There had been a major conflict. A pastor’s heart had been overly burdened and concerned for a fledgling congregation, and that congregation had spurned the advice and authority of its founder and leader. Things were not looking good, and the situation seemed unfixable.
Welcome to the first post in our new II Corinthians Study. Before we dive into the book of II Corinthians, it’s important to try and wrap our minds around the era and background surrounding the letter so that we can better understand the situation, circumstances, and significance of what Paul wrote. So to start out, let’s travel back almost two thousand years and picture Corinth as it was in the fall of circa A.D. 50.