2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness (Preaching the Word)
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During Paul's ministry, Corinth was a newly rebuilt, bustling, important city in the Roman Empire. It was a place full of pride, individualism, wealth, and religious pluralism. No wonder its inhabitants held little regard for Paul's message!

Sound familiar? Our contemporary culture has much in common with ancient Corinth. The relevance of this book to churches today is astounding. Paul delivers powerful theology that turns the values of the ancient Roman world upside-down-the grace of God, the centrality of the cross, and God's power made perfect in weakness. He challenges us to live counter culturally.

In 2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness, Pastor R. Kent Hughes carefully examines this second letter from the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth, continuing to provide rich biblical insight for the body of Christ.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.69 (inches)
ISBN: 1433535491
ISBN-13: 9781433535499
Series: Preaching the Word

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This commentary explores Paul’s message in his second letter to the Corinthians and challenges us to likewise live counterculturally, depending on God’s power in the midst of our weakness. Part of the popular Preaching the Word series.

Author Bio

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and visiting professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

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  1. parkerj
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Commentary
    April 5, 2013
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Preaching the Word commentary series, published by Crossway, has labeled itself as the commentary written by pastors for pastors, as well as for all who teach or study God's Word. I fall into the "teach or study God's Word" category and will review from this perspective. The commentary is very readable and anyone who is a student of God's Word will find it highly accessible, providing a clear exposition of the 2 Corinthians. It could be a blessing if used in a devotional style (reading a section a day) or simply for reference during personal study. I read it as a devotional and was truly blessed.

    The Preaching the Word commentary series is currently going through a revision and the copy that I am reviewing is the new revision. I am not familiar with the old so I cannot compare the two, but I will attempt to communicate the layout and look of this edition. Ascetically speaking the commentary is very simple, a white dust jacket with minimal design, but it looks nice and stands out on a shelf filled with mostly colorful commentaries. Once, inside the reader will find a table of contents, showing the titles for each chapter, as this is how the commentary is divided. One thing I did notice is the lack of thorough introduction to the book. Most commentaries will give an introduction to the book, providing the layout of the book, the authorship, a historical introduction, etc. This commentary does not provide that. Instead it opts to go straight to the exposition of the text. I do not feel negatively about this format, I am only presenting it because if you are looking for a more technical commentary this is not for you.

    This commentary proves itself over and over to be highly practical. R. Kent Hughes writes with the wisdom, knowledge and heart of a seasoned pastor. I was blessed by his treatment of 2 Corinthians 4:7-12. In helping the reader understand Paul's point about God's power being made perfect in weakness, Hughes states, "he (Paul) teaches that we embrace our weakness, God fills us with his power so that his power is manifested through us. We do not become powerful. We remain weak. We do no grow in power. We grow in weakness. We go from weakness to weakness, which is to remain vessels of his power- ever weak and ever strong." In our culture it is common to think of personal strength as pulling one's self up by his bootstraps, and moving forward. Here Hughes communicates Paul's point wonderfully: in Christianity we press forward through the power of Christ, not our own power. He continues, "It wasn't that Paul in each case (referring to 2 Cor. 4:8-9) reached down into his soul, sucked it up, and became the man. It was never his strength. It was God's. Paul's weakness was the occasion for God's power. Paul remained an earthen pot, and a cracked pot at that, as his crumbling flesh allowed the power of God to shine so brightly." Statements like these will no doubt send the reader away praising God, which is a wonderful fruit of any Bible study. This commentary is a wonderful addition to my library. I highly recommend this to pastors and lay people alike.

    Note: I received a free copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for an honest review.
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