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2 Corinthians 2 - NIV

1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.

2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?

3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.

4 For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.

Forgiveness for the Offender

5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely.

6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient.

7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.

9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,

11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

Ministers of the New Covenant

12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,

13 I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?

17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

Sermons on 2 Corinthians 2 More sermons: 2 Corinthians 2

Christopher Benfield avatar
Seeing the Possibilities
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jan, 2017
Summary: Paul faced much opposition in ministry. He was forced to change his plans on numerous occasions, and yet he chose to see the possibilities instead of the obstacles. We too will face difficulty, but we must maintain our perspective, seeing possibilities.
Gordon Curley avatar
Always Yes in Christ!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Sep, 2016
Summary: Always Yes in Christ! – 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 12 to chapter 2 verses 11– sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Satan's Strategy
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Aug, 2016
Summary: A message to emphasis the power of Satan in the world.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 196
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
A Practical Forgiveness
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on May, 2016
Summary: Forgiveness and love are hallmarks in the Christian community.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 217
Robert Leroe avatar
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Dec, 2015
Summary: Paul paints a word picture of believers, as former enemies conquered by grace, as conquerors, and as a fragrant aroma.
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 348
T.J. Conwell avatar
Christ is all that Matters
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2015
Summary: If we could get what we need from God in any other way … If there was anyway else we could earn favor with God … Christ’s death is meaningless. Are we willing to do whatever it takes to show people what they need?
Series: Galatians
Mark N. Posey avatar
When a brother comes home!
Shared by: Mark N. Posey on May, 2015
Summary: What should the Church do when a brother/sister repents and comes back to the Lord?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:7-8
Views: 555
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr, 2015
Summary: I must confess that there is something else that I don’t understand – why there seems to be such hatred in this world against anything that is considered to be Christian. (PowerPoints available - #190.)
based on 2 ratings
Views: 2,683
James Lee avatar
The Day Revival Came
Shared by: James Lee on Nov, 2014
Summary: Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.
Series: Acts Series
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 670
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jul, 2014
Summary: Thoughts of Paul’s miraculous encounter with Titus will evoke memories that cause a long reflection on the subject of the glory of the Christian ministry.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,240
Dr. Amen Howard avatar
Fighting Back
Shared by: Dr. Amen Howard on Aug, 2013
Summary: I believe in fighting back in order to win, if the devil step on my toes, I will step on his head. I believe this is a time we have to fight back the enemy. We have got to a stage where the devil can’t touch us and go free.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,343
Dan Proctor avatar
Overcoming The Problem Of Forgiveness
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Jun, 2013
Summary: Maybe you have unforgiveness against someone in your heart. Forgiveness is a problem in the Christian life because it is so hard to do. It is one of the most difficult things to do, yet one of the most needed.
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 774
Michael Bowen avatar
'The Best Is Yet To Come"
Shared by: Michael Bowen on Jun, 2013
Summary: Theme: "A Description Of Heaven"
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 564
Daniel Habben avatar
"I believe in the Forgiveness of Sins."
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jun, 2013
Summary: I choose to forgive as I have been forgiven.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,596
Demarquis Johnson avatar
Walk By Faith
Shared by: Demarquis Johnson on Mar, 2013
Summary: This sermon reflects on how we walk by faith, but find it difficult to take steps in life by faith
Denomination: *other
Views: 393
Rick Boyne avatar
Fragrance or Stench
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Sep, 2012
Summary: Our lives are a testimony to others about our relationship with God through Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 965
suresh manoharan avatar
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Jun, 2012
Summary: God’s word exhorts us “not to be unaware of Satan’s schemes” (II Cor 2:11), in order we can be on guard always. This Sermon is all about that and more...in the context of a recently concluded World Championship Chess match, to which an audience can easily
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:11
Denomination: *other
Views: 821
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
What Do They Smell?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on May, 2012
Summary: Do you stink good?
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 810
Jeff Strite avatar
On The Catwalk
Shared by: Jeff Strite on May, 2012
Summary: The catwalk is a tool that fashion houses use to display their best products. And II Corinthians tells us that God has His own kind of "catwalk" that he leads us down in "triumphal procession." Why is God "showing us off" like this? And what is He selling
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Apr, 2012
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,348
Jerry Flury avatar
Having Power with Men
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Apr, 2012
Summary: If we are to have a positive influence upon others which will draw them to Christ, as believers we must live holy, consistent, Spirit-filled, and hospitable lives.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,754
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Feb, 2012
Summary: We need to seek the presence of the LORD in all our worship and ministry for it is His presence that determines the results of our efforts and ministry.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,416
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Feb, 2012
Summary: Be aware that the primary aim of the enemy is to deceive you in whatever way and however possible and be on guard examining and proving everything in the light of God's word
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,538
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Jan, 2012
Summary: In the constant war against the enemy we need to guard against becoming easily discouraged into giving up the battle and losing out on what God has given to us.
Guy McGraw avatar
Shared by: Guy McGraw on Jan, 2012
Summary: If there are so many things offensive to our noses just imagine how God must react to the putrid stench of sin or some of the smelly things even believers do.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,853
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Jan, 2012
Summary: The devices (modus operandi) of the devil are those ways in which he works in our lives in order to lead us astray from God and into sin. We should be very familiar with his devices and the defenses we can make when he attacks us.
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,936
Adrian Rogers avatar
The Sweet Smell of Victory
Shared by: Adrian Rogers on Nov, 2011
Summary: When you were born again, you were born to win. And God’s plan for you is perpetual victory.
based on 22 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 19,703
Pastor Mariano Lemus Avalos avatar
Si conoces el plan puedes enfrentarlo mejor
Shared by: Pastor Mariano Lemus Avalos on Oct, 2011
Summary: Cuando conocemos las artimañas y las estrategias de Satanas como nuestro enemigo, para el cristiano sera mas facil poder entender cuales son los planes y los propositos que el tiene, asi podremos defendernos y contra atacar mejor.
Series: Enseñanza
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 482
Ed Vasicek avatar
Marching On!
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2011
Summary: Serving the Lord as individuals and as a collective church has its challenges, stresses, and frustrations, but God calls us to march on.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 885
Ed Vasicek avatar
Strong Leadership in Painful Times
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2011
Summary: Discipline in the church and in the family have their similarities. Whether a conflict is with children in our family or God’s household in a church family, several principles apply.