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17 January 2020

1 Year Bible—Philippians

Outline

B1 Chapter 1
C1 Prayer for the Philippians Philippians 1:1-11
C2 Paul and Persecution of Paul Philippians 1:12-26
C3 Prayer and Encouragement for the Philippians Philippians 1:27-30
B2 Chapter 2
C1 Encouragement to Have Humility Like Jesus Philippians 2:1-11
C2 Encouragement Not to Complain Philippians 2:12-18
C3 Encouragement That Some Helpers Are Coming to You Philippians 2:19-30
B3 Chapter 3
C1 Warning About Judaizers Philippians 3:1-14
C2 Warning About False Christians Philippians 3:15-21
B4 Chapter 4
C1 Plea for Unity Philippians 4:1-3
C2 Plea to Live a Christian Life Philippians 4:4-9
C3 Thank You For Your Help Philippians 4:10-20
C4 Final Greetings Philippians 4:21-23

Chapters

B1 Chapter 1
C1 Paul’s prayer
C2 3 important things
D1 The work Jesus began, He will finish
E1 Jesus is the master teacher.
F1 Since He is omniscient, omnisapient, and knowing how to communicate perfectly. We can understand.
F2 John 7:45-46 LEB So the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, "Why did you not bring him?" 46 The officers replied, "Never has a man spoken like this!"
F3 Matthew 13:54 NLT He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, "Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?"
E2 We need to stay enrolled in God’s school. We need to read, study, believe, and apply the teaching of Jesus Christ.
D2 Their love would increase
E1 Love is a choice. If you and/or I love someone, we will treat them with the actions of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.
E2 The love of many is grown cold. People love themselves first. We must not fall back into that habit : Matthew 24:12 NLT Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.
E3 Our first, greatest, highest priority love must be Jesus, not our pastor and his wife, not our teacher, not our favorite theologian, etc. Revelation 2:4 NLT But I have this complaint against you. You don't love me or each other as you did at first!
E6 God teaches us so. His teaching is not just words, but also He tests and has us in situations to apply what He has taught, so expect to face some issues.
F1 Psalm 11:5 NLT The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence(Note, love violence refers to narcissists, domestic abusers, controlling people, etc. We need to remember God hates them).
F2 1 Thessalonians 4:9 NLT But we don't need to write to you about the importance of loving each other, for God himself has taught you to love one another.
D3 We need to judge and test everything
E1 We need a standard. The only eternal standard is God Himself. He has revealed this to us. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 WEL All Scripture is inspired and is beneficial for doctrine, reproof, correction, and for instruction in righteousness, 17 So that God’s people may be completely ready, fully equipped for all good works
E2 We need to start with ourselves: 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 NLT Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith. 6 As you test yourselves, I hope you will recognize that we have not failed the test of apostolic authority.
E3 We need to test what is said, written, or communicated in any way whether it be a preacher, teacher, etc. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 NLT Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. [emphasis is mine]
E4 Ephesians 5:10 WEL Testing things [to see if] they are acceptable to the Lord.
C3 Philippians 1:21 NKJV For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gainComment from Believer’s Bible Commentary on this passage:
Here, in a nutshell, is Paul's philosophy of life. He did not live for money, fame, or pleasure. The object of his life was to love, worship, and serve the Lord Jesus. He wanted his life to be like the life of Christ. He wanted the Savior to live out His life through him.
And to die is gain. To die is to be with Christ and to be like Him forever. It is to serve Him with unsinning heart and with feet that will never stray. We do not ordinarily think of death as one of our gains.
B2 Chapter 2
C1 Philippians 2:6 NIV Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
C2 We learn the Chalcedon Statement
We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one
consent, teach men to confess one and the same
Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in
Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God
and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and
body; consubstantial [co-essential] with the
Father according to the Godhead, and
consubstantial with us according to the
Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin;
begotten before all ages of the Father according
to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us
and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God, according to the Manhood;
one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only
begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures,
inconfusedly,
unchangeably,
indivisibly,
inseparably; the distinction of natures being by
no means taken away by the union, but rather
the property of each nature being preserved,
and concurring in one Person and one
Subsistence, not parted or divided into two
persons, but one and the same Son, and only
begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ;
as the prophets from the beginning [have
declared] concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus
Christ Himself has taught us, and the Creed of
the holy Fathers has handed down to us.
B3 Chapter 3
C1 Beware of false teachers. In this passage, specifically, the Judaizers: Philippians 3:2 WEL Beware of dogs; beware of evil workers; beware of the mutilators.
C2 Philippians 3:14 NRSV I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
D1 What is our goal in life?
D2 Two verses:
E1 In our short time on earth, where are our eyes? The goal, the standard, the greatest and best, whom we serve must be the Lord Jesus our Messiah: Hebrews 12:2 BSB Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
E2 Let us pray to be faithful and steadfast until death: 2 Timothy 4:7 BSB I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
C3 We are citizens of God’s kingdom. Let our words, desires, words, and deeds be according to that kingdom. Philippians 3:20-21 WEL But our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Who will change our humiliated body, that it may become like his glorious body, according to the power by which he is able to even place everything under himself.
B4 Chapter 4
C1 What occupies our minds? What are we thinking about? Our Father knows life is rough, so He encourages us: Philippians 4:8 WEL Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are well spoken of, if there is any moral excellence, if there is anything praiseworthy, think about these things.
C2 We need to be thankful. Paul is thankful for the prayers and helps the Philippians have given him and his team.

