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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: In order to stand firm in the Spirit, united in boldness with our Christian family, we...
Philippians 1:27-30
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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The Wonderful Conundrum
Philippians 1:19-26
Central idea : Christ is the great solar-system re-orbiter; when we orbit around Him we have a ...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-12-10 12:41:44
2011-12-13 09:55:21
Central idea : Christ is the great solar-system re-orbiter; when we orbit around Him we have a wonderful conundrum: to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Summary: This passage is split into two sections, a strong thesis, and some explanation on what that thesis means to Paul. Verses 20–21, and specially verses 21, are the central charge and idea. Our expectation and hope is that we will not be ashamed of the Gospel, but that Christ will be honored in whatever circumstances we are dealt: whether by life of by death. How could that be? The ground comes in v. 21. Because if we live, that means that we are living for Christ and he hasn't called us home yet, we have more work to do for the Kingdom. But if we die, then we get to go be with our Creator and Savior. The rest of the passage highlights the internal struggle resulting from this wonderful conundrum. If we die, then we get to be with Christ. If we live, then we get to be used by Christ to continue to help others progress and find joy in their faith, to the glory of Christ Jesus. Notes: Every religion has to answer two questions: What is it to live? What is it to die? Silicon Valley would say: "To live is self, and to die is loss" The Christ-follower says: "To live is Christ, and to die is gain" The whole passage hinges off of this wonderful conundrum: life by Christ, or death to be with Christ. Life by Christ Results in "fruitful labor" (v. 22) Is helping others progress their faith Is helping others find joy in their faith Purpose: that others may find cause to glory in Christ Jesus Our life is by Christ because we find our strength to help others in their faith, and our ultimate desire in helping others is to point them to Christ Death to be with Christ Was Paul's desire (v. 23) Is far better than life Is gain for us Regardless, it's all about Christ. Christ is the center of our solar system. If we make ourselves bigger, then we get bored quickly. But if we make ourselves smaller, we get lost in who God is. We often keep ourselves at the center of our lives, and we ask Jesus to come and just orbit around us. It's idolatry: putting something other than God at the center of our lives. It breaks the first commandment: "You must not have any other god but me." We are made to worship, it's not a question of if we worsip, it's a question of who we worship. Four main idols: Comfort : We don't want stress or demands — God knows everything about us, and what is best for us. Approval : We don't want rejection — Christ died for us Control : We don't want uncertainty — Christ holds the whole universe in His hands Power : We don't want humiliation — Christ will never leave us humiliated How we define life determines what we think about death. The message of Silicon Valley will kill us. Sin is a distortion of: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind Love your neighbor as yourself Questions: What are your idols? Ask yourself these questions: What do I worry about? What is the thing that if I lost would make me not want to live? What do I use to comfort myself when things get tough? What preoccupies me? What do I want people to know about me early on? What prayer unanswered would make me question my faith? What would really make me happy? What about versus 19? How does that fit in? How do we help others find joy in their faith? (v. 25) What does it mean to be bold for Christ in death? Is that really being bold for Christ in the face of death? Arcing Notes: According to the NLT, the "this" in verse 19 is referencing the rest of 19: "that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ…will turn out for my delieverance", or as the NLT translates it: "For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance". Though it is still ambiguous is the "this" refers to the prayers and help of Spirit of Jesus, or back to verse 18: "the message about Christ is being preached either way". Can you have a bilateral in the opposite direction? For example, vv. 22–24: "If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Therefore I am hard pressed between the two. Because my desire is to depart and be with Christ."
