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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB90 Grace Redeems the Worst Past
Dear Everyone, By the grace of God, this is a most apt passage for me this period.
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Dear Everyone, By the grace of God, this is a most apt passage for me this period. I also am getting used to the method, and I thank this group for the opportunity to learn here. May the grace of God rest fully upon us, j Characters Paul Christ God The other Apostles Paul and other Apostles Corinthian believers Paul (Red rectangle and highlight - to signify he is covered by the blood of Christ) Paul's apostolic call was unusual, "abnormal" v. 8* (* One born at the wrong time. The Greek word used here (ἔκτρωμα, ektrōma) refers to a premature birth, a miscarriage, or an aborted child. Paul uses it as a powerful figure of the unexpected, abnormal nature of his apostolic call. Biblical Studies Press, The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Biblical Studies Press, 2006). Christ appeared to Paul v. 8 (see Acts 9:5) Paul considers himself the least of Apostles, unworthy to be called so v. 9 Because he persecuted the church of God v.9 But Paul is he who is by the grace of God v. 10 God's grace in Paul is not in vain v. 10 For Paul works very hard (for the gospel preaching, given the context) v.10 He works harder than the rest of the Apostles v. 10 His hard work is grace working through and in him v. 10 Paul's preaching is the same as the rest of the Apostles v.11 Paul and the Apostles are considered in the same category v. 11 (note the "we") Questions: How much of this grace that redeems a terrible past do I know? Do I understand? Do I delight in? Do I humbly receive this? Do I seek this from God, to know the height, depth, length and breadth of this grace? And do I extend this grace to others? Summary: Paul had done very grievous sins: He sinned against God Himself by persecuting the church. Yet the grace of God is so amazing to reveal to Paul, this overt enemy of God, the truth - that Paul's LORD is Christ, and God's grace turns Paul's life around, away from being an enemy, to being an Apostle. Christ (Blue rectangle and highlight) Christ appeared* to Paul v. 8 see Acts 9:5 This exact same word is used in 1 Corinthians 15:5,6,7. There was then a literal, physical appearing of Christ to Paul - not a vision, a dream or a figurative appearing. This "appeared" is 24.1 ὁράωa; εἶδοςb, ους n—‘to see, sight, seeing' (Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains (New York: United Bible Societies, 1996), 276.) Questions Was Christ appearing to Paul the way that Paul considered his apostleship unusual and abnormal? By Christ appearing to Paul physically, was this done so that Paul could qualify as an Apostle, that is one who, among other things, saw Jesus in the flesh? Summary Jesus Christ physically, literally appeared, post resurrection, to Paul. God (Yellow rectangle and highlight) God's church was persecuted by Paul v. 9 God's grace made Paul what he was v.10 God's grace in Paul was not futile, fruitless, in vain v.10 God's grace enabled Paul to work hard, hard than other Apostles v.10 This grace is: "In Pauline teaching χάρις denotes the essence of God’s decisive saving act in Jesus Christ, which took place in his sacrificial death, and also of all its consequences in the present and future" (Moisés Silva, ed., New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014), 658.) Questions How does grace and human effort go together? Is it that we put in the effort, but pray and know that our effort needs His grace? Summary God's saving act in Jesus Christ, and all its effects and power, came to Paul despite Paul attacking God's own church. This grace's effects are seen in what Paul became, what Paul accomplished and did. The other Apostles (Brown rectangle and highlight) The other Apostles preached as Paul preached v. 8 given the context from v.3-11, the preaching is about Christ dying, being buried and raised from the dead, and appearing to many The Apostles did work, but Paul worked harder Questions By including himself in the Apostolic group, was Paul here showing evidence that he is an Apostle to the Corinthians because they questioned this? What does it mean that Paul worked harder, does it mean the Apostles worked less? Summary Paul did the same work and preaching as the other Apostles. Paul + Apostles (Grey rectangle and highlight) Paul and the Apostles are in one same category, as seen in the "we" v.11 They preached in the same "way", presumably about Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 Questions Do I follow in the footsteps of this Apostle and of Christ and of God, to tell of the gospel in this same way? Summary Paul belongs to the group of Apostles. In being a part of this group, he preaches as they did. The Corinthian believers (Green Rectangle and highlight) The Corinthian believers received the gospel in the same way as the gospel was preached v. 11 Within context then, the believers there received the truth of Christ's death, burial, resurrection and appearances Questions Why did Paul have to reinforce the gospel and his apostleship here? Who were the Corinthian believers? Summary The Corinthian believers received the same message in the same way from Paul as they would have from the rest of the Apostles. Take Away This emphasis on God's grace and its effect, its working out is very relevant to me this period. I am helping someone who has received some very bad treatment. I struggle with grace with the perpetrator, because he is an elder of a church and wants to be a pastor. Being reminded that Paul, far worse than this man, could be changed by God's grace, helps me have hope not in this man, but in God's grace. I therefore pray constantly, and will continue to have this passage before me, as I ask God to help me understand and know His grace for me, for this man, for the one wronged. And to pray for God's grace to work in me so that I can extend grace to others. Anyone reading this, I ask for your prayers for me too. It is a mighty struggle.
