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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
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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
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
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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
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: 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
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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No Longer Strangers and Aliens
Ephesians 2:11-22
The emphasis that began in chapter 1 concerning what we have "in Christ" continues.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-04-05 13:43:11
2011-04-12 14:06:29
The emphasis that began in chapter 1 concerning what we have "in Christ" continues. In this passage, the focus is on the unhindered fellowship within the body of Christ regardless of the previous walls and animosities that existed. In Christ they are all torn down. The central portion of this passage (v.14-18) grounds this truth with the logic of what was accomplished at the cross. Namely, Christ tore down the wall that separated the "do's" from the "do-not's". He did this by fulfilling the law perfectly (Matt. 5:17), thereby abolishing it as a means of distinguishing who is in and who is out of God's covenant family. In Christ there is now a newly established unity that trumps all hostilities. Only in him are we reconciled to God; and being thus reconciled, the hostilities between us are emptied of all animosity. As Paul begins to push toward practical issues concerning life in the body of Christ, it is vital to see that these coming exhortations are direct entailments of the gospel of Christ crucified and risen by which we come to be in that fellowship. The gospel that grants us entry into the community of faith is the very thing that defines our life within that community. Philippians 2:5, "Have this mind (of humble service, unity and love toward fellow believers) among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus ..." As Bonhoeffer so forcefully asserts in LIfe Together , this unity and humble attitude is not something we have to produce ourselves. It is something that already exists in Christ. Because both I and my brother come to God in Christ Jesus, it is Christ Jesus who always stands between us. As I relate to my brother, I do so through Christ. He is our unity. 1 Peter 2:4-10 has many parallels to Ephesians 2:11-22.
10000000074313 74313 Notes 2011-04-05 13:43:11 2011-04-12 14:06:29 The emphasis that began in chapter 1 concerning what we have "in Christ" continues. In this passage, the focus is on the unhindered fellowship within the body of Christ regardless of the previous walls and animosities that existed. In Christ they are all torn down. The central portion of this passage (v.14-18) grounds this truth with the logic of what was accomplished at the cross. Namely, Christ tore down the wall that separated the "do's" from the "do-not's". He did this by fulfilling the law perfectly (Matt. 5:17), thereby abolishing it as a means of distinguishing who is in and who is out of God's covenant family. In Christ there is now a newly established unity that trumps all hostilities. Only in him are we reconciled to God; and being thus reconciled, the hostilities between us are emptied of all animosity. As Paul begins to push toward practical issues concerning life in the body of Christ, it is vital to see that these coming exhortations are direct entailments of the gospel of Christ crucified and risen by which we come to be in that fellowship. The gospel that grants us entry into the community of faith is the very thing that defines our life within that community. Philippians 2:5, "Have this mind (of humble service, unity and love toward fellow believers) among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus ..." As Bonhoeffer so forcefully asserts in LIfe Together , this unity and humble attitude is not something we have to produce ourselves. It is something that already exists in Christ. Because both I and my brother come to God in Christ Jesus, it is Christ Jesus who always stands between us. As I relate to my brother, I do so through Christ. He is our unity. 1 Peter 2:4-10 has many parallels to Ephesians 2:11-22. notes
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2011-04-05 13:43:11
2012-06-29 19:12:41
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Διὸ μνημονεύετε ὅτι ποτὲ ὑμεῖς τὰ ἔθνη ἐν σαρκί, οἱ λεγόμενοι ἀκροβυστία ὑπὸ τῆς λεγομένης περιτομῆς ἐν σαρκὶ χειροποιήτου, ὅτι ἦτε τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ χωρὶς Χριστοῦ ἀπηλλοτριωμένοι τῆς πολιτείας τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ καὶ ξένοι τῶν διαθηκῶν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, ἐλπίδα μὴ ἔχοντες καὶ ἄθεοι ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ·
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands-- remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
νυνὶ δὲ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ὑμεῖς οἵ ποτε ὄντες μακρὰν ἐγενήθητε ἐγγὺς ἐν τῷ αἵματι τοῦ Χριστοῦ.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
concessive
αὐτὸς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν,
For he himself is our peace,
ὁ ποιήσας τὰ ἀμφότερα ἓν
who has made us both one
καὶ τὸ μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ λύσας , τὴν ἔχθραν, ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ αὐτοῦ
and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
τὸν νόμον τῶν ἐντολῶν ἐν δόγμασιν καταργήσας ,
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances,
ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν ἄνθρωπον
that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two,
ποιῶν εἰρήνην,
so making peace,
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καὶ ἀποκαταλλάξῃ τοὺς ἀμφοτέρους ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι τῷ θεῷ διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ,
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross,
ἀποκτείνας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν αὐτῷ.
