Greeting. If he had not said them first, I should not …Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons, Eversley. We know the steps of the road leading hither. In Christ Our Sanctification. We have put our hope in Him that He will deliver us again, while you join in helping us by your prayers. By AARON W. LELAND, D.D. These form two clusters of terms in the English translation: (1) cheer, rejoice, encourage, joy; (2) pain, affliction, anguish. 19. NO. i. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: Grace to you and peace … His presence is holiness. on my life, that it was to spare you that I did not come to Corinth. is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory. 'Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification and redemption; that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.' I hope you will understand completely —. The expressions to spare you (2 Cor 1:23) and work together for your joy (2 Cor 1:24) introduce the major themes of the next two paragraphs, which are remarkable for insistent repetition of key words and ideas. If he had not said them first, I should not. Version. Then many will give thanks on our. Bible Language English. SERMON XXVI. * [1:17] Did I act lightly? the counterclaim of 2 Cor 1:12). 1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? HCSB . 1 Corinthians i. * I formerly intended to come: this plan reads like … VOL. . 2 Corinthians 1. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is experienced in your endurance of the same sufferings that we suffer. for you is firm, because we know that as you share. 19. For this is our confidence: The testimony, is that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly. "I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ. Both of these sections deal with travel plans Paul had made, changes in the plans, alternative measures adopted, a breach that opened between him and the community, and finally a reconciliation between them. 3b Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement,* 4who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.c 5For as Christ’s sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ* does our encouragement also overflow. * [1:12–2:13] The autobiographical remarks about the crisis in Asia Minor lead into consideration of a crisis that has arisen between Paul and the Corinthians. It, 'Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification and redemption; that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.' 2 No. Others conjecture that he did pay the first visit, was offended there (cf. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 23-25. I planned with this confidence to come to you first, with your help, then come to you again from Macedonia and be given a start by you, So when I planned this, was I irresponsible? God who raises the dead: rescue is the constant pattern of God’s activity; his final act of encouragement is the resurrection. The passage is clearly trinitarian. 4, 5, 7. note on 1 Cor 1:29–31). * [1:9–10] The sentence of death: it is unclear whether Paul is alluding to a physical illness or to an external threat to life. But they are St. Paul's words, not mine. 2 Cor 2:5), returned to Ephesus, and sent a letter (2 Cor 2:3–9) in place of the second visit. Teach all Nations.... Matt. We know the steps of the road leading hither. 7 Dec. 1827, Good Friday, 1860(Good Friday, 1860.) Two references to boasting frame this paragraph (2 Cor 1:12, 14), the first appearances of a theme that will be important in the letter, especially in 2 Cor 10–13; the term is used in a positive sense here (cf. 7. These are strange words. 18.--For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness. Mt 5:4; Lk 6:24) permits some present experience of reversal in the Corinthians’ case, as in Paul’s. 6If we are afflicted, it is for your encouragement and salvation; if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement, which enables you to endure the same sufferings that we suffer. This text is a very important one. 13For we write you nothing but what you can read and understand, and I hope that you will understand completely, 14as you have come to understand us partially, that we are your boast as you also are ours, on the day of [our] Lord Jesus.h, 15With this confidence I formerly intended to come* to you so that you might receive a double favor, 16namely, to go by way of you to Macedonia, and then to come to you again on my return from Macedonia, and have you send me on my way to Judea.i 17So when I intended this, did I act lightly? © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. Or trouble, or tribulation, or trials, or oppression ; the Gk word has a lit meaning of being under pressure. He protests his openness, single-mindedness, and conformity to God’s grace; he hopes that his relationship with them will be marked by mutual understanding and pride, which will constantly increase until it reaches its climax at the judgment. 23o But I call upon God as witness, on my life, that it is to spare you that I have not yet gone to Corinth. That no flesh should glory - God does his mighty works in such a way as proves that though he may condescend to employ men as instruments, yet they have no part either in the contrivance or energy by which such works are performed.
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