2 Corinthians 12 Resources

2 CORINTHIANS 1 RESOURCES
Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals


2 CORINTHIANS - PAUL'S MINISTRY IN THE LIGHT OF THE INDESCRIBABLE GIFT
Click chart to enlarge
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


DANIEL AKIN

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

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

JOHN CALVIN COMMENTARY

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

ALAN CARR

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

WILLIAM EVANS

CHARLES ELLICOTT - EDITOR E H Plumptre author of this commentary

GARY EVERETT COMMENTARY

EXPLORE THE BOOK

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH JACKSON - J LIGON DUNCAN, DEREK THOMAS, et al

DON FORTNER

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - essential principles, short videos

  • 2 Corinthians 12:1-10;  Encounters with God: Believers are to be cautious about anyone's claims to have received direct messages in God's holy presence. Video
  • 2 Corinthians 12:14-13:13; A Pastoral Passion: All spiritual leaders in God's churches should have one major goal--to help all believers become mature in Jesus Christ. 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

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

COLIN KRUSE - 2 Corinthians - Tyndale New Testament Commentary

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.

S LEWIS JOHNSON - Sermons on 2 Corinthians

LIGONIER MINISTRY - Devotionals

JOHN MACARTHUR SERMONS

Questions and Answers - John MacArthur

JOHN MACDUFF

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

BRYAN MACPHAIL

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

F B MEYER - brief comments. 

HEINRICH MEYER Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

J R MILLER

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

 Sermons on 2 Corinthians from the Westminster Pulpit collection: Click on this link and scroll down page to following sermons:

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9. The All-Sufficient Grace.

ROBERT MORGAN SERMONS

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

NET BIBLE NOTES 2 Corinthians

PHIL NEWTON

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

A W PINK 

MATT POSTIFF - SERMONS

  • 2 Corinthians 12:1-6 (doc)
  • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (doc)
  • 2 Corinthians 12:11-18 (doc)
  • 2 Corinthians 12:19-13:4 (doc)

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

WIL POUNDS

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

RONALD RUSSELL

RAYMOND SAXE

  • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (pdf)

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 - Handfuls on Purpose 2 CORINTHIANS

  • 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 POWER IN WEAKNESS.

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 

26: Strength In Weakness 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
27: The Remarkable Paradox 2 Corinthians 12:11-13
28: The Mark Of A True Servant 2 Corinthians 12:14-13:4

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

DANIEL WHEDON commentary

BRAD H YOUNG

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositors

Visions and Revelations R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 12:1
Apostolic Experiences in Heaven E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 12:1-4
Supernatural Communications as Evidences of His Apostleship C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 12:1-6
On Paul Being Caught Up to the Third Heaven F. W. Krummacher. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Paul's Vision F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
St. Paul's Rapture and Thorn in the Flesh J. Leifchild, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
A Man in Christ J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 12:2
A Man in Christ D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 12:2
Seven Blessings of Being in Christ T. L. Cuyler, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:2
Visible Character, not Private Vision, the Christian Mark John Cordner. 2 Corinthians 12:2
Glorying in Weaknesses J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 12:5
Satan's Messenger; Or, the Thorn in the Flesh R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 12:7
The Thorn in the Flesh E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 12:7
An Instructive Experience D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
Need of Humility Add the Means Appointed to Secure it C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Affliction an Antidote to Temptation C. F. Childe, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
Paul's Thorn in the Flesh J. A. Beet, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
Pride and its Antidote T. Turner. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
Rejoicing At the Misfortunes of Others A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
St. Paul's Thorn in the Flesh F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
St. Paul's Thorn in the Flesh J. F. S. Gordon, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Temptation of St. Paul C. Bradley, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh W. Cardall, B. A. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh B. D. Johns. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh Abp. Trench. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh W. Bird. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh W. Jay. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh R. Collyer, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Thorn in the Flesh, or Soul Schooling D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
Christian Trial and Ungranted Prayer G. McMichael, B. A. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Courage J. F Clarke. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Grace Equal to Our Need C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Grace Sufficient W. H. Lewis, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Grace, Secret Of W. Arnot, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Man's Extremity, God's Opportunity J. Vaughan, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
My Grace is Sufficient for Thee James Bannerman, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
On the Nature and Efficacy of Divine Grace T. Gisborne, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Strength in Weakness A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Strengthening Words from the Saviour's Lips C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Sufficiency of Grace A. Raleigh, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Sufficient Grace A. MacEwen, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
The Moral Power of Christianity Newman Smyth. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
The Power of Divine Grace Dean Paget, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
The Quietness of True Power W. M. Statham. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
The Sufficient Grace of God Bp. Phillips Brooks. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Glorying in Infirmities R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 12:9
Sufficient Grace J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 12:9
Sufficient Grace R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 12:9
A Paradox Charles Haddon Spurgeon 2 Corinthians 12:10
Strength in Weakness M. R. Vincent, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:10
The Sanctifying Power of Sorrow F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 12:10
The Use of Infirmities C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 12:10
Weakness a Source of Strength W. M. Taylor, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:10
Much, Yet Nothing E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 12:11
Recurrence to the Former Argument C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 12:11-15
A Sermon Upon One Nothing by Another Nothing C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
Paul's State of Mind Concerning His Connection with the Church At Corinth D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
Signs of Apostleship J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 12:12
Burdensomeness R. Winterbotham, M. A. , B. Sc. , LL. B. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
Ministerial Affection Poorly Requited Bp. Andrewes. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
Not Yours, But You A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
Parents and Children H. Verschoyle, A. B. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
Property in Souls C. B. Crane, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
Self-Devotion R. Horsfall. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
The Cost of Saving Souls J. Telford, B. A. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
The Property Right We are to Get in Souls H. Bushnell, D. D. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
The Signs of an Apostle J. Denney, B. D. 2 Corinthians 12:12-15
Ministerial Devotion J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 12:15
Self-Expenditure E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 12:15
Caught with Guile R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 12:16
Forestalling False Criticism C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 12:16-19
Edification J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 12:19
Expression of His Fears C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 12:20, 21
The Humbling of God's Ministers R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 12:21
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