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Jeremiah 31:31-34
Passage Commentary : This two part psalm of ascent has long been a prayer of mine.
Psalms 126:1-6
Passage Commentary : Perhaps I've overdone it, perhaps I've read into the text, but there seems to b...
Mark 4:13-20
Passage Commentary:: (soon to follow) Arc Commentary:: One of the clearest and most important relati...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Passage Commentary :: The concessive at the beginning of this passage has tremendous weight for inte...
Deuteronomy 17:14-20
Passage Commentary :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Passage Commentary :: A little context might help us here.
Exodus 20:20
Passage Commentary :: This whole unit, perhaps even ch.
Ephesians 4:1-16
Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.
Ephesians 3:14-21
Passage Commentary :: This is a powerful passage about God's reconciling work rooted in the peace-ma...
Ephesians 2:11-22
Passage Commentary :: Paul's desire in this passage seems to be two-fold.
Ephesians 3:1-13
A
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Passage Commentary :: The main point of this passage is that believers are not to conduct themselves...
Ephesians 4:17-24
A
Ephesians 5:22-33
Arc Commentary :: There are two main units in this passage: vv.
Ephesians 6:1-9
Arc Commentary :: The major contour of this passage are two command/explanations grounded in a single truth that the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-21
A
Ephesians 5:3-14
A
Ephesians 6:10-20
Arc Commentary :: This passage breaks nicely into two larger sections: vv.
Ephesians 6:21-24
Exegetical Questions 1) How shall we best translate the datives of v.
Romans 9:1-5
1) Is the ὁτι in
Romans 9:6-13
As I'm currently understanding this passage, the core reason why God is righteous is that He works a...
Romans 9:14-18
Exegetical Questions 1) How is the argument functioning between vv.
Romans 9:19-23
    Text Critical Notes v.
Romans 9:24-29
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Romans 9:30-33
An Attempt at Capturing the Sense of the Arc :: "Brothers, (in light of Israel's massive rejection o...
Romans 10:1-4
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Romans 10:5-13
Main Idea :: Paul is still unpacking his desire to see Israelites come to their Messiah back in 10:1.
Romans 10:14-21
Main Idea :: Paul's main question of concern in this unit, having just quote some scathing scripture...
Romans 11:1-6
Main Idea :: v.
Romans 11:7-10
Main Idea :: I see the central thrust of this unit coming out most clearly in v.
Romans 11:11-16
Main Idea :: The central point Paul is making in this passage is found in v.
Romans 11:16-24
MAIN POINT :: vv.
Romans 11:25-32
Main Point :: God's riches, wisdom, and knowledge are deep beyond comprehension ultimately because e...
Romans 11:33-36
God-dependent yields a gospel-displaying life.
Deuteronomy 4:5-8
Main Purpose: To lay a foundational paradigm in which Israel should live out love to YHWH, the supreme and only God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Main Purpose : To illustrate the way in which parents should instruct their children in the purpose of the commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:20-25
Main Purpose: This passage is given to warn the people of Israel against temptations that are sure t...
Deuteronomy 6:10-19
Exegetical Outline Main Purpose: YHWH promises to bless Israel and clear away their enemies, but it ...
Deuteronomy 7:12-26
Main Purpose : Giving an illustration of the third unit of the שׁמע, this unit seeks to give clea...
Deuteronomy 7:1-11
Main Purpose: To offer Israel a warning, motivation, and means for dealing with the deadly temptations of experiencing bounty.
Deuteronomy 8:7-20
Main Purpose : To aid in the present generation maintaining fidelity to the covenant, Moses motivate...
Deuteronomy 8:1-6
The main point of the text is made emphatically and repetitiously in v.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20
Two main charges are given in this text: -Israel must only choose a King from among their brothers (Israel) whom God has appointed to lead.
Deuteronomy 17:14-17
Main Point :: Israel (the first generation) did not receive the ability to perceive the truth about ...
Deuteronomy 29:2-6
Main Point :: In keeping with the foundation of this covenant, YHWH will lead Israel and they will be careful to follow his lead.
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Main Point :: YHWH will raise up another prophet like Moses who will speak the very words of YHWH; t...
Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The main point of this greater text, though 30:1-10 should be included, is that Moses is giving thes...
Deuteronomy 30:11-20
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Display of Grace
Ephesians 2:1-10
Passage Commentary :: The logic of this passage relates in two main ways.
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2010-02-24 22:01:57
Passage Commentary :: The logic of this passage relates in two main ways. Firstly, we formerly existed and conducted ourselves in a dead state of trespass and sin but God saved us because of the great and merciful love he had for us! Secondly, why did God pity us and save us from this horrid condition? This is threefold, 1) that He might eternally display the riches of his grace, 2) that no one might boast in this salvation, 3) that we might walk in the good works he prepared for us from the beginning. Arc Commentary :: The highest level relationship that I can see in this passage is Sit/R. Our deadness in sin and our deadly conduct did not give rise to judgment but to salvation! I don't think Paul could have been more clear about the main point in the way he structured the text. Under these Sit/R arcs there are numerous points to be made. In the first half of the text we have a list of sorts detailing what deadness in sin looks like. The world, the Devil, and the flesh all conspire against the sons of disobedience also known as the children of wrath. In the second half of the text we see two huge arcs outlining salvation. I'm taking the first as the main Response to the Situation and the second as the Ground for that Response. I see v.8-10 mainly grounding v.4-7 and not the whole of v.1-7 for this reason - gracious salvation has far more to do with the working of God than our deadness in sin. Truly, His merciful working in Christ is in response to our deadness in sin. But this work must be grounded in more than just pity. The grace of His salvation of children of wrath is for the sake of His glory in saving us not based on works but for good works. Finally, I must note the bookends of this passage. We formerly walked (περιεπατήσατε) in our deadness of sin but God has saved us in order that we walk (περιπατήσωμεν) in a new life of good works.
10000000026959 26959 Notes 2010-02-20 11:00:27 2010-02-24 22:01:57 Passage Commentary :: The logic of this passage relates in two main ways. Firstly, we formerly existed and conducted ourselves in a dead state of trespass and sin but God saved us because of the great and merciful love he had for us! Secondly, why did God pity us and save us from this horrid condition? This is threefold, 1) that He might eternally display the riches of his grace, 2) that no one might boast in this salvation, 3) that we might walk in the good works he prepared for us from the beginning. Arc Commentary :: The highest level relationship that I can see in this passage is Sit/R. Our deadness in sin and our deadly conduct did not give rise to judgment but to salvation! I don't think Paul could have been more clear about the main point in the way he structured the text. Under these Sit/R arcs there are numerous points to be made. In the first half of the text we have a list of sorts detailing what deadness in sin looks like. The world, the Devil, and the flesh all conspire against the sons of disobedience also known as the children of wrath. In the second half of the text we see two huge arcs outlining salvation. I'm taking the first as the main Response to the Situation and the second as the Ground for that Response. I see v.8-10 mainly grounding v.4-7 and not the whole of v.1-7 for this reason - gracious salvation has far more to do with the working of God than our deadness in sin. Truly, His merciful working in Christ is in response to our deadness in sin. But this work must be grounded in more than just pity. The grace of His salvation of children of wrath is for the sake of His glory in saving us not based on works but for good works. Finally, I must note the bookends of this passage. We formerly walked (περιεπατήσατε) in our deadness of sin but God has saved us in order that we walk (περιπατήσωμεν) in a new life of good works. notes
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Καὶ ὑμᾶς ὄντας νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν καὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ὑμῶν,
And you (were dead) in your trespasses and sins,
ἐν αἷς ποτε περιεπατήσατε
in which you formerly walked
κατὰ τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ κόσμου τούτου,
according to the age of this world
κατὰ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος, τοῦ πνεύματος τοῦ νῦν ἐνεργοῦντος ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς τῆς ἀπειθείας·
according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience;
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ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν,
among whom [SsD] also we all formerly conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh,
ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν,
doing the will of the flesh and of the mind,
καὶ ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς
and were by nature children of wrath
ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί·
as also were the rest [of the SsD];
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ὁ δὲ θεὸς πλούσιος ὢν ἐν ἐλέει,
but God being rich in mercy,
διὰ τὴν πολλὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ ἣν ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς,
because of his great love with which he loved us,
ground
καὶ ὄντας ἡμᾶς νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν
and [although] we (were) dead in trespasses
συνεζωοποίησεν τῷ Χριστῷ
he made us alive together with Christ
χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι
by grace you have been saved
καὶ συνήγειρεν
and raised us (together)
καὶ συνεκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ,
and seated us together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
concessive
inference
ἵνα ἐνδείξηται ἐν τοῖς αἰῶσιν τοῖς ἐπερχομένοις τὸ ὑπερβάλλον πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἐν χρηστότητι ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς
in order that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness upon us
ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.
