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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
  As Peter approaches the end of his letter, he concludes with exhortations to elders and Christians in general.
1 Peter 5:1-5
  In the previous passage we saw how Peter gives encouragement to suffering Christians: Christ ...
1 Peter 4:1-6
  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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Sharing in Christ's Sufferings
1 Peter 4:12-19
In the beginning of this new section, Peter again encourages believers to be prepared to suffer according to God's will.
Published June 1st, 2012
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In the beginning of this new section, Peter again encourages believers to be prepared to suffer according to God's will. vv. 12-13 Christians are to expect suffering (fiery trials) in their lives - it isn't to be seen as some strange occurrence. This is what Peter has to say to them: DON'T be surprised by this...INSTEAD, rejoice! (vv.12,13) As Christians share Christ's sufferings (i.e. suffer for his sake), they are to look forward and remember the rejoicing that will take place in the future when Christ's glory is revealed at his second coming. vv. 14-16 Peter builds on the theme of sharing in Christ's sufferings by reminding his readers that they are blessed when people insult them for the name of Christ, because "the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you". We are not to feel alone or abandoned, for the Holy Spirit is with us. Again, Peter uses negative-positive restatements to encourage his readers: DON'T suffer as evildoers...INSTEAD, be prepared to suffer as a Christian! (vv.15,16) And as you suffer as a Christian, DON'T be ashamed...INSTEAD, glorify God! (v16) vv. 17-18 The reason for Peter's call for believers to suffer for Christ's sake is because of the future judgment that will take place. Christians, as part of the household of God, are not exempt from such judgment - in fact judgment will begin with them. So if even God's people have to undergo judgment, how terrible must it be for those who have chosen to oppose God! v19 This verse is a good summary of what we have seen so far in Peter's letter, touching on some of the key themes: Suffering is part of God's will for his people God is our faithful Creator who can be trusted Christians are to do good, living in a way that brings glory to God
10000000044126 44126 Notes 2010-07-16 05:59:12 2010-07-17 07:19:07 In the beginning of this new section, Peter again encourages believers to be prepared to suffer according to God's will. vv. 12-13 Christians are to expect suffering (fiery trials) in their lives - it isn't to be seen as some strange occurrence. This is what Peter has to say to them: DON'T be surprised by this...INSTEAD, rejoice! (vv.12,13) As Christians share Christ's sufferings (i.e. suffer for his sake), they are to look forward and remember the rejoicing that will take place in the future when Christ's glory is revealed at his second coming. vv. 14-16 Peter builds on the theme of sharing in Christ's sufferings by reminding his readers that they are blessed when people insult them for the name of Christ, because "the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you". We are not to feel alone or abandoned, for the Holy Spirit is with us. Again, Peter uses negative-positive restatements to encourage his readers: DON'T suffer as evildoers...INSTEAD, be prepared to suffer as a Christian! (vv.15,16) And as you suffer as a Christian, DON'T be ashamed...INSTEAD, glorify God! (v16) vv. 17-18 The reason for Peter's call for believers to suffer for Christ's sake is because of the future judgment that will take place. Christians, as part of the household of God, are not exempt from such judgment - in fact judgment will begin with them. So if even God's people have to undergo judgment, how terrible must it be for those who have chosen to oppose God! v19 This verse is a good summary of what we have seen so far in Peter's letter, touching on some of the key themes: Suffering is part of God's will for his people God is our faithful Creator who can be trusted Christians are to do good, living in a way that brings glory to God notes
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1 Peter
1 Peter 4:12-19
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Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you,
as though something strange were happening to you.
ideaexplanation
But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings,
that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
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If you are insulted for the name of Christ,
you are blessed,
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because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
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But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed,
but let him glorify God in that name.
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For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God;
and if it begins with us,
what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
And "If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
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Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
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10000000044126 44126 Arc 2010-07-16 05:59:12 2010-07-17 07:19:07 editing 1 Peter 4 12 4 19 1 Peter 4:12-19 60 NT esv i259171 i259172 i259173 i259174 i259154 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, i259155 as though something strange were happening to you. ideaexplanation 1 i259175 i259156 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, i259157 that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. actionpurpose 2 negativepositive 2 i259176 i259177 i259178 i259158 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, i259159 you are blessed, conditional 2 i259160 because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. ground 1 i259179 i259161 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. i259180 i259162 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, i259181 i259163 let him not be ashamed, i259164 but let him glorify God in that name. negativepositive 2 conditional 2 negativepositive 2 concessive 2 progression i259182 i259165 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; i259183 i259184 i259166 and if it begins with us, i259167 what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? conditional 2 i259185 i259168 And "If the righteous is scarcely saved, i259169 what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" conditional 2 series ideaexplanation 1 i259170 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. bilateral 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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