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Summary:  Paul warns against the gravity of false teachers who have led the Galatians to turn to a false gospel.
Galatians 1:6-10
Central idea:  A Gospel that is divine, not man-made or man-taught, but revealed directly by Ch...
Galatians 1:11-2:10
Central idea : Because we have been given faith and a spirit of power, we need to feed and grow our spiritual gifts.
2 Timothy 1:3-7
Central idea : Paul the anointed apostle is writing his spiritual child Timothy a letter Paul explai...
2 Timothy 1:1-2
Central idea: Do not be ashamed to tell others about the Lord, but share in suffering by the power of God.
2 Timothy 1:8-14
Central idea : Endure suffering remembering we suffer for the sake of the Good News, and with the en...
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Central idea : Because those that are cleansed are set apart for holy use, we need to run from anyth...
2 Timothy 2:20-26
Central idea: Strive to correctly handle the truth, and while some will be led astray, God's firm foundation will stand.
2 Timothy 2:14-19
Central idea : Because there will be those that oppose the truth of God, we as Christ followers should expect persecution.
2 Timothy 3:1-13
Central idea: Preach the Word, which has the power to correct, in order to teach the truth to people...
2 Timothy 3:14-4:4
Central idea : The purpose for doing Christ's work is that our life may be a drink offering poured o...
2 Timothy 4:5-8
Central idea : Even when the faithful servant of God is left deserted, the Lord stands by them so th...
2 Timothy 4:14-18
Central idea : Paul is writing this letter to the "saints" of Philippi for the purpose of proclaimin...
Philippians 1:1-2
Central idea : By putting the Gospel at the center of our lives and recognizing that we have been pu...
Philippians 1:12-18
Central Idea : The only way in which we grow in love is when God saves us and continues His work of ...
Philippians 1:3-11
Central idea : Christ is the great solar-system re-orbiter; when we orbit around Him we have a ...
Philippians 1:19-26
Central Idea: Because of our identity in Christ and our approval by His love, we are to love each ot...
Philippians 2:1-11
Central Idea : Knowing that we are God's children, fully justified and transformed, we are to work b...
Philippians 2:12-18
Central Idea: Our own deeds are nothing but detestable garbage in God's eyes, it is only because of ...
Philippians 3:1-11
Central Idea:  In contrast to the enemies of the cross who hope in a sandy foundation of earthl...
Philippians 3:17-4:1
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Living as Citizens of Heaven
Philippians 1:27-30
Central idea: In order to stand firm in the Spirit, united in boldness with our Christian family, we...
Published June 1st, 2012
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Central idea: In order to stand firm in the Spirit, united in boldness with our Christian family, we live like we are citizens of Heaven, showing the results of our salvation by our conduct. Summary: This passage is divided into two main sections. First there is a charge: live like you are a citizen of Heaven. We show this by living a life where our conduct is worthy of the Gospel — that plays out and verifies the work of the Gospel in our lives. This will be further explained in 2:12–13 where we "work hard to show the results of our salvation". After the charge, the rest of the passage is devoted to explaining the purpose for which we live as citizens of Heaven: to stand firm in one Spirit. That we take part in partaking of the fruit of the Spirit. We do this by striving side-by-side with our Christian community for the faith in the Gospel. And we do this by being unafraid of our enemies. The latter is in the midst of persecution, which acts as a "token" both our enemies' destruction, but also of our salvation. Notes: The charge : to live as citizens of Heaven, showing that by our conduct, which should be worthy of the Gospel. The purpose : For what purpose should we live as citizens of Heaven? So that we can stand firm in one spirit (v. 27e) ("one spirit" — "the fruit of partaking of the Holy Spirit"). There are two manners in which we stand firm in the Spirit? We can strive side-by-side with one soul with our brothers and sisters in Christ for the faith of the Gospel (v. 27f) We can be unafraid of our enemies (v. 28a) Questions: What does it mean to have conduct "worthy of the Gospel"? Why do the privileges of trusting and suffering act as a ground for living as citizens of Heaven? Why do those lead to us conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel? What does it mean to strive together "for the faith of the Gospel"? Why is being unafraid of our enemies a manner in which we stand firm in the Spirit? Being unafraid of our enemies indicates two things: Our enemies will be destroyed That we are going to be saved The ground for these implications comes in v. 29–30. God has given us two privileges: trusting in Him and suffering with Him. Suffering is a gift from God, a gift God gives His children, just like the gift of faith. Arcing Notes: I used the NLT in quite a few places since I thought it captured the richness of the Greek more fully than the ESV. For example, with verse 1:29, the ESV says "for it has been granted to you". The Greek word "granted" is "charizomai", and is more fully defined as "to do something pleasant or agreeable (to one), to do a favour to, gratify" or "to give graciously, give freely, bestow". The NLT translates 1:29 as "For you have been given not only the privilege". "Granted" doesn't capture the graciousness and pleasure that has been given to us, unlike a word like "privilege". Originally I had the "for" in v. 29 pointing back to 27, but after reading through some commentaries and in several translations, I see that 29 is actually a ground for 28. From the Geneva study bible: "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake" — "He proves his statement that persecution is a token of our salvation, because it is a gift of God to suffer for Christ, which gift he bestows upon his own, as he does the gift of faith."
