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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
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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 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'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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Praying for Spiritual Maturity
Colossians 1:9-14
Central Idea: Paul relates the substance of his prayers on behalf of the Colossian believers: that t...
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2009-04-29 16:29:17
2011-05-01 02:08:07
Central Idea: Paul relates the substance of his prayers on behalf of the Colossian believers: that they would be filled with the knowledge of God's will in a fullness of spiritual discernment, with the result that they would walk worthy in every kind of pleasing attitude, that is, in every good work - bearing fruit; in all power - being strengthened; all the while giving thanks to the Father who has rescued his enemies and made them sons. Explanations / Questions: v.9b, Question: ἵνα (that) generally denotes purpose, and that sense is somewhat appropriate here (the aim or intented result of Paul's praying is, 'that they may be filled...'), but it is primarily marking the content of Paul's prayer. So, the question is, what logical relation do I use to identify a marker of content? In this case, the two participles ( praying and asking ) help describe it as Ac-Mn, where praying is the action that is more precisely described by the manner, asking that... However, what if it were simply, "I am praying that..." ? (added 10/13/09) I have changed my thinking here a bit. I don't think I have the freedom to separate the participles into Ac-Mn. So I am forced to keep ἵνα (that) as expressing purpose (or the aim of Paul's praying), though I am not fully satisfied that Ac-Pur properly identifies ἵνα when it is a marker of content. Patrick's arc "Prayer Produces Right Living" was helpful to me on this point. (added 2/12/10); Brian's arc (blog entry) answers my question with Id-Ex. This is the way I have arced similar constructions in other passages lately. Insights: Paul prays that these believers may be filled with the knowledge of God's will. And then in the clauses that folow he uses the phrase, "in (or for) all... " five times: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ, in all wisdom εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν, in every pleasing attitude ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ, in every (good) work ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει, in all power εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν, in (for) all endurance and patience Paul's emphasis is on the fulness of knowing God and the experience of his work. See: 2Peter 1:3-4ff
10000000006646 6646 Notes 2009-04-29 16:29:17 2011-05-01 02:08:07 Central Idea: Paul relates the substance of his prayers on behalf of the Colossian believers: that they would be filled with the knowledge of God's will in a fullness of spiritual discernment, with the result that they would walk worthy in every kind of pleasing attitude, that is, in every good work - bearing fruit; in all power - being strengthened; all the while giving thanks to the Father who has rescued his enemies and made them sons. Explanations / Questions: v.9b, Question: ἵνα (that) generally denotes purpose, and that sense is somewhat appropriate here (the aim or intented result of Paul's praying is, 'that they may be filled...'), but it is primarily marking the content of Paul's prayer. So, the question is, what logical relation do I use to identify a marker of content? In this case, the two participles ( praying and asking ) help describe it as Ac-Mn, where praying is the action that is more precisely described by the manner, asking that... However, what if it were simply, "I am praying that..." ? (added 10/13/09) I have changed my thinking here a bit. I don't think I have the freedom to separate the participles into Ac-Mn. So I am forced to keep ἵνα (that) as expressing purpose (or the aim of Paul's praying), though I am not fully satisfied that Ac-Pur properly identifies ἵνα when it is a marker of content. Patrick's arc "Prayer Produces Right Living" was helpful to me on this point. (added 2/12/10); Brian's arc (blog entry) answers my question with Id-Ex. This is the way I have arced similar constructions in other passages lately. Insights: Paul prays that these believers may be filled with the knowledge of God's will. And then in the clauses that folow he uses the phrase, "in (or for) all... " five times: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ, in all wisdom εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν, in every pleasing attitude ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ, in every (good) work ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει, in all power εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν, in (for) all endurance and patience Paul's emphasis is on the fulness of knowing God and the experience of his work. See: 2Peter 1:3-4ff notes
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διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφ' ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσαμεν οὐ παυόμεθα ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι καὶ αἰτούμενοι
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking [praying for you and asking]
ἵνα πληρωθῆτε τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει πνευματικῇ
that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
περιπατῆσαι ἀξίως τοῦ κυρίου εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν
so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him,
ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ καρποφοροῦντες
bearing fruit in every good work
καὶ αὐξανόμενοι τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ
and increasing in the knowledge of God.
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ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει δυναμούμενοι κατὰ τὸ κράτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν μετὰ χαρᾶς
May you be [being] strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ πατρὶ
giving thanks to the Father,
τῷ ἱκανώσαντι ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου τῶν ἁγίων ἐν τῷ φωτί
who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
ὃς ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ σκότους
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness
καὶ μετέστησεν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
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10000000006646 6646 Arc 2009-04-29 16:29:17 2012-06-26 14:13:15 editing Colossians 1 9 1 14 Colossians 1:9-14 51 NT tisch esv i77495 i77485 διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφ' ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσαμεν οὐ παυόμεθα ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι καὶ αἰτούμενοι And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking [praying for you and asking] i77496 i77486 ἵνα πληρωθῆτε τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει πνευματικῇ that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, i77497 i77487 περιπατῆσαι ἀξίως τοῦ κυρίου εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, i77498 i77499 i77488 ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ καρποφοροῦντες bearing fruit in every good work i77489 καὶ αὐξανόμενοι τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ and increasing in the knowledge of God. series i77490 ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει δυναμούμενοι κατὰ τὸ κράτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν μετὰ χαρᾶς May you be [being] strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, i77500 i77491 εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ πατρὶ giving thanks to the Father, i77501 i77492 τῷ ἱκανώσαντι ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου τῶν ἁγίων ἐν τῷ φωτί who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. i77502 i77493 ὃς ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ σκότους He has delivered us from the domain of darkness i77494 καὶ μετέστησεν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. progression ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 series actionmanner 1 actionpurpose 2 actionresult 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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