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Paul moves from a prayer of praise (1:3–14) to a prayer of thanksgiving and petition.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Look away from yourself. Look to Jesus.
Philippians 1:1-4:23
Gospel Advance: The Central Concern of Paul's Life
Philippians 1:12–18
Paul's deep affection for the Philippians and his prayer that their affections abound
Philippians 1:7–11
God finishes what he begins in you and in us.
Philippians 1:3–6
God begins a good work in us individually and in us as his people.
Philippians 1:6
Fellow partners in the work of the gospel are gifts. When we remember gospel-gifts, we praise (i.e. thank) the Giver.
Philippians 1:3–5
In Christ Jesus we are both servants and saints. That is, we are consecrated to our Master, Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:1-2
God preserves his people and accomplishes his purposes through them.
Acts 28:1-6
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Galatians 2:15-21
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James 1:2-4
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Psalms 1:1-6
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Deuteronomy 2:26-31
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Romans 9:30-10:4
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Romans 9:24-29
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Romans 9:6-13
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Ephesians 4:17-32
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Ephesians 6:1-9
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Ephesians 1
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Ephesians 6:21-24
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Eph 6:10-20
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Ephesians 6:10-20
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Eph 5:22-33
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Ephesians 5:22-33
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Eph 5:15-21
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Ephesians 5:15-21
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Eph 5:3-14
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Ephesians 5:3-14
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Eph 4:25-5:2
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Ephesians 4:25-5:2
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Ephesians 4:17-24
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Ephesians 4:17-24
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Eph 4:1-16
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Ephesians 4:1-16
Questions: 1.
Eph 3:14-21
Question 1 :   The eternal plan/purpose that God made with/in Christ of vs.
Ephesians 3:1-13
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Ephesians 3:1-13
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Eph 2:11-22
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Ephesians 2:11-22
Theological Questions 1.
Ephesians 2:1-10
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Ephesians 1:15-23
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Philippians 3:8-10
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Ephesians 1:15-23
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Ephesians 1:3-14
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Eph 3:14-21
Ephesians 3:14-21
Questions: 1.
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Questions: 1. How are we to understand κατοικῆσαι τὸν Χριστὸν διὰ τῆς πίστεως ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν? What does it mean to "house Christ in our hearts..."? At one level, we remember that when we have Christ, we have the "fullness of God" (Col 1:19) within us. Thus, when Paul prays that the reader would "house Christ in our hearts" he is asking that they would be filled with the very one who is the fullness of God. Simply put, it would seem to mean nothing more than that by faith, we have Christ dwelling in us. But not the physical Christ, but the Spirit of Christ. It is the Spirit who takes up residence within us. Not Jesus. Could it be that to have Christ "in our hearts" is another way of saying that we "treasure him" and our affections are centered upon him? Could this be the force? Rather than a spiritual or mystical dwelling of the now resurrected and heavenly seated Jesus in us, we embrace his person and find that "we are filled with the Divine Spirit" (Calvin, Ephesians, 262)? Is this not a more consistent understanding? Hoehner, after laborious syntatical work, states that this "denotes the contemplated result, namely, that Christ may "be at home in," that is, at the very center of or deeply rooted in the believers' lives" (Hoehner, 481). Hoehner goes on to state that "Christ must become the controlling factor in attitudes and conduct." The reference to the heat is a reference to the control center, the seat of the will, at this point (see Hoehner, pg. 481, c.f. 1:18). As you are strengthened in the inner man (vs. 16) you find Christ taking center stage and exuding maximum influence in your life. On a side note, Calvin mentions the power of faith at this point. By faith (which we must define) we are justified before God (Rom 3:28, 4:11, 5:1), by faith we live (Hab 2:4, Rom 1:17), by faith the sick are healed (Acts 3:16), by faith hearts are cleansed (Acts 15:9), by faith we are sanctified (Acts 26:18), by faith we have access to God (Rom 5:2), by faith we have peace with God (Rom 5:2), the promises come by faith (Gal 3:22), and the list could go on. Thus, Calvin declares, "What a remarkable commendation is here bestowed on faith, that, by means of it, the Son of God becomes our own, and "makes his abode with us! (John 14:23). How awesome it is that the God of heaven has decided to bless us so magnificently through the simple exercise of faith in him. 2. To be glory in the church? Does this refer to God's manifestation of his love, grace, mercy, message, etc. to be displayed within the body of Christ? Does this happen through the activity or simply the being of the church ? It is not "to be" but "to him be glory in the church." The simple point is that praise, glory, and honor are characterize the very existence of the church. Hoehner notes, "Paul indicates where God is to be praised..." (Hoehner, 494). Hoehner goes on to say that "God is to be glorified in the church because his power and splendor are displayed there and he is glorified in Christ Jesus because of Christ's work..." (Hoehner, 495).
