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Paul longs for the Philippians with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:8-11
Paul's imprisonment has served to advance the gospel (v12) in two different ways: Firstly, it has be...
Philippians 1:12-14
Paul thanks God every time he remembers the Philippians, and when he prays for them he prays with jo...
Philippians 1:3-7
Paul notes the different motivations for preaching Christ: 1) Doing it out of envry and rivalry to a...
Philippians 1:15-18
Interpretation: Paul wants the Philippians to adopt a manner of life that is worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 1:27-30
2 Peter 1:1-11   Explanation of arc: 1a-2b: These first two verses of 2 Peter serve as an introduction to the letter.
Philippians 2:5-11
Interpretation: As the Philippians have always been obedient (not just when Paul is with them, but e...
Philippians 2:12-13
Interpretation: Paul will rejoice because he has confidence that through the prayers of the Philippi...
Philippians 1:18-21
Interpretation: To Paul, there are benefits to living and dying.
Philippians 1:21-26
Interpretation: In light of the difficult lives that Christians should be prepared to face (1:27-30)...
Philippians 2:1-4
Interpretation: Paul urges the Philippians to keep their thoughts on things that are true, honorable...
Philippians 4:8-9
Interpretation: Paul warns the Philippians to watch out for the "dogs", the "evildoers" and those who "mutilate the flesh".
Philippians 3:1-6
Interpretation: Paul instructs the Philippians to do all things without grumbling or questioning so ...
Philippians 2:14-18
Interpretation: Paul reminds the Philippians that the Lord is at hand, that his coming is near.
Philippians 4:5-7
Interpretation: Paul puts no confidence in the flesh, even though he has the credentials for it.
Philippians 3:7-11
Interpretation: Paul urges the Philippians to follow his example and that of others who are walking according to Paul's example.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Interpretation: Paul wishes that Euodia and Syntyche, two women who have worked alongside Paul in the gospel, would agree in the Lord.
Philippians 4:2-5
Interpretation: Paul hopes to send Timothy to the Philippians soon, with the intention that he may be cheered by their news.
Philippians 2:19-24
Interpretation: Paul recognizes that he has not yet obtained the resurrection of the dead, nor has h...
Philippians 3:12-16
Interpretation: Paul finds it necessary to send Epaphroditus to the Philippians.
Philippians 2:25-30
Interpretation: Paul rejoices at the Philippians' concern for him.
Philippians 4:10-13
Interpretation: Paul is grateful to the Philippians for the support they've given him for his needs.
Philippians 4:14-23
Interpretation: Paul wants Titus to remind the believers in Crete about how they should relate to people around them.
Titus 3:1-7
This is the opening chapter of Malachi, which is a message of the LORD to Israel by Malachi (1:1).
Malachi 1:1-14
This first part of chapter 2 follows on from 1:6-14, where the issue of the priests' disobedience is first brought up.
Malachi 2:1-9
The central issue in this passage is Israel's faithlessness to one another (v10), which is a signifi...
Malachi 2:10-16
This section begins with t he Israelites questioning the continued existence of evil and why a just ...
Malachi 2:17-3:5
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Malachi 3:6-12
As we come to the end of Malachi, a final question is presented: why bother serving God when evildoe...
Malachi 3:13-4:6
In these opening verses of 1 Peter we are introduced to the author and recipients of this letter.
1 Peter 1:1-5
These verses continue on from the previous verses, further describing the attitudes believers ought to have with regards to their faith.
1 Peter 1:6-12
In the two previous arcs we established two attitudes which Christians should have in light of what God has done for us: praise and joy.
1 Peter 1:13-21
Following on from the previous section in which believers are encouraged to be holy and to conduct t...
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
The previous section ended with reference to how Christians ought to long for pure spiritual milk.
1 Peter 2:4-10
Having just reminded believers of the new identity that they have through believing in Jesus Christ,...
1 Peter 2:11-17
In the previous arc we saw Peter's urging for believers to conduct themselves honorably, along with ...
1 Peter 2:18-25
This passage continues with the theme of what proper Christian conduct ought to look like, this time...
1 Peter 3:1-7
This passage concludes the section in this letter dealing with the theme of appropriate Christian conduct.
1 Peter 3:8-12
Having seen what Christian conduct ought to look like, this passage is the beginning of a section which deals with Christian suffering.
