Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. paul, titus, corinth, consolation, corinthians, tribulation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the first section of his Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chap. 1-7, the apostle rejoices over the obedience of the Corinthians to the various instructions of the First Letter. At the some time he, as a faithful pastor, admonishes them to still greater zeal in sanctification. He concludes this section with a hymn of joy and gratitude, laying bare his very heart, his conflicting emotions, with a frankness possible only to one who places fullest confidence in his readers. The Eisenach Epistle for Laetare Sunday is part of this conclusion, which really begins with v. 2.


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2 Corinthians 7:4-10; 2 Timothy 2:23; James 4:1; Isaiah 49:13; Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 57:15; John 16:21-22;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars