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Galatians 5:13-15
Arc.
2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6
vs.
Romans 6:1-14
Jesus explains that the commandment given through Moses not to murder is more than killing someone.
Matthew 5:21-26
Theological Point:  Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets.
Matthew 5:17-20
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Matthew 6:7-15
Central Idea:  As a teacher of the law, Nicodemus should have recognized that a man must be bor...
John 3:1-10
vs.
Hebrews 6:1-12
Nicodemus is bewildered at Jesus' statement about being born again (3:1-8).
John 3:9-18
Jesus uses a parable at the conclusion of the Sermon to contrast the wise and the foolish listeners.
Matthew 7:24-29
As a tree is recognized by its fruits, so the heart of a man is recognized by his fruit, that is, his words   vs.
Matthew 12:33-37
Summary:  Paul exhorts the Ephesians to walk worthy of their call.
Ephesians 4:1-16
This is a general arc to get the idea of the passage, rather than breaking it down by propositions: ...
Ephesians 4:17-32
Paul grounds his shocking statement from 1:6-9 (that if anyone - including himself - preaches a gosp...
Galatians 1:11-24
The Father and Son are both the source of grace and peace to the Galatians, but through different me...
Galatians 1:1-5
Main Point:  Righteousness is by faith, not by works because the one who tries to live by the works of the law is cursed.
Galatians 3:10-14
  Main Idea:  Moses summons Israel to hear the words that YHWH had spoken to him in their ...
Deuteronomy 5:1-10
Main Point:   As mediator, Moses summons Israel in order to exhort them to keep the statutes th...
Deuteronomy 5:11-22
Main Point:   Moses exhorts Israel to fear YHWH alone at a future time when they will be tempte...
Deuteronomy 6:10-19
Main Thought : Israel is a holy people to God and therefore must separate themselves from the people...
Deuteronomy 7:1-15
Main Idea:   Mediating between YHWH and Israel, Moses exhorts Israel to love YHWH exclusively and entirely.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Main Idea:   Anticipating a time when children do not understand the meaning of the statutes an...
Deuteronomy 6:20-25
Main Thought: Moses commands Israel to be on guard not to forget YHWH by becoming proud and thinking...
Deuteronomy 8:11-20
Main Point: Moses exhorts Israel to do al the commands so that they will know him and bless him.
Deuteronomy 8:1-10
Main Idea:  YHWH will raise up a prophet from among the people like Moses, who would be an inte...
Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Main Idea :  God commands Moses to go up to Mount Horeb and see the promised land, but forbids ...
Deuteronomy 32:48-52
Outline I.
Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Main Though t:  When all the curses and blessings have come upon Israel and they are scattered ...
Deuteronomy 30:1-10
Matt's arc.
Deuteronomy 4:5-8
Paul exhorts the Colossians to set themselves fully (in heart and mind, so to speak) to "the above t...
Colossians 3:1-4
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Romans 7:21-25
We are not light; God is.
1 John 1:5-10
Paul begins his letter to the Ephesians with a doxology, giving praise to God for lavishing us with ...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Before God graciously showed his kindness to us, we were dead in our sins, living according to the f...
Ephesians 1:3-2:10
When Paul prays for the Ephesians, he entreats God to give them eyes to see their true spiritual sta...
Ephesians 1:5-23
Paul's greeting to the Ephesians recounts the blessings that God has lavished on those who believe, ...
Ephesians 1:3-23
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Galatians 3:1-9
Main Point : Paul uses a series of rhetorical questions to show the Galatians that righteousness doe...