1 Peter 3:13-17
The "For" in v18 links us back to the previous verse (v17): "For it is better to suffer for doing go...
1 Peter 3:18-22
Having talked about the approach that Christians should take towards suffering, Peter now goes on to...
1 Peter 4:7-11
In the beginning of this new section, Peter again encourages believers to be prepared to suffer according to God's will.
1 Peter 4:12-19
  As Peter approaches the end of his letter, he concludes with exhortations to elders and Christians in general.
1 Peter 5:1-5
  This arc is a continuation of 1 Peter 5:1-5, with the "therefore" in v6 linking the two passages together.
1 Peter 5:6-14
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Approach to Suffering
1 Peter 4:1-6
  In the previous passage we saw how Peter gives encouragement to suffering Christians: Christ ...
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In the previous passage we saw how Peter gives encouragement to suffering Christians: Christ himself suffered but was triumphant and is now in glory. Here Peter again urges his readers to look to Christ and his sufferings as they suffer themselves. vv. 1-3 As Christians meditate on Christ's suffering in the flesh, they are to arm themselves with "the same way of thinking". I believe this "way of thinking" refers to Christ's approach towards his suffering, namely his seeking to obey the will of the Father. Christians are to equip themsleves with this sort of attitude as well, and so as they seek to live in obedience to and for the will of God, it requires a ceasing from sin (i.e. turning away from human passions). Verse 3 makes the point that since Christians should be armining themselves with a desire to serve God, they should have nothing to do with sinful activities of unbelievers. vv. 4-6 As Christians seek to live holy lives, they may encounter hostility from those participating in the examples of sinful behaviors listed in v3. Yet Christians are to be assured that they will come under judgment and will be accountable to God for their actions, who can and will judge. The gospel was preached for this very reason - so that sins may be forgiven and people may live in harmony with God after death. Summary We learn of two approaches to suffering in this passage: Live for the will of God, as Jesus did Know that God will judge and hold people accountable for what they have done
10000000043498 43498 Notes 2010-07-10 06:06:41 2010-07-12 07:01:01 In the previous passage we saw how Peter gives encouragement to suffering Christians: Christ himself suffered but was triumphant and is now in glory. Here Peter again urges his readers to look to Christ and his sufferings as they suffer themselves. vv. 1-3 As Christians meditate on Christ's suffering in the flesh, they are to arm themselves with "the same way of thinking". I believe this "way of thinking" refers to Christ's approach towards his suffering, namely his seeking to obey the will of the Father. Christians are to equip themsleves with this sort of attitude as well, and so as they seek to live in obedience to and for the will of God, it requires a ceasing from sin (i.e. turning away from human passions). Verse 3 makes the point that since Christians should be armining themselves with a desire to serve God, they should have nothing to do with sinful activities of unbelievers. vv. 4-6 As Christians seek to live holy lives, they may encounter hostility from those participating in the examples of sinful behaviors listed in v3. Yet Christians are to be assured that they will come under judgment and will be accountable to God for their actions, who can and will judge. The gospel was preached for this very reason - so that sins may be forgiven and people may live in harmony with God after death. Summary We learn of two approaches to suffering in this passage: Live for the will of God, as Jesus did Know that God will judge and hold people accountable for what they have done notes
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1 Peter 4:1-6
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Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,
arm yourselves with the same way of thinking,
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for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
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so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions
but for the will of God.
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For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do,
living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
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With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery,
and they malign you;
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but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead,
that though judged in the flesh the way people are,
they might live in the spirit the way God does.
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10000000043498 43498 Arc 2010-07-10 06:06:41 2010-07-12 07:01:01 editing 1 Peter 4 1 4 6 1 Peter 4:1-6 60 NT esv i259226 i259227 i259228 i259229 i259230 i259213 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, i259214 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, inference 2 i259215 for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, ground 1 i259231 i259216 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions i259217 but for the will of God. negativepositive 2 actionpurpose 2 i259232 i259218 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, i259219 living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i259233 i259234 i259220 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, i259221 and they malign you; concessive 2 i259235 i259222 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. i259236 i259223 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, i259237 i259224 that though judged in the flesh the way people are, i259225 they might live in the spirit the way God does. concessive 2 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 series progression 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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