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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.

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1 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

2 One, Seven Times (4:4-6) 1. Body: 1:22,23. Not sectarian; ecumenical “union” 2. Spirit: 4:3; 2:18 3. Hope: 2:12; 1:12, 18 (Col.1:5; 1 Pt.1:3f) 4. Lord: 1:2-3 (Ac.2:36) 5. Faith: 1:15; 3:12, 17 (Jd.3) 6. Baptism: 5:26 (Ac.19:1-5; Col.2:12) 7. God: 1:2-3; 2:18; 3:14

3 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: He gave gifts to men (Ac.2:33; Ep.4:11; Is.53:12)

4 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.

5 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)

6 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)


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