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The Grace that Saves also Sanctifies
Ephesians 2:8-10
1 Peter 3:1-7
1 Peter 2:18-25
1 Peter 2:13-17
Colossians 3:18-4:1
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 3:12-17
1 Peter 2:9-10
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 3:1-11
1 Peter 2:4-8
This is my first solo arc so any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
1 Timothy 1:1-20
Mercy was extended to all ten lepers but only the least likely one was actually saved by it.
Luke 17:11-19
Parable is self explanatory - We should pray always for justice and not give into unbelief.
Luke 18:1-8
Central idea is that we are not to continue in sin becasue through baptism we died to sin and rose to new life.
Romans 6:1-4
Jesus compares the posture/attitude of chldren recieving the kingdom and the Rich Young Ruler Receiv...
Luke 18:18-30
Big idea - Worship flows from God's Sovereign and Redemptive Mercy Salvation is act of God: all thes...
1 Peter 1:3-5
The passage has an action and a response:  People are bringing toddlers to Jesus for a blessing...
Luke 18:15-17
Titus 2:11-15
The central idea is that discipline is acommunity project.
Matthew 18:15-17
Summary: Paul is thankful for evidences of gods Grace in the Thesselonians - a growing faith and lov...
2 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Pauls prayeris a prayer for strength: strengthend with power that Chris mad dwell with power in our ...
Ephesians 3:14-21
entral idea is the conflict or war within believer between the Spriit and the flesh.
Galatians 5:16-18
two types of burdens we are to bear/lift off others- burden of caught up in sin and burdens life bri...
Galatians 6:1-5
This is the hardest arc to date.
Romans 3:20-26
Question and anwser - two OT examples of those who were justified by faith - Abraham and David.
Romans 4:1-8
1 Peter 1:1-2
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Ephesians 1:3-14
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Main point summary
1.11-14 revised
1.11-14 Outline
Main point summary
Praise God because he has blessed up with Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ.
1.11-14 revised
Ephesians 1:11-14
In him
Ἐν ᾧ
we have obtained z an inheritance, ~ heirs; DP
καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν
a having been predestined ~ DP
b according to the purpose
κατὰ πρόθεσιν
of him who works all things
τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ
according to c the counsel of his will,
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be d to the praise of his glory.
εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ.
In him
Ἐν ᾧ
you also
καὶ ὑμεῖς
when you heard e the word of truth,
ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας,
the gospel of your salvation,
τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν,
and believed in him,
ἐν ᾧ πιστεύσαντες
f were sealed with the g promised Holy Spirit,
ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ,
who is h the guarantee 1 of our i inheritance
ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν,
until j we acquire k possession of it, 2
εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως,
l to the praise of his glory . ~ultimate
εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ.
When believed, were sealed or believed and result were sealed? A/M or A/R
1.11-14 Outline
Exegetical idea: Our predetermined inheritance is guaranteed by the seal of the Spirit Subject: Why should God be blessed/praised (3, 11-14)? Complement: God is to be praised/blessed because he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ and through Christ (3): Specifically these blessings are the seal of the Spirit: In Christ, the Jews inheritance is part of God's eternal plan (11-12) In Christ, Gentiles are included in this inheritance (13-14). Inheritance is given when we believe When believe, we are sealed by Spirit, who guarantees our inheritance until our future redemption Homiletical Idea: Our inheritance is guaranteed by the Spirit Subject: Why should God be blessed/praised (3, 11-14)? Complement: God is to be praised because he has blessed us in Christ (3): Specifically, blessings are the seal of the Spirit: In Christ, the Jews inheritance is part of God's eternal plan (11-12) In Christ, Gentiles are included in this inheritance (13-14). Inheritance is ours when we believe The seal/Spirit guarantees our inheritance The ptc phrase can be either means or ground. Predestined, all things, God's will alludes to what he has already said about election/adoption, God's eternal plan to unite all things under his rule. The sealing represents the reception of the Spirit in salvation and so though a distinct act, is all inclusive of the Spirit in the life of the believer. Both language of sealing and guarantee point to the security of the believer in God.
Ephesians 4:30
30 And d do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, e by whom you were sealed for the day of f redemption.
1 Corinthians 6:20
20 r for you were bought with a price. s So glorify God in your body.
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