:4c)
  4. Those that accept the flowery and eloquent words of the educated (11:5-6)
  5. Those that rob you and love your money and not you (11:7-11)
  6. Those that accept any apostles other than the apostle Paul (11:12-13)
  7. Those that accept as light that which stems from Satan (darkness) (11:14)
  8. Those that accept Satanís messengers as ministers of righteousness (11:15-16)
  9. Our Protection:
  10. Those who accept fools who glory after the flesh (11:17-21) ...even though it leads to bondage and destruction and great loss and abuse
  11. Those who have regard for credentials, pedigree and status (11:22-23)

Jan 29, 2012
2 Corinthians 11 - Paulís Unique and Genuine Ministry and Life

  1. A ministry of genuine concern and doctrinal purity (11:1-4)
  2. A ministry of truth and transparency (11:5-6)
  3. A ministry of unselfish self-sacrifice (11:7-9) †
  4. A heart of sincere love (11:10-11)
  5. A ministry of aggression and boldness against the enemies of the truth (11:11-21) Exposing them for what they are!
  6. A ministry of modest assertion (11:22-23)
  7. A life of sacrifice and intense suffering for Christ, Christians and the truth (11:24-27)
  8. A heart burdened heavily for the spiritual health of Christians (11:28-29)
  9. A communication that is 100% true and sincere (11:30-31)
  10. A life and ministry with ceaseless persecution (11:32-33)

Feb 05, 2012
2 Corinthians 12 - Paulís Visions and Revelations

  1. Paulís glorying in what he received from Christ (12:1-6)
  2. The absolute necessity of not putting Paul on a pedestal (12:7-10)
  3. Paul became a "fool", he was forced to do so because of their spiritual weakness and gullibility the Corinthians knew better! (12:11-13)
  4. Paul uncompromising and absolute integrity (12:14-21) †

Feb 12, 2012
2 Corinthians 13

  1. Iím coming back and everything will be confirmed (13:1)
  2. Iím going to deal with the sinners among you, and I will not hold back (13:2)
  3. I appear weak to you, but through Christ I am very strong and so it was with Christ (13:3-4)
  4. Please examine yourselves thoroughly to make absolutely sure whether you are saved or not (13:5)
  5. I trust you know that we are not rejects (13:6)
  6. I pray for you that you will not engage in evil, not just for my sake, but for your sake (13:7)
  7. Understand, the truth will always stand (13:8)
  8. We absolutely rejoice when you do well, and we pray for the perfecting of your soul (13:9)
  9. I am writing very bluntly to you, for if I come I will deal very sharply with you in keeping with the authority I have been given of God for the ultimate purpose of your edification, and not your destruction (13:10)
  10. I bid you fare well:
    1. Be perfect
    2. Be comforted and encouraged
    3. Be in agreement about that which is true
    4. Be in harmony with each other
    5. The result is that Godís favor and presence will be with you, that is the God of love and peace
    6. Greet each other with the deepest affection
    7. All the believers greet you
    8. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
    9. The love of God be with you
    10. The fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you

Feb 19, 2012
Corinthian Problems in the Church Today

  1. The problem of divisions in the church
    The Solution: speak the same thing, and be perfectly joined together
  2. The problem of worldly wisdom in the church
    The Solution: preach the gospel, preach the cross, preach Christ
  3. The problem of spiritual shallowness
    The Solution: have to acknowledge the mystery
  4. The problem of carnality
    The Solution: build on the right foundation and build with the right materials
  5. The problem of spiritual gifts
    The Solution: understand the role of spiritual gifts and pursue love