Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 11 – 20160815

2 Corinthians 11:1  "...bear with me in a little folly..." Paul is about to unload some feelings regarding the false apostles and the Corinthians' tolerance of them.  Much of what he will say is tongue-in-cheek, hyperbole, or sarcasm. 2  "...godly jealousy..." All aspects of jealousy are not evil.  The resentment or guard against unfaithfulness in …

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Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 10 – 20160812

2 Corinthians 10:1  "...in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you" I wonder why the difference in stance between his letter and seeing them in person.  Commentary expressed reasons why he was mentioning it at all, but no help with this.  Perhaps there is timing involved.  He's saying he was …

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Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 9 – 20160810

2 Corinthians 9:2  "...Achaia was ready a year ago..." Paul does this a good bit in his writing.  He says he knows he doesn't need to remind someone of something, but he does it anyway.  His subtle way of saying, by the way.  Another reference to the fact that they had begun a collection, but …

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Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 8 – 20160807

2 Corinthians 8:3  "...beyond their ability, they were freely willing" Sacrificial giving.  Giving above what one could normally afford. 4  "imploring...that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints" The saints of Macedonia wanted to have a part in ministering to others.  Reminds me of listening to missionaries.  Hearing …

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Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 7 – 20160804

2 Corinthians 7:1  "...let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit..." Completion of the thought from previous chapter.  Since God has called us to be holy and sanctified, let us cleanse ourselves through repentance and obedience. 2-4  "Open your hearts to us...filled with comfort...exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation" Paul's relationship …

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Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 6 – 20160803

2 Corinthians 6:1  "...as workers together with Him..." Continuation of previous chapter.  Easy to forget this is one whole letter.  Paul didn't write it in chapter and verses. 1  "...not to receive the grace of God in vain" Don't ignore what you have heard and learned.  As James would write, don't be a hearer of …

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Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 5 – 20160801

2 Corinthians 5:1  "...our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" Describing our current, earthly bodies.  The ones marred by a sin nature which causes deterioration and decay.  We know if this body dies, we will have a new or …

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