2 Corinthians 12:11-21
Paul has done all that he can to strengthen the Corinthian believers. Out of genuine concern, he has voluntarily served them in several ways. Rumors and false accusations about Paul swirl in Corinth. Paul doesn’t give up. Paul calls believers to a life of devotion to Jesus. Paul defends himself and his team from false accusations made against them by deceitful teachers, trying to lure the Corinthian believers away from a life-changing focus on Jesus. There is a motive to help the Corinthian believers and strengthen their faith. There is also a concern about giving up their old habits of sexual sin. Wholeheartedly following Jesus brings peace and joy. New spiritual life in Jesus brings freedom, a new sense of identity and belonging.