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2 Corinthians 13

August 21, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

8 thoughts on “2 Corinthians 13”

  1. v.11 Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace.

    Paul's last instructions to the Corinthians sums up all he has been saying in his letters and comes down to these four things: Aim, Listen, Be, Live.

  2. v.11 Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace.

    Paul's last instructions to the Corinthians sums up all he has been saying in his letters and comes down to these four things: Aim, Listen, Be, Live.

  3. v.9 our prayer is for your perfection

    In other version perfection (also in v.11) is translated strengthened (AMP); or mature (NLT);or restoration (ESV) or complete (NKJV).

  4. v.9 our prayer is for your perfection

    In other version perfection (also in v.11) is translated strengthened (AMP); or mature (NLT);or restoration (ESV) or complete (NKJV).

  5. v.3 but is powerful among you.

    Paul expected there to be evidence that God's power was operating in their lives.
    -if it wasn't for God's power in my life I wouldn't be able to forgive that person…
    -if it wasn't for God's power in my life I wouldn't be able to control my anger…
    -if it wasn't for God's power in my life I wouldn't have peace, love, joy…
    etc.

  6. v.3 but is powerful among you.

    Paul expected there to be evidence that God's power was operating in their lives.
    -if it wasn't for God's power in my life I wouldn't be able to forgive that person…
    -if it wasn't for God's power in my life I wouldn't be able to control my anger…
    -if it wasn't for God's power in my life I wouldn't have peace, love, joy…
    etc.

  7. v.5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you —unless, of course, you fail the test?

    Commentators feel this is a test of sanctification not salvation. Was there evidence that they were growing in sanctification? Did their actions demonstrate their faith?

    It seems the Corinthians had been challenging Paul about his status in Christ. Here Paul challenges them about theirs.

  8. v.5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you —unless, of course, you fail the test?

    Commentators feel this is a test of sanctification not salvation. Was there evidence that they were growing in sanctification? Did their actions demonstrate their faith?

    It seems the Corinthians had been challenging Paul about his status in Christ. Here Paul challenges them about theirs.

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