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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
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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, 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: 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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Free Gospel vs. False Apostles
2 Corinthians 11:7-15
Central Idea: Paul will not give an inch in this matter of preaching free of charge.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2015-03-03 21:42:32
Central Idea: Paul will not give an inch in this matter of preaching free of charge. Where his opponents claim it is a sign of his personal insignificance and of the worthlessness of his preaching (he can't even command a price for his speaking), Paul declares it is a fundamental part of his ministry and will continue to be - as a demonstration of his love; and furthermore as a means to undermine these false apostles. Explanations / Questions: v.7-9, I have two primary arcs here: v.7, I did not commit a sin when I humbled myself in that I preached the gospel free of charge. v.8-9, rather, I accepted support from other churches so that I would not be a burden to you Paul's 'free preaching' was not a sin to be corrected but an intentional service to them. It is something he fully intends to continue (a point emphasized again in v.12). v14-15a, The logical connection here is simple: v.14a, for v.14b, therefore v.15a. This follows the pattern for a Bi-Lateral arc. However, I chose to show the ground and inference separately because it seems that as v.15a is inferred from v.14b, these together ground the statement in v.14a. Insights: For Paul, the gospel defines and filters everything. The manner of the gospel ministry must be consistent with the message of free grace. It is that the gospel itself is at stake, that drives Paul to undermine & condemn these false apostles. The practices of the false apostles was fundamentally antithetical to the gospel itself; so too, was the mindset of the church in which their preaching thrived.
10000000004808 4808 Notes 2009-02-13 12:27:27 2015-03-03 21:42:32 Central Idea: Paul will not give an inch in this matter of preaching free of charge. Where his opponents claim it is a sign of his personal insignificance and of the worthlessness of his preaching (he can't even command a price for his speaking), Paul declares it is a fundamental part of his ministry and will continue to be - as a demonstration of his love; and furthermore as a means to undermine these false apostles. Explanations / Questions: v.7-9, I have two primary arcs here: v.7, I did not commit a sin when I humbled myself in that I preached the gospel free of charge. v.8-9, rather, I accepted support from other churches so that I would not be a burden to you Paul's 'free preaching' was not a sin to be corrected but an intentional service to them. It is something he fully intends to continue (a point emphasized again in v.12). v14-15a, The logical connection here is simple: v.14a, for v.14b, therefore v.15a. This follows the pattern for a Bi-Lateral arc. However, I chose to show the ground and inference separately because it seems that as v.15a is inferred from v.14b, these together ground the statement in v.14a. Insights: For Paul, the gospel defines and filters everything. The manner of the gospel ministry must be consistent with the message of free grace. It is that the gospel itself is at stake, that drives Paul to undermine & condemn these false apostles. The practices of the false apostles was fundamentally antithetical to the gospel itself; so too, was the mindset of the church in which their preaching thrived. notes
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2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians 11:7-15
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esv
ἢ ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησα
Or did I commit a sin
ἐμαυτὸν ταπεινῶν
in [when I humbled] humbling myself
ἵνα ὑμεῖς ὑψωθῆτε
so that you might be exalted,
actionpurpose
ὅτι δωρεὰν τὸ τοῦ θεοῦ εὐαγγέλιον εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν
because I preached God's gospel to you free of charge?
actionmanner
temporal
ἄλλας ἐκκλησίας ἐσύλησα
I robbed other churches
λαβὼν ὀψώνιον
by accepting support from them
πρὸς τὴν ὑμῶν διακονίαν
in order to serve you.
καὶ παρὼν πρὸς ὑμᾶς
And when I was with you
καὶ ὑστερηθεὶς
and was in need,
series
οὐ κατενάρκησα οὐθενός
I did not burden anyone,
τὸ γὰρ ὑστέρημά μου προσανεπλήρωσαv οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἐλθόντες ἀπὸ Μακεδονίας
for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need.
καὶ ἐν παντὶ ἀβαρῆ ἐμαυτὸν ὑμῖν ἐτήρησα
So I refrained from burdening you in any way.
situationresponse
ground
negativepositive
καὶ τηρήσω
[and will refrain]
inference
ἔστιν ἀλήθεια Χριστοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ ὅτι ἡ καύχησις αὕτη οὐ φραγήσεται εἰς ἐμὲ ἐν τοῖς κλίμασιν τῆς Ἀχαΐας
As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia.
διὰ τί ὅτι οὐκ ἀγαπῶ ὑμᾶς
And why? Because I do not love you?
