Brent Karding
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Christ rejected and accepted
Luke 23:39-43
God commands you to turn from idols to the true God.
Acts 17:22-31
Jesus is sovereign over the natural and spiritual realm
Matthew 9:1-8
Faith leads to speaking.
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
A humble birth and great glory to God
Luke 2:1-21
Because God is uniquely faithful, he will remove our sins.
Micah 7:18-20
Phrasing Narrative and Teaching
Mark 11:12-25
Christ's Supremacy Described and Grounded
Colossians 1:15-17
Christ's Resurrection and Ours
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
God's Furious Punishment
Romans 1:18-25
God will surely set up an indestructible, everlasting kingdom.
Daniel 2:31-45
Just like Adam's sin led to death for all people, so Jesus' obedience led to life for all people.
Romans 5:12-21
To apply this text, think through the Concessive, the Negative, and the Ground (v. 7-9), asking where those things are true of you.
1 Kings 14:1-18
Remember the happiness of the Word-delighting, and the misery of the only other option.
Psalms 1
In every difficulty, cry to God, your trustworthy Savior.
Psalms 42:1-43:5
Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Mark 1:1-15
Paul describes how men and women should act in church, based on their specific roles.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Dedicate yourself to the local church for the eternal glory of Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
The gospel call to repentance gives light to people in darkness.
Matthew 4:12-17
God has given the local church the responsibility to judge its members.
1 Corinthians 5
The eternal state will immediately follow Christ's return and our bodily resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
When Jesus next returns, he will destroy death.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
At the day of the Lord, believers will be saved and unbelievers will be destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Our certain gospel hope of resurrection should encourage us.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
This passage reveals the fact of and the reason behind God's anger.
Romans 1:18-23
The kind of faith that saves is a faith that is characterized by works.
James 2:14-26
Only those who look to Jesus for spiritual wealth, righteousness, and guidance will sit with him on his throne.
Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus promises eternal life to those who overcome; therefore, cling to the gospel and preach it to others.
Revelation 3:7-13
Those who treasure the gospel and live it out today will enjoy intimacy with Jesus now and forever.
Revelation 3:1-6
Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
Galatians 5:13-26
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Ruth 3:14-18
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 2:11-21
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Ephesians 2:1-10
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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Arcing Class on 2 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
Published December 13th, 2018; Updated December 19th, 2018
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Keep these two commands: Pray for us and stay away from idle brothers.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
Finally, brothers, 1 j pray for us,
that k the word of the Lord may speed ahead
and be honored, 2
as happened among you,
and l that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men.
For m not all have faith.
But n the Lord is faithful.
He will establish you
and o guard you against p the evil one. 1
And q we have confidence in the Lord about you,
that you are doing
and will do the things that we command.
May the Lord r direct your hearts
to the love of God
and to the steadfastness of Christ.
Now we command you, brothers,
s in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
t that you keep away from any u brother
v who is walking in idleness
and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
For you yourselves know
w how you ought to imitate us,
because x we were not idle
when we were with you,
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it,
but y with toil and labor we worked night and day,
that we might not be a burden to any of you.
It was z not because we do not have that right,
but to give you in ourselves a an example to imitate.
For even when we were with you,
we would give you this command:
b If anyone is not willing to work,
let him not eat.
For we hear
that some among you c walk in idleness,
not busy at work,
but d busybodies.
Now such persons we command
and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ
to do their work quietly
and to earn their own living. 1
As for you, brothers, e do not grow weary in doing good.
If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter,
take note of that person,
and f have nothing to do with him,
that he may be ashamed.
g Do not regard him as an enemy,
but h warn him as a brother.
This is a wordplay contrasting the nature of unbelievers and the Lord.
Pray that the Lord's Word would be successful, and that the Lord would protect us.
The Lord is faithful who will strengthen and protect you.
Therefore, we are confident in the Lord about your obedience and we pray that the Lord will move you to love him and endure like him.
You pray for the success and honor of the Lord's word; we are confident you will do this because of the Lord's faithfulness.
You know how to imitate us, because of our example of working hard when we were with you.
We command you to keep away from idle brothers.
We have heard that some of you are idle, and so we command you to keep away from idle brothers because you know you should imitate us and obey our command.
Some of you are walking in idleness, but the rest of you must continue doing good.
If anyone won't obey these words, avoid them.
Mildred Queenie CS
Kuya, may I suggest, I hope it's okay with you kuya. I think the passage is not 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2, but 2 Thessalonians 3:1-15.
Brent Karding
Yes - you're right. That was a mistake! Thanks.
Brent Karding
By the way, Mildred, I'm so sorry, but I forgot to start the recording during yesterday's Arcing discussion! My plan is to make the video again, going through the arc of the whole book, and have that saved so you and others can watch it.
Mildred Queenie CS
Wow, thank you for the effort kuya. That will be of great help kuya.
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