2 Corinthians 7 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 2 CORINTHIANS SERMON SERIES

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

JOEL BEEKE

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

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES Resources that Reference 2 Corinthians

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR Joseph Exell, Editor

JIM BOMKAMP

BRIDGEWAY COMMENTARY - Donald Fleming

WICK BROOMALL - Wycliffe Bible Commentary

ALAN CARR

JOHN CALVIN COMMENTARY

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

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, 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

DON FORTNER

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - essential principles, short videos

  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Proper Relationships: We should maintain spiritual fellowship with authentic spiritual leaders and avoid relationships with false prophets and deceptive teachers. Video
  • 2 Corinthians 7:2-16; Positive Feedback: We should look for opportunities to give positive feedback to those who serve as our spiritual leaders. Video

JOHN GILL

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

BRUCE HURT 

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:

JOHN MACARTHUR SERMONS

Questions and Answers - John MacArthur

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

BRYAN MACPHAIL

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

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 7:1. Holiness: Conditions.

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 6:14-7:1. Nothing in Common (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 7:2-7. Honest Care and Comfort (docpdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 7:8-16 (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

RICHARD PRATT SERMONS

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

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

THOMAS SHERMAN

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 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 

17: Unequally Yoked 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
18: How To Repent 2 Corinthians 7:2-16

