I Corinthians is the epistle of church problems. A large number of problems, ranging from unloving divisions and actions to marriage and sexual difficulties, are addressed in the book. Clearly then, this epistle is teeming with help for the counselor. Listen to Paul’s words in I Corinthians 4:14:
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to counsel you as my dear children.
The biblical counselor will be wise to master this epistle and emulate Paul’s counseling stance—one of tender compassion as though he were counseling close family members.
II Corinthians is Paul’s most personal book. The biblical counselor will learn much from Paul’s descriptions of his own ministry that will guide him as he ministers to others. The book is full of valuable nuggets, many dealing with issues not covered elsewhere in the Scriptures.
This volume was the first Jay Adams wrote for the Christian Counselor’s Commentary because the content of the two epistles makes their study a priority for biblical counselors.