In the first 7 chapters of 2nd Corinthians Paul explains his ministry and the new covenant. Paul explains why he plans to visit the church and how the church should deal with a man who has now expressed sorrow and remorse for his sins, but has not yet been fully accepted back into the fellowship. Chapters 8 and 9 are an urgent plea for the church to complete their plan to provide financing for a specific situation. They had purposed to give, and now Paul admonishes them to get on with the completion of what they had willed or purposed to do. In chapters 10 through 13, the last section of the book, Paul defends his apostleship and exposes lying or false apostles.