2 Corinthians 8 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


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

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

GENE BROOKS

WICK BROOMALL - Wycliffe Bible Commentary

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

STEVEN COLE

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

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - essential principles, short videos

  • 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; Models of Generosity: All local communities of faith are to be models of generosity to other churches. Video
  • 2 Corinthians 8:8-15;  Motivated by Love: Though we have an obligation to be generous, our primary motivation for giving should be our love for God and for one another. Video
  • 2 Corinthians 8:16-24; Financial Integrity: When receiving and distributing financial gifts, every local church and parachurch ministry should entrust this responsibility to several trustworthy individuals. 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

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 on 2 Corinthians:

JOHN MACARTHUR SERMONS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

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

RICHARD MELICK

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 8:7. The Grace Of Giving A Million Shillings!

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).

MATT POSTIFF - SERMONS

  • 2 Corinthians 8:1-5 (doc)
  • 2 Corinthians 8:6-15 (doc)
  • 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 (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

DON ROBINSON Sermons on 2 Corinthians

ROB SALVATO Sermons on 2 Corinthians

RAYMOND SAXE

  • 2 Corinthians 8:5 (pdf)
  • 2 Corinthians 8:9 (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:

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 

19: Grace And Giving 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
20: Giving Joyfully 2 Corinthians 8:16-9:15

JOHN STEVENSON

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

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositors

Giving and Asking Alexander Maclaren 2 Corinthians 8:1
The Model Churches of Macedonia R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 8:1
Ancient Charity the Rule and Reproof of Modern Sermons by American Clergymen. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Christian Liberality F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Money J. Denney, B. D. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Pure Benevolence Homilist 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
The Grace of Liberality J. M. Bolland, A. M. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
The Grace of Liberality D. J. Burrell, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
The Grace of Liberality Addison P. Foster. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Christian Liberality in the Macedonian Churches C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 8:1-6
A Pattern of Charity E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
The Best Law of Liberality Christian Herald 2 Corinthians 8:2-4
The Poverty of the Macedonians T. Arnold, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:2-4
Consecration The Preacher's Assistant. 2 Corinthians 8:5
Dedication J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 8:5
Dedication of Ourselves to God Alex. Dick. 2 Corinthians 8:5
On Dedication to God S. Lavington. 2 Corinthians 8:5
Praiseworthy Churches D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 8:5
Self-Dedication to God A. Bonar. 2 Corinthians 8:5
The Best Donation C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 8:5
The Religion of Association Must be Made Personal R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 8:5
Christian Liberality A. D. Smith, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:7-8
Love to Christ Proved The Evangelist 2 Corinthians 8:7-8
The Grace of Liberality T. Moir, M. A. 2 Corinthians 8:7-8
The Test of Love Congregational Pulpit 2 Corinthians 8:7-8
Appeal to the Corinthians C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Sincere Love J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 8:8
Amazing Love D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 8:9
Christ's Motive and Ours Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Genuine Philanthropy D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:9
On the Benefits Derived from the Humiliation of Jesus Christ W. Thornton. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Performances W. M. Statham. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Poverty and Riches Archdeacon Hare. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Poverty and Riches with Christ J. Oswald Dykes, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Rich Yet Poor Alexander Maclaren 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Condescension of Christ J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Condescension of Christ Charles Haddon Spurgeon 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Grace of Christ T. Binney. 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ W. M. Taylor, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Great Example of Benevolence E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Great Renunciation W. L. Watkinson. 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Laws of Christian Liberality J. Denney, B. D. 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Poverty of Christ the Source of Heavenly Riches R. Treffry. 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Poverty that Made Others Rich R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Riches and Poverty of Christ W. Pulsford, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:9
What We Know Through Knowing the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ C. Clemance, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Things that Belong to Charity E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 8:10-15
Willing and not Doing Alexander Maclaren 2 Corinthians 8:11
God's Acceptance of His People's Will for the Deed T. Boston, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:12
Readiness Accepted D. Fraser 2 Corinthians 8:12
The Christian Accepted According to His Advantages H. W. Sulivan, M. A. 2 Corinthians 8:12
The Rule of Acceptance J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 8:12
Willing Minds Putting Value on Gifts R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 8:12
Christian Liberality F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 8:13-15
New Testament Equality C. Hodge, D. D. 2 Corinthians 8:13-15
Expected Proof of Professed Love C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Prudential Management; Care to Avoid Blame C. Lipscomb 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Thanksgiving to God for Ministerial Care Matthew Henry. 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
The Collection for the Poor Christians in Jerusalem F. W. Robertson, M. A. 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
The Double Standard of Duty Homiletic Monthly 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Twelve Causes of Dishonesty H. W. Beecher. 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
An Enviable Reputation E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 8:18
Ministerial Carefulness in Money Matters E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 8:20, 21
Honest Before God and Man R. Tuck 2 Corinthians 8:21
Things Honourable J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 8:21
The Appreciation of Fellow Labourers J.R. Thomson 2 Corinthians 8:23
What True Christian Workers are E. Hurndall 2 Corinthians 8:23
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