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The primary thing that I am seeing is that God is to be blessed because he predestined us.
Ephesians 1:3-10
We are predestined to obtain an inheritance.
Ephesians 1:11-14
Paul takes the opportunity to elaborate on the authority of Christ.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Though the grace that we have been given is not dependent upon our works, we are created for good works.
Ephesians 2:1-10
It seems to me that this entire passage is based upon unity in Christ.
Ephesians 2:11-22
This is a very peculiar paragraph of Ephesians.
Ephesians 3:1-6
This is a very peculiar paragraph of Ephesians.
Ephesians 3:1-13
I believe that the central idea of this text is the emphasis on the one true  gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
This passage is really a demonstration of the superiority of the Son over the angels.
Hebrews 1:5-14
The revelation of God "in these last days" is  the person of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 1:1-4
This entire passage is essentially an exposition of Psalm 95:7-11.
Hebrews 3:7-19
The inference here is that Jesus is the "builder" of Moses  --> This fits with chapter 1, th...
Hebrews 3:1-6
Why does Jesus directly go from referring to the temple as "my Father's house" to speaking about the...
John 2:13-25
The idea of striving seems to  be built upon the foundation of not yet attaining the rest that God has promised.
Hebrews 4:1-13
This was a very tricky passage for me to arc.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
Ok, this is far and away the most difficult arc that I have ever done.
Hebrews 5:11-6:12
This passage gives us insight into the faithfulness of God and the hope that we have in the priestly character of Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 6:13-20
The author is relentless in showing that Jesus is superior to Levi.
Hebrews 7:11-28
  Seems to give narrative (vs.
Hebrews 7:1-10
The action of Christ is, once again, juxtaposed with the action of the high priest of the Levitical line.
Hebrews 9:11-14
The author really grounds his main points in the OT references.
Hebrews 8:1-13
Main point :             Disciples give gener...
Matthew 6:1-4
This passage seems to be an exposition of Jeremiah 31:33-34 in that it explains how  God writes...
Hebrews 10:8-18
19-25 and 26-31 express two possibilities: 1) You endure till the end as the day draws near.
Hebrews 10:19-39
Christ came into the world because God desired obedience and not simply sacrifice.
Hebrews 10:1-7
Questions concerning this arc: 1) Is there a progression in Paul's list of blessings in Christ? Atte...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Questions concerning this arc: 1) How does the mystery of the Gentiles being fellow heirs with the J...
Ephesians 3:1-13
Questions concerning this arc: 1) Why does Paul choose to use gar at the beginning of verse 10 if he...
Ephesians 2:1-10
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Instruction through Prayer
Ephesians 1:15-23
Questions concerning this arc: 1)  What end does Paul hope to accomplish by telling the Ephesia...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2012-01-20 10:10:24
2012-02-06 11:26:11
Questions concerning this arc: 1) What end does Paul hope to accomplish by telling the Ephesians the purpose/content of his prayer? It seems clearest to me that he is hoping that the Ephesians will realize these goals as worthy goals to pursue (enlightened eyes, knowledge of the great blessing in Christ) in order to move them to greater worship of God. Just as Paul is swept up in worship of God, he desires that the Ephesians would likewise be moved to worship on account to the great truths Paul has laid out. In this way, Paul uses his prayer to instruct the Ephesians about the great blessings in Christ to the end of worship. Theology is meant to move affections towards God and his Christ. O'Brien: "Basically [the prayer] is a petition that those who have been so richly blessed by God may learn about hope, glory, and power" (125) "Clearly the apostle wants his readers to appropriate more fully 'every spiritual blessing' that has graciously been given to them in Christ. Paul wishes them to understand the place which they as God's people have in the divine purposes." (126) "Petitionary prayer is an essential weapon in [Paul's] apostolic armoury." (127) -> I agree with O'Brien that Paul lets the readers know the content/end of his prayer so that they may more fully appreciate what God has done for them in Christ. 2) How are we to understand the description of the church as "the fullness of the one filling all in all"? If we look at 1:9-10 we see that the "mystery" that Paul talks about is discussing is the plan for the fullness of time to unite all things under the authority of Christ. This mystery, as it plays itself out in the book of Ephesians, is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs with the Jews, in the church. In this way, the Church one of the means for uniting all things under the authority of Christ (a point seeming to be relatively clear by discussing redemption and forgiveness of trespasses). Thus, I take the phrase "the fullness of the one filling all in all" to be further describing the way that God is filling the world with Christ's glory, namely through filling the church with the worship of Christ. O'Brien: "God has given Christ as head over all things for the church. His supremacy over the cosmos is seen to be for the benefit of his people...As head over all things Christ exercises his sovereign rule by 'filling' the universe. But only the church is his body, and he rules it, that is, he fills it in a special way with his Spirit, grace, and gifts: it is his fulness." (152) -> I'm not sure if I agree with this dichotomy between the stuff that Christ fills and the fullness of Christ. It seems more to me that the church is the means of the filling, rather than the special filling of God.
