2 Corinthians (127)
What was Paul's big dream, his grand strategy? He longed to see Jews and Gentiles united in Christ to be the new humanity. That unity had to become visible within local churches and between local churches.
Paul assured the Corinthian believers that he had complete confidence in them. How could he say that after the way they had failed him?
Titus was given a hard task to perform. But in fulfilling it, he found joy.
The church in Corinth had wronged Paul. Yet it was Paul who took the initiative in rebuilding the relationship. Why? Because he was a true follower of Christ.
Titus reported to Paul that the church in Corinth was repentant. Paul was sure that their repentance was godly, not worldly. But how did he know? What is the difference?