Lesson 2 of 5
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Outline of 2 Corinthians

1. Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 1:1-7:16)

Paul works to mend a relationship with the Corinthian church that has been damaged by doubts about Paul’s sincerity and competence as an apostle. Reconciliation between Paul and the church grows out of the cosmic reconciliation that God was accomplishing in Christ.

2. The Collection (2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15)

Paul collected funds from the relatively wealthier churches of Asia Minor for the relatively poorer church in Jerusalem. In this section, he urges the Corinthians to continue their preparations for the collection and to welcome Titus and two unnamed fellow workers who will assist them in gathering the funds.

3. Self-Defense (2 Corinthians 10:1-13:10)

Paul addresses specific criticisms of his ministry that include such things as a weak public speaking presence, an overbearing tone in his letters, and the dishonoring of the Corinthians by refusing to accept support from them.

4. Closing Exhortation and Blessing (2 Corinthians 13:11-13)

Paul closes the letter with exhortations to be at peace with one another.