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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
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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 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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Thanks for Loving Saints
Colossians 1:3-8
Central Idea: Paul's prayers of thanksgiving for the Colossian believers are in response to Epaphras...
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Central Idea: Paul's prayers of thanksgiving for the Colossian believers are in response to Epaphras' testimony of their faith in Christ and their love for the saints, rooted in the hope of heaven. This faith and love is the fruit of the gospel that they originally heard from Epaphras. Explanations /Questions: v.6-7, The three comparative clauses, one following on another, are a little difficult to boil down to a simple 'A as B as C as D'. One key is tracing the pronoun 'it' in each clause, (only the first pronoun is explicit in the greek, the next two are implied). The thought flow centers on the gospel message: A = (v.5b-6a), they have heard of the hope of heaven through the gospel which has come to them. B= (v.6b), as it (the gospel) is bearing fruit throughout the world. C= (v.6c), as (the gospel does) in them from the day they first heard of God's grace D= (v.7a), as they learned (the gospel) from Epaphras Paul's encouragement to them is that their faith and love is the fruit of the gospel - that consistently bears this fruit in all the world - as it did in them from the beginning, consistent with Epaphras' own teaching. Cross-References: v.6-7 cf. 2:6-7; Paul again affirms the soundness of the teaching they first heard and calls them not to deviate from it.
10000000006402 6402 Notes 2009-04-21 16:13:52 2013-12-17 23:11:14 Central Idea: Paul's prayers of thanksgiving for the Colossian believers are in response to Epaphras' testimony of their faith in Christ and their love for the saints, rooted in the hope of heaven. This faith and love is the fruit of the gospel that they originally heard from Epaphras. Explanations /Questions: v.6-7, The three comparative clauses, one following on another, are a little difficult to boil down to a simple 'A as B as C as D'. One key is tracing the pronoun 'it' in each clause, (only the first pronoun is explicit in the greek, the next two are implied). The thought flow centers on the gospel message: A = (v.5b-6a), they have heard of the hope of heaven through the gospel which has come to them. B= (v.6b), as it (the gospel) is bearing fruit throughout the world. C= (v.6c), as (the gospel does) in them from the day they first heard of God's grace D= (v.7a), as they learned (the gospel) from Epaphras Paul's encouragement to them is that their faith and love is the fruit of the gospel - that consistently bears this fruit in all the world - as it did in them from the beginning, consistent with Epaphras' own teaching. Cross-References: v.6-7 cf. 2:6-7; Paul again affirms the soundness of the teaching they first heard and calls them not to deviate from it. notes
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εὐχαριστοῦμεν τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
πάντοτε περὶ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι
when we pray for you,
temporal
ἀκούσαντες τὴν πίστιν ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην ἣν ἔχετε εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους διὰ τὴν ἐλπίδα τὴν ἀποκειμένην ὑμῖν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.
ἣν προηκούσατε ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τῆς ἀληθείας τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τοῦ παρόντος εἰς ὑμᾶς
Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you,
καθὼς καὶ ἐν παντὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἐστὶν καρποφορούμενον καὶ αὐξανόμενον
as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing--
καθὼς καὶ ἐν ὑμῖν ἀφ' ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσατε καὶ ἐπέγνωτε τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ
as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,
καθὼς ἐμάθετε ἀπὸ Ἐπαφρᾶ τοῦ ἀγαπητοῦ συνδούλου ἡμῶν
just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant.
ὅς ἐστιν πιστὸς ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν διάκονος τοῦ Χριστοῦ
He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
ὁ καὶ δηλώσας ἡμῖν τὴν ὑμῶν ἀγάπην ἐν πνεύματι
and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
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10000000006402 6402 Arc 2009-04-21 16:13:52 2013-12-19 04:04:02 editing Colossians 1 3 1 8 Colossians 1:3-8 51 NT tisch esv i77477 i77478 i77468 εὐχαριστοῦμεν τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i77469 πάντοτε περὶ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι when we pray for you, temporal 1 i77479 i77470 ἀκούσαντες τὴν πίστιν ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην ἣν ἔχετε εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους διὰ τὴν ἐλπίδα τὴν ἀποκειμένην ὑμῖν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. i77480 i77471 ἣν προηκούσατε ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τῆς ἀληθείας τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τοῦ παρόντος εἰς ὑμᾶς Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, i77481 i77472 καθὼς καὶ ἐν παντὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἐστὶν καρποφορούμενον καὶ αὐξανόμενον as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing-- i77482 i77473 καθὼς καὶ ἐν ὑμῖν ἀφ' ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσατε καὶ ἐπέγνωτε τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, i77483 i77474 καθὼς ἐμάθετε ἀπὸ Ἐπαφρᾶ τοῦ ἀγαπητοῦ συνδούλου ἡμῶν just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. i77484 i77475 ὅς ἐστιν πιστὸς ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν διάκονος τοῦ Χριστοῦ He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf i77476 ὁ καὶ δηλώσας ἡμῖν τὴν ὑμῶν ἀγάπην ἐν πνεύματι and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. series ideaexplanation 1 comparison 1 comparison 1 comparison 1 ideaexplanation 1 situationresponse 2 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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Michael Kopesec
Michael, I like your top-level relationship of R-Sit. My first stab, as well as that of most others I've looked at, have [statement]-Ground. Both work, but R-Sit draws us into the historical reality as opposed to the more rhetorical focus of Ground.
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