Biblical Commentary

  • 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

    We don't proclaim ourselves, but proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

    We have this treasure (the Gospel) in clay jars (ourselves) so that it is clear that the power is from God and not ourselves.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1

    We don't lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:6-17

    If anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation. Everything old has passed away, and everything has become new.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

    For our sake, God made Christ to be sin, who knew no sin––so that through him we might become righteous.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10

    As servants of God, we have commended ourselves to you in many ways: Through affliction, hardship, calamity, beatings, etc.

  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

    As servants of God, we have commended ourselves to you in many ways: Through affliction, hardship, calamity, beatings, etc. There is no limit to our affection for you, but only of your affection for us.

  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

    He who sows sparingly (in small measure) will reap sparingly. God loves a cheerful giver.

  • 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

    Paul prayed to be spared his thorn in the flesh. God replied, "My grace is sufficient for you."