2 Corinthians 1 Resources

2 CORINTHIANS 1 RESOURCES
Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals


2 CORINTHIANS - PAUL'S MINISTRY IN THE LIGHT OF THE INDESCRIBABLE GIFT
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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Chart from Charles Swindoll
Overview of
Second Corinthians
2Co 1:1-7:16
Character
of Paul
2Co 8:1-9:15
Collection
for the Saints
2Co 10:1-12:21
Credentials
of Paul
Testimonial & Didactic Practical Apologetic
Past:
Misunderstanding & Explanation
Present:
Practical Project
Future:
Anxieties
Apostle's Conciliation, Ministry & Exhortations Apostle's Solicitation for Judean Saints Apostle's Vindication
of Himself
Forgiveness, Reconciliation
Gratitude
Confidence Vindication

Ephesus to Macedonia:
Change of Itinerary
Explained

Macedonia: Preparation for Visit to Corinth

To Corinth:
Certainty and Imminence
of the Visit

2Co 1:1-7:16

2Co 8:1-9:15

2Co 10:1-12:21

2Corinthians written ~ 56-57AD - see Chronological Table of Paul's Life and Ministry

Adapted & modified from Jensen's Survey of the New Testament (Highly Recommended Resource) & Wilkinson's Talk Thru the Bible


HENRY ALFORD - The New Testament for English Readers

HENRY ALFORD -  The Greek New Testament

MIKE ANDRUS SERMONS

About 180 pages of sermons on 2 Corinthians - recommended. The links below will access both the Audio and the Notes. The notes are excellent. 

PAUL APPLE COMMENTARY

WAYNE BARBER - sermons

WILLIAM BARCLAY COMMENTARY Daily Study Bible

D Edmond Hiebert - Uses author's own translation. Especially valuable for the historical background material presented. Good word studies and various illustrations. (from Hiebert's critique of Barclay on Peter's epistles - "Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.")

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11+ Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

ALBERT BARNES COMMENTARY

JOSEPH BEET COMMENTARY

D Edmond Hiebert - A clear and full interpretation by a British Methodist scholar of the past century. Its doctrinal summaries are intended as a contribution to systematic theology.

BRIAN BELL SERMON NOTES

SAME MATERIAL - some duplication but does not include the older sermons above

JOHANN A BENGEL Gnomon of the New Testament

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

JOHANN BENGEL The Critical English Testament

C H Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

J H BERNARD Expositor's Greek Testament

CHRIS BENFIELD - sermons

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES Resources that Reference 2 Corinthians

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR Joseph Exell, Editor

JIM BOMKAMP

BRIDGEWAY COMMENTARY - Donald Fleming

WICK BROOMALL - Wycliffe Bible Commentary - excellent outline

  I. The conciliation. 2 Cor 1:1–7:16. (see complete outline with excellent alliteration)
    A. Paul’s distress reciprocated. 2 Cor 1:1-7.
      1. Salutation. 2 Cor 1:1, 2.
      2. Adoration. 2 Cor 1:3.
      3. Agonizing tribulation. 2 Cor 1:4-7.
    B. Paul’s desperation relieved. 2 Cor 1:8-14.
    C. Paul’s diversion justified. 2 Cor 1:15–2:17.
      1. The plan contemplated.2 Cor 1:15-16.
      2. The plan criticized. 2 Cor 1:17.
      3. The plan comprehended. 2 Cor 1:18-22.
      4. The plan changed. 2 Cor 1:23–2:4.
      5. The plan chastened. 2 Cor 2:5-11.
      6. The plan consummated. 2 Cor 2:12-17.

