2 Corinthians 3 Resources

2 CORINTHIANS 2 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. 

WILLIAM ARNOT

PAUL APPLE COMMENTARY

WAYNE BARBER - sermons

WILLIAM BARCLAY COMMENTARY Daily Study Bible

ALBERT BARNES COMMENTARY

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

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.

CHRIS BENFIELD - sermons

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES Resources that Reference 2 Corinthians

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR Joseph Exell, Editor

JIM BOMKAMP

WICK BROOMALL - Wycliffe Bible Commentary

PAUL BROWN

JOHN CALVIN COMMENTARY

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

ALAN CARR

RICH CATHERS SERMON NOTES

OSWALD CHAMBERS

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)

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

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - essential principles, short videos

  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Living Letters: We are to evaluate our ministry effectiveness by the Christlike changes that take place in people's lives. Video

JOHN GILL

RANDALL C GLEASON

DOUG GOINS SERMONS

GOT QUESTIONS

L M GRANT 

JOE GUGLIELMO

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)

Note: Hodges entire 2 Corinthians Commentary on one Pdf

F B HOLE - brief intro

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

DAVID HOLWICK - frequent use of illustrations

ICC NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY

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

HOMER A KENT, JR- Grace Theological Journal, Fall 1981

Note that this paper is essentially chapters 3-4 in his publication A Heart Opened Wide--Studies in 2 Corinthians

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:

STEVE KRELOFF preaches from the perspective of a Messianic believer

PAUL KRETZMANN - commentary, Lutheran expositor

LIGONIER MINISTRY - Devotionals

JOHN MACARTHUR SERMONS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

ROD MATTOON - frequent illustrations

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

F B MEYER - brief comments. 

J R MILLER

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.

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

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

  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-3. Hearty Letters of Recommendation (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 3:4-6. God?s Sufficiency in Ministry (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 3:7-11. Much More Glory (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 3:12-18. Open Glory or A Modern-Day Moses (docpdf)

OUR DAILY BREAD 2 CORINTHIANS DEVOTIONALS


JOSEPH PARKER 2 Corinthians The People's Bible

PASTOR LIFE 2 CORINTHIANS SERMONS

WILLIAM S PLUMER

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

ARTHUR PEAKE - commentary

PETER PETT - commentary

JOHN PIPER SERMONS

WILLIAM S PLUMER

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.

  • 2 Corinthians 3 Homilies available - see below
  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 No Letters of Commendation Needed H
  • 2 Corinthians 3:2 Homily - Our Epistle
  • 2 Corinthians 3:3 Homily - The Christ Letter
  • 2 Corinthians 3:2,3 A Living Letter
  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 The Best Commendation

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - Study notes

RON RITCHIE

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:

PHILIP SMITH - Easy English

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

C H SPURGEON Expositional Notes 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 

  6:  Do You Have What It Takes? 2 Corinthians 3:1-6
  7:  A Fading Glory 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
  8:  Freedom To Remove The Mask 2 Corinthians 3:12-18

MARK STEVENSON

SAM STORMS - sermons

JOHN SUTCLIFFE COMMENTARY

 

THEOLOGY OF WORK 2 CORINTHIANS

THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES

TODAY IN THE WORD DEVOTIONALS MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