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2010-04-30 07:57:59
Main Point : Paul uses a series of rhetorical questions to show the Galatians that righteousness does not come to the physical children of Abraham by doing works of the law, but to those who by faith believe the same gospel that was preached to Abraham, which he believed. These are his true (ie spiritual) offspring. Immediate Outline: II. Paul's argument for justification by faith not works of the law A. Argument from their own experience (3:1-9) 1. You received the Spirit by faith, not by works of the law 2. You are completed/ matured by the spirit, not the law. 3. You have suffered for your faith, not for the law. 4. God gives the Spirit and works miracles by faith, not by the law - like he did with Abraham. 5. Conclusion: Those who believe are therefore the true sons of Abraham and are blessed along with him. Cumulative Outline Outline I.Introduction A. Greeting (1:1-5) B. Purpose: The Galatians are turning to another gospel (1:6-10) C. Historical prelude to the argunent for his gospel (1:11-2:14) D. Paul's gospel in a nutshell (2:15-21) II. Paul's argument for justification by faith not works of the law A. Argument from their own experience (3:1-9) Reflection: Paul does not pull punches with the Galatians. In view of Jesus' work on the cross, why should he? The glory of the Messiah has been publicly portrayed to them. He was crucified - crucififed! - to free them from the law. And the Galatians had experienced that freedom: In Antioch of Pisidia : Acts 13:42-43, 45, 48, 49, 50 - [After Paul had preached the crucifixion of the Messiah...] As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. And after the meetingof the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judais m followed Paul and Barnabas who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God ...But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him...And when the Gentiles heard this, tehy began rejoicing and glorigyin ghte word of the Lord...the word of the Lord was spreading througout the whole region...but the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city... In Iconium : Acts 14:1-7 - ...a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. Butthe unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and oisoned their minds against the brothers. So they remained a long time, speaking...granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the people of the city were divided... In Lystra : Acts 14:8-20 - ...Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and havingt persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supose that he was dead... He had labored hard for the Galatians - even to the point of being stoned and left for dead. He did not need to pull punches with them. He had shared his life with them and was in a life-or-death battle for their souls with the Jewish leadership in Galatia. In the context of the battle he had waged for them, it is not surprising to hear him call them foolish. Who has bewitched you? is not a dig at the Galatians, but shows the character of the Judaizers. Four Rhetorical Questions: Rather than lecturing the Galatians, Paul pleads with them. He posits questions to make them reflect on their own experience in Christ. In each case, he pits the works of the law with faith. Note: Paul appeals to their experience of the Holy Spirit as the evidence of their faith. (Jn 15:17; 16:7-15; 1 Jn 4:1-6; Rom 8:2-17; esp. 9-10,16) That begs the pentecostal question. He is talking about the means of salvation - law vs. faith - not a proof of salvation. It's not like saying, "I know I'm saved because of my experiences with the Holy Spirit." The real question there is, what is evidence of the Holy Spirit. Did you receive the Spirit by the law or by hearing with faith? Paul contrasts the Judaizers with his message by pitting hearing with faith against works of the law. Faith comes by hearing the good news of the Messiah . Rom. 10:17 - So faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. But it is not just hearing the word. Romans goes on to say - " But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for ' their voice has gone out to all the earth., and their words to the ends of the world.". So, it is not just hearing the word, but hearing it and believing it. In Galatians, he uses the phrase "hearing with faith". The Greek is a genitive, not dative, so the more approximate rendering would be "hearing by faith" or "the hearing that is of faith". It is the kind of hearing that is only made possible through faith. [Literally, it is "the ear of faith" - like Calvin's "eye of faith"] This begs the question for later study - what are works of faith. They are different in that the works of faith come from faith. The hearing by faith is the kind of hearing that faith produces. Having begun by the Spirit are you now being perfected by the flesh? Rhetorical question: The flesh is at war with the spirit. This is meant to show the illogical it is to try to be perfected by the flesh. Gal 4:9 - But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? Another translation for "perfected" is "ending with". In the first case, they are believers and Paul is asking them if the works of the law do anything to help them along in their sanctification. In the second case, it seems that they are coming to the end of their salvation; in otherwords, they were never truly believers. This, of course, leads to a can of worms. Did you suffer so many things in vain, if indeed it was in vain? Context - see passages above for examples of their suffering. This is the only one that he does not