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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
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1 Peter 5:12-14
An exhortation from a fellow elder.
1 Peter 5:1-11
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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
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1 Peter 3:13-17
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1 Peter 3:1-7
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1 Peter 2:18-25
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1 Peter 2:11-17
An Exhortation to Gospel-Rooted Love
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
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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
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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
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Philippians 3:12-16
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Philippians 3:7-11
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Philippians 3:17-4:1
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2 Timothy 3:10-17
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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
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2 Corinthians 11:7-15
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2 Corinthians 11:16-21
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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
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2 Corinthians 12:11-18
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Romans 6:1-14
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Colossians 1:3-8
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Colossians 1:9-14
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Colossians 1:15-20
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Colossians 2:16-23
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Colossians 3:1-4
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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
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Mark 2:18-20
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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: 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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MInistry of Reconciliation
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Summary:   In the fear of God, Paul persuades others because he is controlled by the love of Christ.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2014-04-16 15:30:15
Summary: In the fear of God, Paul persuades others because he is controlled by the love of Christ. It is the death and resurrection of Christ that have convinced Paul that he is not his own. Likewise, his view of all others has been radically changed to see them for what they could be: a new creation. God is thus reconciling the world to himself and Paul has been entrusted with the message, made an ambassador with this appeal: "Be reconciled to God." Explanations / Questions: v. 11c-13, Altough this paragraph seems parenthetical to the main flow of this section, it is a significant element in the main thread that runs through the whole of the letter, i.e. Paul's defense of his ministry. v. 14-17, Here is a bit of a puzzle: I see v 14b-15c (Christ died for all, that they might live for him) as the ground for three statements: - v.14a, why the love of Christ controls Paul - v.16, why he regards no one according to the flesh - v.17, why it is that if any man is in Christ he is a new creation. However, I'm not totally resolved in this diagram because: - hoste in both v.16 & v.17 could easily have an emphasis on an actual result of Christ dying for all (v.14b-15c) - I could also see v.14b-15c being the ground of v.14a; and v.16 (Paul regarding no one according to the flesh) then as a result of 14a (the constraining love of Christ); But in this scheme, I am at a loss what to do with v.17 (the new creation is neither a result of nor inferred from the fact that Paul is controlled by the love of Christ.) (v.16, 'No one' is the idea in 16a that gets further developed in 16b-c: "No one, not even Christ.") v.18-19, What is the connection between this arc and the one preceding? I would say the clause, "all this is from God," is subordinate as it could not stand alone without asking, "all what?" On the other hand, this phrase seems to serve only to introduce the new subject: God. The phrase introduced by the relative pronoun 'who' establishes the primary predicator in the sentence, i.e., "God (subject), through Christ, reconciled us and gave us the ministry of reconciliation (double-predicate)..." In this construction, Paul is adding a new, stand alone proposition that is coordinate with what precedes. I chose 'progression' because Paul, having developed the renewing/redeeming work of Christ now adds that he has not only been reconciled but has also been given the ministry of reconciliation; this proposition stands to push his argument to its conclusion (v20-21), namely that he is an ambassador for Christ with this appeal: "be reconciled to God." v.21, This theologically rich verse is very difficult to grammatically connect with its context. I chose to label this arc 'G' because theologically, this is the truth that grounds - or gives substance to - the message and ministry of reconciliation. "... you can be reconciled to God because ..."
