In the 2 Corinthians course, Scott Hafemann leads students through 2 Corinthians passage-by-passage, showing how the message of Paul's letter to the church can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.
11.5 hours of video
Get academic credit for this course. Take this course via The BibleMesh Institute to get transfer credit for degree programs at select institutions.
If anyone deserved the respect of Corinthian believers, it was the apostle Paul. Yet in his second letter to the church at Corinth, we find Paul defending his character and credibility against the malicious attacks of false apostles. Rather than highlighting his personal strengths, amazingly, Paul points to his weaknesses! Paul’s approach reveals one of the paradoxes of God’s kingdom: God’s strength was made perfect through the apostle’s weakness. So it remains today. God’s sufficiency shines in the face of our insufficiency, and his most powerful work is accomplished through us when we acknowledge our weakness and complete dependence on him.
The 2 Corinthians online course features scholar Scott Hafemann teaching through the book of 2 Corinthians in engaging and challenging lessons. Each lesson explores the links between the Bible and our own times that reveal the book’s enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians
Insight into issues in Paul’s culture and in ours that help us understand the ultimate meaning of each passage
A deeper understanding of how to apply the theology of Paul to your own life today
Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments
Meet Your Instructors
Scott J. Hafemann
Scott J. Hafemann is honorary reader at St. Mary’s College, School of Divinity, at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has previously held New Testament chairs on the faculties of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Wheaton College. He is author of several books, including The God of Promise and the Life of Faith, and 2 Corinthians in the NIV Application Commentary series.
2 Corinthians 1:1-2
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
2 Corinthians 2:12-3:3
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
2 Corinthians 3:7-18
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2
2 Corinthians 6:3-13
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
2 Corinthians 7:2-16
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
2 Corinthians 8:16-9:15
2 Corinthians 10:1-18
2 Corinthians 11:1-33
2 Corinthians 12:1-13
2 Corinthians 12:14-13:14
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