2 Corinthians
Lesson One: Overview
David Clayton, Teacher
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Addressing the Main Problem
Paul confronts the problem that strength
comes from:
Addressing the Main Problem
Paul confronts the problem that strength
comes from:
1. Individualism
Addressing the Main Problem
Paul confronts the problem that strength
comes from:
1. Individualism
2. Criticism
Addressing the Main Problem
Paul confronts the problem that strength
comes from:
1. Individualism
2. Criticism
3. Material...
Addressing the Main Problem
Paul confronts the problem that strength
comes from:
1. Individualism
2. Criticism
3. Material...
But do not think I am in the least
inferior to those “super-
apostles.”
2 Corinthians 11:5
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
Not that we are competent in
ourselves to claim anything for
ourselves, but our competence
comes from God.
2 Corinthians 3...
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
2. Power of God (4:7)
But we have this treasure in jars
of clay to show that this all
surpassing power is from God
and not from us.
2 Corinthian...
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
2. Power of God (4:7)
3. Grace of God (12...
But he (God) said to me, “My
grace is sufficient for you, for
my power is made perfect in
weakness.” Therefore I will
boas...
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
2. Power of God (4:7)
3. Grace of God (12...
For to be sure, he (Jesus) was
crucified in weakness, yet he
lives by God’s power. Likewise,
we are weak in him, yet by
Go...
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
2. Power of God (4:7)
3. Grace of God (12...
For we cannot do anything
against the truth, but only for
the truth. We are glad whenever
we are weak but you are strong;
...
Answer to the Main Problem
True strength comes from
1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
2. Power of God (4:7)
3. Grace of God (12...
Since we have these promises,
dear friends, let us purify
ourselves from everything that
contaminates body and spirit,
per...
Overview of the Letter
Overview of the Letter
1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11)
Praise be to the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
of compassion and the God of all
comfort, who comfort...
Overview of the Letter
1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11)
2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04)
Our conscience testifies that we
have conducted ourselves in
the world, and especially in our
relations with you, in the
h...
Overview of the Letter
1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11)
2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04)
3. The difficult ...
Now instead, you ought to
forgive and comfort him, so that
he will not be overwhelmed by
excessive sorrow. I urge you,
the...
Overview of the Letter
1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11)
2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04)
3. The difficult ...
But thanks be to God, who
always leads us in triumphal
procession in Christ and
through us spreads everywhere
the fragranc...
Overview of the Letter
1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11)
2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04)
3. The difficult ...
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and
where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Overview of the Letter
6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of
Encouragement (4)
Therefore, since we through
God’s mercy have this ministry,
we do not lose heart.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, we do not l...
Overview of the Letter
6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of
Encouragement (4)
7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10)
So we make it our goal to please
him, whether we are at home in
the body or away from it.
2 Corinthians 5:09
Overview of the Letter
6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of
Encouragement (4)
7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10)
8. ...
All this is from God, who
reconciled us to himself
through Christ and gave us the
ministry of reconciliation.
2 Corinthian...
Overview of the Letter
6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of
Encouragement (4)
7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10)
8. ...
We put no stumbling block in
anyone’s path, so that our
ministry will not be discredited.
Rather, as servants of God we
co...
Overview of the Letter
6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of
Encouragement (4)
7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10)
8. ...
Since we have these promises,
dear friends, let us purify
ourselves from everything that
contaminates body and spirit,
per...
Overview of the Letter
11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9)
But just as you excel in
everything- in faith, in speech,
in knowledge, in complete
earnestness and in your love for
us- s...
Overview of the Letter
11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9)
12. The Battlefield (10)
The weapons we fight with are
the weapons of the world. On
the contrary, they have divine
power to demolish strongholds.
2...
Overview of the Letter
11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9)
12. The Battlefield (10)
13. The importance of discoveri...
For such men are false
apostles, deceitful workmen,
masquerading as apostles of
Christ. And no wonder, for
Satan himself m...
Overview of the Letter
11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9)
12. The Battlefield (10)
13. The importance of discoveri...
That is why, for Christ’ sake, I
delight in weaknesses, in
insults, in hardships, in
persecutions, in difficulties. For
wh...
Overview of the Letter
11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9)
12. The Battlefield (10)
13. The importance of discoveri...
Examines yourselves to see
whether you are in the faith: test
yourselves.
2 Corinthians 13:5
2 Corinthians
Lesson One: Overview
David Clayton, Teacher
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  1. 1. 2 Corinthians Lesson One: Overview David Clayton, Teacher
  2. 2. Sign up online: summervillechurchofchrist.com. Button: Education Click on Auditorium Class Or Follow link on the back of the handout .
