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In summation, this passage pours out the blessings we as believers have because of the work of Chris...
Ephesians 1:3-14
All notes are from 2-5-09: Not only is Paul intent on praising God for who he is and what he has done for the saints (Eph.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Paul takes a significant turn from Eph 1 here in chapter 2 as he implicates that the things he has b...
Ephesians 2:1-10
A few questions: Why the repetition of hoti in verses 11-12? Could this be important in the understa...
Ephesians 2:11-22
Some questions and initial answers for this passage: Q: What is the sense of why this "mystery" sudd...
Ephesians 3:1-13
Questions in this section: Q: What type of "love" is being talked about in verse 17b? Is it God's et...
Ephesians 3:14-21
Some of the questions and initial answers: Q: Who are the captives?  In Psalm 68:18, "he received gifts.
Ephesians 4:1-16
This passage is basically full of several practical applications flowing out from what it means to put on the new self (Eph 4:24).
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
This passage was first completed back the week after it was due (I wasn't in class the week that we studied this passage).
Ephesians 4:17-24
Thoughts.
Ephesians 5:15-21
The main idea from Eph.
Ephesians 5:3-14
Thoughts and ideas and questions: Q: How does this section go together? How are the imperative verbs...
Ephesians 5:22-33
This passage contains two distinct relationships which at first may not appear connected, but are more so when some attention is given them.
Ephesians 6:1-9
There is not really a lot of "new" instruction in this section, as Paul relates how Tychicus will le...
Ephesians 6:21-24
The flow of verses 6-8 is a question-response, and Jesus' response was to his disciples' question ab...
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Be Strong and Stand Firm!
Ephesians 6:10-20
As a final "content" section, this passage brings up many of the themes that have been seen througho...
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2009-05-07 09:44:49
As a final "content" section, this passage brings up many of the themes that have been seen throughout Ephesians: power language (the whole section, but esp. v10 with "be strong.... in the might of his strength", the personal action imagery change (from walking in much of Ephesians 4-6 to standing here in this section), mention of the spiritual forces of darkness also at work (v12), the reminders that the work of the Spirit comes through prayer (remember Paul's prayers in ch. 1 and 3), and finally the return of the "mystery" language that was prevalent in ch. 1-3--that Paul was to make known the message of Christ boldly and actively. So, with regard to these topics, there is a connection to the present, ongoing action of being strong/strengthened (which is something that cannot be fully active, since it is done by God to you), putting on the armor of God, and standing firm. The imperatives of the armor of God are to stand firm (with 4 of the pieces of armor) and to take up the helmet of salvation and also the sword of the Spirit. It would seem that the rest of the passage (explanation of prayer and the need to proclaim the mystery of the gospel) is explaning/expounding on the use of the sword of the Spirit! In terms of being active, it is important to remember that the point of being strengthened and standing firm and taking up a helmet and sword doesn't necessarily mean going out and searching for enemies to slay in one's own strength. It only means to be prepared for whatever will come one's way, by being prepared with the right clothing, being sure of our salvation (a defensive helmet which keeps us from worrying about whether our hope is sure), and using the Word of God rightly in prayer and in action if it comes against you. For the right way to take up the sword is by doing it "walking in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called." The mystery is what we are preaching, but it is also what is happening within us, that are indeed being filled with all the fullness of God! This Word, then, dwells in us and works to serve to keep us secure, assured of our membership in the body of Christ (see chapters 2-3), and brings us closer to our final identity in Christ! Some quick questions raised by this passage (although there are SO many that could be explored): Q: What are the roles of the prepositions in v18, esp. v18a? The preposition en in particular seems to convey a few different meanings here. How does this affect our understanding of how prayer in the Spirit happens? A: Q:How should the 6 "instruments" which Paul commands us to take up or to put on be understood? In the participles and verbs, should the Greek aspect and voice impact what we take Paul's intentions to be? A: Q: Are Paul's use of power language and mention of the spiritual powers of darkness which must be contended with contrary to the overarching theme/mentality of "standing" in defense? A:
