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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
Arc.
Philippians 3:12-16
Arc.
Philippians 3:7-11
Arc.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Arc.
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 relates the substance of his prayers on behalf of the Colossian believers: that t...
Colossians 1:9-14
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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Preeminence of Christ
Colossians 1:15-20
Central Idea: Paul's prayer for the Colossians overflows into a hymn of praise declaring the glories...
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2009-06-09 11:51:40
2011-10-26 23:10:01
Central Idea: Paul's prayer for the Colossians overflows into a hymn of praise declaring the glories of Christ; first, as the author and sustainer of the universe; secondly, as its redeemer. Explanations / Questions: Every phrase in this section is tightly packed, and together they are piled one atop another. This makes it seem somewhat arbitrary to identify clear units beyond the individual clauses and the whole they comprise. The two main sections (15-18a, and 18b-20) each begin with hos estin followed by the term 'firstborn', and then statements grounding the initial proposition. This may be trying to force some symmetry and distinguish a major section-break, but the break is aided by the introduction of the resurrection ( 'he is the beginning - the firstborn fron the dead' ) which establishes God's purpose in Christ to reconcile all things , to restore the universe to his original design. v. 20, Question: What was in heaven that needed to be reconciled to Christ? Or is this not pointing to something/someone specific but a general declaration that the entire universe is/will be at peace with God through Christ? Insights / Cross-References: v.15, Christ is the image of the invisible God John 14:8-9, "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father" 2 Cor. 4:6, "...to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." Heb. 1:3, "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature."
10000000008949 8949 Notes 2009-06-09 11:51:40 2011-10-26 23:10:01 Central Idea: Paul's prayer for the Colossians overflows into a hymn of praise declaring the glories of Christ; first, as the author and sustainer of the universe; secondly, as its redeemer. Explanations / Questions: Every phrase in this section is tightly packed, and together they are piled one atop another. This makes it seem somewhat arbitrary to identify clear units beyond the individual clauses and the whole they comprise. The two main sections (15-18a, and 18b-20) each begin with hos estin followed by the term 'firstborn', and then statements grounding the initial proposition. This may be trying to force some symmetry and distinguish a major section-break, but the break is aided by the introduction of the resurrection ( 'he is the beginning - the firstborn fron the dead' ) which establishes God's purpose in Christ to reconcile all things , to restore the universe to his original design. v. 20, Question: What was in heaven that needed to be reconciled to Christ? Or is this not pointing to something/someone specific but a general declaration that the entire universe is/will be at peace with God through Christ? Insights / Cross-References: v.15, Christ is the image of the invisible God John 14:8-9, "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father" 2 Cor. 4:6, "...to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." Heb. 1:3, "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature." notes
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Colossians 1:15-20
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ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως,
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται,
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things were created through him and for him.
καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων
And he is before all things,
καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν.
and in him all things hold together.
καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος, τῆς ἐκκλησίας·
And he is the head of the body, the church.
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ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή, πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν,
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
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ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
καὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ ἀποκαταλλάξαι τὰ πάντα εἰς αὐτόν, [δι’ αὐτοῦ εἴτε τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἴτε τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς],
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heave n ,
εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ,
making peace by the blood of his cross.
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10000000008949 8949 Arc 2009-06-09 11:51:40 2011-10-26 23:10:01 editing Colossians 1 15 1 20 Colossians 1:15-20 51 NT tisch esv i77520 i77521 i77510 ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. i77522 i77511 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται, For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things were created through him and for him. i77512 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων And he is before all things, i77513 καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν. and in him all things hold together. i77514 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος, τῆς ἐκκλησίας· And he is the head of the body, the church. ground 1 i77523 i77524 i77515 ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή, πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, i77516 ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων, that in everything he might be preeminent. actionpurpose 2 i77525 i77517 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, i77526 i77518 καὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ ἀποκαταλλάξαι τὰ πάντα εἰς αὐτόν, [δι’ αὐτοῦ εἴτε τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἴτε τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς], and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heave n , i77519 εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, making peace by the blood of his cross. actionmanner 1 ground 1 series 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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