Presentation on theme: "Paul, the prisoner (4:1) Paul, the apostle? Paul, the tentmaker? 1. Tribulations and motivation (3:13) 2. One purpose of Jerusalem trip: cement relations."— Presentation transcript:
Paul, the prisoner (4:1) Paul, the apostle? Paul, the tentmaker? 1. Tribulations and motivation (3:13) 2. One purpose of Jerusalem trip: cement relations between Jews & Gentiles (Ro.15:30-33) In spite of dangers (Ac.21:10-14) What will these brethren sacrifice? Phm.9
Who came down…must go up (4:8) 1.He led captivity captive OT expression: Jg.5:12; Ps.68:18 Satan. Mt.12:22-30; Lk.4:18; Col.2:15; 1 Jn.3:8 Sin. Jn.8:34 Death. 1 Co.15:25-28 2. He gave gifts to men (Ac.2:33; Ep.4:11; Is.53:12)
Lower parts of the earth (4:9) He ascended, Jn.3:13 One who goes up after the victory must have come down to win it He descended, Jn.3:13; 6:62; Ac.2:19 Into lower parts of earth (how far He descended) Ac.2:31, Hades (Ph.2:5-11) OT expression: Ps.63:9; 86:13; 88:6; 139:15, etc.
And He Himself gave… (4:11) 1)Apostles: 1:1; 2:20; 3:5 (Ac.1:21-22) 2)Prophets: 2:20; 3:5 (Ac.19:6; 1 Co.12:28) 3)Evangelists: Ac.21:8; 2 Tim.4:5 4)Pastors: Ac.20:17, 28 (Ps.23) 5)Teachers: cf. 3:3-5 (1 Co.12:28)
Body causes growth of body (4:16) Body: w/o head, a lifeless trunk Joined / knit together, 2:21 Every joint supplies, Col.2:19; 1 Co.12 Effective working: each organ does its part; no proxy work Causes growth of body (v.15) Edifies itself (v.12) In love (v.15)