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James 1:2-8
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Matthew 6:19-24
Seeing a pattern wherein the purpose of the all of God's blessings, his election, predestination, of...
Ephesians 1:3-14
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Ephesians 2:1-10
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Ephesians 1:15-23
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Ephesians 3:14-21
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Ephesians 3:1-13
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Romans 5:12-21
The main thing here is that Paul is grieving.
Romans 9:1-5
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Romans 9:14-18
The big idea here is that among the vessels of mercy (v.
Romans 9:24-29
Paul's answer comes in two parts: first, you have not right to question the creator of the universe.
Romans 9:19-23
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Romans 9:30-33
The main point here is that Paul earnestly desires that his fellow Jews would be saved.
Romans 10:1-4
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Romans 11:11-16
  Structure of thought:   If the beginning is holy, so is the rest.
Romans 11:16-24
Overview: Deut 6:10-19 is a rallying cry.
Deuteronomy 6:10-19
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Deuteronomy 6:4-9
In 7:1-11 we find the final exposition of Moses' second iteration of the Shema as it will look in the land which Israel is about to enter.
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He holds all things together
Colossians 1:15-20
I'm not exactly sure what to make of this passage, arc-wise.
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2010-03-19 09:41:13
I'm not exactly sure what to make of this passage, arc-wise. It is a hymn, which to me means that it doesn't necessarily have an argument and could instead by a series of praises. However, the chiastic structure of the hymn and clear purpose in the proposition make it seem to me that Paul is basically describing two great facts about Christ: his primacy and power over all creation his primacy and power over the new creation It seems as though each is noted at the beginning of the two stanzas, and discussed in the opposite order. Stanza 1: Christ as... image of God (15a) before all things (17a) firstborn over all creation (15b) in him all were created Stanza 2: These two main facts are held together by the fact that all things hold together in Christ, a phrase which seems to have the dual place of actually expressing the nature of Christ's relationship to the world in panentheistic terms, and also holding together the very hymn itself. The Chiasm A1- 15 ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, A2 - πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, A3 - 16 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 διʼ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται· B - 7 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων C - καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν, B’ - 18 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος τῆς ἐκκλησίας· A1’- ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή, A2’- πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων, A3’- 19 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι 20 καὶ διʼ αὐτοῦ ἀποκαταλλάξαι τὰ πάντα εἰς αὐτόν , εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, [διʼ αὐτοῦ] εἴτε τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἴτε τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς . v. 15 Jesus is the image of the invisible God and the firstborn over all creation. The relationship between these two propositions is debatable but I see it as more of a progression than and Id/Exp or a series, since one does not actually explain the other, and they are more connected than a series. This is grounded in the fact (v. 16) that all things were made in him, with the purpose of being for him and through him. There could be debate on whether the connection between 16a&b is Ac/Pur or Ac/Mn/Pur, but I think that the primary thrust is that thing were created in him with the purpose of being for him. Furthermore, he is before all things (17a). The proposition that in him all things hold together "συνέστηκεν" is really the linchpin of the whole hymn, which is genius on the part of the hymn-writer since it comes at the center. The word in the transitive means to prove or commend, and in the intransitive it means to exist or cohere, though not primarily. I think the use of this word communicates a sense of proving, and a sense of something of an ancient ordeal, whereby all things pass through Jesus from initial creation to recreation, which is another reason that it is at the center of the hymn. Mainly, though, it ground the preceding section and the following section in Christ's sustenance. v. 18 introduces Christ's primacy in the new creation as head. He is also the beginning (18a), and firstborn from the dead (18b). He was made these things order that he might be preeminent (18d). This is grounded in the fact that God was pleased to dwell in him (19), with the purpose of reconciling all things through him (20a,c), in the manner of the blood of his cross (20b). It is clear throughout that Christ is supreme over all things and is the instrument of reconciliation between God and all things. One very amazing point is that at the height of Christ's glory in reconciliation the hymn-writer feels compelled to declare that this is all by the blood of his cross.