Psalms 100:4-5 NKJV Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

16 January 2019

Ephesians 6:21-24

A1 Scripture
B1 Ephesians 6:21-24 NKJV  But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;  (22) whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts. (23) Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  (24) Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
B2 Ephesians 6:21-24 GNB  Tychicus, our dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord's work, will give you all the news about me, so that you may know how I am getting along.  (22) That is why I am sending him to you—-to tell you how all of us are getting along and to encourage you. (23) May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give to all Christians peace and love with faith.  (24) May God's grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying love.

A2 Outline
B1 Sharing with the brethren
C1 Sent by Tychicus
D1 Beloved brother
D2 Faithful minister in the Lord
C2 Purpose
D1 How we are getting along
D2 To comfort your heart (encourage you)
B2 Ending/blessing
C1 From
D1 God the Father
D2 The Lord Jesus Christ
C2 To give from them to you
D1 Peace to the brethren
D2 Love with faith
B3 Prayer: Grace be with all you love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity

A3 Notes
B1 Sharing information
C1 Nice to update
C2 Gives information for the brethren to know how to pray.
C3 To ensure accountability.
B2 Tychicus
C1 With Paul on third missionary journey. Acts 20:4 NKJV  And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to Asia—also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
C2 Took letter from Paul to Colossians. Colossians 4:7-8 NKJV  Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.  (8) I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts.
C3 Also went to Ephesus. 2 Timothy 4:12 NKJV  And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
C4 According to tradition, he was Bishop of Chalcedon.
C5 Characteristics
D1 Beloved brother
E1 Same objectives
E2 Same goals
E3 Same motivations
E4 Same Lord
E5 Same salvation
E6 Same forgiveness
E7 Same grace from God
D2 Faithful minister in the Lord
E1 To Lord
E2 To church
E3 To Scriptures
F1 To read
G1 In plain, normal sense
G2 As God's word
G3 Only source of 100% truth
G4 As completely sufficient
F2 To study
F3 To believe
F4 To teach
E4 To Doctrine
E5 To Christian life
E6 To study
E7 To preach
E8 Delivers the same message that he received
C6 Sent by Paul to
D1 Give update information to church
D2 Comfort their worrying hearts
B3 Paul's prayer. Three things
C1 Peace
D1 Not world peace, though that would be nice. Social justice may be nice, but the heart needs to be changed. When God gives a new heart, we treat everyone the way God wants us to (or at least we should).
D2 Is to the brethren. This is both sisters and brothers. It is a general term for those who have placed their faith and trust into Jesus Christ.
D3 Defined
E1 Rest and calm
E2 Words
F1 Old Testament (Hebrew)
G1 Shalom
H1 Health and prosperity
H2 Safety
H3 Friendship
G2 The verbs and adjectives are from the same root word
F2 New Testament (Greek)
G1 Eirene
H1 Quietness, rest and contentment.
H2 From war and unrest
H3 With individuals
H4 With God
G2 The verbs and adjectives are from the same root word
E2 God is the author of peace
F1 Isaiah 9:6 NKJV  "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." As the old saying, "No God, no peace. Know God, know peace."
F2 There is no peace for the wicked (rebels).
G1 Isaiah 57:21 NKJV  There is no peace," Says my God, "for the wicked.
G2 Romans 3:17 UKJV  And the way of peace have they not known.