contrast the spirit with the flesh, but rather their sufferings with the benefit. Suffering is not only physical beating, as had actually been the case when Paul visited Galatia, where he himself was stoned and left for dead. However, Christians often suffer in other ways when they trust the spirit rather than the flesh. For example, a missionary who suffers under the uncertainty of God's provision may be tempted to give it up for a "regular" paycheck; a high schooler who suffers for their obedience to God rather than conforming to the flesh, or the world; the man who suffers the exposure of his soul in order to confess sexual sin; a couple who suffers derision for sending their kids to public school/ homeschool out of their convictions, rather than giving in to the Christian trend, etc... In each of these situations, there is a spirit-led walk and a flesh-led walk. The spirit-led walk is the path of suffering!! But that should not fool us. The prodigal son took the fleshly path and he suffered much. Jesus chose the path of suffering and was glorified much. Similarly, Paul, when he was living in the flesh was glorfied by man, but when he submitted his life to the spirit, he suffered much in the flesh. Still, he says " 2: Cor. 1:8-11 - For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again . Other references... Contradicts the prosperity gospel completely, which says that living by faith/ spirit will lead to no suffering in the flesh. Still there is joy in suffering. "Suffering, yet always rejoicing" Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, do so by works of the Law or by hearing with faith? "He" (the Father) does two things here. 1) Supplies the Spirit; 2) works miracles among you. These are the only present participles in the line of questioning. (3b has "having begun", but that is an aorist participle and it is the protasis). The father is presently continuing to supply the spirit; he is presently continuing to work miracles among them. But he is not manipualted into it by their works of the law. It's not because of their righteousness, but rather he supplies the Spirit through the "ear of faith" There's a sweet interplay of the Father and the Spirit and the Believer through the work of Christ - the Spirit proceeds from the Father. Thank you Father! Someone said "The Lord fills me with the Spirit, but I leak." Oh, Father, give me the "ear of faith" when I read your word! Oh, that you would continually supply me with the Spirit and miracles would not be an aberration, but the norm!
10000000021192 21192 Notes 2010-01-07 07:33:23 2010-04-30 07:57:59 Main Point : Paul uses a series of rhetorical questions to show the Galatians that righteousness does not come to the physical children of Abraham by doing works of the law, but to those who by faith believe the same gospel that was preached to Abraham, which he believed. These are his true (ie spiritual) offspring. Immediate Outline: II. Paul's argument for justification by faith not works of the law A. Argument from their own experience (3:1-9) 1. You received the Spirit by faith, not by works of the law 2. You are completed/ matured by the spirit, not the law. 3. You have suffered for your faith, not for the law. 4. God gives the Spirit and works miracles by faith, not by the law - like he did with Abraham. 5. Conclusion: Those who believe are therefore the true sons of Abraham and are blessed along with him. Cumulative Outline Outline I.Introduction A. Greeting (1:1-5) B. Purpose: The Galatians are turning to another gospel (1:6-10) C. Historical prelude to the argunent for his gospel (1:11-2:14) D. Paul's gospel in a nutshell (2:15-21) II. Paul's argument for justification by faith not works of the law A. Argument from their own experience (3:1-9) Reflection: Paul does not pull punches with the Galatians. In view of Jesus' work on the cross, why should he? The glory of the Messiah has been publicly portrayed to them. He was crucified - crucififed! - to free them from the law. And the Galatians had experienced that freedom: In Antioch of Pisidia : Acts 13:42-43, 45, 48, 49, 50 - [After Paul had preached the crucifixion of the Messiah...] As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. And after the meetingof the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judais m followed Paul and Barnabas who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God ...But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him...And when the Gentiles heard this, tehy began rejoicing and glorigyin ghte word of the Lord...the word of the Lord was spreading througout the whole region...but the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city... In Iconium : Acts 14:1-7 - ...a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. Butthe unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and oisoned their minds against the brothers. So they remained a long time, speaking...granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the people of the city were divided... In Lystra : Acts 14:8-20 - ...Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and havingt persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supose that he was dead... He had labored hard for the Galatians - even to the point of being stoned and left for dead. He did not need to pull punches with them. He had shared his life with them and was in a life-or-death battle for their souls with the Jewish leadership in Galatia. In the context of the battle he had waged for them, it is not surprising to hear him call them foolish. Who has bewitched you? is not a dig at the Galatians, but shows the character of the Judaizers. Four Rhetorical Questions: Rather than lecturing the Galatians, Paul pleads with them. He posits questions to make them reflect on their own experience in Christ. In each case, he pits the works of the law with faith. Note: Paul appeals to their experience of the Holy Spirit as the evidence of their faith. (Jn 15:17; 16:7-15; 1 Jn 4:1-6; Rom 8:2-17; esp. 9-10,16) That begs the pentecostal question. He is talking about the means of salvation - law vs. faith - not a proof of salvation. It's not like saying, "I know I'm saved because of my experiences with the Holy Spirit." The real question there is, what is evidence of the Holy Spirit. Did you receive the Spirit by the law or by hearing with faith? Paul contrasts the Judaizers with his message by pitting hearing with faith against works of the law. Faith comes by hearing the good news of the Messiah . Rom. 10:17 - So faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. But it is not just hearing the word. Romans goes on to say - " But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for ' their voice has gone out to all the earth., and their words to the ends of the world.". So, it is not just hearing the word, but hearing it and believing it. In Galatians, he uses the phrase "hearing with faith". The Greek is a genitive, not dative, so the more approximate rendering would be "hearing by faith" or "the hearing that is of faith". It is the kind of hearing that is only made possible through faith. [Literally, it is "the ear of faith" - like Calvin's "eye of faith"] This begs the question for later study - what are works of faith. They are different in that the works of faith come from faith. The hearing by faith is the kind of hearing that faith produces. Having begun by the Spirit are you now being perfected by the flesh? Rhetorical question: The flesh is at war with the spirit. This is meant to show the illogical it is to try to be perfected by the flesh. Gal 4:9 - But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? Another translation for "perfected" is "ending with". In the first case, they are believers and Paul is asking them if the works of the law do anything to help them along in their sanctification. In the second case, it seems that they are coming to the end of their salvation; in otherwords, they were never truly believers. This, of course, leads to a can of worms. Did you suffer so many things in vain, if indeed it was in vain? Context - see passages above for examples of their suffering. This is the only one that he does not contrast the spirit with the flesh, but rather their sufferings with the benefit. Suffering is not only physical beating, as had actually been the case when Paul visited Galatia, where he himself was stoned and left for dead. However, Christians often suffer in other ways when they trust the spirit rather than the flesh. For example, a missionary who suffers under the uncertainty of God's provision may be tempted to give it up for a "regular" paycheck; a high schooler who suffers for their obedience to God rather than conforming to the flesh, or the world; the man who suffers the exposure of his soul in order to confess sexual sin; a couple who suffers derision for sending their kids to public school/ homeschool out of their convictions, rather than giving in to the Christian trend, etc... In each of these situations, there is a spirit-led walk and a flesh-led walk. The spirit-led walk is the path of suffering!! But that should not fool us. The prodigal son took the fleshly path and he suffered much. Jesus chose the path of suffering and was glorified much. Similarly, Paul, when he was living in the flesh was glorfied by man, but when he submitted his life to the spirit, he suffered much in the flesh. Still, he says " 2: Cor. 1:8-11 - For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again . Other references... Contradicts the prosperity gospel completely, which says that living by faith/ spirit will lead to no suffering in the flesh. Still there is joy in suffering. "Suffering, yet always rejoicing" Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, do so by works of the Law or by hearing with faith? "He" (the Father) does two things here. 1) Supplies the Spirit; 2) works miracles among you. These are the only present participles in the line of questioning. (3b has "having begun", but that is an aorist participle and it is the protasis). The father is presently continuing to supply the spirit; he is presently continuing to work miracles among them. But he is not manipualted into it by their works of the law. It's not because of their righteousness, but rather he supplies the Spirit through the "ear of faith" There's a sweet interplay of the Father and the Spirit and the Believer through the work of Christ - the Spirit proceeds from the Father. Thank you Father! Someone said "The Lord fills me with the Spirit, but I leak." Oh, Father, give me the "ear of faith" when I read your word! Oh, that you would continually supply me with the Spirit and miracles would not be an aberration, but the norm! notes
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Galatians
Galatians 3:1-9
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Ὦ ἀνόητοι Γαλάται,
O foolish Galatians!
τίς ὑμᾶς ἐβάσκανεν,
Who has bewitched you?
οἷς κατ’ ὀφθαλμοὺς Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς προεγράφη ἐσταυρωμένος;
It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.
ideaexplanation
τοῦτο μόνον θέλω μαθεῖν ἀφ’ ὑμῶν,
Let me ask you only this:
ἐξ ἔργων νόμου τὸ πνεῦμα ἐλάβετε ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως;
Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?