in Christ Jesus;
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actionpurpose
τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ πίστεως·
for [on the basis of] grace you have been saved through faith,
καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν,
and this (is) not from you,
θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον·
[but] of God (is) the gift;
negativepositive
οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων,
not from works
ἵνα μή τις καυχήσηται.
in order that no one might boast
αὐτοῦ γάρ ἐσμεν ποίημα, κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπὶ ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς οἷς προητοίμασεν ὁ θεὸς
for we are HIS handiwork, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God prepared before
ἵνα ἐν αὐτοῖς περιπατήσωμεν.
in order that we might walk in them.
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10000000026959 26959 Arc 2010-02-20 11:00:27 2010-02-24 22:01:57 editing Ephesians 2 1 2 10 Ephesians 2:1-10 49 NT tisch mine i387573 i387574 i387549 Καὶ ὑμᾶς ὄντας νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν καὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ὑμῶν, And you (were dead) in your trespasses and sins, i387575 i387576 i387550 ἐν αἷς ποτε περιεπατήσατε in which you formerly walked i387577 i387551 κατὰ τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, according to the age of this world i387552 κατὰ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος, τοῦ πνεύματος τοῦ νῦν ἐνεργοῦντος ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς τῆς ἀπειθείας· according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience; series actionmanner 1 i387578 i387553 ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν, among whom [SsD] also we all formerly conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, i387554 ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν, doing the will of the flesh and of the mind, actionmanner 1 i387579 i387555 καὶ ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς and were by nature children of wrath i387556 ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί· as also were the rest [of the SsD]; comparison 1 series ideaexplanation 1 i387580 i387581 i387582 i387583 i387557 ὁ δὲ θεὸς πλούσιος ὢν ἐν ἐλέει, but God being rich in mercy, i387558 διὰ τὴν πολλὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ ἣν ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς, because of his great love with which he loved us, ground 1 i387584 i387559 καὶ ὄντας ἡμᾶς νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν and [although] we (were) dead in trespasses i387585 i387586 i387560 συνεζωοποίησεν τῷ Χριστῷ he made us alive together with Christ i387561 χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι by grace you have been saved ideaexplanation 1 i387562 καὶ συνήγειρεν and raised us (together) i387563 καὶ συνεκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, and seated us together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, concessive 2 inference 2 i387587 i387564 ἵνα ἐνδείξηται ἐν τοῖς αἰῶσιν τοῖς ἐπερχομένοις τὸ ὑπερβάλλον πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἐν χρηστότητι ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς in order that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness upon us i387565 ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. in Christ Jesus; locative 1 actionpurpose 2 i387588 i387589 i387566 τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ πίστεως· for [on the basis of] grace you have been saved through faith, i387590 i387591 i387567 καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν, and this (is) not from you, i387568 θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον· [but] of God (is) the gift; negativepositive 2 i387592 i387569 οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων, not from works i387570 ἵνα μή τις καυχήσηται. in order that no one might boast actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 i387593 i387571 αὐτοῦ γάρ ἐσμεν ποίημα, κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπὶ ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς οἷς προητοίμασεν ὁ θεὸς for we are HIS handiwork, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God prepared before i387572 ἵνα ἐν αὐτοῖς περιπατήσωμεν. in order that we might walk in them. actionpurpose 2 ground 1 ground 1 situationresponse 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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