2 Corinthians | "Listen Up" Bible Study
The uniqueness of the Listen Up! Bible Study series:
God's word is alive, with something new to say to all of us.
That's why the Listen Up! Bible Study series does not simply teach information about the Bible. It listens to God speak.
In these Bible studies, you will be encouraged to listen: listen to the Bible, listen to your own questions and responses, and listen to the honest sharing among participants in your study group. In that mix of biblical text, personal engagement, and honest speaking and listening, God's word may be heard, speaking challenge and comfort. (Browse the collection of Listen Up! Bible studies.)
2 Corinthians Listen Up! Bible Study
In 2 Corinthians, Paul responds to criticism of his preaching and teaching, as well as his leadership. Some Corinthians are more impressed by the preaching and teaching of others who laud their own incredible spiritual experiences. In contrast, Paul speaks of himself in less glowing terms. He recounts not only his achievements but also his struggles and failures. Paul believes that lifting up one's personal successes shifts the focus from God to ourselves.
Biblical scholar Eugene Peterson wrote this about 2 Corinthians: "All who are called to exercise leadership in whatever capacity -- parent or coach, pastor or president, teacher or manager -- can be grateful to Paul for this letter and to the Corinthians for provoking it."
Leader's Guide included in this workbook.
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About the Author
Patricia de Jong is Senior Minister at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Berkeley, California.
Anthony B. Robinson is a Seattle-based speaker, teacher, writer, consultant, and ordained United Church of Christ minister.