Second Corinthians

Arthur G. Clarke

Part 2 of 15 of the series The Epistles Analysed

INTRODUCTION, 1. 1-11.
i. Opening Salutation, 1-2.
Address, 1. Greeting, 2.
ii. Fervent Thanksgiving, 3-11.
The Consolation, 3-7. The Affliction, 8-11.

1. VINDICATION OF PAUL'S ACTIONS, 1. 12 to 7. 16.
i. Explanation and Exhortation, 1. 12 to 2. 13. Personal.
a. Concerning the Present Letter, 1. 12-14.
b. Concerning the Purposed Visit, 1. 15 to 2. 4. Unjust charges.
i. Reason for Change of Plan, 1. 15 to 2. 2. Not Fickleness (15-22) but Forbearance (23 to 2. 2).
ii. Reason for Sending of Letter, 2. 3-4.
c. Concerning the Offending Brother, 2.  5-11. Forgiveness enjoined.
d. Concerning the Macedonian Journey, 2. 12-13.
ii. Expositions - Character of Paul's Ministry, 2. 14 to 6. 18.
a. Triumph of the Ministry, 2. 14 -16a.
b. Sufficiency for the Ministry, 2. 16b to 3. 6.
i. The Challenge (Question), 16b - 17.
ii. The Commendation (Converts in Corinth), 3. 1-3.
iii. The Confession (Answer) - Divine Source of Competence, 3. 4-6.
c. Glory of the Ministry, 3. 7 to 4. 6. Comparison of Covenants, Old and New.
Superiority of the New.
i. The New brings Life not Death, 7-11.
ii. The New brings Liberty not Restraint, 12-18 (i.e. Legal restrictions).
d. Frailty of the Ministers, 4. 7-15.
e. Triumph of the Ministers, 4. 16 to 5. 10.
i. Present Affliction and Future Glory, 4. 16-18.
ii. Present Home and Future Abode, 5. 1-8.
iii'. Present Aim and Future Reward, 5. 9-10.
f.  Devotedness of the Ministers, 5. 11 to 6. 10.
i. Sincerity of Motive, 11-17.
ii. Source of Authority, 18-19.
iii. Service as Ambassadors, 5. 20 to 6. 3.
iv. Sufferings in Work, 6. 4-10.
iii. Exhortation and Exultation, 6. n to 7. 16.
a.  Appeal to Converts' Affection, 6. 11-23.
b. Advocacy of Practical Holiness, 6. 14 to 7. 1.
c. Affirmation of Paul's Attitude, 7. 2-4.
d. Arrival in Macedonia, 7. 5-16.
i. Consolation - the 'Presence' of Titus, 5-7.
ii. Satisfaction - the Report of Titus, 8-12.
iii. Confidence - the Joy of Titus, 13-16.

2.  SOLICITATION  FOR  POOR  SAINTS,  chs.   8-9.
i. Conspicuous Example of Liberality, 8. 1-6.
ii. Consequent Appeal for Liberality, 7-15.
a. Gracious Request, 1-8.
b. Grand Incentive, 9.
c.  Guiding Principle, 10-15.
iii. Commendation of the Delegates, 16-24.
iv.  Cogent Plea for Liberality, 9. 1-5.
v. Corresponding Emits of Liberality, 9. 6-14.
vi. Conclusion in Thanksgiving, 9. 15. Supreme example of Giving.

3.  VINDICATION   OF  PAUL'S   APOSTLESHIP, 10. 1 to 13. 10.
i. Divine Authority, 10. 1-18.
a. Appeal to the Church, 1-6.
b. Answer to the Critics, 7-11.
c. Appraisal of (he Claims, 12-18.
ii. Demonstrated Apostleship, 11. 1 to 12.13. Note Paul's Apologies.
a. Witness of his Actions, 11. 1-15.
b. Of his Sufferings, 11. 16-33.
c. Of his Visions, 12. 1-10.
d. Of his Powers, 12. 11-13.
iii.  Determined Arrangements, 12. 14 to 13. 10. The Purposed Visit.
a. Reason for Change of Plan, 12. 14 to 13.9. Not Faintheartedness but Fears for them! Note his Challenges (14-18); is Fears (19-21); his Resolves (13. 1-9).
b. Reason for Sending of Letter, 13. IO.
CONCLUSION, 13.  11-14.
i. Final Exhortation, 11-12.
ii. Closing Salutation, 13.
iii. Autographic Benediction, 14.


 

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1962

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The Deity of Christ

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