JOHN CALVIN COMMENTARY

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

RICH CATHERS SERMON NOTES

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM - homilies

CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY

ADAM CLARKE 2 CORINTHIANS COMMENTARY

Click brief critique of Clarke

GEORGE CLARK - People's Commentary - especially designed for pastors and Sunday Schools

THOMAS CONSTABLE - more modern commentary notes (as are Paul Apple, David Guzik, S Lewis Johnson, Rod Mattoon)

W A CRISWELL - sermons

RON DANIEL - SERMON NOTES

BOB DEFFINBAUGH SERMONS

JAMES DENNEY  The Expositor's Bible (1906) 

GER DE KONIG - See his short biography (Interesting commentary)

JOHN DUMMELOW - brief comments, older but well done work

JONATHAN EDWARDS

WILLIAM EVANS

CHARLES ELLICOTT - EDITOR E H Plumptre author of this commentary

GARY EVERETT COMMENTARY

EXPLORE THE BOOK

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - essential principles, short videos

  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-7; A Perspective on Suffering: With God's help, we should view our afflictions as opportunities to encourage and comfort others who are suffering. Video
  • 2 Corinthians 1:8-11;  Prayer and Protection: When comforting others who are suffering, we should combine our concern with corporate prayer. Video
  • 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4; Transparent Communication: When our motives and actions are misunderstood, we should be open and honest with God, ourselves, and those who are confused or even critical. Video

JOHN GILL

DOUG GOINS SERMONS

GOT QUESTIONS

L M GRANT 

DAVE GUZIK COMMENTARY - modern commentary like Apple, Constable, S Lewis Johnson

JAMES HASTINGS

MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY

GREG HERRICK 

DAVID HOCKING - series of sermons

CHARLES HODGE COMMENTARY

Cyril Barber - First published in 1859. This doctrinal commentary demonstrates the importance of exegesis in proper, biblical exposition. Also reveals the many facets of the apostle Paul's ministry. (The Minister's Library - Volume 2)

F B HOLE - brief intro

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

DAVID HOLWICK - frequent use of illustrations

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL COMMENTARY - 2 Corinthians - A. A. Plummer

INTERVARSITY PRESS COMMENTARY - Linda Belleville

Cyril Barber - Belleville, Linda L. Second Corinthians. IVP New Testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995. A careful study of 2 Corinthians that contains many new insights. The author aims at elucidating the meaning of the text, and in this she succeeds. A popular resource. (The Minister's Library - Volume 2)

H A IRONSIDE

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN COMMENTARY

 Below are links to the unabridged version of JFB:

IRVING JENSEN

WILLIAM KELLY -  Plymouth Brethren

STEVE KRELOFF preaches from the perspective of a Messianic believer

PAUL KRETZMANN - commentary, Lutheran expositor

LANGE'S COMMENTARY C F Kling

D Edmond Hiebert - A voluminous conservative Lutheran exposition. The epistles are divided into convenient paragraphs, with the material under each section appearing in three parts, exegetical and critical, doctrinal and ethical, homiletical and practical. Contains much rich ore to be mined by those willing to dig into its closely printed pages.

DAVID LEGGE

S LEWIS JOHNSON SERMONS

HAMPTON KEATHLEY

LIGONIER MINISTRY - Devotionals

JOHN MACARTHUR SERMONS

BRYAN MACPHAIL

HENRY MAHAN SERMONS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

ROD MATTOON - frequent illustrations

J VERNON MCGEE 2 Corinthians Commentary - Zip File of Audios - complete book

MATTHEW MEAD

F B MEYER - brief comments. 

HEINRICH MEYER Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

MONERGISM 

G CAMPBELL MORGAN COMMENTARY

D Edmond Hiebert (these are actually comments on Morgan's related work - see the online Pdf copy =  "The Corinthian Letters of Paul. An Exposition of I and II Corinthians") - Carefully outlined pulpit expositions by a noted expository preacher. Reflects the fervent devotional approach of the preacher in dealing with the problems that plague the Church.

Commentary on 1-2 Corinthians 

Commentary by Chapter from Analyzed Bible - distinct from preceding commentary

ROBERT MORGAN SERMONS

HENRY MORRIS Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator.

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

NET BIBLE NOTES 2 Corinthians

HERMANN OLSHAUSEN A Commentary on Paul's First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians.

Cyril Barber - First published in 1855. This highly esteemed exegetical and expository work enlivens the sacred page and enriches the spiritual life of the reader. "Pays careful attention to the theological exposition, entering into the marrow of religious ideas, and introducing the student to the spirit and inward unity of the divine revelation" (Philip Schaff). (Click here for links to First Corinthians comments).

