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God communicates in words proclaimed, received, accepted, and now at work among believers
1 Thessalonians 2:13
There is a river flowing right through the middle of God's eternal city. We may indeed be refreshed by its waters even now.
Psalms 46
Satan may be powerful, but God is sovereign!
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13
Arc.
1 Peter 5:12-14
An exhortation from a fellow elder.
1 Peter 5:1-11
Arc.
1 Peter 4:12-19
...therefore live so as to magnify Christ.
1 Peter 4:7-11
A knotty passage indeed!
1 Peter 3:18-22
Arc.
1 Peter 3:13-17
Arc.
1 Peter 3:1-7
Arc.
1 Peter 2:18-25
Arc.
1 Peter 2:11-17
An Exhortation to Gospel-Rooted Love
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
Arc.
1 Peter 1:13-21
A Greeting Packed Full with Theological Truth
1 Peter 1:1-5
Christ fulfills Psalm 8 on our behalf
Hebrews 2:5-18
Jesus: the exact and perfect revelation of God
Hebrews 1:1-14
Arc.
Romans 7:13-25
The Hour has Come.
John 12:20-26
Light From the Father.
John 12:44-50
The Nature of Unbelief.
John 12:37-43
Sons of Light.
John 12:27-36
Sons of Light.
John 12:27-36
Arc.
Philippians 3:12-16
Arc.
Philippians 3:7-11
Arc.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Arc.
2 Timothy 3:10-17
Arc.
Philippians 1:3-11
Destroying Strongholds
2 Corinthians 10:1-6
Central Idea: Paul declares that he is going to defend himself so that the accusation of inconsisten...
2 Corinthians 10:7-11
Central Idea: Paul declares he would not dare to join the fray of 'ministry comparisons.
2 Corinthians 10:12-18
Central Idea: Paul asks the Corinthians to bear with him as he enters into the foolishness of boasti...
2 Corinthians 11:1-6
Central Idea:   All praise to God for the treasure of blessings we have in Christ, namely: He c...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Central Idea: Paul will not give an inch in this matter of preaching free of charge.
2 Corinthians 11:7-15
Central Idea: Having unraveled all his opponents' categories of boasting (v.
2 Corinthians 11:30-33
Central Idea: Paul will go on to speak of his visions, however to boast of such things is a worthless exercise in self-promotion.
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Central Idea: None of this has been for Paul's sake (in self-defense) but for their sake; His fear i...
2 Corinthians 12:19-21
Central Idea: Paul sighs, "Ugh! It's done.
2 Corinthians 12:11-18
Central Idea: Paul addresses a supposed implication of 5:20, ".
Romans 6:1-14
Central Idea: Paul's prayers of thanksgiving for the Colossian believers are in response to Epaphras...
Colossians 1:3-8
Central Idea: Paul relates the substance of his prayers on behalf of the Colossian believers: that t...
Colossians 1:9-14
Central Idea: Paul's prayer for the Colossians overflows into a hymn of praise declaring the glories...
Colossians 1:15-20
Central Idea: Paul calls the Colossians to not allow the intruders to either pass judgment on them o...
Colossians 2:16-23
Central Idea: In contrast to those that would steer them away from Christ, Paul calls the Colossians...
Colossians 3:1-4
Central Idea: The direct inference from setting one's mind on heavenly things is the command, "put to death what is earthly in you.
Colossians 3:5-11
Central Idea: Here is the practical culmination of all that Paul has been driving toward: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Colossians 3:12-17
Central Idea: Paul details what it looks like to obey v.
Colossians 3:18-4:1
I'm curious to see how others arc v.
Mark 2:18-20
Central Idea: God has graciously and abundantly provided all that we need to live in godliness.
2 Peter 1:3-11
Central Idea: Because growth in Christian maturity is not automatic, Peter will confidently remind h...
2 Peter 1:12-15
Central Idea: Paul exhorts his readers to walk in sacrificial love which stands in sharp contrast to...
Ephesians 5:1-14
This a simplified alternate to my arc "Walk as Children of Light.
Ephesians 5:1-14
Apposition = two words or phrases side by side performing the same grammatical role in a sentence.
Titus 2:11-14
Summary:   In the fear of God, Paul persuades others because he is controlled by the love of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Summary: It is not to angels that God has subjected the world to come; It is subjected to The Man, (...
Hebrews 2:5-9
The emphasis that began in chapter 1 concerning what we have "in Christ" continues.
Ephesians 2:11-22
I found this to be a very difficult passage to arc but, as always, worth the effort of pressing on u...
Ephesians 3:1-13
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Accept Me as a Fool
2 Corinthians 11:16-21
Central Idea: Paul, finally ready to meet boasting with boasting, makes an ironical appeal: "You've ...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-02-17 15:04:22
2012-06-29 19:03:39
Central Idea: Paul, finally ready to meet boasting with boasting, makes an ironical appeal: "You've put with the others' foolishness, put up with mine." He doesn't waste the irony though and points out how the others have abused and wounded the Corinthians by their criminal foolishness. Explanations / Questions: v.16-21, This whole arc is a progression toward v.22ff in which Paul actually begins his 'boasting.' Insights: This whole passage oozes with irony and sarcasm, and yet even here the contrast between Paul and his opponents is highlighted. v.20-21a, Abusive authority figures are exceedingly dangerous for those under them are deceived into believing the superior status of the leader and, in some warped way, the correctness of the abusive behavior. This passage, maybe more than any other, explains why Paul will go to any length to win back the heart of this church. And yet the bite of the sarcasm is directed at the believers.It is they who have so 'wisely' accepted the arrogance of the false apostles - buying into and adopting that arrogance themselves toward Paul.
