V. George Shillington has immersed himself in the study of Paul and of 2 Corinthians. This epistle is Paul’s personal testimony about his ministry of reconciliation among the Corinthians Christians (chapters 1-9) and his ministry in defending the truth of the gospel (chapters 10-13).
The thread that ties the two parts together is Paul’s conviction on pastoral ministry under the banner of Christ. Paul insists that ministry is to be borne in affliction like that of Christ crucified. The only boast allowed is in the Lord, not in one’s own achievements or elevated experiences.