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Sections of Galatians

Received message by revelation of God
Church in Galatia
No other gospel - Grace/Promise
Shared Testimony/Visited Apostles/Opposed Cephas
Justified by faith, not works
Freedom in Christ vs. Slavery (Sarah vs. Hagar)
Vices/Sin – Sexual, Spiritual, Social
Live by the Spirit
Evidence of Spiritual Growth (Fruit of the Spirit)
Mediator
Seed of Abraham

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Sections of Ephesians

Mystery - Revelation
Saints and Faithful in Christ
Praise for Spiritual Blessing
Chosen/Possession/Pre-destined/inheritance
Saved by faith
Alive in Christ
Dead to Sin
Power (armor of God)
Sing and Make Music/Light
Trinity
Unity of the Church/fellow citizens/One/submission

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Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV):

5 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

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Theme of Galatians

Justification; Live by the Spirit

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Theme of Ephesians

Unity of the Church; Power

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Theme of Philippians

Thank you; Joy

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Theme of Colossians

Refuting False Teaching; Supremacy of Christ

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Theme of 1 Thess

Thanksgiving for Endurance

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Theme of 2 Thess

Eschatology

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Theme of Philemon

Restoration

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What was the jewish argument in galatians

- Jewish Argument (based faith on do rather than be = ritual saves)
o Required Circumcision
o Observe Special Jewish Holidays
o Food Restrictions

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What is the south galatians theory

the letter was written to the churches in south galatia

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What is the progressive promise in Gal

o Starts with Abraham’s seed (not the law) – adoption – children of promise – fulfillment of the Law

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What is the promise vs law in Gal

Promise Law
Spirit by believing // Spirit by works of law
Faith –children of Abraham // Rely on law are under a curse
Justified by faith // Not justified by the law
Gospel through Abraham // Law not based on faith
Rely on faith are blessed // Law came later (430 yrs.)
Christ redeems from curse of the law Law does not cancel the promise (covenant) //
Christ’s work bring Abraham’s blessing to the Gentiles, which results in receiving the promise of the Spirit // Law added to deal with sin (gift of grace, including sacrifices) till Christ came
Promise through “seed” not seeds // Law given through mediator, but God is one
Adoption (4:5-7) // Law not opposed to God’s promise
Children of promise (5:28) // A guardian until…(4:4)

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Which two letters are similar

Ephesians and Colossians

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What is a cyclical letter

meant to be shared among other churches (eph and col)

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How do we see unity in eph

o 2:14-16: Jesus is our peace
o 2:19-22: fellow citizens
o 4:3-6: One body, Spirit, hope, Lord, faith, baptism, God and Father of All
o 4:11-13: gifts are to build one another up to reach unity in faith
o 4:15-16: build up in love
o 5:21-6:9: submission

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How do we see power in eph

o 1:19: same power that raised Jesus
o 1:21: dominion
o 3:7: testimony
o 3:16: from Holy Spirit
o 3:18: love (not self-serving)
o 3:20: exceeds our request and comprehension
o 6:10: relationship

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vocab: power

dynamis

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Sections in Philippians

Thank you; joy
Advance the Gospel
Humility
Like-mindedness (Christ)
Death to self/Confidence in Christ
Citizenship in Heaven
Stand firm

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Sections in colossians

Refuting false teaching, supremacy of Christ
Suffer for the sake of the body, Church
Submission
Reconciled, encouraged, mystery
Death to self; alive in Christ (Freedom from human rules)
God’s chosen people
Stand Firm

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Which are the prison letters?

Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon

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Order of date written

Gal, 1 Thes, 2 Thes, Col/Philemon, Eph, Phil

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Pauls proof of his background (in phil)

o Circumcised on the eight day (Genesis 17:9-12) of the people of Israel
o Tribe of Benjamin (King Saul & Mordecai (Esther 2:5)
o Hebrew of Hebrews [cream of the crop, A1]
o Pharisee sect (understood the theology [Acts 23:6-8)
o Persecuted the church
o Legalism (righteousness by works) faultless

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According to philippians, how can we live worthy of the gospel?

o Stand firm in one spirit (1:27-30)
o Have the same attitude as Christ – humility (2:5-10)
o Be glad and rejoice (2:17-18)
o Watch out for false teaching (3:2-3)
o Keep Christ first (3:7-14)
o Be content (4:10-13)

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What can we have joy IN, in philippians

o joy in prayer
o joy in faith
o joy in unity
o joy in effort
o joy in relationships

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Qualities of Epaphrus, in Colossian

 Our dear fellow servant (1:7)
 Faithful minister of Christ on our behalf
 Church Planter (1:7) – Along with Timothy (1:1)
 Messenger: reports of their love in the Spirit
 One of you (4:12) -- ill
 Fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus (Phm. 23)

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What is the colossian heresy?

o Jewish element – legalism, ritualism, observance of holy days (2:11-14, 16-17)
o Pagan element – human philosophy, worship of angels, asceticism (2:8, 16-23)
o “Christian” element – gave Christ a place but not the supreme place (2:9-10)

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What three elements in the colossian heresy?

Jewish, Pagan, "Christian"

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What journey did Paul plant the thess church?

2nd

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What is a parenetic letter?

moral teaching on how one should live

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hOW IS HOLINESS SEEN IN 1 THESS

o integrity of character “faultless”
o purity of heart “blameless”
o behavior in community “holy”
o long term plan “kept pure (Doctrine 10)

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What kind of letter in philemon?

private

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What are the roman rules of slavery?

o No right of asylum but could appeal
o Could flee to master’s friend for aid
o Could be loaned to friends
o Could be adopted as sons
o Subjected to terrible punishment: beaten, mutilated, crucified, fed to wild beasts

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Who is the son of philemon and apphia?

o Archippus

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What does onesimus mean?

useful

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What is onesimus' story?

 Met in prison
 Considered “son”
 Thief – stole from Philemon
 Paul proposes to him to welcome Onesimus back
• Paul will pay back his debt
• Paul expects that Philemon will follow through and will do even more
o Forgiveness
o Hospitality

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sections in 1 thess

Thanksgiving for endurance
Virtues (faith, hope, love)
Model: welcome message in midst of suffering
Encouragement
Holiness
Day of the Lord
Light
Rejoice/Pray/God is faithful

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sections in 2 thess

Eschatology
Thanksgiving (growth)
Model: hard work
Encouragement
Man of lawlessness
Judgment
Stand Firm
God is faithful (strength/protect)

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sections in philemon

Restoration
Thanksgiving
Plea for Onesimus (pardon)
Fellow man
Useful for gospel
Obedience