ὁ θεὸς οἶδεν
God knows I do!
questionanswer
ὃ δὲ ποιῶ καὶ ποιήσω
And what I do I will continue to do,
ἵνα ἐκκόψω τὴν ἀφορμὴν τῶν θελόντων ἀφορμήν ἵνα ἐν ᾧ καυχῶνται εὑρεθῶσιν καθὼς καὶ ἡμεῖς
in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do.
οἱ γὰρ τοιοῦτοι ψευδαπόστολοι ἐργάται δόλιοι μετασχηματιζόμevoi εἰς ἀποστόλους Χριστοῦ
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
καὶ οὐ θαῦμα
And no wonder,
αὐτὸς γὰρ ὁ Σατανᾶς μετασχηματίζετai εἰς ἄγγελον φωτός
for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
οὐ μέγα οὖν εἰ καὶ οἱ διάκονοι αὐτοῦ μετασχηματίζονtai ὡς διάκονοι δικαιοσύνης
So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.
ὧν τὸ τέλος ἔσται κατὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν
Their end will correspond to their deeds.
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10000000004808 4808 Arc 2009-02-13 12:27:27 2015-03-03 21:37:53 editing 2 Corinthians 11 7 11 15 2 Corinthians 11:7-15 47 NT tisch esv i77009 i77010 i77011 i77012 i76986 ἢ ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησα Or did I commit a sin i77013 i77014 i76987 ἐμαυτὸν ταπεινῶν in [when I humbled] humbling myself i76988 ἵνα ὑμεῖς ὑψωθῆτε so that you might be exalted, actionpurpose 2 i76989 ὅτι δωρεὰν τὸ τοῦ θεοῦ εὐαγγέλιον εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν because I preached God's gospel to you free of charge? actionmanner 1 temporal 1 i77015 i77016 i77017 i76990 ἄλλας ἐκκλησίας ἐσύλησα I robbed other churches i76991 λαβὼν ὀψώνιον by accepting support from them actionmanner 1 i76992 πρὸς τὴν ὑμῶν διακονίαν in order to serve you. actionpurpose 2 i77018 i77019 i77020 i76993 καὶ παρὼν πρὸς ὑμᾶς And when I was with you i76994 καὶ ὑστερηθεὶς and was in need, series i76995 οὐ κατενάρκησα οὐθενός I did not burden anyone, temporal 1 1 i77021 i76996 τὸ γὰρ ὑστέρημά μου προσανεπλήρωσαv οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἐλθόντες ἀπὸ Μακεδονίας for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. i76997 καὶ ἐν παντὶ ἀβαρῆ ἐμαυτὸν ὑμῖν ἐτήρησα So I refrained from burdening you in any way. situationresponse 2 ground 1 series negativepositive 2 i76998 καὶ τηρήσω [and will refrain] inference 2 i77022 i76999 ἔστιν ἀλήθεια Χριστοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ ὅτι ἡ καύχησις αὕτη οὐ φραγήσεται εἰς ἐμὲ ἐν τοῖς κλίμασιν τῆς Ἀχαΐας As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia. i77023 i77000 διὰ τί ὅτι οὐκ ἀγαπῶ ὑμᾶς And why? Because I do not love you? i77001 ὁ θεὸς οἶδεν God knows I do! questionanswer 2 ground 1 i77024 i77025 i77002 ὃ δὲ ποιῶ καὶ ποιήσω And what I do I will continue to do, i77003 ἵνα ἐκκόψω τὴν ἀφορμὴν τῶν θελόντων ἀφορμήν ἵνα ἐν ᾧ καυχῶνται εὑρεθῶσιν καθὼς καὶ ἡμεῖς in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. actionpurpose 2 i77026 i77027 i77004 οἱ γὰρ τοιοῦτοι ψευδαπόστολοι ἐργάται δόλιοι μετασχηματιζόμevoi εἰς ἀποστόλους Χριστοῦ For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. i77028 i77005 καὶ οὐ θαῦμα And no wonder, i77029 i77006 αὐτὸς γὰρ ὁ Σατανᾶς μετασχηματίζετai εἰς ἄγγελον φωτός for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. i77007 οὐ μέγα οὖν εἰ καὶ οἱ διάκονοι αὐτοῦ μετασχηματίζονtai ὡς διάκονοι δικαιοσύνης So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. inference 2 ground 1 series i77008 ὧν τὸ τέλος ἔσται κατὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν Their end will correspond to their deeds. progression ground 1 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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