thereby killing the hostility.
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καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐηγγελίσατο εἰρήνην ὑμῖν τοῖς μακρὰν καὶ εἰρήνην τοῖς ἐγγύς,
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
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ὅτι δι’ αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα.
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
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ἄρα οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ πάροικοι,
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,
ἀλλὰ ἐστὲ συνπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ θεοῦ,
but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
ἐ π οικοδομηθέντες ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προφητῶν,
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
ὄντος ἀκρογωνιαίου αὐτοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ,
Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ συναρμολογουμένη αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον ἐν κυρίῳ,
in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς συνοικοδομεῖσθε εἰς κατοικητήριον τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν πνεύματι.
In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
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10000000074313 74313 Arc 2011-04-05 13:43:11 2012-06-29 19:12:41 editing Ephesians 2 11 2 22 Ephesians 2:11-22 49 NT tisch esv i79657 i79658 i79639 Διὸ μνημονεύετε ὅτι ποτὲ ὑμεῖς τὰ ἔθνη ἐν σαρκί, οἱ λεγόμενοι ἀκροβυστία ὑπὸ τῆς λεγομένης περιτομῆς ἐν σαρκὶ χειροποιήτου, ὅτι ἦτε τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ χωρὶς Χριστοῦ ἀπηλλοτριωμένοι τῆς πολιτείας τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ καὶ ξένοι τῶν διαθηκῶν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, ἐλπίδα μὴ ἔχοντες καὶ ἄθεοι ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ· Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands-- remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. i79640 νυνὶ δὲ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ὑμεῖς οἵ ποτε ὄντες μακρὰν ἐγενήθητε ἐγγὺς ἐν τῷ αἵματι τοῦ Χριστοῦ. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. concessive 2 i79659 i79660 i79641 αὐτὸς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν, For he himself is our peace, i79661 i79642 ὁ ποιήσας τὰ ἀμφότερα ἓν who has made us both one i79662 i79643 καὶ τὸ μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ λύσας , τὴν ἔχθραν, ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ αὐτοῦ and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility i79663 i79644 τὸν νόμον τῶν ἐντολῶν ἐν δόγμασιν καταργήσας , by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, i79664 i79665 i79645 ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν ἄνθρωπον that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, i79646 ποιῶν εἰρήνην, so making peace, actionresult 2 i79666 i79647 καὶ ἀποκαταλλάξῃ τοὺς ἀμφοτέρους ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι τῷ θεῷ διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, i79648 ἀποκτείνας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν αὐτῷ. thereby killing the hostility. actionresult 2 series actionmanner 1 actionpurpose 2 i79649 καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐηγγελίσατο εἰρήνην ὑμῖν τοῖς μακρὰν καὶ εἰρήνην τοῖς ἐγγύς, And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. series ideaexplanation 1 i79650 ὅτι δι’ αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. ground 1 i79667 i79651 ἄρα οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ πάροικοι, So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, i79668 i79652 ἀλλὰ ἐστὲ συνπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ θεοῦ, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, i79669 i79670 i79653 ἐ π οικοδομηθέντες ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προφητῶν, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, i79654 ὄντος ἀκρογωνιαίου αὐτοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, ideaexplanation 1 i79671 i79655 ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ συναρμολογουμένη αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον ἐν κυρίῳ, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. i79656 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς συνοικοδομεῖσθε εἰς κατοικητήριον τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν πνεύματι. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. progression actionresult 2 ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 bilateral 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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