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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: Paul, finally ready to meet boasting with boasting, makes an ironical appeal: "You've ...
2 Corinthians 11:16-21
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: 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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Bearing Gospel Fruit
Colossians 3:12-17
Central Idea: Here is the practical culmination of all that Paul has been driving toward: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
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2009-08-12 14:41:14
2010-04-03 10:21:30
Central Idea: Here is the practical culmination of all that Paul has been driving toward: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. It is the gospel that is going to bear real spiritual fruit in the life of a believer (1:6, 10). It is by the transforming power of the gospel that a believer, clothed with Christ, will display compassion, kindness, forgiveness, love, peace, thankfulness, etc. But these are not passive, the command to 'put on...' is a call to the believer to 'see to it' that the gospel be worked out in daily living. Explanations / Questions: On the surface, this passage seemed fairly straight-forward as a series of commands: v.12-13, Put on... compassion, kindness, etc v.14, Put on love v.15, Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts v.15, And be thankful v.16, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly v.17, And do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus However, this did not satisfy an over-all unity. It seems natural to group the three commands of v.14-15 together in a series and that these together progress from v.12-13 ( above all these put on... makes the progression clear). The progression to v.16, and then to v.17 may be subtle but the common thread is Paul's push to see the gospel bear practical fruit in the lives of these believers (thankfulness being specifically mentioned three times). The gospel is at the root of each of these commands (v.12, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved ; v.13, as the Lord has forgiven you ; v.15, the peace of Christ... to which indeed you were called ; v.16, let the word of Christ (the gospel) dwell.. . v.16,17, Initially, I arced both of these verses as Ac-Mn (mostly out of habit with adverbial participles). But after reflecting more and trying to restate the participles as finite verbs, Ac-Res seems more appropriate for each. Let the word of Christ dwell in you... in that you teach and admonish one another... and sing songs... (by teaching and admonishing one another... and by singing songs...) or with the result that you teach and admonish one another... and sing songs with thankfulness to God. ...do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus... in that you (ought to) give thanks to God the Father through him. (by giving thanks to God the Father through him.) (this seems possible) or with the result that you give thanks to God the Father through him. (better) Question: If the 'Action' clause of a proposition is an imperative, is the secondary clause always 'Purpose' because the result is not yet actual but only potential? I have left these two arcs as Ac-Res because I see the second clause in each as fruit that will indeed come about as a result of the action to be taken. Question: Is it a legitimate distinction between Ac-Res and Ac-Pur that Ac-Res has a emphasis on the Ac (i.e cause - result), while Ac-Pur emphasizes the Pur (i.e. means to an end )?
10000000011107 11107 Notes 2009-08-12 14:41:14 2010-04-03 10:21:30 Central Idea: Here is the practical culmination of all that Paul has been driving toward: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. It is the gospel that is going to bear real spiritual fruit in the life of a believer (1:6, 10). It is by the transforming power of the gospel that a believer, clothed with Christ, will display compassion, kindness, forgiveness, love, peace, thankfulness, etc. But these are not passive, the command to 'put on...' is a call to the believer to 'see to it' that the gospel be worked out in daily living. Explanations / Questions: On the surface, this passage seemed fairly straight-forward as a series of commands: v.12-13, Put on... compassion, kindness, etc v.14, Put on love v.15, Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts v.15, And be thankful v.16, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly v.17, And do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus However, this did not satisfy an over-all unity. It seems natural to group the three commands of v.14-15 together in a series and that these together progress from v.12-13 ( above all these put on... makes the progression clear). The progression to v.16, and then to v.17 may be subtle but the common thread is Paul's push to see the gospel bear practical fruit in the lives of these believers (thankfulness being specifically mentioned three times). The gospel is at the root of each of these commands (v.12, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved ; v.13, as the Lord has forgiven you ; v.15, the peace of Christ... to which indeed you were called ; v.16, let the word of Christ (the gospel) dwell.. . v.16,17, Initially, I arced both of these verses as Ac-Mn (mostly out of habit with adverbial participles). But