Paul is writing to these Corinthians in this second letter, giving these Christians pictures of who they are what they have in Christ. In our last lesson we noticed Paul pictured himself and the apostles as being led in a triumphal procession as captives of Jesus Christ, spreading the aroma of Christ everywhere they go. Remember that Paul was restless about the condition of the Corinthians and their reception of him and Titus (2:12-13). As Paul waits to hear from Titus, Paul describes in this letter the hope and comfort God provides for him in such times as a tool for these Christians to use for hope and comfort. So Paul presents another picture of what we have in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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