οὕτως ἀνόητοί ἐστε;
Are you so foolish?
inference
ἐναρξάμενοι πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε;
Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
τοσαῦτα ἐπάθετε εἰκῇ; εἴγε καὶ εἰκῇ.
Did you suffer so many things in vain-- if indeed it was in vain?
ὁ οὖν ἐπιχορηγῶν ὑμῖν τὸ πνεῦμα
Does he who supplies the Spirit to you
καὶ ἐνεργῶν δυνάμεις ἐν ὑμῖν
and works miracles among you
series
ἐξ ἔργων νόμου ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως;
[Does he] do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith--
καθὼς Ἀβραὰμ ἐπίστευσεν τῷ θεῷ,
just as Abraham "believed God,
καὶ ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην.
and it was counted to him as righteousness"?
actionresult
comparison
γινώσκετε ἄρα ὅτι οἱ ἐκ πίστεως, οὗτοι υἱοί εἰσιν Ἀβραάμ.
[Therefore] know...that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
προϊδοῦσα δὲ ἡ γραφὴ ὅτι ἐκ πίστεως δικαιοῖ τὰ ἔθνη ὁ θεὸς
And [now, but] the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith,
προευηγγελίσατο τῷ Ἀβραὰμ
preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham,
ὅτι ἐνευλογηθήσονται ἐν σοὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη.
saying, "In you shall all the nations be blessed."
ὥστε οἱ ἐκ πίστεως εὐλογοῦνται σὺν τῷ πιστῷ Ἀβραάμ.
So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
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10000000021192 21192 Arc 2010-01-07 07:33:23 2010-04-30 07:57:59 editing Galatians 3 1 3 9 Galatians 3:1-9 48 NT tisch esv i17523 i17505 Ὦ ἀνόητοι Γαλάται, O foolish Galatians! i17524 i17525 i17506 τίς ὑμᾶς ἐβάσκανεν, Who has bewitched you? i17507 οἷς κατ’ ὀφθαλμοὺς Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς προεγράφη ἐσταυρωμένος; It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. ideaexplanation 1 i17526 i17508 τοῦτο μόνον θέλω μαθεῖν ἀφ’ ὑμῶν, Let me ask you only this: i17527 i17528 i17509 ἐξ ἔργων νόμου τὸ πνεῦμα ἐλάβετε ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως; Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? i17510 οὕτως ἀνόητοί ἐστε; Are you so foolish? inference 2 i17511 ἐναρξάμενοι πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε; Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? i17512 τοσαῦτα ἐπάθετε εἰκῇ; εἴγε καὶ εἰκῇ. Did you suffer so many things in vain-- if indeed it was in vain? i17529 i17530 i17531 i17513 ὁ οὖν ἐπιχορηγῶν ὑμῖν τὸ πνεῦμα Does he who supplies the Spirit to you i17514 καὶ ἐνεργῶν δυνάμεις ἐν ὑμῖν and works miracles among you series i17515 ἐξ ἔργων νόμου ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως; [Does he] do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith-- ideaexplanation 1 i17532 i17516 καθὼς Ἀβραὰμ ἐπίστευσεν τῷ θεῷ, just as Abraham "believed God, i17517 καὶ ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην. and it was counted to him as righteousness"? actionresult 2 comparison 1 inference 2 ideaexplanation 1 i17533 i17518 γινώσκετε ἄρα ὅτι οἱ ἐκ πίστεως, οὗτοι υἱοί εἰσιν Ἀβραάμ. [Therefore] know...that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. i17534 i17519 προϊδοῦσα δὲ ἡ γραφὴ ὅτι ἐκ πίστεως δικαιοῖ τὰ ἔθνη ὁ θεὸς And [now, but] the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, i17535 i17536 i17520 προευηγγελίσατο τῷ Ἀβραὰμ preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, i17521 ὅτι ἐνευλογηθήσονται ἐν σοὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη. saying, "In you shall all the nations be blessed." ideaexplanation 1 i17522 ὥστε οἱ ἐκ πίστεως εὐλογοῦνται σὺν τῷ πιστῷ Ἀβραάμ. So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. actionresult 2 actionmanner 1 inference 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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