after reflecting more and trying to restate the participles as finite verbs, Ac-Res seems more appropriate for each. Let the word of Christ dwell in you... in that you teach and admonish one another... and sing songs... (by teaching and admonishing one another... and by singing songs...) or with the result that you teach and admonish one another... and sing songs with thankfulness to God. ...do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus... in that you (ought to) give thanks to God the Father through him. (by giving thanks to God the Father through him.) (this seems possible) or with the result that you give thanks to God the Father through him. (better) Question: If the 'Action' clause of a proposition is an imperative, is the secondary clause always 'Purpose' because the result is not yet actual but only potential? I have left these two arcs as Ac-Res because I see the second clause in each as fruit that will indeed come about as a result of the action to be taken. Question: Is it a legitimate distinction between Ac-Res and Ac-Pur that Ac-Res has a emphasis on the Ac (i.e cause - result), while Ac-Pur emphasizes the Pur (i.e. means to an end )? notes
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Colossians 3:12-17
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Ἐνδύσασθε οὖν ὡς ἐκλεκτοὶ τοῦ θεοῦ ἅγιοι καὶ ἠγαπημένοι σπλάγχνα οἰκτιρμοῦ, χρηστότητα, ταπεινοφροσύνην, πραΰτητα, μακροθυμίαν,
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
ἀνεχόμενοι ἀλλήλων
bearing with one another
καὶ χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς
and, [ forgiving each other;]
ἐάν τις πρός τινα ἔχῃ μομφήν·
if one has a complaint against another,
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καθὼς καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς ἐχαρίσατο ὑμῖν
as the Lord has forgiven you,
οὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς·
so you also must forgive.
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ἐπὶ πᾶσιν δὲ τούτοις τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅ ἐστιν σύνδεσμος τῆς τελειότητος.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ Χριστοῦ βραβευέτω ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν, εἰς ἣν καὶ ἐκλήθητε ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι·
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body.
καὶ εὐχάριστοι γίνεσθε.
And be thankful.
ὁ λόγος τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως,
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ διδάσκοντες
[in all wisdom,] teaching
καὶ νουθετοῦντες ἑαυτοὺς
and admonishing one another
ψαλμοῖς, ὕμνοις, ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς, ἐν τῇ χάριτι ᾄδοντες ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν τῷ θεῷ·
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
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καὶ πᾶν ὅ τι ἂν ποιῆτε ἐν λόγῳ ἢ ἐν ἔργῳ, πάντα ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου Ἰησοῦ,
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ.
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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10000000011107 11107 Arc 2009-08-12 14:41:14 2013-06-29 03:16:34 editing Colossians 3 12 3 17 Colossians 3:12-17 51 NT tisch esv i77699 i77700 i77684 Ἐνδύσασθε οὖν ὡς ἐκλεκτοὶ τοῦ θεοῦ ἅγιοι καὶ ἠγαπημένοι σπλάγχνα οἰκτιρμοῦ, χρηστότητα, ταπεινοφροσύνην, πραΰτητα, μακροθυμίαν, Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, i77701 i77685 ἀνεχόμενοι ἀλλήλων bearing with one another i77702 i77703 i77686 καὶ χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς and, [ forgiving each other;] i77687 ἐάν τις πρός τινα ἔχῃ μομφήν· if one has a complaint against another, conditional 2 1 i77704 i77688 καθὼς καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς ἐχαρίσατο ὑμῖν as the Lord has forgiven you, i77689 οὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς· so you also must forgive. comparison 1 1 ideaexplanation 1 series actionmanner 1 i77705 i77690 ἐπὶ πᾶσιν δὲ τούτοις τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅ ἐστιν σύνδεσμος τῆς τελειότητος. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. i77691 καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ Χριστοῦ βραβευέτω ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν, εἰς ἣν καὶ ἐκλήθητε ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι· And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. i77692 καὶ εὐχάριστοι γίνεσθε. And be thankful. series i77706 i77693 ὁ λόγος τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, i77707 i77694 ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ διδάσκοντες [in all wisdom,] teaching i77695 καὶ νουθετοῦντες ἑαυτοὺς and admonishing one another i77696 ψαλμοῖς, ὕμνοις, ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς, ἐν τῇ χάριτι ᾄδοντες ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν τῷ θεῷ· singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. series actionresult 2 i77708 i77697 καὶ πᾶν ὅ τι ἂν ποιῆτε ἐν λόγῳ ἢ ἐν ἔργῳ, πάντα ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου Ἰησοῦ, And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, i77698 εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ. giving thanks to God the Father through him. actionresult 2 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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