10000000006762 6762 Notes 2009-05-03 23:19:19 2009-05-07 09:44:49 As a final "content" section, this passage brings up many of the themes that have been seen throughout Ephesians: power language (the whole section, but esp. v10 with "be strong.... in the might of his strength", the personal action imagery change (from walking in much of Ephesians 4-6 to standing here in this section), mention of the spiritual forces of darkness also at work (v12), the reminders that the work of the Spirit comes through prayer (remember Paul's prayers in ch. 1 and 3), and finally the return of the "mystery" language that was prevalent in ch. 1-3--that Paul was to make known the message of Christ boldly and actively. So, with regard to these topics, there is a connection to the present, ongoing action of being strong/strengthened (which is something that cannot be fully active, since it is done by God to you), putting on the armor of God, and standing firm. The imperatives of the armor of God are to stand firm (with 4 of the pieces of armor) and to take up the helmet of salvation and also the sword of the Spirit. It would seem that the rest of the passage (explanation of prayer and the need to proclaim the mystery of the gospel) is explaning/expounding on the use of the sword of the Spirit! In terms of being active, it is important to remember that the point of being strengthened and standing firm and taking up a helmet and sword doesn't necessarily mean going out and searching for enemies to slay in one's own strength. It only means to be prepared for whatever will come one's way, by being prepared with the right clothing, being sure of our salvation (a defensive helmet which keeps us from worrying about whether our hope is sure), and using the Word of God rightly in prayer and in action if it comes against you. For the right way to take up the sword is by doing it "walking in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called." The mystery is what we are preaching, but it is also what is happening within us, that are indeed being filled with all the fullness of God! This Word, then, dwells in us and works to serve to keep us secure, assured of our membership in the body of Christ (see chapters 2-3), and brings us closer to our final identity in Christ! Some quick questions raised by this passage (although there are SO many that could be explored): Q: What are the roles of the prepositions in v18, esp. v18a? The preposition en in particular seems to convey a few different meanings here. How does this affect our understanding of how prayer in the Spirit happens? A: Q:How should the 6 "instruments" which Paul commands us to take up or to put on be understood? In the participles and verbs, should the Greek aspect and voice impact what we take Paul's intentions to be? A: Q: Are Paul's use of power language and mention of the spiritual powers of darkness which must be contended with contrary to the overarching theme/mentality of "standing" in defense? A: notes
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Ephesians 6:10-20
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τοῦ λοιποῦ ἐνδυναμοῦσθε ἐν κυρίῳ
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord
καὶ ἐν τῷ κράτει τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ
and in the might of his strength.
ideaexplanation
ἐνδύσασθε τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ θεοῦ
Put on the armor of God,
πρὸς τὸ δύνασθαι ὑμᾶς στῆναι πρὸς τὰς μεθοδείας τοῦ διαβόλου
in order that you are able to stand against the trickery of the devil.
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ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἡμῖν ἡ πάλη πρὸς αἷμα
For the struggle to us is not against blood
καὶ σάρκα
and (it is not against) flesh
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ἀλλὰ πρὸς τὰς ἀρχάς
but (it is) against the rulers,
πρὸς τὰς ἐξουσίας
against the authorities,
πρὸς τοὺς κοσμοκράτορας τοῦ σκότους τούτου
against the worldly rulers of this darkness,
πρὸς τὰ πνευματικὰ τῆς πονηρίας ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις
against the spirits of evil in the heavenly places.
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διὰ τοῦτο ἀναλάβετε τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ θεοῦ
For this reason take up the armor of God,
ἵνα δυνηθῆτε ἀντιστῆναι ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ πονηρᾷ
in order that you might be able to withstand in the day of evil
καὶ ἅπαντα κατεργασάμενοι
and overcoming all things,
στῆναι
to stand (firm).
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στῆτε οὖν
Therefore, stand (firm),
περιζωσάμενοι τὴν ὀσφὺν ὑμῶν ἐν ἀληθείᾳ
dressing/girding your loins in the truth
καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοι τὸν θώρακα τῆς δικαιοσύνης
and dressing yourself with the breastplate of righteousness,
καὶ ὑποδησάμενοι τοὺς πόδας ἐν ἑτοιμασίᾳ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τῆς εἰρήνης
and putting on your feet in the preparation of the gospel of peace,
ἐν πᾶσιν ἀναλαβόντες τὸν θυρεὸν τῆς πίστεως
in everything taking up the shield of faith,
ἐν ᾧ δυνήσεσθε πάντα τὰ βέλη τοῦ πονηροῦ τὰ πεπυρωμένα σβέσαι
by which you will be able to quench all the enflamed darts of the evil (one),
καὶ τὴν περικεφαλαίαν τοῦ σωτηρίου δέξασθε
and take (for yourself eagerly) the helmet of salvation
καὶ τὴν μάχαιραν τοῦ πνεύματος
and (also take for yourself) the sword of the Spirit,
ὅ ἐστιν ῥῆμα θεοῦ
which is the Word of God,
διὰ πάσης προσευχῆς καὶ δεήσεως προσευχόμενοι ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ ἐν πνεύματι
through all prayers and petitions praying at each time in/by the Spirit
καὶ εἰς αὐτὸ ἀγρυπνοῦντες ἐν πάσῃ προσκαρτερήσει καὶ δεήσει περὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων
and unto this (end) watching in all perserverance and in (every) petition concerning all the saints,
καὶ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ
and in behalf of me (praying)
ἵνα μοι δοθῇ λόγος ἐν ἀνοίξει τοῦ στόματός μου ἐν παρρησίᾳ
in order that to me (a) word might be given in the opening of my mouth in openness/boldness,
γνωρίσαι τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ εὐαγγελίου ὑπὲρ οὗ πρεσβεύω ἐν ἁλύσει
to make known the mystery of the gospel, in behalf of which I am an ambassador in chains,
ἵνα ἐν αὐτῷ παρρησιάσωμαι
in order that in him I might speak boldly
ὡς δεῖ με λαλῆσαι
as it is necessary (for) me to speak.