11362408710860 1362185989368 Notes 2013-03-04 14:51:51 2013-03-07 15:46:14 Questions: 1. How are we to understand κατοικῆσαι τὸν Χριστὸν διὰ τῆς πίστεως ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν? What does it mean to "house Christ in our hearts..."? At one level, we remember that when we have Christ, we have the "fullness of God" (Col 1:19) within us. Thus, when Paul prays that the reader would "house Christ in our hearts" he is asking that they would be filled with the very one who is the fullness of God. Simply put, it would seem to mean nothing more than that by faith, we have Christ dwelling in us. But not the physical Christ, but the Spirit of Christ. It is the Spirit who takes up residence within us. Not Jesus. Could it be that to have Christ "in our hearts" is another way of saying that we "treasure him" and our affections are centered upon him? Could this be the force? Rather than a spiritual or mystical dwelling of the now resurrected and heavenly seated Jesus in us, we embrace his person and find that "we are filled with the Divine Spirit" (Calvin, Ephesians, 262)? Is this not a more consistent understanding? Hoehner, after laborious syntatical work, states that this "denotes the contemplated result, namely, that Christ may "be at home in," that is, at the very center of or deeply rooted in the believers' lives" (Hoehner, 481). Hoehner goes on to state that "Christ must become the controlling factor in attitudes and conduct." The reference to the heat is a reference to the control center, the seat of the will, at this point (see Hoehner, pg. 481, c.f. 1:18). As you are strengthened in the inner man (vs. 16) you find Christ taking center stage and exuding maximum influence in your life. On a side note, Calvin mentions the power of faith at this point. By faith (which we must define) we are justified before God (Rom 3:28, 4:11, 5:1), by faith we live (Hab 2:4, Rom 1:17), by faith the sick are healed (Acts 3:16), by faith hearts are cleansed (Acts 15:9), by faith we are sanctified (Acts 26:18), by faith we have access to God (Rom 5:2), by faith we have peace with God (Rom 5:2), the promises come by faith (Gal 3:22), and the list could go on. Thus, Calvin declares, "What a remarkable commendation is here bestowed on faith, that, by means of it, the Son of God becomes our own, and "makes his abode with us! (John 14:23). How awesome it is that the God of heaven has decided to bless us so magnificently through the simple exercise of faith in him. 2. To be glory in the church? Does this refer to God's manifestation of his love, grace, mercy, message, etc. to be displayed within the body of Christ? Does this happen through the activity or simply the being of the church ? It is not "to be" but "to him be glory in the church." The simple point is that praise, glory, and honor are characterize the very existence of the church. Hoehner notes, "Paul indicates where God is to be praised..." (Hoehner, 494). Hoehner goes on to say that "God is to be glorified in the church because his power and splendor are displayed there and he is glorified in Christ Jesus because of Christ's work..." (Hoehner, 495). notes
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Ephesians 3:14-21
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Τούτου χάριν κάμπτω τὰ γόνατά μου πρὸς τὸν πατέρα,
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
ἐξ οὗ πᾶσα πατριὰ ἐν οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς ὀνομάζεται,
from whom every/whole(?) family in heaven and on earth is named,
ideaexplanation
ἵνα δῷ ὑμῖν
that he might give to you
κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ
according to the riches of his glory
ground
δυνάμει κραταιωθῆναι διὰ τοῦ πνεύματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ἔσω ἄνθρωπον,
to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner man,
κατοικῆσαι τὸν Χριστὸν διὰ τῆς πίστεως ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν,
to house Christ in your hearts through faith—
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ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἐρριζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι,
in love being rooted and grounded,
ἵνα ἐξισχύσητε καταλαβέσθαι σὺν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἁγίοις
that you may have strength to comprehend with all the saints
τί τὸ πλάτος καὶ μῆκος καὶ ὕψος καὶ βάθος,
what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
γνῶναί τε τὴν ὑπερβάλλουσαν τῆς γνώσεως ἀγάπην τοῦ Χριστοῦ,
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,
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ἵνα πληρωθῆτε εἰς πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ θεοῦ.
