2 Corinthians 8–13

September 18, 2023 to September 24, 2023

Paul’s teachings in 2 Corinthians include the importance of faithfulness to Christ, the need to give to those in need, gratitude in suffering, and the essential need for two or three witnesses.

“Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians, a New Rendition,” translated by Michael D. Rhodes and Richard D. Draper, BYU New Testament Commentary
This New Rendition offers a clearer, more modern interpretation of the full text of 2 Corinthians.

“Types of Christian Revelation,” Richard L. Anderson, in Literature of Belief: Sacred Scripture and Religious Experience

In 2 Corinthians 11, Paul lists how much he has suffered for the Church. In chapter 12, he tells of his gratitude for having received revelations that humble him. Paul was clearly led by the Spirit regularly.

“Why Giving Matters,” by Arthur C. Brooks, BYU Magazine Summer 2009

If you want to get rich, give your money away. No, it doesn’t make sense, but Brooks has the data showing that when people give more money away, they tend to prosper. Of Americans who attend worship services every week, 91% give and are reaping the reward.

2 Corinthians, from Charting the New Testament, chart 14-3

A brief overview of the major sections of 2 Corinthians.

“Spiritual Eclipse,” Gary E. Stevenson, General Conference October 2017

In our use of social media, let us not compare ourselves to others. “The Apostle Paul warned the people of his day that ‘they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise’ (2 Cor. 10:12).

“The Book of Mormon, a Book from God,” by Tad R. Callister, General Conference October 2011

Paul’s teaching about the need for two or three witnesses (2 Corinthians 13:1) applies directly to the Book of Mormon: The Book of Mormon supplies another reference point in our search for truth.