J C PHILPOT - selected chapters and verses

MATT POSTIFF - SERMONS

  • Introduction (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-2 (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 1:12-14 (docpdf)

OUR DAILY BREAD 2 CORINTHIANS DEVOTIONALS


PASTOR LIFE 2 CORINTHIANS SERMONS

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

ARTHUR PEAKE - commentary

PETER PETT - commentary

JOHN PIPER SERMONS

ALFRED PLUMMER A Critical and Exegetical Commentary

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text Important introduction and a very thorough treatment of the Greek text, bringing out its finer shades of meaning. Essential for the careful student of the original text.

MATTHEW POOLE Commentary

RICHARD PRATT SERMONS

RAY PRITCHARD SERMONS

Dr Pritchard's sermons are always worth checking out -- Scripturally sound and pithily practical! 

PULPIT COMMENTARY 

Hint: Click on expositions and scroll down for numerous additional homilies on individual passages.

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - Study notes

A. T. ROBERTSON Word Pictures - Greek word studies 2 Corinthians

DON ROBINSON Sermons on 2 Corinthians

ROB SALVATO Sermons on 2 Corinthians

PHILIP SCHAFF COMMENTARY

JOHN SCHULTZ - 62 page commentary in pdf - Link to his main page with commentaries on all 66 books

SERMON AUDIO - pdf transcripts - variable quality. Be a Berean. 

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

CHARLES SIMEON Sermons on 2 Corinthians

CHUCK SMITH 2 CORINTHIANS

Commentary

Sermon Notes:

JAMES SMITH

PHILIP SMITH - Easy English

C. H. SPURGEON All Spurgeon's Sermons on 2 Corinthians

C H SPURGEON Expositional Notes on 2 Corinthians

C H SPURGEON Devotionals on 2 Corinthians

RAY STEDMAN Commentary Expository Studies on 2 Corinthians Power Out of Weakness

Cyril Barber - Fully in keeping with all we have come to expect of this gifted expositor and wise pastor. Explains this epistle in easy-to understand terms. (The Minister's Library - Volume 2)

RAY STEDMAN - 2 Corinthians Daily Devotionals 

  1:  Why Does It Hurt So Much? 2 Corinthians 1:1-7
  2:  The Sentence Of Death 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
  3:  When You Are Misunderstood 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4

SAM STORMS - sermons

JOHN SUTCLIFFE COMMENTARY

THEOLOGY OF WORK 2 CORINTHIANS

THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES

GEOFF THOMAS SERMONS

TODAY IN THE WORD DEVOTIONALS MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

