Second Corinthians: Outlines and Notes
Posted by Bob Young

Metaphors in 2 Corinthians [a possible sermon or class series]

Finding Comfort in a World of Afflictions--1:3-2:11

Suffering and its Solution--1:8-11

The Promises of God--1:18-22 Introduction: The foundation for the promises of God

A Ministry of Integrity Through Relationships--1:23-2:4

Ministry Under the New Covenant

Understanding Christian Ministry

These three concepts run throughout the Pauline defense as he describes ministry from five perspectives:

The Glory of the New Covenant--3:7-18

Seeing the Glory of God--3:7-4:6

  • Faces veiled
  • Faces unveiled

    Our Lives in Christ--4:1-7

    The following outlines are reflected in Woodroof's Aroma of Christ
    Notice who we are:

    Notice what we have: Notice what we know:

    Treasure in Jars of Clay--4:7-16
    The reason for--

    The result of--

    Clues in the Treasure Hunt
    In this chapter, one sees the interconnectedness of life, the identity of those in Christ, the importance of integrity

    Therefore, one understands the gospel as a treasure in earthen vessels

    The Challenge of Christian Living
    The contrast in our world between affliction and comfort is apparent also in the Christian life

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    Last updated January 1, 2013