C2 Love
D1 A choice, a choosing something to be special.
D2 Words
E1 Old Testament (Hebrew)
F1 Ahabah. A general term for love of various types of love as in English.
F2 God’s love to His people. Husband to wife. Friend to friend. Sexual.
E2 New Testament (Greek)
F1 Agape (the word used here)
G1 A choosing of something/one special
G2 Romans 5:8 NKJV  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
G3 Romans 8:35 NKJV  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
F2 Phileo
G1 The feeling of friendship
G2 With the idea of loyalty and seeking the best interests of another
G3 Being fond, really liking something/one as fond of ice cream.
G4 Matthew 6:5 NKJV  And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
G5 John 5:20 NKJV  For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
F3 Eros
G1 Physical love
G2 Not used in the New Testament
F4 Storge
G1 Not used in the Bible.
G2 It is the love of parent for child that is more and higher than for the children of others.
G3 Astorgos is used. It is translated "without natural affection."
G4 2 Timothy 3:3 GW  And lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good.
G5 Romans 1:31 KJV  Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.
D3 Love with faith
E1 Two nouns. It is not love (something/someone) with faith. It is love along with faith. Two nouns.
E2 Love is a blessing. It is good. It is of God. This love in this passage is for the Christian fellowship of all believers.
E3 But not only love, but love with faith. The same faith in Jesus Christ, His words, His goals, His rules, His way of life. All the Christians in love and in faith.
E4 With is not the word sun, it is meta. Meta means with as in accompanying. Faith is accompanying love. They are together. As one writes, "love goes with faith."
C3 Grace
D1 Receiving what we do NOT deserve.
D2 Words
E1 Old Testament (Hebrew)
F1 Khane
F2 Same idea as in the New Testament
F3 Proverbs 3:34 NKJV  Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.
E2 New Testament (Greek)
F1 charis Favorable actions, kindness, even in the sense of a unasked for, undeserved gift.
F2 1 Corinthians 15:9-10 GNB  For I am the least of all the apostles—-I do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted God's church.  (10) But by God's grace I am what I am, and the grace that he gave me was not without effect. On the contrary, I have worked harder than any of the other apostles, although it was not really my own doing, but God's grace working with me.
B4 Parting words/blessing
C1 To those who love (agape) our Lord Jesus Christ
D1 Not necessarily an emotion as in boyfriend/girlfriend love
D2 John 14:15 GNB If you love me, you will obey my commandments.
E1 Keep is used as in keep the speed limit, that is, obey the speed limit. If it is 55 mph, then one doesn't drive as 85 mph.
E2 Commandments as outlined in the New Testament
C2 In sincerity
D1 Sincerity is the opposite of being a hypocrite, liar, false, having a facade, or fake.
D2 The Greek word is aphtharsia.
E1 Genuine, incorruptible
E2 1 Corinthians 15:42 NKJV So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption." Compare:
F1 Matthew 22:37 NRSV  He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
F2 2 Corinthians 8:8 NRSV  I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others.
F3 Titus 2:7-8 NRSV  Show yourself in all respects a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity,  (8) and sound speech that cannot be censured; then any opponent will be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.
A4 Applications
B1 Love God
B2 Love the brothers and sisters
B3 Have faith
B4 Be faithful
B5 Be encouraged