JOHN TRAPP - commentary

BOB UTLEY

MARVIN VINCENT New Testament Word Studies

DANIEL WHEDON commentary

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositors

Gospel Transcends Law Martin Luther 2 Corinthians 3:1
The Best Commendation R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 3:1-3
A Pastor's Claim S. Martin, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
An Epistle of Christ S. S. Chronicle 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Epistles of Christ W. Grant. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Epistles of Christ W. Arnot, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Epistles of Christ: Imperfect and Spurious S. Coley. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Living Epistles B. Kent, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Living Epistles of Christ C. New. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Paul's Testimonials; Their Publicity J. Denney, B. D. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Sacred Penmanship Charles Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
Soul Literature D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
The Epistle of Christ T. Hughes. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
The Epistle of Christ J. Bogue, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
The Living Epistle Canon Garbett. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
The Posted System in its Beneficent and Religious Aspect Dean Vaughan. 2 Corinthians 3:1-5
No Letters of Commendation Needed; His Converts Were Epistles C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Our Epistle J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 3:2
A Living Letter D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 3:2-3
Epistles of Christ J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 3:3
The Christ-Letter E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 3:3
The Power, and the Agency it Uses R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
God the Sufficiency of Man J G. Dalgliesh. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
The Sufficiency of God W. M. Punshon, LL. D. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
An Able Minister of the New Testament J. G. Rogers, B. A. 2 Corinthians 3:6
Letter and Spirit J. Leckie, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:6
Ministry of the Letter and of the Spirit F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:6
Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday After Trinity Susannah Winkworth 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter and the Spirit D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter and the Spirit R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter and the Spirit Charles Kingsley 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter and the Spirit in the Ministry of Christianity D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter Killeth, But the Spirit Giveth Life C. Hodge, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter Killeth, But the Spirit Giveth Life Canon Scott-Holland. 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Letter Killeth, the Spirit Giveth Life Homilist 2 Corinthians 3:6
The New Covenant E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 3:6
The Old and the New J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 3:6-11
Divine Revelation More Glorious in Christ than in Moses D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
Ministry of the Old Testament Compared with that of the New C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Dispensations of the Law and Gospel Compared H. J. Hastings, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Glory of the Gospel C. Bradley, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Glory of the Gospel W. W. Wythe. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Gospel Is J. Stratten. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Ministration of the Spirit H. R, Reynolds, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Ministrations of Law and Gospel H. Melvill, B. D. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Old Covenant and the New R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Peculiar Glory of the Gospel D. Dickson. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
The Two Ministrations J. Parker, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11
Condemnation and Righteousness J. Denney, B. D. 2 Corinthians 3:9-11
The Glory of the Gospel J. Jeffrey. 2 Corinthians 3:9-11
The Glory of the Gospel J. H. Rice. 2 Corinthians 3:9-11
The Permanent Elements of Faith Newman Smyth, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:9-11
The Pre-Eminence of the Gospel Above the Law Bp. Smalridge. 2 Corinthians 3:9-11
The Superior Glory of the Christian Over the Mosaic Economy W. H. Murch. 2 Corinthians 3:9-11
Boldness of Speech; the Two Ministries; from Glory to Glory C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Moral Insensibility of Sinners D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Our Study of God's Truth Must be with the Heart Dean Goulburn. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
The Duty of Outspokenness on Religious Questions Prof. Lewis Campbell. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
The Shining of Moses' Face Plain Sermons by Contributors to the Tracts for the Times 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Truth Unveiled R. Brydon. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Veils E. Mellor, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
The Veil on the Heart E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 3:15
The Veil J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 3:1516
Christ the Spirit of Christianity A. J. Morris. 2 Corinthians 3:17
Liberty of the Spiritual Life A. Bonar. 2 Corinthians 3:17
Signs of Spiritual Liberty R. Sibbes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:17
Spiritual Liberty C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 3:17
The Freedom of the Spirit Canon Liddon. 2 Corinthians 3:17
The Liberty of the Spirit H. Stowell, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:17
The Liberty of the Spirit R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 3:17
The Spirit of Liberty J. Vaughan, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:17
The Spirit of Liberty J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 3:17
Mirrors of Christ M. Dods, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Mirrors of Christ W. Hay-Aitken, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Mortal Assimilation T. R. Stevenson. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Change Produced by Faith in Jesus J. McCosh, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Christian Transfiguration D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Christian's Transfiguration G. Walker, B. A. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Glorious Transformation J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Gospel the Reflective Mirror of the Glory of the Lord W. Jones. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Great Change E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Image J. Wells, M. A. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Physiognomy and Photography of Christianity A. J. Parry. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Transfiguring Vision A. Wilson, B. A. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Transforming Influence of Faith Geo. Robson. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Unfolded Glory T. Davis, Ph. D. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Vision of God in Christianity R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 3:18
Transformation by Beholding A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:18
True Human Greatness D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 3:18
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