10000000027040 27040 Notes 2010-02-21 15:18:19 2010-03-19 09:41:13 I'm not exactly sure what to make of this passage, arc-wise. It is a hymn, which to me means that it doesn't necessarily have an argument and could instead by a series of praises. However, the chiastic structure of the hymn and clear purpose in the proposition make it seem to me that Paul is basically describing two great facts about Christ: his primacy and power over all creation his primacy and power over the new creation It seems as though each is noted at the beginning of the two stanzas, and discussed in the opposite order. Stanza 1: Christ as... image of God (15a) before all things (17a) firstborn over all creation (15b) in him all were created Stanza 2: These two main facts are held together by the fact that all things hold together in Christ, a phrase which seems to have the dual place of actually expressing the nature of Christ's relationship to the world in panentheistic terms, and also holding together the very hymn itself. The Chiasm A1- 15 ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, A2 - πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, A3 - 16 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 διʼ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται· B - 7 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων C - καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν, B’ - 18 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος τῆς ἐκκλησίας· A1’- ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή, A2’- πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων, A3’- 19 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι 20 καὶ διʼ αὐτοῦ ἀποκαταλλάξαι τὰ πάντα εἰς αὐτόν , εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, [διʼ αὐτοῦ] εἴτε τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἴτε τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς . v. 15 Jesus is the image of the invisible God and the firstborn over all creation. The relationship between these two propositions is debatable but I see it as more of a progression than and Id/Exp or a series, since one does not actually explain the other, and they are more connected than a series. This is grounded in the fact (v. 16) that all things were made in him, with the purpose of being for him and through him. There could be debate on whether the connection between 16a&b is Ac/Pur or Ac/Mn/Pur, but I think that the primary thrust is that thing were created in him with the purpose of being for him. Furthermore, he is before all things (17a). The proposition that in him all things hold together "συνέστηκεν" is really the linchpin of the whole hymn, which is genius on the part of the hymn-writer since it comes at the center. The word in the transitive means to prove or commend, and in the intransitive it means to exist or cohere, though not primarily. I think the use of this word communicates a sense of proving, and a sense of something of an ancient ordeal, whereby all things pass through Jesus from initial creation to recreation, which is another reason that it is at the center of the hymn. Mainly, though, it ground the preceding section and the following section in Christ's sustenance. v. 18 introduces Christ's primacy in the new creation as head. He is also the beginning (18a), and firstborn from the dead (18b). He was made these things order that he might be preeminent (18d). This is grounded in the fact that God was pleased to dwell in him (19), with the purpose of reconciling all things through him (20a,c), in the manner of the blood of his cross (20b). It is clear throughout that Christ is supreme over all things and is the instrument of reconciliation between God and all things. One very amazing point is that at the height of Christ's glory in reconciliation the hymn-writer feels compelled to declare that this is all by the blood of his cross. notes
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ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου,
who is the image of the invisible God,
πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως,
firstborn over all creation,
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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·
[because] that in him all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities;
τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται,
(how and why?) all things were created through him and for him,
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καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων
and he is before all things
καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν.
and all things in him hold together
καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος, τῆς ἐκκλησίας·
and he is the head of the body, the church;
ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή,
who is the beginning,
πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν,
firstborn from the dead,
ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων,
in order that he might be in all things preeminent
ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι
because in him all the fullness 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 all things in him,... through him whether the on earth or in heaven.
...εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, ...
...having made peace through the blood of his cross,...
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10000000027040 27040 Arc 2010-02-21 15:18:19 2010-03-19 09:41:13 editing Colossians 1 15 1 20 Colossians 1:15-20 51 NT tisch mine i125212 i125213 i125214 i125215 i125199 ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, who is the image of the invisible God, i125200 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, firstborn over all creation, progression i125216 i125201 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· [because] that in him all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; i125202 τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται, (how and why?) all things were created through him and for him, actionpurpose 2 ground 1 i125203 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων and he is before all things progression i125204 καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν. and all things in him hold together i125217 i125205 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος, τῆς ἐκκλησίας· and he is the head of the body, the church; i125218 i125219 i125220 i125206 ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή, who is the beginning, i125207 πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, firstborn from the dead, progression i125208 ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων, in order that he might be in all things preeminent actionpurpose 2 i125221 i125209 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι because in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell i125222 i125210 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 all things in him,... through him whether the on earth or in heaven. i125211 ...εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, ... ...having made peace through the blood of his cross,... actionmanner 1 actionresult 2 ground 1 progression bilateral 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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