10000000097662 97662 Notes 2011-12-10 12:41:44 2011-12-13 09:55:21 Central idea : Christ is the great solar-system re-orbiter; when we orbit around Him we have a wonderful conundrum: to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Summary: This passage is split into two sections, a strong thesis, and some explanation on what that thesis means to Paul. Verses 20–21, and specially verses 21, are the central charge and idea. Our expectation and hope is that we will not be ashamed of the Gospel, but that Christ will be honored in whatever circumstances we are dealt: whether by life of by death. How could that be? The ground comes in v. 21. Because if we live, that means that we are living for Christ and he hasn't called us home yet, we have more work to do for the Kingdom. But if we die, then we get to go be with our Creator and Savior. The rest of the passage highlights the internal struggle resulting from this wonderful conundrum. If we die, then we get to be with Christ. If we live, then we get to be used by Christ to continue to help others progress and find joy in their faith, to the glory of Christ Jesus. Notes: Every religion has to answer two questions: What is it to live? What is it to die? Silicon Valley would say: "To live is self, and to die is loss" The Christ-follower says: "To live is Christ, and to die is gain" The whole passage hinges off of this wonderful conundrum: life by Christ, or death to be with Christ. Life by Christ Results in "fruitful labor" (v. 22) Is helping others progress their faith Is helping others find joy in their faith Purpose: that others may find cause to glory in Christ Jesus Our life is by Christ because we find our strength to help others in their faith, and our ultimate desire in helping others is to point them to Christ Death to be with Christ Was Paul's desire (v. 23) Is far better than life Is gain for us Regardless, it's all about Christ. Christ is the center of our solar system. If we make ourselves bigger, then we get bored quickly. But if we make ourselves smaller, we get lost in who God is. We often keep ourselves at the center of our lives, and we ask Jesus to come and just orbit around us. It's idolatry: putting something other than God at the center of our lives. It breaks the first commandment: "You must not have any other god but me." We are made to worship, it's not a question of if we worsip, it's a question of who we worship. Four main idols: Comfort : We don't want stress or demands — God knows everything about us, and what is best for us. Approval : We don't want rejection — Christ died for us Control : We don't want uncertainty — Christ holds the whole universe in His hands Power : We don't want humiliation — Christ will never leave us humiliated How we define life determines what we think about death. The message of Silicon Valley will kill us. Sin is a distortion of: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind Love your neighbor as yourself Questions: What are your idols? Ask yourself these questions: What do I worry about? What is the thing that if I lost would make me not want to live? What do I use to comfort myself when things get tough? What preoccupies me? What do I want people to know about me early on? What prayer unanswered would make me question my faith? What would really make me happy? What about versus 19? How does that fit in? How do we help others find joy in their faith? (v. 25) What does it mean to be bold for Christ in death? Is that really being bold for Christ in the face of death? Arcing Notes: According to the NLT, the "this" in verse 19 is referencing the rest of 19: "that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ…will turn out for my delieverance", or as the NLT translates it: "For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance". Though it is still ambiguous is the "this" refers to the prayers and help of Spirit of Jesus, or back to verse 18: "the message about Christ is being preached either way". Can you have a bilateral in the opposite direction? For example, vv. 22–24: "If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Therefore I am hard pressed between the two. Because my desire is to depart and be with Christ." notes
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For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.
[For] it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed,
but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body,
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or [I die].
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For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.
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If I am to live in the flesh,
[then] that means fruitful labor for me.
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Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
I am hard pressed between the two.
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My desire is to depart and be with Christ,
for that is far better.
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all,
[to help you in] your progress and joy in the faith,
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus,
because of my coming to you again.
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10000000097662 97662 Arc 2011-12-10 12:41:44 2011-12-13 09:55:21 editing Philippians 1 19 1 26 Philippians 1:19-26 50 NT esv i621299 i621281 For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance. i621300 i621301 i621302 i621303 i621282 [For] it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, i621283 but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, negativepositive 2 i621304 i621284 [when] whether [I live] i621285 or [I die]. alternative temporal 1 i621305 i621286 For to me to live is Christ, i621287 and to die is gain. progression ground 1 i621306 i621307 i621308 i621288 If I am to live in the flesh, i621289 [then] that means fruitful labor for me. conditional 2 i621309 i621290 Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. i621291 I am hard pressed between the two. series i621310 i621311 i621292 My desire is to depart and be with Christ, i621293 for that is far better. ground 1 i621294 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. alternative i621312 i621295 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, i621313 i621296 [to help you in] your progress and joy in the faith, i621314 i621297 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, i621298 because of my coming to you again. ground 1 actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 concessive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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