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The Central Idea: Since God has already given you everything you need to live a godly life, you should grow in godliness.
2 Peter 1:1-11
3 We bless God because he has blessed us.
Ephesians 1:3-6
3-4 is very difficult for me.
2 Peter 1:3-4
The Central Idea: Peter, a Jewish Apostle of Jesus the Messiah, is writing to elect Gentiles in order that they may have grace and peace.
2 Peter 1:1-2
Central Idea: Zealous growth in grace precludes a serious fall, in fact it leads to everlasting life.
2 Peter 1:10-11
Central Idea: Paul blesses God for planning, accomplishing, and completing our salvation.
Ephesians 1:3-14
The Central Idea Ask Jesus into your heart? Paul has a slightly different take.
Ephesians 3:14-21
The Central Idea: His divine power has given us everything we need for maturity in Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-16
Note: After working through this passage, I would actually break it after verse six.
Ephesians 4:1-10
The Central Idea: Beloved children imitate God, disobedient children will receive no inheritance.
Ephesians 5:1-6
  The Central Idea:   The Gospel requires a full-orbed repentance: out with the old; in with the new.
Ephesians 4:17-24
The Central Idea: Since the light of Christ causes God's children to bear fruit, expose yourself to ...
Ephesians 5:7-14
The gospel requires and enables godly living within a community.
Ephesians 4:25-32
  The Central Idea: To walk in wisdom is to walk in the Spirit: to walk in the Spirit is to be ...
Ephesians 5:15-21
The Central Idea: Husbands must take up their cross and die daily (love is not 'taking a bullet', but living your life for another).
Ephesians 5:25-33
The Central Idea: Spirit-filled women obey their husbands like the church obeys Jesus Explanations: ...
Ephesians 5:22-24
The Central Idea: Obey your parents and it will go well with you.
Ephesians 6:1-4
Central Idea: Server each other as slaves of Christ, for he’s coming to judge all Explanations...
Ephesians 6:5-9
Central Idea: Spirit-filled followers of Christ will be attacked by the devil, therefore gird yourself for battle.
Ephesians 6:10-12
The Central Idea Since we're in a spiritual war, we must use all the spiritual weapons available if we want to win (remain standing).
Ephesians 6:13-17
Central Idea: Since Jesus has done his part (verse 3-4) and because God promises effectiveness and f...
2 Peter 1:5-9
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Ephesians: A Means of Grace
Ephesians 1:1-2
1 - Paul refers to himself in this opening passage as "an apostle of Christ Jesus," yet it is intere...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2008-11-06 09:34:30
2009-04-30 09:26:45
1 - Paul refers to himself in this opening passage as "an apostle of Christ Jesus," yet it is interesting to note that as he begins his prayer in 3:1, he refers to himself as a "prisoner for Christ Jesus." That change in 3:1 is what causes Paul to pause and explain the apparent dissonance. 1 - "By the will of God" introduces a major theme for the rest of the chapter and much of the book. 1 - As with all introductory salutations and blessings, I see an implied verb of "am writing" built in. "I Paul am writing to you Ephesians." Then, the blessing which follows will be the purpose for which Paul is writing. Ultimately Paul wants grace and peace to flow to the Ephesian believers. 2a - I know most will not like that I've split Grace and Peace in this salutation, and even more will be unhappy with my labeling it with a P, but I like to think that the powerful grace of God leads to peace with God and man. In this sense, I'm seeing a bit of a result in the καὶ much like Piper sees a good dose of "by" in the conjunction "and" in the WSC's, "glorify and enjoy him forever." 2b - The Fatherhood of God is a significant concept in this letter. Whether Paul is speaking about God as a Father or believers has his adopted children, the theme occurs over and over. I've removed the extra proposition breaks that I refer to in 2a, but I still like that thoughts above.
10000000002850 2850 Notes 2008-11-06 09:34:30 2009-04-30 09:26:45 1 - Paul refers to himself in this opening passage as "an apostle of Christ Jesus," yet it is interesting to note that as he begins his prayer in 3:1, he refers to himself as a "prisoner for Christ Jesus." That change in 3:1 is what causes Paul to pause and explain the apparent dissonance. 1 - "By the will of God" introduces a major theme for the rest of the chapter and much of the book. 1 - As with all introductory salutations and blessings, I see an implied verb of "am writing" built in. "I Paul am writing to you Ephesians." Then, the blessing which follows will be the purpose for which Paul is writing. Ultimately Paul wants grace and peace to flow to the Ephesian believers. 2a - I know most will not like that I've split Grace and Peace in this salutation, and even more will be unhappy with my labeling it with a P, but I like to think that the powerful grace of God leads to peace with God and man. In this sense, I'm seeing a bit of a result in the καὶ much like Piper sees a good dose of "by" in the conjunction "and" in the WSC's, "glorify and enjoy him forever." 2b - The Fatherhood of God is a significant concept in this letter. Whether Paul is speaking about God as a Father or believers has his adopted children, the theme occurs over and over. I've removed the extra proposition breaks that I refer to in 2a, but I still like that thoughts above. notes
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Παῦλος ἀπόστολος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
τοῖς ἁγίοις τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν Ἐφέσῳ καὶ πιστοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:
χάρις ὑμῖν
Grace to you
καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Χριστοῦ
and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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10000000002850 2850 Arc 2008-11-06 09:34:30 2009-04-30 09:26:45 editing Ephesians 1 1 1 2 Ephesians 1:1-2 49 NT tisch esv i82980 i82981 i82976 Παῦλος ἀπόστολος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, i82977 τοῖς ἁγίοις τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν Ἐφέσῳ καὶ πιστοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: i82982 i82978 χάρις ὑμῖν Grace to you i82979 καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Χριστοῦ and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. progression actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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