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Randall Rains
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It is not WHAT we know, but WHO that let's us know/attain/experience what God has planned for those who trust and obey the Word of Truth.
Ephesians 1:15-23
One long sentence (v3-14). Does it represent a hymn?
Ephesians 1:1-14
Paul's teaching in Ch 12-15 must be seen in light of his explanation of grace as it relates to Israel in Ch 9-11.
Romans 12-15
Paul's plans to visit are sincere but subject to the will of his Lord
Romans 15:22-33
Paul's diplomatic appeal to a Church he did not found, but for which he has an Apostle's heart.
Romans 15:8-21
As the night sky begins to lighten as the dawn approaches we are reminded of our Lord's own words - Love your neighbor as yourself.
Romans 13:8-14
The right minded member of the body will show genuine love.
Romans 12:9-21
Paul explores several aspects of individuality within the corporate.
Romans 12:1-21
The LXX uses an IF/THEN construction between v4 and v5ff in translating the Hebrew text.
Haggai 1:1-6
Paul calls on a few by name then provides a glorious exposition of what it means to have the Lord near and to have God among them.
Philippians 4:2-9
Paul stretching forward to the upward call of God in (the knowing of?) Christ Jesus!
Philippians 3:12-4:1
Paul assumes those who hear these words share in the Knowing of Christ.
Philippians 3:1-11
What can compare to the 'surpassingness' of knowing Christ our Lord?
Philippians 3:1-11
Paul promises to send from his side two men, a brother and a dear son, to comfort those in Philippi who have been such a comfort to him.
Philippians 2:19-30
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Peter's Gospel - Knowing God
2 Peter 1:1-11
At Eph 1:17 Paul alludes to the Knowledge of God. Here Peter expounds on that foundational theme.
#TheKnowledgeOfGod
#Chiasm
#Promises
Published July 1st, 2022
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Greeting
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained a faithfulness
of equal standing with ours
by the righteousness
of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you
in the knowledge
of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Objective (also 3e,4f(?),8g
The Core Gospel (Chiasim A,B,C,B,A)
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
To that end
his divine power has granted to us all things
Godly Living - A1
that pertain to godly living,
through the knowledge
Through Knowledge of God - B1
of him
who called us
to his own virtuous glory,
by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
by which glory
Promised Messiah and Holy Spirit - C
he has made good on past promises
which have been exceedingly precious to us,
through them
Partakers of Divine Nature - B2
so that ... you may become partakers
of the divine nature,
having escaped from the corruption
Escape from Decay - A2
that is in the world
because of sinful desire.
Our Necessary Response to the Gospel
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,
For this very reason,
bring all your diligence to bear
making abundant provision
so that your faithfulness is characterized by virtue,
and virtue by knowledge,
and knowledge with self- control, and self- control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
and knowledge by self-control,
and self-control by steadfastness,
and steadfastness by godliness,
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
and godliness by brotherly affection,
and brotherly affection by love.
The Fruit of the Response & the Nonresponse
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For
Positive Result
if your faithfulness is characterized in this way
and ever more so,
you will be kept from being ineffective or
unfruitful
in the knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.
Negative Result
whoever lacks these qualities
is so nearsighted that he is blind,
having forgotten that he was cleansed
from his former sins.
The Result
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
Therefore, brothers,
be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election,
for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
For in this way
an entrance will be richly provided for you
into the eternal kingdom
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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