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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB138 Labour for the LORD is Never Lost
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
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Published October 31st, 2016
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1 Corinthians 15:58
Ὥστε, ἀδελφοί μου ἀγαπητοί,
b Therefore, my beloved brothers,
see earlier 1 Cor 15:55-57 -- Because death is defeated, an inference "therefore" that 58b-e can happen
ἑδραῖοι γίνεσθε,
be steadfast,
It's interesting that the Greek word steadfast is the same word Paul uses in Colossians 1:23
ἀμετακίνητοι, (note: the only other time Paul uses this word in its root form, and in the negative as here is in Colossians 1:23 μὴ μετακινούμενοι). So on this basis, there can be a reasonable conclusion that these two uses help explain each other. That is in the sense of not shifting away from.
Colossians 1:23 is the only other time Paul uses the root word for immoveable as here(see first column). There Paul says do not shift, move away from the hope of the gospel. It is reasonable to also consider that Paul has the same idea here.
always abounding
Luke 14:13-14. That is being plentiful, doing a lot.
ἐν τῷ ἔργῳ τοῦ κυρίου πάντοτε,
in c the work of the Lord,
Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31 -- work of the LORD is anything work that is done in the name of Jesus, that is for Jesus and by Jesus and all for the glory of God.
εἰδότες ὅτι ὁ κόπος ὑμῶν οὐκ ἔστιν κενὸς
knowing that. . . d your labor is not in vain.
58f-g are a further elaboration of 58a
ἐν κυρίῳ.
. . .in the Lord. . .
As a result of 15a, when any work is done in this manner, to and by the LORD, the work, effort will not be useless.
Idea-Ground Action Explanation-Ground
Interesting that only in Colossians 1:23 and 1 Corinthians 15:58 does Paul use the same Greek word for steadfast,ἑδραῖοι. And pairs this word with a similar root word for "immoveable." This pairing of steadfast and immoveable by Paul is only found in these two verses. I wonder if there is any signifcance to this coincidence?
Study Notes: Refer to LAB tip: inference -- an implication, consequence, entailment of a previous thought Questions: 1. Have you ever been discouraged because your labors for the Lord appear to have been in vain? Yes. 2. What do you think it means to “always abound in the work of the Lord” ( 1 Corinthians 15:58 )? I think it means to flourish, to do lots of it. I think this may refer both to quantity and to quality. I have a sense of it being overflowing from the truths of knowing death is defeated by Christ so all work is no longer in vain. 3. Why is our labor in the Lord not in vain? Is any labor that a Christian does in vain? Any labour done by a Christian could be in vain if it is not "in the LORD". But any labour done "in the LORD" is not in vain because the LORD Jesus has defeated death.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.