His Explanation, Part 4 of 4, (series: Lessons on 2 Corinthians)

by John Lowe
(Woodruff, S.C.)

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE AND SPECIAL NOTES

{1] (2 Cor. 1:15-16) And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit—to pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea.
{2] (2 Cor. 7:8-9) For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
{3] (2 Cor. 13:2, 10) I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare. . . Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness.
{4] (1 Pe. 5:3) nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
{5] (1 Cor. 3:9) For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building.
{6] (2 Cor. 1:6, 11, 14, 21) Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many. 14 (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus. 21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,
{7] (2 Cor. 11:20) For you put up with it if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes from you, if one exalts himself, if one strikes you on the face.
{8](Rom. 12:3) For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
{9] (Eph. 2:8) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
{10] (Rom 14:1-4) Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
{11] (Heb 12:1) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
{12] (Heb. 12:11-13) Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
{13] (2 Cor. 2:5) But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe.
{14] (2 Cor. 13:2) I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare—
{15] (Eph. 4:15) but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
{16] (2 Cor. 12:14) Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the

parents, but the parents for the children.
{17] (2 Cor. 13:1-2) This will be the third time I am coming to you. "By the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be established." 2 I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare—
{18] (1 Pet. 2:21) For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
{19] (Rom. 15:32) that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.
{20] (Phil. 1:25) And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,
{21] (1 Thess. 2:19) For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
{22] (2 Cor. 7:4, 7) Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation. 7 and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.
{23] (Jer. 6:14) They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying, 'Peace, peace!' When there is no peace.
{24] (2 Cor. 1:11-14) you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many. 12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you 13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end 14 (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.
{25] (Eph. 3:6) that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,
{26] (Rom. 12:4-8) For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
{27] (Col.3:15) And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
{28] (1 Cor. 13:5) does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
{29] (2 Cor. 7:8-12) For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter. 12 Therefore, although I wrote to you, I did not do it for the sake of him who had done the wrong, nor for the sake of him who suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear to you.

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