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James 1:2-8
The passage I have chosen in Matthew 6:19-24, which comes from the sermon on the Mount following an ...
Matthew 6:19-24
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Colossians 1:15-20
Overall structure   you were dead and we were dead because we were by nature children of wrath.
Ephesians 2:1-10
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Ephesians 1:15-23
Main point: in order that you might be filled in all the fulness of God Paul is praying for a series...
Ephesians 3:14-21
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Ephesians 3:1-13
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Ephesians 4:1-16
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Ephesians 4:17-24
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Romans 5:12-21
The main thing here is that Paul is grieving.
Romans 9:1-5
I think Charlie is right.
Romans 9:14-18
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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.
Deuteronomy 7:1-16
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Deuteronomy 7:17-26
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To the praise of his Grace
Ephesians 1:3-14
Seeing a pattern wherein the purpose of the all of God's blessings, his election, predestination, of...
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Seeing a pattern wherein the purpose of the all of God's blessings, his election, predestination, of the elect is to the praise of his glory. This leads Paul (and us) to praise him when he considers the wonder of the majesty of God's works. Seeing a little more than that, I suppose, but that is what most stuns me. I'm saying in vv. 4-5 that the predestination for adoption precedes the choosing to be holy and blameless, which I think fits well with covenantal theology. Perhaps not in time, so much as in order. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now (2/16) seeing this chiastically, with AA'BB'CC'D, A=3b, B=4a, C=4b, D=5-6, C'=7-10, B'=11-12, A'=13-14. The explanation follows: The sentence starts with praise to the Father and Jesus Christ, which can be done only through the work of the holy spirit, who is no doubt imprinting the significance of the following set of facts in vv. 3b-14 on Paul’s heart, and causing him to rejoice. Thus, the beginning of the passage encompasses all the persons of the trinity. The theme of blessing can be followed through to the center of the chiasm, after which the predominant theme is the will of God. The sense is that God’s will is related to our blessing and is the reason to bless him. The other theme which begins in the center of the chiasm and moves out is “to the praise of his glory”, which indicates all of the wonders described in this doxology are ultimately to that end. The chiasm basically follows the structure of Paul’s explanation: in v. 3b, he begins the idea of spiritual blessing, which is discussed throughout the text, but summed up in vv. 13-14. In v. 4a, he begins the thought of God’s choice, which he elaborates upon throughout, but especially in vv. 11-12. In v. 4b, Paul hits upon the idea of our being “holy and blameless” before God, which he explains in v. 7, that these are possible through redemption by the blood, which brings the forgiveness of trespasses. The center of the chiasm Paul touches on four things: 1) our predestination, 2) which is done by the good purpose of the will of God, 3) for the purpose of the praise of his glory, 4) with the quality of the grace by which he blessed us. The whole trinity is present economically, as it is through Christ, by the will of the father, whose will is good in the spirit, and is to the praise of his glory where praise=spirit work, his=father, and glory=son. Thus all of the major themes in the passage are presented as central to its message, with no single theme having greater importance than the any other.
