Cutting Ties with Darkness: 2 Corinthians
Cutting Ties with Darkness: 2 Corinthians

Cutting Ties with Darkness: 2 Corinthians

in Transformative Word

by John D. Barry

Pages 90
Publisher Lexham Press
Published 2014
The story behind 2 Corinthians is one of pain and heartache. The Apostle Paul is wrestling to maintain his relationship with the young church in Corinth that he established. Paul writes this deeply personal letter to pick up the pieces of a broken relationship. We all have painful stories and relationships that are on the rocks. In Cutting Ties with Darkness, John D. Barry explores how we deal with these scars in light of Jesus’ example. How do we discern when to reconcile and when to walk away? In these relationships, our own judgment can become clouded. Paul tells us that we must cut ties with the darkness—both within ourselves and in others—before we’re able to rebuild our lives on the redemption of Jesus.

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  • Key Features
    • Examines the painful relationship between the Apostle Paul and the church in Corinth
    • Explores how we can work through painful relationships in
    • light of Jesus' example
    • Highlights key information in callout boxes
    • Guides your reflection with thought-provoking questions


  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Tough Decisions Christians Must Make
  • A God Who Comforts Us in All Affliction
  • Defending Ourselves like Paul Would
  • Zebras, Lions, and Theology
  • Who Do You Work for—Really?
  • Joy, Grief, and Making Peace
  • How to Love the Impoverished
  • Fighting the Spiritual War against Darkness
  • Super-Apostles and Boasting in Jesus
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Flesh and Law in Paul's Theology

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