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
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Τῷ δὲ δυναμένῳ ὑπὲρ πάντα ποιῆσαι ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ ὧν αἰτούμεθα ἢ νοοῦμεν
And to the one who can do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
κατὰ τὴν δύναμιν τὴν ἐνεργουμένην ἐν ἡμῖν,
according to the power at work within us,
αὐτῷ
(God) to him
ἡ δόξα ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς
be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
τοῦ αἰῶνος τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν.
forever and ever. Amen.
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11362185991194 1362185989368 Arc 2013-03-02 00:59:51 2013-03-07 14:38:03 editing 6 NT 49 3 14 3 21 Ephesians 3:14-21 na27 esv i1035300 i1035301 i1035302 i1035284 Τούτου χάριν κάμπτω τὰ γόνατά μου πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, i1035285 ἐξ οὗ πᾶσα πατριὰ ἐν οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς ὀνομάζεται, from whom every/whole(?) family in heaven and on earth is named, ideaexplanation 1 i1035303 i1035304 i1035286 ἵνα δῷ ὑμῖν that he might give to you i1035287 κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ according to the riches of his glory ground 1 i1035305 i1035306 i1035307 i1035288 δυνάμει κραταιωθῆναι διὰ τοῦ πνεύματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ἔσω ἄνθρωπον, to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner man, i1035289 κατοικῆσαι τὸν Χριστὸν διὰ τῆς πίστεως ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν, to house Christ in your hearts through faith— actionpurpose 2 i1035290 ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἐρριζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι, in love being rooted and grounded, actionpurpose 2 i1035308 i1035309 i1035291 ἵνα ἐξισχύσητε καταλαβέσθαι σὺν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἁγίοις that you may have strength to comprehend with all the saints i1035310 i1035292 τί τὸ πλάτος καὶ μῆκος καὶ ὕψος καὶ βάθος, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, i1035293 γνῶναί τε τὴν ὑπερβάλλουσαν τῆς γνώσεως ἀγάπην τοῦ Χριστοῦ, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, series ideaexplanation 1 i1035294 ἵνα πληρωθῆτε εἰς πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ θεοῦ. that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. actionpurpose 2 progression actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 i1035311 i1035312 i1035313 i1035295 Τῷ δὲ δυναμένῳ ὑπὲρ πάντα ποιῆσαι ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ ὧν αἰτούμεθα ἢ νοοῦμεν And to the one who can do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, i1035296 κατὰ τὴν δύναμιν τὴν ἐνεργουμένην ἐν ἡμῖν, according to the power at work within us, ground 1 i1035297 αὐτῷ (God) to him ideaexplanation 1 1 i1035314 i1035298 ἡ δόξα ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, i1035299 τοῦ αἰῶνος τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν. forever and ever. Amen. temporal 1 inference 2 locative 1 1 1 1 na27 25 esv 25 a 50 80 80 discourse
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