Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary, this volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
Even in the first century, church life could be messy. Just ask Paul and the Corinthians. Though the apostle had previously addressed problems at the church in Corinth in person and by letter, troubling issues remained. Arrogant and overbearing false teachers, factions, and disloyalty to Paul and the true gospel were just some of the issues plaguing the church. Second Corinthians speaks into this situation, pleading for church members to be reconciled and restored to one another, to Paul, and to God. The letter also addresses important topics such as pastoral integrity, comfort in suffering, strength in weakness, the true source of boasting, sexual purity, and Christian generosity. Dr. Hubbard applies a keen eye to the original situation and helps the modern teacher make the connection to today on these still-relevant issues for church health and mission.