10000000024939 24939 Notes 2008-10-24 16:05:50 2014-04-16 15:30:15 Summary: In the fear of God, Paul persuades others because he is controlled by the love of Christ. It is the death and resurrection of Christ that have convinced Paul that he is not his own. Likewise, his view of all others has been radically changed to see them for what they could be: a new creation. God is thus reconciling the world to himself and Paul has been entrusted with the message, made an ambassador with this appeal: "Be reconciled to God." Explanations / Questions: v. 11c-13, Altough this paragraph seems parenthetical to the main flow of this section, it is a significant element in the main thread that runs through the whole of the letter, i.e. Paul's defense of his ministry. v. 14-17, Here is a bit of a puzzle: I see v 14b-15c (Christ died for all, that they might live for him) as the ground for three statements: - v.14a, why the love of Christ controls Paul - v.16, why he regards no one according to the flesh - v.17, why it is that if any man is in Christ he is a new creation. However, I'm not totally resolved in this diagram because: - hoste in both v.16 & v.17 could easily have an emphasis on an actual result of Christ dying for all (v.14b-15c) - I could also see v.14b-15c being the ground of v.14a; and v.16 (Paul regarding no one according to the flesh) then as a result of 14a (the constraining love of Christ); But in this scheme, I am at a loss what to do with v.17 (the new creation is neither a result of nor inferred from the fact that Paul is controlled by the love of Christ.) (v.16, 'No one' is the idea in 16a that gets further developed in 16b-c: "No one, not even Christ.") v.18-19, What is the connection between this arc and the one preceding? I would say the clause, "all this is from God," is subordinate as it could not stand alone without asking, "all what?" On the other hand, this phrase seems to serve only to introduce the new subject: God. The phrase introduced by the relative pronoun 'who' establishes the primary predicator in the sentence, i.e., "God (subject), through Christ, reconciled us and gave us the ministry of reconciliation (double-predicate)..." In this construction, Paul is adding a new, stand alone proposition that is coordinate with what precedes. I chose 'progression' because Paul, having developed the renewing/redeeming work of Christ now adds that he has not only been reconciled but has also been given the ministry of reconciliation; this proposition stands to push his argument to its conclusion (v20-21), namely that he is an ambassador for Christ with this appeal: "be reconciled to God." v.21, This theologically rich verse is very difficult to grammatically connect with its context. I chose to label this arc 'G' because theologically, this is the truth that grounds - or gives substance to - the message and ministry of reconciliation. "... you can be reconciled to God because ..." notes
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2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
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εἰδότες οὖν τὸν φόβον τοῦ κυρίου
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord,
ἀνθρώπους πείθομεν
we persuade others.
inference
θεῷ δὲ πεφανερώμεθα
But what we are is known to God,
ἐλπίζω δὲ καὶ ἐν ταῖς συνειδήσεσιν ὑμῶν πεφανερῶσθαι
and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
alternative
οὐ πάλιν ἑαυτοὺς συνιστάνομεν ὑμῖν
We are not commending ourselves to you again
ἀλλὰ ἀφορμὴν διδόντες ὑμῖν καυχήματος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν
but giving you cause to boast about us,
ἵνα ἔχητε πρὸς τοὺς ἐν προσώπῳ καυχωμένους καὶ μὴ ἐν καρδίᾳ
so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart.
actionpurpose
εἴτε γὰρ ἐξέστημεν
For if we are beside ourselves,
θεῷ
it is for God;
conditional
εἴτε σωφρονοῦμεν
if we are in our right mind,
ὑμῖν
it is for you.
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ἡ γὰρ ἀγάπη τοῦ Χριστοῦ συνέχει ἡμᾶς
For the love of Christ controls us,
(κρίναντας τοῦτο) ὅτι εἷς ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν
(because we have concluded this): that one has died for all,
ἄρα οἱ πάντες ἀπέθανον
therefore all have died;
καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν
and he died for all,
ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν
that those who live might no longer live for themselves
ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι
but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
progression
ὥστε ἡμεῖς ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν οὐδένα οἴδαμεν κατὰ σάρκα
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh.
εἰ καὶ ἐγνώκαμεν κατὰ σάρκα Χριστόν
Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh,
ἀλλὰ νῦν οὐκέτι γινώσκομεν
we regard him thus no longer.
concessive
ὥστε εἴ τις ἐν Χριστῷ
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
καινὴ κτίσις
he is a new creation.
τὰ ἀρχαῖα παρῆλθεν
The old has passed away;
ἰδοὺ γέγονεν καινά
behold, the new has come.
bilateral
τὰ δὲ πάντα ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ καταλλάξαντος ἡμᾶς ἑαυτῷ διὰ Χριστοῦ
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself
καὶ δόντος ἡμῖν τὴν διακονίαν τῆς καταλλαγῆς
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
ὡς ὅτι θεὸς ἦν ἐν Χριστῷ κόσμον καταλλάσσων ἑαυτῷ
that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,
μὴ λογιζόμενος αὐτοῖς τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν
not counting their trespasses against them,
actionmanner
καὶ θέμενος ἐν ἡμῖν τὸν λόγον τῆς καταλλαγῆς
and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ οὖν πρεσβεύομεν
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,
ὡς τοῦ θεοῦ παρακαλοῦντος δι' ἡμῶν
God making his appeal through us.
