The second letter Paul addressed to the eminently troubled church in Corinth is the most ministerially difficult and personally complex of all Paul's letters. It brims with passionate self-defense, intense concern for the eternal destiny of the Corinthians, and even anger.
In 2 Corinthians [NIVAC] Scott J. Hafeman reconciles three key themes to one another that are critical to rightly understanding Paul's second Corinthian letter: weakness, sufficiency, and the Holy Spirit. The weakness is Paul's personally ability to succeed, the sufficiency is the fact that Paul does succeed, in spite of his weakness and the Holy Spirit is the power that enables this sufficiency in spite of weakness to occur. And in as much as these realities are true for Paul in his own life, he desperately wishes the Corinthians to accept them as well.
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