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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
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)  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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Undeserved grace
Ephesians 2:1-10
Though the grace that we have been given is not dependent upon our works, we are created for good works.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-03-05 16:28:21
2009-03-05 22:19:34
Though the grace that we have been given is not dependent upon our works, we are created for good works. This shows that this passage does not contradict James when he says that faith without works is dead: the two go hand in hand. When Paul is talking about grace through faith, the faith itself is a gift from God so that no one may boast. God not only makes us alive in Christ, but then proceeds to elevate us and seat us in the heavenly places. I love the use of + and - that Paul uses, it reminds me that we can learn a lot about God's character by learning about what he is not.
10000000005335 5335 Notes 2009-03-05 16:28:21 2009-03-05 22:19:34 Though the grace that we have been given is not dependent upon our works, we are created for good works. This shows that this passage does not contradict James when he says that faith without works is dead: the two go hand in hand. When Paul is talking about grace through faith, the faith itself is a gift from God so that no one may boast. God not only makes us alive in Christ, but then proceeds to elevate us and seat us in the heavenly places. I love the use of + and - that Paul uses, it reminds me that we can learn a lot about God's character by learning about what he is not. notes
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Ephesians
Ephesians 2:1-10
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And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked,
following the course of this world,
following the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience--
ideaexplanation
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
actionmanner
series
and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
bilateral
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ--
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by grace you have been saved--
inference
and raised us up with him
and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
progression
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace
in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
actionpurpose
For by grace you have been saved
through faith.
And this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God,
not a result of works,
so that no one may boast.
For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus
for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, (locative in the sense of time)
that we should walk in them.
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10000000005335 5335 Arc 2009-03-05 16:28:21 2009-03-05 22:19:34 editing Ephesians 2 1 2 10 Ephesians 2:1-10 49 NT esv i58674 i58675 i58648 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, i58676 i58649 following the course of this world, i58677 i58678 i58650 following the prince of the power of the air, i58651 the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-- ideaexplanation 1 i58679 i58652 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, i58653 carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 series i58654 and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. bilateral 1 i58680 i58681 i58655 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, i58682 i58683 i58684 i58685 i58656 even when we were dead in our trespasses, i58657 made us alive together with Christ-- negativepositive 2 i58658 by grace you have been saved-- inference 2 i58686 i58659 and raised us up with him i58660 and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, progression ideaexplanation 1 i58687 i58661 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace i58662 in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. actionmanner 1 actionpurpose 2 i58688 i58689 i58690 i58663 For by grace you have been saved i58664 through faith. actionmanner 1 i58691 i58692 i58665 And this is not your own doing; i58666 it is the gift of God, negativepositive 2 i58693 i58667 not a result of works, i58668 so that no one may boast. ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 i58694 i58695 i58669 For we are his workmanship, i58696 i58670 created in Christ Jesus i58671 for good works, actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 i58697 i58672 which God prepared beforehand, (locative in the sense of time) i58673 that we should walk in them. ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 locative 1 actionresult 2 negativepositive 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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