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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's prayer for the Colossians overflows into a hymn of praise declaring the glories...
Colossians 1:15-20
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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Why Legalism Doesn't Work
Colossians 2:16-23
Central Idea: Paul calls the Colossians to not allow the intruders to either pass judgment on them o...
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2009-07-29 12:13:17
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Central Idea: Paul calls the Colossians to not allow the intruders to either pass judgment on them or disqualify them based on religious superficialities. He identifies the nature of these legalistic demands, they are but a shadow of the reality: Christ; and those who insist on them are not holding to Christ, the source of true spiritual maturity. Paul then goes on to identify the ultimate failure of such legalism - that despite all appearances of holiness, it is useless in fighting sin. Explanations / Questions
10000000010675 10675 Notes 2009-07-29 12:13:17 2013-03-30 11:08:13 Central Idea: Paul calls the Colossians to not allow the intruders to either pass judgment on them or disqualify them based on religious superficialities. He identifies the nature of these legalistic demands, they are but a shadow of the reality: Christ; and those who insist on them are not holding to Christ, the source of true spiritual maturity. Paul then goes on to identify the ultimate failure of such legalism - that despite all appearances of holiness, it is useless in fighting sin. Explanations / Questions notes
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Colossians 2:16-23
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Μὴ οὖν τις ὑμᾶς κρινέτω ἐν βρώσει ἢ ἐν πόσει ἢ ἐν μέρει ἑορτῆς ἢ νουμηνίας ἢ σαββάτων,
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
ἅ ἐστιν σκιὰ τῶν μελλόντων,
These are a shadow of the things to come,
τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ.
but the substance belongs to Christ.
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μηδεὶς ὑμᾶς καταβραβευέτω
Let no one disqualify you,
θέλων ἐν ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ θρησκίᾳ τῶν ἀγγέλων,
insisting on asceticism and worship of angels,
ἃ ἑόρακεν ἐμβατεύων,
going on in detail about visions,
εἰκῇ φυσιούμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ νοὸς τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ,
puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
καὶ οὐ κρατῶν τὴν κεφαλήν,
and not holding fast to the Head,
ἐξ οὗ πᾶν τὸ σῶμα διὰ τῶν ἁφῶν καὶ συνδέσμων ἐπιχορηγούμενον καὶ συνβιβαζόμενον αὔξει τὴν αὔξησιν τοῦ θεοῦ.
from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
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εἰ ἀπεθάνετε σὺν Χριστῷ ἀπὸ τῶν στοιχείων τοῦ κόσμου,
If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world,
ὡς ζῶντες ἐν κόσμῳ
as if you were still alive in the world,
[τί] δογματίζεσθε, μὴ ἅψῃ μηδὲ γεύσῃ μηδὲ θίγῃς, ἅ ἐστιν πάντα εἰς φθορὰν τῇ ἀποχρήσει, κατὰ τὰ ἐντάλματα καὶ διδασκαλίας τῶν ἀνθρώπων;
[why] do you submit to regulations-- "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch" (referring to things that all perish as they are used)-- according to human precepts and teachings?
ἅτινά ἐστιν λόγον μὲν ἔχοντα σοφίας ἐν ἐθελοθρησκίᾳ καὶ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ ἀφειδίᾳ σώματος,
These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body,
οὐκ ἐν τιμῇ τινι πρὸς πλησμονὴν τῆς σαρκός.
but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
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10000000010675 10675 Arc 2009-07-29 12:13:17 2015-03-03 21:47:19 editing Colossians 2 16 2 23 Colossians 2:16-23 51 NT tisch esv i77635 i77636 i77637 i77621 Μὴ οὖν τις ὑμᾶς κρινέτω ἐν βρώσει ἢ ἐν πόσει ἢ ἐν μέρει ἑορτῆς ἢ νουμηνίας ἢ σαββάτων, Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. i77638 i77622 ἅ ἐστιν σκιὰ τῶν μελλόντων, These are a shadow of the things to come, i77623 τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ. but the substance belongs to Christ. negativepositive 2 ground 1 i77639 i77624 μηδεὶς ὑμᾶς καταβραβευέτω Let no one disqualify you, i77640 i77641 i77625 θέλων ἐν ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ θρησκίᾳ τῶν ἀγγέλων, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, i77626 ἃ ἑόρακεν ἐμβατεύων, going on in detail about visions, i77627 εἰκῇ φυσιούμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ νοὸς τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, i77642 i77628 καὶ οὐ κρατῶν τὴν κεφαλήν, and not holding fast to the Head, i77629 ἐξ οὗ πᾶν τὸ σῶμα διὰ τῶν ἁφῶν καὶ συνδέσμων ἐπιχορηγούμενον καὶ συνβιβαζόμενον αὔξει τὴν αὔξησιν τοῦ θεοῦ. from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 1 actionmanner 1 series i77643 i77630 εἰ ἀπεθάνετε σὺν Χριστῷ ἀπὸ τῶν στοιχείων τοῦ κόσμου, If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, i77644 i77631 ὡς ζῶντες ἐν κόσμῳ as if you were still alive in the world, i77645 i77632 [τί] δογματίζεσθε, μὴ ἅψῃ μηδὲ γεύσῃ μηδὲ θίγῃς, ἅ ἐστιν πάντα εἰς φθορὰν τῇ ἀποχρήσει, κατὰ τὰ ἐντάλματα καὶ διδασκαλίας τῶν ἀνθρώπων; [why] do you submit to regulations-- "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch" (referring to things that all perish as they are used)-- according to human precepts and teachings? i77646 i77633 ἅτινά ἐστιν λόγον μὲν ἔχοντα σοφίας ἐν ἐθελοθρησκίᾳ καὶ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ ἀφειδίᾳ σώματος, These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, i77634 οὐκ ἐν τιμῇ τινι πρὸς πλησμονὴν τῆς σαρκός. but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. negativepositive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 comparison 1 1 conditional 2 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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