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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
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
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1 Peter 2:18-25
Arc.
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: 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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Our Blessings in Christ
Ephesians 1:3-14
Central Idea:   All praise to God for the treasure of blessings we have in Christ, namely: He c...
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Central Idea: All praise to God for the treasure of blessings we have in Christ, namely: He chose us in him; in him we have redemption; in him we have obtained an inheritance; and in him we were sealed with the Holy Spirit, all to the praise of his glory. Explanations: In trying to default to the big-picture view of this passage, I chose not to split out any prepositional phrases or relative clauses (with the exception of v.3 (*see below)) even though many develop significant content. The prepositional phrases are modifiers that cannot stand alone as subject-predicate propositions; and though the relative clauses have subject and predicate, they still 'simply' modify an antecedent. For example: v. 6, "... he has blessed us in the beloved [with his glorious grace]." v.8, "... he lavished upon us [the riches of his grace]." v.14, "[the Holy Spirit] is the guarantee of our inheritance..." This last was particularly tempting to split out because there is so much meat there, but my aim in this arc was to get at the flow of logic of the whole.(see ** below) *My exception to this is in v. 3 which presents the initial call to praise, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," with the relative clause, "[t he Father] has blessed us in Christ..." which provides the motivation, or ground for our returned praise. kathos (even as) (v.4), stands somewhat over all that follows, v.4-14 showing the nature of these blessings more clearly. In this way I see a pattern of Paul stating four specific blessings that the believer has in Christ, each introduced with the phrase, "in him..."; each blessing is then developed by a clause introduced by an adverbial participle: v.4-6, he chose us in him... having lovingly predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ. v.7-10, In him we have redemption, forgiveness... having made known to us the mystery of his will. v.11-12, In him we have obtained an inheritance... having been predestined by a God who accomplishes all that he sets out to do. v.13-14, In him you were sealed with the Holy Spirit... having heard the gospel and having believed in him. (in this last case, the two participles modify "you," so I did not split them off as separate propositions) **I think I could make a case for splitting the relative clause giving it the connection, "you were sealed with the Holy Spirit - in that - he is the guarantee of our inheritance..." and thus continuing the action-manner pattern. There is certainly a lot of fruit left hanging in these clusters but I've attempted to show the primary structure of this passage.
10000000004530 4530 Notes 2009-02-05 20:02:05 2014-09-28 03:19:57 Central Idea: All praise to God for the treasure of blessings we have in Christ, namely: He chose us in him; in him we have redemption; in him we have obtained an inheritance; and in him we were sealed with the Holy Spirit, all to the praise of his glory. Explanations: In trying to default to the big-picture view of this passage, I chose not to split out any prepositional phrases or relative clauses (with the exception of v.3 (*see below)) even though many develop significant content. The prepositional phrases are modifiers that cannot stand alone as subject-predicate propositions; and though the relative clauses have subject and predicate, they still 'simply' modify an antecedent. For example: v. 6, "... he has blessed us in the beloved [with his glorious grace]." v.8, "... he lavished upon us [the riches of his grace]." v.14, "[the Holy Spirit] is the guarantee of our inheritance..." This last was particularly tempting to split out because there is so much meat there, but my aim in this arc was to get at the flow of logic of the whole.(see ** below) *My exception to this is in v. 3 which presents the initial call to praise, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," with the relative clause, "[t he Father] has blessed us in Christ..." which provides the motivation, or ground for our returned praise. kathos (even as) (v.4), stands somewhat over all that follows, v.4-14 showing the nature of these blessings more clearly. In this way I see a pattern of Paul stating four specific blessings that the believer has in Christ, each introduced with the phrase, "in him..."; each blessing is then developed by a clause introduced by an adverbial participle: v.4-6, he chose us in him... having lovingly predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ. v.7-10, In him we have redemption, forgiveness... having made known to us the mystery of his will. v.11-12, In him we have obtained an inheritance... having been predestined by a God who accomplishes all that he sets out to do. v.13-14, In him you were sealed with the Holy Spirit... having heard the gospel and having believed in him. (in this last case, the two participles modify "you," so I did not split them off as separate propositions) **I think I could make a case for splitting the relative clause giving it the connection, "you were sealed with the Holy Spirit - in that - he is the guarantee of our inheritance..." and thus continuing the action-manner pattern. There is certainly a lot of fruit left hanging in these clusters but I've attempted to show the primary structure of this passage. notes
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εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,
εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ
that we should be holy and blameless before him.
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ἐν ἀγάπῃ προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ
In love he [having] predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
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ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν ἀνακεφαλαιώσασ τὰ πάντα ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐν αὐτῷ
making [having made] known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν
In him we have obtained an inheritance,
προορισθέντες κατὰ πρόθεσιν τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ
having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ
In him you also, when you [having ] heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and [ having] believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
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10000000004530 4530 Arc 2009-02-05 20:02:05 2014-09-28 03:17:44 editing Ephesians 1 3 1 14 Ephesians 1:3-14 49 NT tisch esv i76979 i76969 εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i76980 i76970 ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, i76981 i76982 i76983 i76971 καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, i76972 εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ that we should be holy and blameless before him. actionpurpose 2 i76973 ἐν ἀγάπῃ προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ In love he [having] predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. actionmanner 1 i76984 i76974 ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight i76975 γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν ἀνακεφαλαιώσασ τὰ πάντα ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐν αὐτῷ making [having made] known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. actionmanner 1 i76985 i76976 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν In him we have obtained an inheritance, i76977 προορισθέντες κατὰ πρόθεσιν τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. actionmanner 1 i76978 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ In him you also, when you [having ] heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and [ having] believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. series actionmanner 1 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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