10000000098739 98739 Notes 2011-12-19 10:38:18 2012-01-10 09:05:12 Central idea: In order to stand firm in the Spirit, united in boldness with our Christian family, we live like we are citizens of Heaven, showing the results of our salvation by our conduct. Summary: This passage is divided into two main sections. First there is a charge: live like you are a citizen of Heaven. We show this by living a life where our conduct is worthy of the Gospel — that plays out and verifies the work of the Gospel in our lives. This will be further explained in 2:12–13 where we "work hard to show the results of our salvation". After the charge, the rest of the passage is devoted to explaining the purpose for which we live as citizens of Heaven: to stand firm in one Spirit. That we take part in partaking of the fruit of the Spirit. We do this by striving side-by-side with our Christian community for the faith in the Gospel. And we do this by being unafraid of our enemies. The latter is in the midst of persecution, which acts as a "token" both our enemies' destruction, but also of our salvation. Notes: The charge : to live as citizens of Heaven, showing that by our conduct, which should be worthy of the Gospel. The purpose : For what purpose should we live as citizens of Heaven? So that we can stand firm in one spirit (v. 27e) ("one spirit" — "the fruit of partaking of the Holy Spirit"). There are two manners in which we stand firm in the Spirit? We can strive side-by-side with one soul with our brothers and sisters in Christ for the faith of the Gospel (v. 27f) We can be unafraid of our enemies (v. 28a) Questions: What does it mean to have conduct "worthy of the Gospel"? Why do the privileges of trusting and suffering act as a ground for living as citizens of Heaven? Why do those lead to us conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel? What does it mean to strive together "for the faith of the Gospel"? Why is being unafraid of our enemies a manner in which we stand firm in the Spirit? Being unafraid of our enemies indicates two things: Our enemies will be destroyed That we are going to be saved The ground for these implications comes in v. 29–30. God has given us two privileges: trusting in Him and suffering with Him. Suffering is a gift from God, a gift God gives His children, just like the gift of faith. Arcing Notes: I used the NLT in quite a few places since I thought it captured the richness of the Greek more fully than the ESV. For example, with verse 1:29, the ESV says "for it has been granted to you". The Greek word "granted" is "charizomai", and is more fully defined as "to do something pleasant or agreeable (to one), to do a favour to, gratify" or "to give graciously, give freely, bestow". The NLT translates 1:29 as "For you have been given not only the privilege". "Granted" doesn't capture the graciousness and pleasure that has been given to us, unlike a word like "privilege". Originally I had the "for" in v. 29 pointing back to 27, but after reading through some commentaries and in several translations, I see that 29 is actually a ground for 28. From the Geneva study bible: "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake" — "He proves his statement that persecution is a token of our salvation, because it is a gift of God to suffer for Christ, which gift he bestows upon his own, as he does the gift of faith." notes
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Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven,
conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.
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so that whether I come and see you
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I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit,
with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
and not frightened in anything by your opponents.
This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed,
but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.
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For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ
but also the privilege of suffering for him.
engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had
and now hear that I still have.
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