VI. Outline

VI. Outline

  1. The Letter Opening (1:1-7)
    1. Prescript (1:1-2)
    2. Thanksgiving (1:3-7)
  2. Reconciliation With Friends and Refutation of Enemies (1:8-13:10)
    1. Celebration of Reconciliation (1:8-9:15)
      1. Autobiographical notices (1:8-2:13)
      2. Paul's ministry (2:14-7:4)
        1. The nature of Paul's ministry (2:14-4:1)
        2. The basis for Paul's hope (4:2-16a)
          1. The power of Paul's message (4:2-6)
          2. The weakness of Paul's person (4:7-16a)
        3. The Resurrection hope (4:16b-5:10)
        4. Responsibility and reconciliation (5:11-6:2)
        5. Reconciliation: Paul and the Corinthians (6:3-7:4)
          1. Assertions (6:3-12)
          2. Appeals (6:13-7:4)
      3. Autobiographical notices continued (7:5-16)
      4. The collection (8:1-9:15)
        1. Complete the collection (8:1-15)
        2. The delegation (8:16-9:5)
        3. Benefits of generosity (9:6-15)
    2. Refutation of Alien Ministry (10:1-13:10)
      1. Introduction: Paul's unimpressive presence (10:1-11)
      2. Proper and foolish boasting (10:12-12:13)
        1. Competition and commendation (10:12-18)
        2. Foolish boasting (11:1-12:13)
      3. Conclusion: Paul's imminent presence (12:14-13:10)
  3. Letter Closing (13:11-13)