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

THOMAS WATSON

DANIEL WHEDON commentary

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositors

Advice on Details of Christian Conduct R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:1-7
Celibacy and Marriage H. Bremner 1 Corinthians 7:1-9
Views Concerning Marriage C. Lipscomb 1 Corinthians 7:1-11
Celibacy and Marriage H. Bremner, B. D. 1 Corinthians 7:1-17
Marriage J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:1-17
Marriage M. Dods, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:1-17
Paul's Conception of Marriage D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:1-17
Paul's View of Celibacy Dean Stanley. 1 Corinthians 7:1-17
Celibacy and Marriage E. Hurndall 1 Corinthians 7:127-925-35
Christianity and Marriage J.R. Thomson 1 Corinthians 7:2
Marriage: its Nature and Duties E. Hurndall 1 Corinthians 7:2-610-17
Distinct Gifts Prof. J. R. Thomson. 1 Corinthians 7:6-9
Revelation J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:6-9
The Happiness of Single Life J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:6-9
Distinct Gifts J.R. Thomson 1 Corinthians 7:7
The Marriage Tie R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:8-16
For Godly Sorrow Worketh Repentance to Salvation, not to be Repented Of Charles G. Finney 1 Corinthians 7:10
Divorce: Mixed Marriages H. Bremner 1 Corinthians 7:10-16
Christian Casuistry F. W. Robertson, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:10-17
Divorce J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:10-17
Divorce: Mixed Marriages H. Bremner, B. D. 1 Corinthians 7:10-17
Paul's Inspiration Principal Edwards. 1 Corinthians 7:10-17
The Marriage Union J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:10-17
Unity in Marriage   1 Corinthians 7:10-17
Mixed Marriages C. Lipscomb 1 Corinthians 7:12-28
Christian Baptism R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:14
Advice to a Pious Wife   1 Corinthians 7:14-16
Earthly Relationships Sanctified to Heavenly Uses Prof. J. R. Thomson. 1 Corinthians 7:14-16
The Conversion of an Unbelieving Husband or Wife J. Lyth. D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:14-16
The Sanctification of an Unbelieving Partner Prof. Beet. 1 Corinthians 7:14-16
The Sanctification of Mixed Marriage Relations Canon Evans. 1 Corinthians 7:14-16
Earthly Relationships Sanctified to Heavenly Uses J.R. Thomson 1 Corinthians 7:16
Abide in Your Calling J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Christianity and the Relations of Life H. Bremner 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Christianity Universally Applicable J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Christ's Freemen A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Deliverance from Slavery J. Leifchild, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Every Christian At His Post J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Forms Versus Character A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Freedom Through Christ A. H. Moment. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
In Christ, the Servant the Lord's Freeman J. Fawcett. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Liberty and Slavery C. Hodge, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
On the Choice of a Profession J. Walker, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Personal Christianity for the Bond and the Free D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Slaves and Free A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The Christian Slave J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The Common Lot the Best Sphere   1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The Dignity of the True Christian J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The External and the Real in Religion J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The Gospel J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The One Threefold Essential H. M. Butler, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The Subordination of Love Lyman Abbott. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The True Freedom and Dependence of Every Christian J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
True Contentment J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
True Freedom J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
True Liberty J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Why Christians Should be Contented with Their Circumstanc J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Obedience is Everything J.R. Thomson 1 Corinthians 7:19
Christianity and Staves E. Hurndall 1 Corinthians 7:20-24
Freedom and Bondage J.R. Thomson 1 Corinthians 7:2223
Abiding as Called R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:24
Abiding in Our Calling Weekly Pulpit 1 Corinthians 7:24
Christian Contentment J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Christianity Diffusive, not Revolutionary Prof. Godet. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Everyday Religion J. Vaughan Pryce, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Godliness in All Conditions of Life D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Home Life and Duties J. H. Ecob, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:24
How to Walk with God in Our Calling W. Bridge, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Our Calling R. A. Hallam. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Quietness of Spirit D. Fraser 1 Corinthians 7:24
Religion and Business R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:24
The Christian Calling Bp. Huntington. 1 Corinthians 7:24
The Christian Life A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:24
The Dignity of the Secular Calling J. Baldwin Brown, B. A. 1 Corinthians 7:24
The Need, Choice, and Use of a Calling Bishop Sanderson. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Vocation J. C. Lambert. 1 Corinthians 7:24
Concerning Virgins and Widows H. Bremner, B. D. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Concerning Virgins and Widows H. Bremner 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
How to Give Advice J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
How to Judge in Difficult Matters J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Works of Supererogation and Counsels of Perfection Principal Edwards. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Marriage and Celibacy Frederick W. Robertson 1 Corinthians 7:29
Works of Supererogation and Counsels of Perfection Principal Edwards. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
A Drama in Five Acts C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Brief Life is Here Our Portion C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Christian Moderation J. J. S. Bird, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Christian Unworldliness F. W. Robertson, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
How to Use the World So as not to Abuse It J. Venn, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Length of Life Bp. Burgess. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Life, its Shadows and its Substance H. W. Beecher. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Life's Brevity J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Moderation is Everything J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Only a Little While M. R. Vincent, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Religion in its Relation to Common Life J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Marriage State, Right Views Of R. Sibbes, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Message of the Closing Year W. M. Taylor. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Narrowed Opportunity S. Cox, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Shortness of Life Bp. Phillips Brooks. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Shortness of the Time H. Bremner 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Shortness of Time W. C. Wilson, B. A. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Time is Short D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Time is Short E. Blencowe, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Time is Short R. Sibbes, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Time is Short J.R. Thomson 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Time: Flight Of Madame de Gasparin. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Time: How to Use It J. Taylor, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Time: its Rapid Flight   1 Corinthians 7:29-31
An Argument from the Shortness of the Time R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:29-40
Apostolic Counsels for the Times C. Lipscomb 1 Corinthians 7:29-40
Eternal Things and Fleeting C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Corinthians 7:31
On the Fashion of the World Passing Away H. Blair, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:31
On the Use and Abuse of the World H. Blair. D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Changing Nature of Worldly Things J. Lathrop, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Fashion of the World Homilist 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Fashion of the World Passeth Away Scientific Illustrations and Symbols 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Passing Nature of This World Wm. Beet. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Passing World R. Tuck 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Use and Abuse of the World W. Arnot, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Use and Abuse of the World T. C. Finlayson. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Use and Abuse of the World S. Martin. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Use and Abuse of the World W. Bridge, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The Use of the World J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:31
The World Changes H. W. Longfellow. 1 Corinthians 7:31
Using This World J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:31
Free from Cares D. Fraser 1 Corinthians 7:32
Advice Should be Given J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Against Carefulness C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Characteristics of Christianity J. W. Burn. 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Free from Cares Clerical World 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
The Cares of Married Life J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Torment of Little Cares Clerical Library 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Will-Power Bishop Thorold. 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Without Carefulness C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Corinthians 7:32-40
Duties of Parents to Children as to Marriage E. Hurndall 1 Corinthians 7:36-40
Christian Marriage Essex Congregational Remembrancer 1 Corinthians 7:39-40
Degrees of Apostolical Authority Prof. Godet. 1 Corinthians 7:39-40
On Marriage T. Raffles, LL. D. 1 Corinthians 7:39-40
The Widow's Happiness J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Corinthians 7:39-40

 

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