2 Corinthians 4 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. 

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

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

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)

THOMAS DOOLITTLE

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 4:1-18; An Eternal Perspective: No matter what our circumstances in this life, we are to focus on God's grace and eternal values. 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)

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

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

Dr Johnson's Sermons on 2 Corinthians:

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

STEVE KRELOFF preaches from the perspective of a Messianic believer

PAUL KRETZMANN - commentary, Lutheran expositor

COLIN KRUSE - 2 Corinthians - Tyndale New Testament Commentary

LIFEWAY - sermons

LIGONIER MINISTRY - Devotionals

JOHN MACARTHUR SERMONS

Questions and Answers - John MacArthur

HENRY MAHAN SERMONS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

P G MATTHEW - sermons

ROD MATTOON - frequent illustrations

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.

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).

MATT POSTIFF - SERMONS

  • 2 Corinthians 4:1. God-Given Mercy (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-9. Weak Minister, Powerful Message, Part 1 (docpdf)

OUR DAILY BREAD 2 CORINTHIANS DEVOTIONALS


PASTOR LIFE 2 CORINTHIANS SERMONS

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

ARTHUR PEAKE - commentary

PETER PETT - commentary

J C PHILPOT - selected chapters and verses

A W PINK

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.

QUOTES ON SUFFERING

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - Study notes

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

DON ROBINSON Sermons on 2 Corinthians

RON RITCHIE

DAVID ROPER

J. C. RYLE

ROB SALVATO Sermons on 2 Corinthians

RAYMOND SAXE

  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ( docpdf)

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 

  9:  Nothing But The Truth 2 Corinthians 4:1-4
10: From Darkness To Light 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
11: The Life Of Jesus In Mortal Bodies 2 Corinthians 4:7-15
12: Beyond The End 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5

SAM STORMS - sermons

JOHN SUTCLIFFE COMMENTARY

THEOLOGY OF WORK 2 CORINTHIANS

GEOFF THOMAS

THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES

TODAY IN THE WORD DEVOTIONALS MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

