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There are three analogies the Paul uses to illustrate something here -- I believe that they are used...
2 Timothy 2:1-7
This is a long and somewhat intricate arc.
Ephesians 2:1-10
I'm not 100% sold on my arc here.
Titus 2:11-14
At first reading, verse 9 appears to almost be unconnected.
1 Corinthians 1:4-9
My main purpose was to arc 1 - 4 but I ended up doing the entire book, or at least trying to.
Jude 1:1-25
The greatness of my High Priest, Jesus, is the basis or ground of my holding fast to my confession.
Hebrews 4:14-16
Peter prays a blessing of grace and peace to the readers in verse 2 and then proceeds all the way to...
2 Peter 1:1-11
It is always difficult to arc the introductory verses.
Romans 1:1-7
Paul's ultimate reason behind his prayers for those in Rome is that their faith is being proclaimed ...
Romans 1:8-15
*I struggled to know what to do with the O.
Romans 1:16-17
Paul tells why wrath is upon mankind.
Romans 1:18-23
In an act of the revelation of God's wrath, He gave them over to impurity for the purpose of their bodies being dishonored.
Romans 1:24-25
The reason God gave them over to degrading passions is because the women and men both had intense se...
Romans 1:26-27
1:29-32 is a list of Explanation to the Idea in 1:28c ("to do those things which are not proper").
Romans 1:28-32
The wrathful consequences of not honoring God is for Him to allow us to fall deeper into sin.
Romans 1:18-32
8-15 = the reason Paul is eager to preach the gospel, ie, he wants fruit in Rome.
Romans 1:8-32
i need much more time to look at the role the questions play in this.
Romans 2:1-11
not done yet, not sure how to deal with 9a - b with the rest of the section, not sure how the sectio...
Psalms 19:1-14
Paul's main conclusion here is:  all sinners will perish and all sinners will be judged.
Romans 2:12-16
This entire section is in contrast or Alternative to the Gentiles being spoken about in the previous verses.
Romans 2:17-24
Ulitmatley Paul is saying that being circumcised is valuable if you obey the Law, and that converser...
Romans 2:25-29
The whole paragraph appears to be one explanation after another about the testimony, who is giving t...
1 John 5:5-12
Jesus makes one statement, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:1-21
The main flow of the passage goes something like this (in my mind at least): There is no condemnation because a law has set me free.
Romans 8:1-8
The primary arc is for me to be diligent because I am looking for His return.
2 Peter 3:14-18
Notes will follow.
Romans 6:15-19
Further notes will follow once all of chapter 6 is arced.
Romans 6:1-7
Notes will follow.
Romans 6:12-14
Again, notes will follow once all of 6 is done.
Romans 6:8-11
Again this is for the bigger picture for me to see.
Romans 7:7-25
this is for me to see the bigger picture, ive done this for 6:1-14 as well.
Romans 6:15-7:6
see the other arcs for an explanation.
Romans 6:1-14
Paul's main thesis of this paragraph is verse 1:  The Law only has jurisdiction/authoritative p...
Romans 7:1-3
I died to the Law.
Romans 7:4-6
7:7a and 7:12 say the same thing from different angles: God's Law is not sin and God's Law is holy and righteous and good.
Romans 7:7-12
Paul is making ultra-clear what he has said in 7:7-12 so that the point is not mistaken or missed.
Romans 7:13
notes will come.
Romans 6:20-23
more will follow but i think a good summary statement is:  sanctification is linked to sexual p...
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Notes will come later but I feel that ultimately the first half is the Idea and the second half is the Explanation.
Ephesians 4:7-13
Verse 18 and 24 have me baffled!  I'm not sure how to arc them.
Galatians 5:16-24
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An Odd Freedom Indeed
Romans 7:21-25
The reason (or Ground) that Paul can say 7:21 is 7:22-23.
