2 Corinthians 13 Outline
– Paul gave final warnings to the Corinthian Christians (2 Corinthians 13:1-10)
– Paul send his final greetings to the Corinthian Christians (2 Corinthians 13:11-14)
2 Corinthians 13 Bible Study
In 2 Corinthians 13:1-4, Paul is prepared to visit the Corinthian church for the third time. Everything has to be testified by at least 2 ‘“ 3 witnesses. Paul said this because he is bringing his associates along with him when he come to the Corinthian church. When Paul return to visit the Corinthian chruch for the third time, he will not spare those who had sin earlier and not yet repented. We live by God’s power in all our weaknesses. We must crucified all our weaknesses on the cross with Jesus Christ and let God take full control of our lives.
In 2 Corinthians 13:5-10, we must examine ourselves to see whether we are a real disciple of Christ. As a disciple of Christ, we must make sure we are in compliance with God’s commandments in the bible. Christians must love one another in Christ. From time to time, you should examine yourself to see if you have sin against God in any area of your life. You can pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you where have you sin if you don’t know your sin. Paul, as an apostle, only do things that are in the truth. Paul is glad that his weaknesses made the Corinthians strong. Paul anticipated that the Corinthians will repent of their sins before he arrive at the Corinthian church. Paul wanted to use his authority to edify the Corinthian church, not to destroy it.
In 2 Corinthians 13:11-14, Paul send his final greetings to the Corinthians. Paul exhorted the Corinthian Christians to be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, and live in peace. We must always make sure that our conscience is clear before God. We must love and live in peace with one another. If we abide in God’s commandments, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit will be with us.