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Archive for June 2012

Galatians 5

June 29, 2012

Have you missed me?  Probably not.  I’ve been gone on vacation the past week.  I had hoped to keep up with the readings while gone, but my computer refused to connect to the wifi connection at our condo.  I decided to summarize the chapters I missed in Galatians and then pick up with today’s reading.  […]

2 Corinthians 13

June 22, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Paul’s third visit.  In this final chapter Paul referred to his plans for his third visit at Corinth.  He encouraged those in sin to be sure they were in the faith, because he was going to deal with them. How can we apply the chapter to our lives? […]

2 Corinthians 12

June 21, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Paul’s vision (:1-6).  While he does not name himself, most scholars believe Paul was writing about himself when he described the man who “was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words.” – Paul’s thorn (:7-10).  On various occasions Paul referred to what is here called “a thorn […]

2 Corinthians 11

June 20, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Paul’s legitimacy (:1-6).  It appears that false teachers came in among the church in Corinth and were more eloquent than Paul, with some being won over by them and turning from what Paul taught them.  Paul conceded that he may not be the most eloquent, but not even […]

2 Corinthians 10

June 19, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Warfare (:1-6).  Even though we are in the flesh, our warfare is spiritual; and we have divine power to be victorious over evil. – Boasting (:7-18).  Paul did not boast in how he compared to other people, only in what the Lord was accomplishing through him. How can […]

2 Corinthians 9

June 18, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – “this ministry to the saints” – This entire chapter focuses on the Corinthians’ financial gift to their needy brethren.  Paul encouraged them to have it prepared/ready when the brethren came for it.  He also told them they would reap according to what they sowed and that they should […]

Psalm 37

June 16, 2012

Psalm 37 teaches you to not be so concerned about other people – “Do not fret of” them, “be not envious” of them, etc.  They won’t be around very long anyway (:2, 9-10, 20, 35-36).  Instead, keep your focus on God – “Trust in the Lord…Delight yourself in the Lord;…Commit your way to the Lord, […]

2 Corinthians 8

June 15, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – The liberality of the Macedonians (:1-5).  While normally we think of being liberal as a bad thing, when it comes to giving it is a good thing.  The Macedonians were afflicted and poor, yet they gladly gave abundantly. – The liberality of the Corinthians (:6-15).  Paul urged the […]

2 Corinthians 7

June 14, 2012

What information does the chapter contain?  – Comfort in affliction (:1-7).  Paul returns to how he began the book – speaking of comfort in affliction. – Rejoicing in sorrow (:8-16).  Paul rejoiced that his first letter made the Corinthians sorrowful over their sin, and that sorrow led to repentance. How can we apply the chapter […]

2 Corinthians 6

June 13, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – “in everything commending ourselves as servants of God” (:1-13).  Paul listed many different ways he and those with him commended themselves as servants of God. – “Do not be bound together as unbelievers” (:14-18).  After making this statement, Paul gave various illustrations of its application.  If God is […]