comparison
δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ καταλλάγητε τῷ θεῷ
We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
τὸν μὴ γνόντα ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησεν
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin,
ἵνα ἡμεῖς γενώμεθα δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
discourse
10000000024939 24939 Arc 2008-10-24 16:05:50 2014-04-20 00:22:26 editing 2 Corinthians 5 11 5 21 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 47 NT tisch esv i78802 i78803 i78804 i78805 i78768 εἰδότες οὖν τὸν φόβον τοῦ κυρίου Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, i78769 ἀνθρώπους πείθομεν we persuade others. inference 2 i78806 i78807 i78770 θεῷ δὲ πεφανερώμεθα But what we are is known to God, i78771 ἐλπίζω δὲ καὶ ἐν ταῖς συνειδήσεσιν ὑμῶν πεφανερῶσθαι and I hope it is known also to your conscience. alternative i78808 i78809 i78810 i78772 οὐ πάλιν ἑαυτοὺς συνιστάνομεν ὑμῖν We are not commending ourselves to you again i78773 ἀλλὰ ἀφορμὴν διδόντες ὑμῖν καυχήματος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν but giving you cause to boast about us, i78774 ἵνα ἔχητε πρὸς τοὺς ἐν προσώπῳ καυχωμένους καὶ μὴ ἐν καρδίᾳ so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. actionpurpose 2 i78811 i78812 i78775 εἴτε γὰρ ἐξέστημεν For if we are beside ourselves, i78776 θεῷ it is for God; conditional 2 i78813 i78777 εἴτε σωφρονοῦμεν if we are in our right mind, i78778 ὑμῖν it is for you. conditional 2 alternative ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 series i78814 i78779 ἡ γὰρ ἀγάπη τοῦ Χριστοῦ συνέχει ἡμᾶς For the love of Christ controls us, i78815 i78816 i78780 (κρίναντας τοῦτο) ὅτι εἷς ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν (because we have concluded this): that one has died for all, i78781 ἄρα οἱ πάντες ἀπέθανον therefore all have died; inference 2 i78817 i78782 καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν and he died for all, i78818 i78783 ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν that those who live might no longer live for themselves i78784 ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι but for him who for their sake died and was raised. actionpurpose 2 progression i78819 i78820 i78785 ὥστε ἡμεῖς ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν οὐδένα οἴδαμεν κατὰ σάρκα From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. i78821 i78786 εἰ καὶ ἐγνώκαμεν κατὰ σάρκα Χριστόν Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, i78787 ἀλλὰ νῦν οὐκέτι γινώσκομεν we regard him thus no longer. concessive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i78822 i78788 ὥστε εἴ τις ἐν Χριστῷ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, i78823 i78789 καινὴ κτίσις he is a new creation. i78824 i78790 τὰ ἀρχαῖα παρῆλθεν The old has passed away; i78791 ἰδοὺ γέγονεν καινά behold, the new has come. progression ideaexplanation 1 conditional 2 series bilateral 1 ground 1 i78825 i78826 i78792 τὰ δὲ πάντα ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ καταλλάξαντος ἡμᾶς ἑαυτῷ διὰ Χριστοῦ All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself i78827 i78793 καὶ δόντος ἡμῖν τὴν διακονίαν τῆς καταλλαγῆς and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; i78828 i78829 i78794 ὡς ὅτι θεὸς ἦν ἐν Χριστῷ κόσμον καταλλάσσων ἑαυτῷ that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, i78795 μὴ λογιζόμενος αὐτοῖς τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν not counting their trespasses against them, actionmanner 1 i78796 καὶ θέμενος ἐν ἡμῖν τὸν λόγον τῆς καταλλαγῆς and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. progression ideaexplanation 1 series i78830 i78831 i78797 ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ οὖν πρεσβεύομεν Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, i78798 ὡς τοῦ θεοῦ παρακαλοῦντος δι' ἡμῶν God making his appeal through us. comparison 1 i78832 i78799 δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ καταλλάγητε τῷ θεῷ We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. i78833 i78800 τὸν μὴ γνόντα ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησεν For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, i78801 ἵνα ἡμεῖς γενώμεθα δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. actionpurpose 2 ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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