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on August 31, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book 2 Corinthians.

Beware of super apostles

Although Paul knew that boasting was foolish, Paul felt he needed to say a few things to prevent the Corinthians from believing the propaganda of these men who set themselves up as super-apostles. He feels for the Corinthians with the kind of jealousy that a father feels for his daughter. He has brought them from the darkness of heathenism into the light of God’s world so that he might present them as a bride to Christ (verses 1-2).

on August 28, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book 2 Corinthians.

Christian generosity

About a year earlier Paul had given instructions to the Corinthians about the collection of money he was organizing for the poor Christians in Jerusalem (1 Cor 16:1-4). The Corinthians had made a start (see 2 Cor. 9:2), but in the meantime, they became so concerned with their difficulties that they neglected their responsibilities in the matter. Now that they have cleared up their local troubles, Paul reminds them of the importance of this exercise in Christian giving.

on August 26, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book 2 Corinthians.

Godly relationships

Some at Corinth had heard the message of Christ but not responded to it appropriately. They were still spiritually dead. Paul therefore offers salvation to them once again, and they must decide whether to accept it or reject it (2 Cor. 6:1-2). There is no time to delay or postpone acting on the message that has been heard.

on August 21, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book 2 Corinthians.

The ministry of believers

In the recent past, Paul had twice been forced to change his plans for a visit to Corinth. His first plan was to go to Macedonia, down to Corinth, and then to Jerusalem (Acts 19:21; 1 Cor 16:5-7 ). His second plan was to go to Corinth first, up to Macedonia, back to Corinth, and then to Jerusalem. The advantage of this second plan was that the Corinthians would benefit from his ministry twice.

on May 11, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & books 2 Corinthians, Acts, Romans.

Priscilla and Aquila in Rome

Paul was a caring missionary. Especially, he loved and cared about the Christians whom he worked with (2 Corinthians 11:11, 28-29). We can see this at the end of his letters when he asks the person who receives each letter to greet certain people on his behalf. He remembers people who have been kind to him in the past and recommends church leaders whom he approves of.

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