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2010-02-11 15:17:08
The reason (or Ground) that Paul can say 7:21 is 7:22-23. In other words, the law of sin which makes him a prisoner is in the members of his body and it wages war against the law of his mind, which is joyfully agreeing with the law of God...all of that is the reason he can say that he found in himself the principle of evil being present, even, or especially, when he wants to do what is good. And as an inferernce he says that he is a wretched man. 7:24b and 7:25a is a Question and Answer respecitvely. However, one could easily combine them into one statement such as, " God, through Jesus, will set me free from the body of this death." And in that case 7:21-24a is the Situation and 7:24b-25a is the Response. To paraphrase, I am a wretched person who has evil inside me somewhere that is at war within myself whenever I want to do good, but in stark contrast and in spite of all that, God will set me free from my body of death through Jesus. And then comes Paul's overall conclusion to this in 7:225b-c. His conclusion is that the law of his mind is serving God but the law of his flesh is serving sin. Truly an odd freedom!! However, whatever God does He does so wisely, lovingly, and rightly. And ultimately whatever He does will bring Himself the maximum amount of glory. So He has lovingly "left" me in this state because it will bring Him the most glory. How? I can think of no other way that would require the greatest amount of trust in His Spirit at a moment by moment basis than this one. In other words, I feel this requires the most faith, which in turn points the most clearly to Him as the the source of every victory in my life. On the flip side, it also leaves me in a condition where my strength, in due time, always proves incapable of victory over sin. At any point I try to gain a victory, either over a sin or in order to obey, then I am "under the Law."(Gal. 5:18). What I mean is that if I am trying under my own power, then I have subjected myself to doing it on my own. God has only established one way in that sense...obeying the Law. The Law only reveals my sin and His holiness, it cannot and will not produce righteousness.
10000000025862 25862 Notes 2010-02-11 14:35:53 2010-02-11 15:17:08 The reason (or Ground) that Paul can say 7:21 is 7:22-23. In other words, the law of sin which makes him a prisoner is in the members of his body and it wages war against the law of his mind, which is joyfully agreeing with the law of God...all of that is the reason he can say that he found in himself the principle of evil being present, even, or especially, when he wants to do what is good. And as an inferernce he says that he is a wretched man. 7:24b and 7:25a is a Question and Answer respecitvely. However, one could easily combine them into one statement such as, " God, through Jesus, will set me free from the body of this death." And in that case 7:21-24a is the Situation and 7:24b-25a is the Response. To paraphrase, I am a wretched person who has evil inside me somewhere that is at war within myself whenever I want to do good, but in stark contrast and in spite of all that, God will set me free from my body of death through Jesus. And then comes Paul's overall conclusion to this in 7:225b-c. His conclusion is that the law of his mind is serving God but the law of his flesh is serving sin. Truly an odd freedom!! However, whatever God does He does so wisely, lovingly, and rightly. And ultimately whatever He does will bring Himself the maximum amount of glory. So He has lovingly "left" me in this state because it will bring Him the most glory. How? I can think of no other way that would require the greatest amount of trust in His Spirit at a moment by moment basis than this one. In other words, I feel this requires the most faith, which in turn points the most clearly to Him as the the source of every victory in my life. On the flip side, it also leaves me in a condition where my strength, in due time, always proves incapable of victory over sin. At any point I try to gain a victory, either over a sin or in order to obey, then I am "under the Law."(Gal. 5:18). What I mean is that if I am trying under my own power, then I have subjected myself to doing it on my own. God has only established one way in that sense...obeying the Law. The Law only reveals my sin and His holiness, it cannot and will not produce righteousness. notes
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Romans 7:21-25
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I find then the principle that evil is present in me,
the one who wants to do good.
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For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man,
but I see a different law in the members of my body,
waging war against the law of my mind
and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.
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Wretched man that I am!
Who will set me free from the body of this death?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
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So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God,
but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.
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10000000025862 25862 Arc 2010-02-11 14:35:53 2010-02-11 15:17:08 editing Romans 7 21 7 25 Romans 7:21-25 45 NT nasb i248777 i248778 i248779 i248780 i248781 i248766 I find then the principle that evil is present in me, i248767 the one who wants to do good. ideaexplanation 1 i248782 i248768 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, i248783 i248769 but I see a different law in the members of my body, i248784 i248770 waging war against the law of my mind i248771 and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. series ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 alternative i248772 Wretched man that I am! i248785 i248773 Who will set me free from the body of this death? i248774 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! questionanswer 2 situationresponse 2 i248786 i248775 So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, i248776 but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. negativepositive 2 1 1 1 1 nasb 25 a 50 discourse
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