Need to learn how to cope with pressure? Study 2 Corinthians! Letters written to struggling churches by stressed-out apostles make fascinating reading. The Apostle Paul explains his situation: "We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life." He is writing to a church where his reputation has been trashed by self-appointed apostles, a church that desperately needs balance and correction. From this crucible of tribulation comes the most intimate of Paul's epistles. He bares his soul, explains how God has given him strength despite physical abuse, repeated hardship, and crushing pressure. How can Paul endure? What makes this apostle tick? What can I learn from him? As you immerse yourself in 2 Corinthians, you begin to understand. The letter contains many nuggets of spiritual insight, such as the anointing and sealing of the Spirit, living letters, transformation from beholding God's glory, treasures in clay pots, assurance of Christ's presence at the moment of death, the new creation, being ambassadors of reconciliation, holiness, financial sowing and reaping, and rejoicing in weakness because it causes you to draw from God's power. This volume explores Second Corinthians in 12 lessons that can be used for personal enrichment, by small groups and classes, and by teachers and preachers for sermon preparation.