10000000004921 4921 Notes 2009-02-17 15:04:22 2012-06-29 19:03:39 Central Idea: Paul, finally ready to meet boasting with boasting, makes an ironical appeal: "You've put with the others' foolishness, put up with mine." He doesn't waste the irony though and points out how the others have abused and wounded the Corinthians by their criminal foolishness. Explanations / Questions: v.16-21, This whole arc is a progression toward v.22ff in which Paul actually begins his 'boasting.' Insights: This whole passage oozes with irony and sarcasm, and yet even here the contrast between Paul and his opponents is highlighted. v.20-21a, Abusive authority figures are exceedingly dangerous for those under them are deceived into believing the superior status of the leader and, in some warped way, the correctness of the abusive behavior. This passage, maybe more than any other, explains why Paul will go to any length to win back the heart of this church. And yet the bite of the sarcasm is directed at the believers.It is they who have so 'wisely' accepted the arrogance of the false apostles - buying into and adopting that arrogance themselves toward Paul. notes
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2009-02-17 15:04:22
2012-06-29 19:03:21
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2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians 11:16-21
NT
tisch
esv
πάλιν λέγω μή τίς με δόξῃ ἄφρονα εἶναι
I repeat, let no one think me foolish.
εἰ δὲ μή γε
But even if you do,
κἂν ὡς ἄφρονα δέξασθέ με
accept me as a fool,
concessive
ἵνα κἀγὼ μικρόν τι καυχήσωμαι
so that I too may boast a little.
actionpurpose
ὃ λαλῶ οὐ κατὰ κύριον λαλῶ
What I am saying, I say not with the Lord's authority
ἀλλ' ὡς ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ὑποστάσει τῆς καυχήσεως
but as a fool {with this boastful confidence}
alternative
ἐπεὶ πολλοὶ καυχῶνται κατὰ σάρκα
Since many boast according to the flesh,
κἀγὼ καυχήσομαι
I too will boast.
inference
progression
ἡδέως γὰρ ἀνέχεσθε τῶν ἀφρόνων φρόνιμοι ὄντες
For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves!
ἀνέχεσθε γὰρ
For you bear it
εἴ τις ὑμᾶς καταδουλοῖ εἴ τις κατεσθίει εἴ τις λαμβάνει εἴ τις ἐπαίρεται εἴ τις εἰς πρόσωπον ὑμᾶς δέρει
if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.
situationresponse
κατὰ ἀτιμίαν λέγω ὡς ὅτι ἡμεῖς ἠσθενήκαμεν
To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that!
ground
ἐν ᾧ δ' ἄν τις τολμᾷ
But whatever anyone else dares to boast of
ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ λέγω
--I am speaking as a fool--
τολμῶ κἀγώ
I also dare to boast of that.
comparison
discourse
10000000004921 4921 Arc 2009-02-17 15:04:22 2012-06-29 19:03:21 editing 2 Corinthians 11 16 11 21 2 Corinthians 11:16-21 47 NT tisch esv i77045 i77046 i77047 i77030 πάλιν λέγω μή τίς με δόξῃ ἄφρονα εἶναι I repeat, let no one think me foolish. i77048 i77049 i77050 i77031 εἰ δὲ μή γε But even if you do, i77032 κἂν ὡς ἄφρονα δέξασθέ με accept me as a fool, concessive 2 i77033 ἵνα κἀγὼ μικρόν τι καυχήσωμαι so that I too may boast a little. actionpurpose 2 i77051 i77034 ὃ λαλῶ οὐ κατὰ κύριον λαλῶ What I am saying, I say not with the Lord's authority i77035 ἀλλ' ὡς ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ὑποστάσει τῆς καυχήσεως but as a fool {with this boastful confidence} alternative i77052 i77036 ἐπεὶ πολλοὶ καυχῶνται κατὰ σάρκα Since many boast according to the flesh, i77037 κἀγὼ καυχήσομαι I too will boast. inference 2 progression alternative i77053 i77038 ἡδέως γὰρ ἀνέχεσθε τῶν ἀφρόνων φρόνιμοι ὄντες For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! i77054 i77055 i77039 ἀνέχεσθε γὰρ For you bear it i77040 εἴ τις ὑμᾶς καταδουλοῖ εἴ τις κατεσθίει εἴ τις λαμβάνει εἴ τις ἐπαίρεται εἴ τις εἰς πρόσωπον ὑμᾶς δέρει if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. situationresponse 2 1 i77041 κατὰ ἀτιμίαν λέγω ὡς ὅτι ἡμεῖς ἠσθενήκαμεν To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! progression ground 1 ground 1 i77056 i77042 ἐν ᾧ δ' ἄν τις τολμᾷ But whatever anyone else dares to boast of i77057 i77043 ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ λέγω --I am speaking as a fool-- i77044 τολμῶ κἀγώ I also dare to boast of that. comparison 1 1 comparison 1 1 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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