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10000000006762 6762 Arc 2009-05-03 23:19:19 2013-02-17 01:23:01 editing Ephesians 6 10 6 20 Ephesians 6:10-20 49 NT tisch mine i177689 i177690 i177691 i177692 i177659 τοῦ λοιποῦ ἐνδυναμοῦσθε ἐν κυρίῳ Finally, be strengthened in the Lord i177660 καὶ ἐν τῷ κράτει τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ and in the might of his strength. ideaexplanation 1 i177693 i177661 ἐνδύσασθε τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ θεοῦ Put on the armor of God, i177662 πρὸς τὸ δύνασθαι ὑμᾶς στῆναι πρὸς τὰς μεθοδείας τοῦ διαβόλου in order that you are able to stand against the trickery of the devil. actionpurpose 2 progression i177694 i177695 i177663 ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἡμῖν ἡ πάλη πρὸς αἷμα For the struggle to us is not against blood i177664 καὶ σάρκα and (it is not against) flesh series i177696 i177665 ἀλλὰ πρὸς τὰς ἀρχάς but (it is) against the rulers, i177666 πρὸς τὰς ἐξουσίας against the authorities, i177667 πρὸς τοὺς κοσμοκράτορας τοῦ σκότους τούτου against the worldly rulers of this darkness, i177668 πρὸς τὰ πνευματικὰ τῆς πονηρίας ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις against the spirits of evil in the heavenly places. series negativepositive 2 i177697 i177669 διὰ τοῦτο ἀναλάβετε τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ θεοῦ For this reason take up the armor of God, i177698 i177670 ἵνα δυνηθῆτε ἀντιστῆναι ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ πονηρᾷ in order that you might be able to withstand in the day of evil i177699 i177671 καὶ ἅπαντα κατεργασάμενοι and overcoming all things, i177672 στῆναι to stand (firm). actionmanner 1 1 progression actionpurpose 2 bilateral 1 i177700 i177673 στῆτε οὖν Therefore, stand (firm), i177701 i177674 περιζωσάμενοι τὴν ὀσφὺν ὑμῶν ἐν ἀληθείᾳ dressing/girding your loins in the truth i177675 καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοι τὸν θώρακα τῆς δικαιοσύνης and dressing yourself with the breastplate of righteousness, i177676 καὶ ὑποδησάμενοι τοὺς πόδας ἐν ἑτοιμασίᾳ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τῆς εἰρήνης and putting on your feet in the preparation of the gospel of peace, i177702 i177677 ἐν πᾶσιν ἀναλαβόντες τὸν θυρεὸν τῆς πίστεως in everything taking up the shield of faith, i177678 ἐν ᾧ δυνήσεσθε πάντα τὰ βέλη τοῦ πονηροῦ τὰ πεπυρωμένα σβέσαι by which you will be able to quench all the enflamed darts of the evil (one), ideaexplanation 1 i177679 καὶ τὴν περικεφαλαίαν τοῦ σωτηρίου δέξασθε and take (for yourself eagerly) the helmet of salvation i177703 i177704 i177680 καὶ τὴν μάχαιραν τοῦ πνεύματος and (also take for yourself) the sword of the Spirit, i177681 ὅ ἐστιν ῥῆμα θεοῦ which is the Word of God, ideaexplanation 1 i177705 i177706 i177682 διὰ πάσης προσευχῆς καὶ δεήσεως προσευχόμενοι ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ ἐν πνεύματι through all prayers and petitions praying at each time in/by the Spirit i177683 καὶ εἰς αὐτὸ ἀγρυπνοῦντες ἐν πάσῃ προσκαρτερήσει καὶ δεήσει περὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων and unto this (end) watching in all perserverance and in (every) petition concerning all the saints, ideaexplanation 1 i177707 i177684 καὶ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ and in behalf of me (praying) i177708 i177685 ἵνα μοι δοθῇ λόγος ἐν ἀνοίξει τοῦ στόματός μου ἐν παρρησίᾳ in order that to me (a) word might be given in the opening of my mouth in openness/boldness, i177709 i177686 γνωρίσαι τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ εὐαγγελίου ὑπὲρ οὗ πρεσβεύω ἐν ἁλύσει to make known the mystery of the gospel, in behalf of which I am an ambassador in chains, i177710 i177687 ἵνα ἐν αὐτῷ παρρησιάσωμαι in order that in him I might speak boldly i177688 ὡς δεῖ με λαλῆσαι as it is necessary (for) me to speak. comparison 1 ideaexplanation 1 actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 progression actionmanner 1 inference 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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