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Second Corinthians

This letter offers a great deal of personal insight into Paul's life that is not present in any other New Testament book. 

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Resources on this Scripture

What's So Good About Tough Times?

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
(Romans 8:28 NIV)

I think we’ve all been there at one time or another. Perhaps even now you’re facing some harsh difficulty in life. A terminal illness, a dying loved one, a financial setback, job layoff, the list goes on. And everybody's got stuff like that somewhere in life. If you don't now, just wait.

Questions for God About Special Needs

It was not until my own son was diagnosed with a mental disability and my niece’s daughter was born with Down syndrome that I began to feel more personally involved and impacted. I’ve started to think theologically about parenting and special needs. As a result I’ve discovered three questions that parents who have children with special needs often ask God.

A Plea for Morality

Sexual promiscuity is neither new nor novel. It is as old as humanity, always promising more than it can deliver. More palatable words have replaced the obsolete and ugly ones. Adultery is now an affair. Cheating and wife-swapping are now merely playing around. Inviting terms cause the ugliness of illicit sex to be veiled in mystery, fascination, and excitement.

What If You Struggle with a Permanent Disability?

Paul called his disability “a thorn in my flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). The downside of this “thorn” was the awful torment it brought. The benefit was that it kept Paul from being self-sufficient. The pain he endured forced him away from self-serving pride and toward an all-important discovery: “When I am weak, then I am strong” (12:10).