10000000024838 24838 Notes 2010-02-05 07:28:43 2010-02-17 13:52:44 Seeing a pattern wherein the purpose of the all of God's blessings, his election, predestination, of the elect is to the praise of his glory. This leads Paul (and us) to praise him when he considers the wonder of the majesty of God's works. Seeing a little more than that, I suppose, but that is what most stuns me. I'm saying in vv. 4-5 that the predestination for adoption precedes the choosing to be holy and blameless, which I think fits well with covenantal theology. Perhaps not in time, so much as in order. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now (2/16) seeing this chiastically, with AA'BB'CC'D, A=3b, B=4a, C=4b, D=5-6, C'=7-10, B'=11-12, A'=13-14. The explanation follows: The sentence starts with praise to the Father and Jesus Christ, which can be done only through the work of the holy spirit, who is no doubt imprinting the significance of the following set of facts in vv. 3b-14 on Paul’s heart, and causing him to rejoice. Thus, the beginning of the passage encompasses all the persons of the trinity. The theme of blessing can be followed through to the center of the chiasm, after which the predominant theme is the will of God. The sense is that God’s will is related to our blessing and is the reason to bless him. The other theme which begins in the center of the chiasm and moves out is “to the praise of his glory”, which indicates all of the wonders described in this doxology are ultimately to that end. The chiasm basically follows the structure of Paul’s explanation: in v. 3b, he begins the idea of spiritual blessing, which is discussed throughout the text, but summed up in vv. 13-14. In v. 4a, he begins the thought of God’s choice, which he elaborates upon throughout, but especially in vv. 11-12. In v. 4b, Paul hits upon the idea of our being “holy and blameless” before God, which he explains in v. 7, that these are possible through redemption by the blood, which brings the forgiveness of trespasses. The center of the chiasm Paul touches on four things: 1) our predestination, 2) which is done by the good purpose of the will of God, 3) for the purpose of the praise of his glory, 4) with the quality of the grace by which he blessed us. The whole trinity is present economically, as it is through Christ, by the will of the father, whose will is good in the spirit, and is to the praise of his glory where praise=spirit work, his=father, and glory=son. Thus all of the major themes in the passage are presented as central to its message, with no single theme having greater importance than the any other. notes
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Εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ,
[because he] (who) blessed us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ
καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου,
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the earth,
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εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ,
in order that we might be holy and blameless before him in love
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προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν,
[because in the covenant that he made with Christ he] having predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ in him,
κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
[in this way] (according to) the good pleasure of his will,
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εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ,
[in order that it might be] to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he forgave us in the beloved
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ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ, τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων,
[the remainder is an explanation of the question "who is the beloved?"] in whom we have the redemption through the blood of him, the forgiveness of sins,
κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ, ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει
according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished on us in wisdom and understanding
γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ, κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν,
[in this way:] having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he planned in him in the management of the fullness of time,
ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι τὰ πάντα ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ,
(his will was) to sum up all things in Christ,
τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς· ἐν αὐτῷ,
all things on the heavens and all things on the earth in him,
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ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν
in whom also we were chosen
προορισθέντες κατὰ πρόθεσιν τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
having been predestined according to plan of working all things according to the purpose of his will,
εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ·
in order that we might be to the praise of his glory the first to hope in Christ
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν,
in whom also you having heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation,
ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες
in whom also having believed
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ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ, ὅς ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν, εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως,
you were sealed by the holy spirit of promise, who is the first installment of our inheritance, unto the acquiring of possessiions,
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εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ.
to the praise of his glory.
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10000000024838 24838 Arc 2010-02-05 07:28:43 2010-02-17 13:52:44 editing Ephesians 1 3 1 14 Ephesians 1:3-14 49 NT tisch mine i125182 i125163 Εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i125183 i125184 i125185 i125186 i125164 ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ, [because he] (who) blessed us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ i125165 καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the earth, comparison 1 i125166 εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ, in order that we might be holy and blameless before him in love actionpurpose 2 i125187 i125188 i125167 προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν, [because in the covenant that he made with Christ he] having predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ in him, i125168 κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ, [in this way] (according to) the good pleasure of his will, actionmanner 1 i125169 εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ, [in order that it might be] to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he forgave us in the beloved actionpurpose 2 ground 1 i125189 i125190 i125170 ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ, τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων, [the remainder is an explanation of the question "who is the beloved?"] in whom we have the redemption through the blood of him, the forgiveness of sins, i125191 i125171 κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ, ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished on us in wisdom and understanding i125192 i125172 γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ, κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν, [in this way:] having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he planned in him in the management of the fullness of time, i125193 i125173 ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι τὰ πάντα ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ, (his will was) to sum up all things in Christ, i125174 τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς· ἐν αὐτῷ, all things on the heavens and all things on the earth in him, ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 ground 1 i125194 i125175 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν in whom also we were chosen i125195 i125176 προορισθέντες κατὰ πρόθεσιν τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ, having been predestined according to plan of working all things according to the purpose of his will, i125177 εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ· in order that we might be to the praise of his glory the first to hope in Christ actionpurpose 2 ground 1 i125196 i125197 i125198 i125178 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν, in whom also you having heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, i125179 ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες in whom also having believed progression i125180 ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ, ὅς ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν, εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως, you were sealed by the holy spirit of promise, who is the first installment of our inheritance, unto the acquiring of possessiions, actionresult 2 i125181 εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ. to the praise of his glory. actionpurpose 2 progression ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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