10000000101940 101940 Notes 2012-01-20 10:10:24 2012-02-06 11:26:11 Questions concerning this arc: 1) What end does Paul hope to accomplish by telling the Ephesians the purpose/content of his prayer? It seems clearest to me that he is hoping that the Ephesians will realize these goals as worthy goals to pursue (enlightened eyes, knowledge of the great blessing in Christ) in order to move them to greater worship of God. Just as Paul is swept up in worship of God, he desires that the Ephesians would likewise be moved to worship on account to the great truths Paul has laid out. In this way, Paul uses his prayer to instruct the Ephesians about the great blessings in Christ to the end of worship. Theology is meant to move affections towards God and his Christ. O'Brien: "Basically [the prayer] is a petition that those who have been so richly blessed by God may learn about hope, glory, and power" (125) "Clearly the apostle wants his readers to appropriate more fully 'every spiritual blessing' that has graciously been given to them in Christ. Paul wishes them to understand the place which they as God's people have in the divine purposes." (126) "Petitionary prayer is an essential weapon in [Paul's] apostolic armoury." (127) -> I agree with O'Brien that Paul lets the readers know the content/end of his prayer so that they may more fully appreciate what God has done for them in Christ. 2) How are we to understand the description of the church as "the fullness of the one filling all in all"? If we look at 1:9-10 we see that the "mystery" that Paul talks about is discussing is the plan for the fullness of time to unite all things under the authority of Christ. This mystery, as it plays itself out in the book of Ephesians, is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs with the Jews, in the church. In this way, the Church one of the means for uniting all things under the authority of Christ (a point seeming to be relatively clear by discussing redemption and forgiveness of trespasses). Thus, I take the phrase "the fullness of the one filling all in all" to be further describing the way that God is filling the world with Christ's glory, namely through filling the church with the worship of Christ. O'Brien: "God has given Christ as head over all things for the church. His supremacy over the cosmos is seen to be for the benefit of his people...As head over all things Christ exercises his sovereign rule by 'filling' the universe. But only the church is his body, and he rules it, that is, he fills it in a special way with his Spirit, grace, and gifts: it is his fulness." (152) -> I'm not sure if I agree with this dichotomy between the stuff that Christ fills and the fullness of Christ. It seems more to me that the church is the means of the filling, rather than the special filling of God. notes
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Ephesians 1:15-23
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Διὰ τοῦτο κἀγὼ ἀκούσας τὴν καθʼ ὑμᾶς πίστιν ἐν τῷ κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ
And on account of this I, having heard of the according to you faith in the Lord Jesus
καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην τὴν εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους
and the love the one unto all the saints
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οὐ παύομαι εὐχαριστῶν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν
I do not cease giving thanks on behalf of you
μνείαν ποιούμενος ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου,
(by) making remembrance of you in my prayers
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ἵνα ὁ θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης, δώῃ ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως ἐν ἐπιγνώσει αὐτοῦ,
(to the end that) the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and insight in the knowledge of him,
πεφωτισμένους τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῆς καρδίας [ὑμῶν]
(since) having enlightened the eyes your heart
εἰς τὸ εἰδέναι ὑμᾶς τίς ἐστιν ἡ ἐλπὶς τῆς κλήσεως αὐτοῦ, τίς ὁ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης τῆς κληρονομίας αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις, καὶ τί τὸ ὑπερβάλλον μέγεθος τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ εἰς ἡμᾶς τοὺς πιστεύοντας
(to the end that ) you may know what is the hope of his calling (and) what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power unto you who believe
κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ κράτους τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ. Ἣν ἐνήργησεν ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ
according the working of his great might (great might) which he worked in Christ
ἐγείρας αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν
(by) having raised him from the dead
καὶ καθίσας ἐν δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις
and having seated him at his [the Father's] right hand in the heavenlies
ὑπεράνω πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας καὶ δυνάμεως καὶ κυριότητος καὶ παντὸς ὀνόματος ὀνομαζομένου,
surpassing all rulers and authorities and powers and dominions and every name being named
οὐ μόνον ἐν τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῷ μέλλοντι•
not only in this age but also in the coming one
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καὶ πάντα ὑπέταξεν ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ
and all things he placed under his feet
καὶ αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν κεφαλὴν ὑπὲρ πάντα τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ,
and he gave him (as) head over all to the church
ἥτις ἐστὶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ, τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν πληρουμένου.
which is his body the fullness of the one filling all in all.
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10000000101940 101940 Arc 2012-01-20 10:10:24 2012-02-06 11:26:11 editing Ephesians 1 15 1 23 Ephesians 1:15-23 49 NT na27 mine i60382 i60383 i60384 i60367 Διὰ τοῦτο κἀγὼ ἀκούσας τὴν καθʼ ὑμᾶς πίστιν ἐν τῷ κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ And on account of this I, having heard of the according to you faith in the Lord Jesus i60368 καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην τὴν εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους and the love the one unto all the saints series i60385 i60369 οὐ παύομαι εὐχαριστῶν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν I do not cease giving thanks on behalf of you i60370 μνείαν ποιούμενος ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου, (by) making remembrance of you in my prayers actionmanner 1 inference 2 i60386 i60371 ἵνα ὁ θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης, δώῃ ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως ἐν ἐπιγνώσει αὐτοῦ, (to the end that) the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and insight in the knowledge of him, i60387 i60372 πεφωτισμένους τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῆς καρδίας [ὑμῶν] (since) having enlightened the eyes your heart i60388 i60373 εἰς τὸ εἰδέναι ὑμᾶς τίς ἐστιν ἡ ἐλπὶς τῆς κλήσεως αὐτοῦ, τίς ὁ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης τῆς κληρονομίας αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις, καὶ τί τὸ ὑπερβάλλον μέγεθος τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ εἰς ἡμᾶς τοὺς πιστεύοντας (to the end that ) you may know what is the hope of his calling (and) what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power unto you who believe i60389 i60374 κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ κράτους τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ. Ἣν ἐνήργησεν ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ according the working of his great might (great might) which he worked in Christ i60390 i60375 ἐγείρας αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν (by) having raised him from the dead i60391 i60376 καὶ καθίσας ἐν δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις and having seated him at his [the Father's] right hand in the heavenlies i60392 i60377 ὑπεράνω πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας καὶ δυνάμεως καὶ κυριότητος καὶ παντὸς ὀνόματος ὀνομαζομένου, surpassing all rulers and authorities and powers and dominions and every name being named i60378 οὐ μόνον ἐν τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῷ μέλλοντι• not only in this age but also in the coming one ideaexplanation 1 locative 1 1 i60379 καὶ πάντα ὑπέταξεν ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ and all things he placed under his feet i60393 i60380 καὶ αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν κεφαλὴν ὑπὲρ πάντα τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ, and he gave him (as) head over all to the church i60381 ἥτις ἐστὶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ, τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν πληρουμένου. which is his body the fullness of the one filling all in all. ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 na27 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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