11446532703670 1446513481843 Notes 2015-11-03 06:38:28 2015-11-03 06:38:36 Dear Everyone, By the grace of God, this is a most apt passage for me this period. I also am getting used to the method, and I thank this group for the opportunity to learn here. May the grace of God rest fully upon us, j Characters Paul Christ God The other Apostles Paul and other Apostles Corinthian believers Paul (Red rectangle and highlight - to signify he is covered by the blood of Christ) Paul's apostolic call was unusual, "abnormal" v. 8* (* One born at the wrong time. The Greek word used here (ἔκτρωμα, ektrōma) refers to a premature birth, a miscarriage, or an aborted child. Paul uses it as a powerful figure of the unexpected, abnormal nature of his apostolic call. Biblical Studies Press, The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Biblical Studies Press, 2006). Christ appeared to Paul v. 8 (see Acts 9:5) Paul considers himself the least of Apostles, unworthy to be called so v. 9 Because he persecuted the church of God v.9 But Paul is he who is by the grace of God v. 10 God's grace in Paul is not in vain v. 10 For Paul works very hard (for the gospel preaching, given the context) v.10 He works harder than the rest of the Apostles v. 10 His hard work is grace working through and in him v. 10 Paul's preaching is the same as the rest of the Apostles v.11 Paul and the Apostles are considered in the same category v. 11 (note the "we") Questions: How much of this grace that redeems a terrible past do I know? Do I understand? Do I delight in? Do I humbly receive this? Do I seek this from God, to know the height, depth, length and breadth of this grace? And do I extend this grace to others? Summary: Paul had done very grievous sins: He sinned against God Himself by persecuting the church. Yet the grace of God is so amazing to reveal to Paul, this overt enemy of God, the truth - that Paul's LORD is Christ, and God's grace turns Paul's life around, away from being an enemy, to being an Apostle. Christ (Blue rectangle and highlight) Christ appeared* to Paul v. 8 see Acts 9:5 This exact same word is used in 1 Corinthians 15:5,6,7. There was then a literal, physical appearing of Christ to Paul - not a vision, a dream or a figurative appearing. This "appeared" is 24.1 ὁράωa; εἶδοςb, ους n—‘to see, sight, seeing' (Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains (New York: United Bible Societies, 1996), 276.) Questions Was Christ appearing to Paul the way that Paul considered his apostleship unusual and abnormal? By Christ appearing to Paul physically, was this done so that Paul could qualify as an Apostle, that is one who, among other things, saw Jesus in the flesh? Summary Jesus Christ physically, literally appeared, post resurrection, to Paul. God (Yellow rectangle and highlight) God's church was persecuted by Paul v. 9 God's grace made Paul what he was v.10 God's grace in Paul was not futile, fruitless, in vain v.10 God's grace enabled Paul to work hard, hard than other Apostles v.10 This grace is: "In Pauline teaching χάρις denotes the essence of God’s decisive saving act in Jesus Christ, which took place in his sacrificial death, and also of all its consequences in the present and future" (Moisés Silva, ed., New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014), 658.) Questions How does grace and human effort go together? Is it that we put in the effort, but pray and know that our effort needs His grace? Summary God's saving act in Jesus Christ, and all its effects and power, came to Paul despite Paul attacking God's own church. This grace's effects are seen in what Paul became, what Paul accomplished and did. The other Apostles (Brown rectangle and highlight) The other Apostles preached as Paul preached v. 8 given the context from v.3-11, the preaching is about Christ dying, being buried and raised from the dead, and appearing to many The Apostles did work, but Paul worked harder Questions By including himself in the Apostolic group, was Paul here showing evidence that he is an Apostle to the Corinthians because they questioned this? What does it mean that Paul worked harder, does it mean the Apostles worked less? Summary Paul did the same work and preaching as the other Apostles. Paul + Apostles (Grey rectangle and highlight) Paul and the Apostles are in one same category, as seen in the "we" v.11 They preached in the same "way", presumably about Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 Questions Do I follow in the footsteps of this Apostle and of Christ and of God, to tell of the gospel in this same way? Summary Paul belongs to the group of Apostles. In being a part of this group, he preaches as they did. The Corinthian believers (Green Rectangle and highlight) The Corinthian believers received the gospel in the same way as the gospel was preached v. 11 Within context then, the believers there received the truth of Christ's death, burial, resurrection and appearances Questions Why did Paul have to reinforce the gospel and his apostleship here? Who were the Corinthian believers? Summary The Corinthian believers received the same message in the same way from Paul as they would have from the rest of the Apostles. Take Away This emphasis on God's grace and its effect, its working out is very relevant to me this period. I am helping someone who has received some very bad treatment. I struggle with grace with the perpetrator, because he is an elder of a church and wants to be a pastor. Being reminded that Paul, far worse than this man, could be changed by God's grace, helps me have hope not in this man, but in God's grace. I therefore pray constantly, and will continue to have this passage before me, as I ask God to help me understand and know His grace for me, for this man, for the one wronged. And to pray for God's grace to work in me so that I can extend grace to others. Anyone reading this, I ask for your prayers for me too. It is a mighty struggle. notes
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