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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
  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)  What end does Paul hope to accomplish by telling the Ephesia...
Ephesians 1:15-23
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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Jesus' Better Covenant
Hebrews 7:11-28
The author is relentless in showing that Jesus is superior to Levi.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-01-15 08:29:24
2011-01-15 08:59:28
The author is relentless in showing that Jesus is superior to Levi. There is a lot of Idea/Explanation relationships because the author is continually contrasting Jesus with Levi and explaining why he is making these contrasts. My current thought, though very likely incorrect, is that the final verses serve as the grounds for the first verses of the passage. Jesus' qualifications are the reason that he is better than Levi. He demonstrates that perfection is attainable through HIM (!) and not through Levi.
10000000064727 64727 Notes 2011-01-15 08:29:24 2011-01-15 08:59:28 The author is relentless in showing that Jesus is superior to Levi. There is a lot of Idea/Explanation relationships because the author is continually contrasting Jesus with Levi and explaining why he is making these contrasts. My current thought, though very likely incorrect, is that the final verses serve as the grounds for the first verses of the passage. Jesus' qualifications are the reason that he is better than Levi. He demonstrates that perfection is attainable through HIM (!) and not through Levi. notes
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Hebrews
Hebrews 7:11-28
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Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood
(for under it the people received the law),
ideaexplanation
what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek,
rather than one named after the order of Aaron?
negativepositive
conditional
For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well.
inference
For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe,
from which no one has ever served at the altar.
For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah,
and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.
actionmanner
This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,
who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent,
but by the power of an indestructible life.
For it is witnessed of him, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."
ground
For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside
because of its weakness and uselessness
actionpurpose
(for the law made nothing perfect);
but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced,
through which we draw near to God.
And it was not without an oath.
For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath,
but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever.'"
This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.
progression
The former priests were many in number,
because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,
but he holds his priesthood permanently,
because he continues forever.
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him,
since he always lives to make intercession for them.
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy,
innocent,
unstained,
separated from sinners,
and exalted above the heavens.
He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily,
first for his own sins and then for those of the people,
since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests,
but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
bilateral
discourse
10000000064727 64727 Arc 2011-01-15 08:29:24 2011-01-15 08:59:28 editing Hebrews 7 11 7 28 Hebrews 7:11-28 58 NT esv i59529 i59530 i59531 i59532 i59533 i59534 i59535 i59491 Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood i59492 (for under it the people received the law), ideaexplanation 1 i59536 i59493 what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, i59494 rather than one named after the order of Aaron? negativepositive 2 1 conditional 2 i59495 For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well. inference 2 i59537 i59538 i59496 For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, i59497 from which no one has ever served at the altar. ideaexplanation 1 i59539 i59498 For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, i59499 and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 i59540 i59541 i59500 This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, i59542 i59501 who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent, i59502 but by the power of an indestructible life. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i59503 For it is witnessed of him, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek." ground 1 inference 2 i59543 i59544 i59545 i59546 i59504 For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside i59505 because of its weakness and uselessness actionpurpose 2 i59506 (for the law made nothing perfect); ground 1 i59547 i59507 but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, i59508 through which we draw near to God. actionmanner 1 1 negativepositive 2 i59548 i59549 i59509 And it was not without an oath. i59550 i59510 For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, i59511 but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever.'" negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i59512 This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. inference 2 progression ideaexplanation 1 i59551 i59552 i59553 i59554 i59513 The former priests were many in number, i59514 because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, ideaexplanation 1 i59555 i59515 but he holds his priesthood permanently, i59516 because he continues forever. ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 i59556 i59517 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, i59518 since he always lives to make intercession for them. ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 i59557 i59519 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, i59520 innocent, i59521 unstained, i59522 separated from sinners, i59523 and exalted above the heavens. i59558 i59559 i59560 i59524 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, i59525 first for his own sins and then for those of the people, ideaexplanation 1 i59526 since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. ideaexplanation 1 i59561 i59527 For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, i59528 but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. negativepositive 2 ground 1 bilateral 1 ground 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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