A Model of Christian Maturity: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 10-13 is an engaging look at the Apostle Paul in the strength of his weakness. This biblical passage contains one of Paul’s most passionate defenses of his ministry against false teachers. The publisher’s description:
How do some of the apostle Paul’s most passionate words help us to understand our lives as Christians today?
According to Bible scholar D. A. Carson, 2 Corinthians 10-13 most clearly reveals Paul’s heart and mind. It contains well-known passages, such as Paul’s description of his thorn in the flesh and an intense chronicle of his specific sufferings. This section of Scripture also models Paul’s style of spiritual leadership and warns of false leadership in the church, something of crucial importance to anyone with an influential role in the body of believers.
Carson unpacks Paul’s call for us to embrace discipline and obedience, and his thoughts on the nature of spiritual boasting. Through Paul we explore the struggles, opportunities, and intentions of a Christian under fire, journeying with him as he seeks to guide the Corinthian church and speak to us as well.