Paul and the Corinthians: Introduction to 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians 1:1-2
In this sermon, we look at the opening of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. It is a normal letter opening in Paul’s day but shaped to reflect Paul beliefs and purposes in writing: “an official letter sent by a person in an official capacity to a group of people under that person’s authority”.
 Guthrie, 2 Corinthians, BECNT, 55.