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14 December, 2015

Search The Scriptures —Study 4— 2 Corinthians 3:1 – 4:6

Study 4 From The Book of 2 Corinthians Is: 2 Corinthians 3:1 – 4:6

The intruders at Corinth made much, we may gather, of letters of recommendation which they carried (cf. Acts 18:27), and may have said, or implied, that Paul did not possess such, though he was very ready to comment himself (3:1).
1.    In 3: 6-11 the old and new covenants are contrasted (see note below). List the ways in which the new covenant is shown to be superior to the old.
2.    In this passage Paul describes his own confidence in the work he is doing. What grounds for confidence does the find (a) in the effects of preaching, and (b) in the nature of his gospel? See 3:1-5; 4:1-6.
Note. 3:6. ‘the written code kills but the Spirit give life’: Paul has condensed into these few words the teaching about the law and the gospel which is expounded fully in Rom 7 and 8.