  3. 3. Addressing the Main Problem Paul confronts the problem that strength comes from:
  4. 4. Addressing the Main Problem Paul confronts the problem that strength comes from: 1. Individualism
  5. 5. Addressing the Main Problem Paul confronts the problem that strength comes from: 1. Individualism 2. Criticism
  6. 6. Addressing the Main Problem Paul confronts the problem that strength comes from: 1. Individualism 2. Criticism 3. Materialism
  7. 7. Addressing the Main Problem Paul confronts the problem that strength comes from: 1. Individualism 2. Criticism 3. Materialism This creates in us Arrogance
  8. 8. But do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super- apostles.” 2 Corinthians 11:5
  9. 9. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from
  10. 10. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from 1. Competence in God (3:4-6)
  11. 11. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:05
  12. 12. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from 1. Competence in God (3:4-6) 2. Power of God (4:7)
  13. 13. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:07
  14. 14. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from 1. Competence in God (3:4-6) 2. Power of God (4:7) 3. Grace of God (12:10)
  15. 15. But he (God) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power might rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  16. 16. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from 1. Competence in God (3:4-6) 2. Power of God (4:7) 3. Grace of God (12:10) 4. Cross of Christ (13:4)
  17. 17. For to be sure, he (Jesus) was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you. 2 Corinthians 13:04
  18. 18. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from 1. Competence in God (3:4-6) 2. Power of God (4:7) 3. Grace of God (12:10) 4. Cross of Christ (13:4) 5. Truth and Prayer (13:7-9)
  19. 19. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection. 2 Corinthians 13:8-9
  20. 20. Answer to the Main Problem True strength comes from 1. Competence in God (3:4-6) 2. Power of God (4:7) 3. Grace of God (12:10) 4. Cross of Christ (13:4) 5. Truth and Prayer (13:7-9) This creates in us Holiness
  21. 21. Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
  22. 22. Overview of the Letter
  23. 23. Overview of the Letter 1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11)
  24. 24. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  25. 25. Overview of the Letter 1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11) 2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04)
  26. 26. Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that come from God. 2 Corinthians 1:12
  27. 27. Overview of the Letter 1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11) 2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04) 3. The difficult ministry of Forgiving (2:5-11)
  28. 28. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 2 Corinthians 1:08
  29. 29. Overview of the Letter 1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11) 2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04) 3. The difficult ministry of Forgiving (2:5-11) 4. TheWinsin Christ (2:14-17)
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Overview of the Letter 1. Making sense of Suffering(1:1-11) 2. The power of the right Example(1:12-2:04) 3. The difficult ministry of Forgiving (2:5-11) 4. TheWinsin Christ (2:14-17) 5. Confidence in God brings Freedom(3)
  32. 32. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
  33. 33. Overview of the Letter 6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of Encouragement (4)
  34. 34. Therefore, since we through God’s mercy have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:16
  35. 35. Overview of the Letter 6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of Encouragement (4) 7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10)
  36. 36. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 2 Corinthians 5:09
  37. 37. Overview of the Letter 6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of Encouragement (4) 7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10) 8. We must proclaim the Cross and Reconciliation (5:11-6:02)
  38. 38. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18
  39. 39. Overview of the Letter 6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of Encouragement (4) 7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10) 8. We must proclaim the Cross and Reconciliation (5:11-6:02) 9. We are called to be transparent Servants (6:3-7)
  40. 40. We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: 2 Corinthians 6:3-4
  41. 41. Overview of the Letter 6. Sustained ministry needs large amount of Encouragement (4) 7. Home is with the Lord (5:1-10) 8. We must proclaim the Cross and Reconciliation (5:11-6:02) 9. We are called to be transparent Servants (6:3-7) 10. Inward Holiness is evident in outward Actions (6:11-7:16)
  42. 42. Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
  43. 43. Overview of the Letter 11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9)
  44. 44. But just as you excel in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us- see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7
  45. 45. Overview of the Letter 11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9) 12. The Battlefield (10)
  46. 46. The weapons we fight with are the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4
  47. 47. Overview of the Letter 11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9) 12. The Battlefield (10) 13. The importance of discovering and living by Truth (11)
  48. 48. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:13
  49. 49. Overview of the Letter 11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9) 12. The Battlefield (10) 13. The importance of discovering and living by Truth (11) 14. The balance between knowledge and Humility (12)
  50. 50. That is why, for Christ’ sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
  51. 51. Overview of the Letter 11. The Grace of generosity (Chapters 8-9) 12. The Battlefield (10) 13. The importance of discovering and living by Truth (11) 14. The balance between knowledge and Humility (12) 15. Standing for Christ by Examination (13)
  52. 52. Examines yourselves to see whether you are in the faith: test yourselves. 2 Corinthians 13:5
  53. 53. 2 Corinthians Lesson One: Overview David Clayton, Teacher

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