Introduction

Tim Fulkerson | 7.10.22
2 Corinthians 1:1–2

We begin our study of 2 Corinthians by examining both the story of the Apostle Paul, as well as the story of the Christian community at Corinth. Paul wrote this leader because many of these people did not have a proper understanding of the nature and role of true spiritual leadership. Sadly, many American Christians have this same problem! Let us learn what it means to be mature followers of Jesus and seek to discern real spiritual leaders.

The God of All Comfort

Tim Fulkerson | 7.17.22
2 Corinthians 1:3–11

As we go through times of trial and suffering, we must remember that the Source of our comfort is found in God alone. Comfort comes from knowing Christ and being united with Him. Today we will examine six different ways in which we can receive God’s comfort. Let us remember that God is working ultimately for His glory and our good, and that our suffering functions as a primary vehicle through which the truth of the Gospel is mediated to others.

Relying on God’s Grace

Tim Fulkerson | 7.24.22
2 Corinthians 1:12–22

While the Apostle Paul was being questioned by some of the Corinthians about his frequent change of plans, he makes it clear to them that He has learned to rely on God’s grace. While our plans may change, God’s do not. Our aim must be to surrender and submit ourselves to the will of God in every decision we face. Like Paul, we must learn to rely on the grace that God gives for every situation. The itinerary of our lives is not up to us, but up to God!

Let Us Forgive

Tim Fulkerson | 7.31.22
2 Corinthians 1:23 – 2:11

Paul was writing a church in Corinth that had been fractured. One man in particular had been a ring leader for this conflict, however, he had recently repented. Just as Paul reminded them that they had a responsibility to love and forgive him, so we today must learn the importance of forgiving others. We cannot allow the devil to get a foothold in our relationships that would drive us away from God. Let us learn the grace of forgiving others as Jesus calls us to!