1 Corinthians 5:1 – 13
2 Corinthians 2:1 – 13; 7:5 – 16
2 Corinthians 1:23–24 (NKJV)
23 Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth.
24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.
2 Corinthians 2:1–2 (NKJV)
1 But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.
2 For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?
I A bit of background information
II Who is this offender?
2 Corinthians 2:5–7 (NKJV)
5 But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe.
6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man,
7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.
III The Lord God can accomplish His work through lesser men even when more capable people have failed
Luke 12:48 (NKJV)
48 … For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
IV We must be aware of the Devil’s strategies in attacking us
2 Corinthians 2:11 (NKJV)
11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Precious Lessons from 2 Corinthians:
6 – The Lord God can accomplish His work through lesser men even when more capable people have failed