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Mobile Ed: NT337 Book Study: Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians (8 hour course)

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In Book Study: Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, Dr. George Guthrie walks you through the text of 2 Corinthians, where Paul expresses what he thinks about authentic Christian ministry—what does it mean to follow Christ as a real Christian minister in the world? Dr. Guthrie deals with the purpose of each section of the letter, walking through exegesis of the passage and discussing how Paul accomplishes his purpose in that passage. He also covers the implications of Paul’s letter for our lives today.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Introduction to 2 Corinthians

  • A Story from the Streets of Corinth
  • Paul’s Sense of Identity
  • The City of Corinth
  • Corinthian Leadership Values

Unit 2: Letter Opening and Prologue (2 Cor 1:1–11)

  • Opening (2 Cor 1:1–2)
  • Prologue, Part 1: Praise God for Encouragement (2 Cor 1:3–7)
  • Prologue, Part 2: Paul’s Brush with Death (2 Cor 1:8–11)

Unit 3: The Integrity of Paul’s Ministry (2 Cor 1:12–2:13)

  • Paul’s Actions Done with Integrity (2 Cor 1:12–14)
  • Paul’s Changed Itinerary (2 Cor 1:15–22)
  • Painful Encounters with the Corinthians (2 Cor 1:23–2:4)
  • Forgive the Offender (2 Cor 2:5–11)
  • An Opportunity and an Absence (2 Cor 2:12–13)

Unit 4: Authentic Christian Ministry (2 Cor 2:14–4:6)

  • A Word Picture, Part 1 (2 Cor 2:14–16a)
  • A Word Picture, Part 2 (2 Cor 2:14–16a)
  • A Word Picture, Part 3 (2 Cor 2:14–16a)
  • A Word Picture, Part 4 (2 Cor 2:14–16a)
  • A Contrast with False Teachers (2 Cor 2:16b–17)
  • Competence in Ministry (2 Cor 3:1–6)
  • “A Glorious,” Unveiled Ministry, Part 1 (2 Cor 3:7–11)
  • “A Glorious,” Unveiled Ministry, Part 2 (2 Cor 3:12–18)
  • The Impact of Authentic Ministry (2 Cor 4:1–6)

Unit 5: The Suffering in Paul’s Authentic Ministry (2 Cor 4:7–5:10)

  • Gospel Treasure in Clay Pots (2 Cor 4:7–15)
  • Eternal Perspective and Temporal Suffering (2 Cor 4:16–18)
  • Longing for the Resurrection Body (2 Cor 5:1–5)
  • At Home or Absent, Pleasing to the Lord (2 Cor 5:6–10)

Unit 6: Exhortations to Respond to Authentic Ministry (2 Cor 5:11–7:16)

  • A Time of Opportunity (2 Cor 5:11–13)
  • New Creation (2 Cor 5:14–17)
  • A Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18–6:2)
  • Paul’s Unexpected Credentials for Ministry (2 Cor 6:3–10)
  • Make Room for Us in Your Hearts (2 Cor 6:11–13)
  • Living as Distinct People, Part 1 (2 Cor 6:14–7:1)
  • Living as Distinct People, Part 2 (2 Cor 6:14–7:1)
  • A Concluding Appeal for Openness (2 Cor 7:2–4)
  • The Corinthians’ Response (2 Cor 7:5–13a)
  • Titus’ Joy (2 Cor 7:13b–16)

Unit 7: Giving and Mission (2 Cor 8:1–9:15)

  • Following Through with the Collection (2 Cor 8:1–7)
  • Motives for Giving (2 Cor 8:8–15)
  • The Mission and Ministry of Titus, Part 1 (2 Cor 8:16–24)
  • The Mission and Ministry of Titus, Part 2 (2 Cor 9:1–5)
  • Theological Foundations for Giving (2 Cor 9:6–11)
  • The Impact of Righteous Giving (2 Cor 9:12–15)

Unit 8: The Malignant Ministry of Paul’s Opponents (2 Cor 10:1–12:13)

  • Paul’s Authority and Spiritual Battle (2 Cor 10:1–7a)
  • Perspective on Paul’s Authority (2 Cor 10:7b–11)
  • Inappropriate and Appropriate Boasting, Part 1 (2 Cor 10:12–18)
  • Inappropriate and Appropriate Boasting, Part 2 (2 Cor 10:12–18)
  • An Overview of the Fool’s Section (2 Cor 11:1–12:13)
  • Putting Up with Fools (2 Cor 11:1–4)
  • Paul’s Assessment of the “Super Apostles,” Part 1 (2 Cor 11:5–9b)
  • Paul’s Assessment of the “Super Apostles,” Part 2 (2 Cor 11:9c–15)
  • Fools and Those Who Welcome Them (2 Cor 11:16–21)
  • The “Fool’s Speech,” Part 1 (2 Cor 11:22–29)
  • The “Fool’s Speech,” Part 2 (2 Cor 11:30–12:6)
  • The “Fool’s Speech,” Part 3 (2 Cor 12:7–10)
  • Epilogue of the “Fool’s Speech” (2 Cor 12:11–13)

Unit 9: Preparing for Paul’s Third Visit (2 Cor 12:14–13:14)

  • A Direct Confrontation, Part 1 (2 Cor 12:14–18)
  • A Direct Confrontation, Part 2 (2 Cor 12:19–21)
  • The Third Visit as Stern Accountability, Part 1 (2 Cor 13:1–4)
  • The Third Visit as Stern Accountability, Part 2 (2 Cor 13:5–10)
  • The Closing (2 Cor 13:11–14)


  • A Summary and a Challenge

Product Details

  • Title: NT337 Book Study: Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians
  • Instructor: George H. Guthrie
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 8
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About Dr. George Guthrie

Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. A specialist in New Testament and Koine Greek, he’s authored numerous articles and has written 11 books, including the NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews.

Dr. Guthrie has participated in translation projects, such as the revision of The New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on the Holman Christian Standard Bible, the New Century Version, and the English Standard Version. He also served for five years as a cochair of the “Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics” section of SBL, has served on the executive committee of the Institute for Biblical Research, and has served on the editorial board for Sheffield’s JSNTS monograph series. At Union University, he has led in the establishment of, and serves as senior fellow in, the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church. Dr. Guthrie holds both PhD and MDiv degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


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  1. Joe Humphries

    Joe Humphries


    This course is amazing! Guthrie is so easy to listen to even when its a difficult passage. Faithlife, any word on when the audio only portion will be available?
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