JOHN TRAPP - commentary

BOB UTLEY

MARVIN VINCENT New Testament Word Studies

THOMAS WATSON

JOHN WESLEY

DANIEL WHEDON commentary

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositors

Paul, the Model Minister A. J. Parry. 2 Corinthians 4:1
The Apostolic Ministry F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:1
Full Confidence in the Power of the Truth R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:12
Glory of the Apostolic Ministry; How its Duties Were Discharged C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
How Men Should Preach E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Conscience a Witness to the Truth H. Melvill, B. D. 2 Corinthians 4:2
The Conditions and Character of a True Ministry W. Perkins. 2 Corinthians 4:2
The Minister's Aim, Weapons, and Encouragements F. B. Meyer, B. A. 2 Corinthians 4:2
The Mission of the Pulpit Is G. T. Perks, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:2
The Self-Evidencing Nature of Divine Truth J. Caird, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:2
The Sphere of the Pulpit, or the Mission of Minister's D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:2
The True Minister J. Clarkson. 2 Corinthians 4:2
Truth and Conscience J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 4:2
Truth and the Conscience A. H. Bradford, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:2
Strong Delusion H. Verschoyle. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Blinded Ones A. W. Snape, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Glorious Gospel J. Burns, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The God of This World Blinding Man Against the Gospel   2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Gospel and its Adversaries H. Allen, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Gospel Hidden to the Lost N. W. Taylor, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Gospel Veiled J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 4:34
The Hidden Gospel J. Vaughan, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Image of the Invisible God Homilist 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Mind Blinded Against the Light Bp. Montagu Villiers. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Thwarting Tendency in Life W. Wilberforce Newton. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The True Gospel no Hidden Gospel C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
The Veiled Gospel W. G. Barrett. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
To Whom and Why the Gospel is Hid E. D. Griffin, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Unbelieving Men Blinded J. Adam, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Veiling the Gospel D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Christ as the Image of God R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:4
Not Self, But the Lord D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 4:5
The Theme of Preaching J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 4:5
An Apostolic Ministry H. Allon, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Christ as Lord S. Pearson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Christ the Supreme Theme of a Gospel Ministry R. Walker. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Divine Knowledge W. Jay. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
God's Glory in Christ B. Dale, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Self Disclaimed and Christ Exalted D. Bestwick, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Self Rejected and Christ Exalted J. Hunt. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The Christian Ministry and its Message J. Pollock. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The Face of Jesus W. Williams. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The Face of Jesus Christ D. Gregg. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ J. Imrie, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The Great Argument N. D. Williamson. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
True Soul Light D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Light from God and Light on God R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:6
Light of the Knowledge of Divine Glory D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 4:6
The Light of Spiritual Knowledge J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 4:6
The Winsome Jesus S. D. Gordon 2 Corinthians 4:6
Divine Power Illustrated by the Triumphs of the Gospel J. Innes. 2 Corinthians 4:7
Earthen Vessels E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 4:7
Heavenly Treasure in Earthen Vessels R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:7
Spiritual Treasure J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 4:7
The Gospel Treasure Matthew Henry. 2 Corinthians 4:7
The Gospel Treasure in Earthen Vessels J. Alexander. 2 Corinthians 4:7
The Gospel Treasure in Earthen Vessels J. Sherman. 2 Corinthians 4:7
The Lamp in the Pitcher D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 4:7
The Treasure in Earthen Vessels W. Syme. 2 Corinthians 4:7
Ministers in Their Weakness and Strength C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Growth Under Pressure H. Macmillan, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
Not Destroyed Scientific Illustrations and Symbols 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
The Broken Life Prof. Lewis Campbell. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
The Frailty of the Instruments and the Excess of the Power Archdeacon Evans. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
Trials in the Cause of Christ D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
Cast Down, But not Destroyed D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 4:9
Suffering Showing Forth Character R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:10
Bearing About the Dying of Christ A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:10-12
The Christian's Fellowship in the Death of Christ J. Mitchell, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:10-12
The Manifestation of the Life of Christ H. Melvill, B. D. 2 Corinthians 4:10-12
Believing Speech the Evangelising Organ of Christianity D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:13
Christian Missions the Necessary Result of Christian Faith J. G. Rogers, B. A. 2 Corinthians 4:13
Faith and its Utterances W. Alliott. 2 Corinthians 4:13
Faith the Mainspring of Action W. G. Barrett. 2 Corinthians 4:13
Soul-Inspiring Facts D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:14-15
Inward Renewal and Outward Decay D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 4:16
The Outward and the Inward Man R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:16
Compensation J. Leckie, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Dual Manhood F. W. Brown. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Heavy Affliction Made Light E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Newness of Life C. Silvester Horne. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Growth of the Spiritual Life H. Gamble. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Inner Man or Soul Growth D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Inward Man W. M. Statham. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Perishing and the Renewed Man Bp. Huntington. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Renewal of Life W. L. Watkinson. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Christian Estimate of Affliction R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 4:17
Affliction and its Issues T. Manton, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Divine Discipline J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 4:1718
How We Ought to View Our Afflictions T. Swan. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Light Affliction and Eternal Glory C. Briggs. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Sanctified Affliction, its Tendency and Result J. Lambert. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
The Work of Affliction H. Melvill, B. D. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
The World of Glory J. Parsons. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
In and by Things Temporal are Given Things Eternal H. Bushnell, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Looking At the Things Which are not Seen L. H. Wiseman, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Looking At the Unseen B. M. Palmer, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Looking At the Unseen A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Looking At the Unseen R. S. Storrs, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Looking Upon the Unseen Benwell Bird. 2 Corinthians 4:18
On Eternity J. Orton. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Seeing the Unseen D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 4:18
Seen and Unseen Things R. H. Story, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Changeable and the Unchangeable J. Parker, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Christian Looking At Things not Seen C. Bradley, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Christian's Habit of Mind D. Fraser, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Law of the Higher Vision W. Gray. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Power of Things Invisible R. S. Storrs, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Seen and the Unseen Canon Liddon. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Seen and Unseen Ishmael Jones. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Temporal and the Eternal W. R. Davis, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Things Seen and Unseen T. Binney. 2 Corinthians 4:18
The Visible and the Invisible E. H. Chapin, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Eternal W. Braden. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Eternal Weighed Against Things Temporal H. Melvill, B. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Seen and Things Unseen T. M. Herbert, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Seen and Unseen E. M. Geldart, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Temporal S. Martin. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Temporal W. Braden. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Temporal and Things Eternal C. H. Parkhurst, D. D. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Temporal and Things Eternal D. Davies. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Things Unseen to be Preferred to Things Seen S. Davies, M. A. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Vanities and Verities C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 4:18
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