JOHN TRAPP - commentary

BOB UTLEY

MARVIN VINCENT New Testament Word Studies

THOMAS WATSON

DANIEL WHEDON commentary

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositors

An Apostle by the Will of God J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 1:1
By the Will R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:1
Saints E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul to the Corinthians A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:1-2
Sainthood R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:1-2
Salutation C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 1:1, 2
The Church Which is At Corinth Anthony Burgess. 2 Corinthians 1:1-2
The Will of God Homilist 2 Corinthians 1:1-2
Comfort J. Parker, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Comforted and Comforting C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Comforted to Comfort F. B. Meyer, B. A. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
God the Father of Mercies H. W. Beecher. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Man Requiring, Enjoying, and Ministering Divine Comforts D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Sacred Comforts W. Birch. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Abundance of Divine Consolation W. McCulloch. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Comfort of God Canon Knox-Little. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Design of Paul's Afflictions Isaac Taylor. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The God of Christianity D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The God of Comfort H. W. Beecher. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Ministry of Consolation A. Mackennal, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Purpose and Use of Comfort Bishop Phillips Brooks. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Thankful Heart Discriminates Mercies O. W. Holmes. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Why We Should Bless God R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
True Comfort E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Thanksgiving in the Midst of Tribulation C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 1:3-11
Affliction F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 1:4
Affliction a School of Comfort J. H. Newman, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:4
Comforted, and Therefore Comforters R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:4
Comforting Others R. Tuck, B. A. 2 Corinthians 1:4
Divine Comfort in Tribulation A. Burgess. 2 Corinthians 1:4
Comfort, Divine and Human J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 1:4-7
Christian Suffering D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 1:5
Christ's Sufferings Renewed in His Disciples R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:5
Consolation Proportionate to Spiritual Sufferings C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 1:5
Consolations of the Sufferings of Christ H. W. Beecher. 2 Corinthians 1:5
How Christ Comforteth Those Who Suffer for Him A. Burgess. 2 Corinthians 1:5
Suffering and Consolation Canon Hutchings, M. A. 2 Corinthians 1:5
The Sacred Joy J. Baldwin Brown, B. A. 2 Corinthians 1:5
The Sufferings and the Consolation A. Bonar. 2 Corinthians 1:5
A Great Deliverance Thomas Horton, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
Death a Sentence Homilist 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
God's Deliverances R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
Personal Sufferings D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
Sentence of Death, the Death of Self-Trust C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
The Peculiar Afflictions of God's People R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
The Tenses C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 1:6-11
In the Depths and Out of Them E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
The Sanctifying Influence of Nearness to Death R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
The Sentence of Death in Ourselves D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 1:9
Christians' Prayers the Minister's Help Essex Congregational Remembrancer 2 Corinthians 1:11
Helping Together W. M. Statham. 2 Corinthians 1:11
Intercessory Prayer J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 1:11
The Power of Prayer and the Pleasure of Praise C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 1:11
The Gracious Influence of Prayerfulness and Sympathy on Suffering Souls R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:11, 12
Christian Simplicity Archdeacon Clagett. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Christ's Tone of Decision J. Parker, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Conscience and the Inner Life of Man D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Handling Sincerity as a Sign of Grace A. Burgess. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Hearers Reminded of the Theme of Preachers S. Martin. 2 Corinthians 1:12
In Him was Yea E. Paxton Hood. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Meaning What We Say J. P. Gledstone. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Now the End of the Commandment Hugh Binning 2 Corinthians 1:12
On Sincerity A. R. Beard. 2 Corinthians 1:12
On Sincerity in Religion C. R. Maturin. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Purpose H. W. Beecher. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Simplicity and Sincerity A. Raleigh, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Divine Yea W. M. Statham. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Everlasting Yea J. Leckie, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Joy of a Clear Conscience N. Emmons, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Testimony of Conscience J. Vaughan, M. A. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Testimony of Conscience F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Testimony of Our Conscience E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 1:12
Yea and Nay Men J. Kennedy, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:12
The Conscience Testimony R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:12-14
Defence of Himself; Character of His Preaching C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 1:12-24
Unchangeableness E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 1:17-20
The Promises of God J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 1:18-20
Christ is Yea D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 1:19
All God's Promises Yea in Christ J. Denney, B. D. 2 Corinthians 1:20
All the Promises   2 Corinthians 1:20
Corinthians. God's Yea; Man's Amen Alexander Maclaren 2 Corinthians 1:20
God's Certainties and Man's Certitudes A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:20
The Certainty of Divine Promises D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 1:20
The Promises H. W. Beecher. 2 Corinthians 1:20
The Promises of God Jonathan Crowther. 2 Corinthians 1:20
The Promises, How They Become Ours W. Jay. 2 Corinthians 1:20
Anointed and Stablished Alexander Maclaren 2 Corinthians 1:21
Establishing Grace R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Four Privileges of the Believer E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 1:21, 22
Stability H. Verschoyle. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
The Anointing Which Establishes A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
The Divine Anointing R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
The Sealing and Earnest of the Spirit R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 1:21, 22
The Spirit in the Heart J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 1:21, 22
Sealing of the Spirit O. Winslow, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:22
The Seal and Earnest A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:22
The Seal and Earnest of the Spirit W. M. Taylor, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:22
The Sealing of the Spirit R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:22
The Sealing Spirit T. G. Selby. 2 Corinthians 1:22
The Spirit as an Earnest A. Douglas McMillan. 2 Corinthians 1:22
Seal and Earnest Alexander Maclaren 2 Corinthians 1:23
A Threefold Theme D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
Christian Ministers Helpers of Their People's Joy D. Bagot, B. D. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
Helpers of Others' Joy J. Stratten. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
Helpers of Your Joy R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
Ministerial Helpfulness A. Raleigh, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
The Victory of Faith R. South, D. D. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
Why Paul Did not Visit Corinth F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 1:23-24
Helpers of Joy J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 1:24
The Apostolic Ministry D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 1:24
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