New Wednesday Night Study: 2 Corinthians

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On April 23, Grace Brethren Chapel began a new study in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians in our Wednesday night bible study. Here’s a short introduction to the book of 2 Corinthians from the ESV Study Bible:

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The apostle Paul is the undisputed author of 2 Corinthians. Although some scholars have questioned whether Paul wrote 6:14–7:1, due to its unique vocabulary and subject matter, these differences are more likely due to the fact that in this passage Paul is quoting a collage of Scripture. Second Corinthians is actually the fourth letter that Paul sent to the church he founded in Corinth (Acts 18:1–17), together with the house churches “in the whole [province] of Achaia,” of which Corinth was the capital (2 Cor. 1:1; 11:10; cf. Rom. 16:5, 231 Cor. 16:15, 19). The four letters are (1) the previous letter mentioned in 1 Corinthians 5:9; (2) our 1 Corinthians; (3) the tearful, severe letter mentioned in 2 Corinthians 2:3–4; and (4) our 2 Corinthians. Continue reading “New Wednesday Night Study: 2 Corinthians”