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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
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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
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
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
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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No Simple 'Dear Friends'
1 Peter 1:1-5
A Greeting Packed Full with Theological Truth
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Published July 10th, 2014; Updated July 13th, 2018
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Πέτρος ἀπόστολος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐκλεκτοῖς παρεπιδήμοις διασπορᾶς Πόντου, Γαλατίας, Καππαδοκίας, Ἀσίας, καὶ Βιθυνίας, κατὰ πρόγνωσιν θεοῦ πατρός, ἐν ἁγιασμῷ πνεύματος, εἰς ὑπακοὴν καὶ ῥαντισμὸν αἵματος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ·
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:
χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη πληθυνθείη.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
Εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
ὁ κατὰ τὸ πολὺ αὐτοῦ ἔλεος ἀναγεννήσας ἡμᾶς εἰς ἐλπίδα ζῶσαν δι’ ἀναστάσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐκ νεκρῶν, εἰς κληρονομίαν ἄφθαρτον καὶ ἀμίαντον καὶ ἀμάραντον, τετηρημένην ἐν οὐρανοῖς εἰς ὑμᾶς
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
τοὺς ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ φρουρουμένους διὰ πίστεως εἰς σωτηρίαν ἑτοίμην ἀποκαλυφθῆναι ἐν καιρῷ ἐσχάτῳ.
who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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Though this greeting is loaded with significant truths, namely, the sequence of prepositional phrases in v.2, prepositional phrases are (generally) not complete subject-predicate clauses and should not be given separate arcs. In this case, each prepositional phrase modifies the adjective elect . Look for the verbs! The verb rules a clause; and in 1-2a there is only the implied verb, "I write..." or "I address...", so there is only one proposition.
Sit-R does not have to be a negative relationship . In this case, as Peter reflects on the realities of God's actions in salvation (causing us to be born again and guarding believers to the end), his response is to worship God in an expression of praise. I chose Sit-R over simply 'G' because it is this ' praise in response to God's saving action' that Peter goes on to further develop in the next section, (v.6-9) which explains how it is that his readers can rejoice in salvation while in the midst of trials.
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Central Idea: Peter opens this letter with a 'typical' formula (author, recipient, blessing, praise), but so packs these elements full that his readers cannot miss the weight of the security of their salvation because it has been wrought by God. Explanations / Questions: I generally tend to default to the big picture. You will see this in my arcs as I do not split off smaller phrases that, though they may add significant details, are not complete clauses making clear assertions. v.5, "...by God's power... are being guarded... through faith..." Question: What other Scriptures shed light on the connections among these three? Insights: v.1-2, The major theme of this letter is Peter's encouragement (and exhortations) for believers in the midst of trials and growing persecution. Even in his greeting to these believers, living out on the geographic fringes of the gospel - away from the support of the larger Christian communities - Peter's encouragement is strong: you do have an identity, you do belong, your salvation is of God, full of purpose and secure in Him. v.2, A rich and clear trinitarian expression of the nature of our salvation: we are elect... ...by foreknowledge of the Father, (cf. 1:3-5, 20; 2:4, 9-10; 5:10) ...in sanctification of the Spirit, (cf. 1:13-16; 2:4-5; 4:1-6) ...for obedience to Jesus Christ, (cf. 1:13-25; 2:21-25; 4:1-2, 12-14) ...and for sprinkling with His blood, (cf. 1:18-19; 2:24-25; 3:18) v.5, This is a relative clause that adds details (explanation) about the "you" at the end of v.4. But it is more than a mere modifying clause. It further develops God's gracious work in salvation: He brings about the new birth and he sees his work through, guarding the believer to the end. Additionally, not only is the believer's inheritance being kept secure for him, but he his being guarded for it. v.3, I've heard worship defined as, 'all that I am responding to all that He is.' Peter offers a simple, clear expression of worship in response to God's saving work! Come Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise! Tune my heart indeed.
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