2 Corinthians (127)
The church in Corinth had chosen to listen to the world instead of listening to Christ. What would it take to change her mind?
Of all the churches Paul planted, the church in Corinth had a special place in his heart. But it was also the church which caused him the greatest sorrow.
Paul's critics talked as if they could read his mind and judge his motives. Paul had no desire to defend himself, but he knew he must stand up for the truth.
Christians in Corinth were suspicious of Paul and his motives. They had no evidence for their allegations but that made no difference to them. They were willing to destroy Paul's reputation anyway.
Paul genuinely loved his Corinthian 'children'. But the more he loved them, the less they seemed to love him. Puzzling but true.