• Brandon Stevens

    Thank you for the feedback its greatly appreciated. 🙂

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  • Brandon Stevens

    Hi there,

    I have decided to re-do the first assignment for the paraphrase course again which is to create an outline of 1 Thessalonians.

    redoing the first assignment is not for the course itself however its more so for me and personal study and I would just like some feed on the outline.

    I. Introduction 1:1-10
    A. Greetings 1:1
    B. Thanksgiving & Exhortation 1:2-10

    II. Paul recounts his ministry 2:1-3:13
    A. Paul’s arrival 2:1-8
    B. Paul’s conduct 2:9-12
    C. Thessalonian’s reception of the gospel 2:13-16
    D. Paul’s departure, desire to return & concern 2:17-3:5
    E. Timothy’s returns w/ a good report concerning the Thessalonians 3:6-10
    F. Benediction 3:11-13

    III. Instructions & encouragement 4:1-5:22
    A. Abstain from sexual immorality 4:1-8
    B. Brotherly love 4:9-12
    C. Encouragement concerning those who have died in Christ 4:13-18
    D. Encouragement concerning the day of the Lord 5:1-11
    E. Finial instructions 5:12-22

    IV. Closing 5:23-28
    A. Closing benediction 5:23-24
    B. Requests & farewell 5:25-28

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  • Brandon Stevens

    Hi everyone,

    I was just wondering if someone could point me to an extensive list of connections “parallel connections and support connections” as opposed to the short list proved in this step of the course.

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  • Brandon Stevens

    @Christian-Giesbrecht could please expend on how arcing and bracketing helped you in phrasing?

    Also which method do you find yourself using the most also do you use 1 method over another depending on the genre of scripture?

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  • Brandon Stevens

    @Michael-Lane so do phrasing then bracketing or vice versa?

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  • Brandon Stevens

    bumping this post so its not lost in the pile anyone have any suggestions or input?

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  • Brandon Stevens

    Hi there,

    So I’m currently enrolled in the Paraphrase course and upon completion, I intend to start another course, and that leads me to my question.

    Which course would you suggest and why?

    • Phrasing

    • Bracketing

    • Arcing

    I intend to do verse by verse studies on whole chapters and working my way systematically through books which method would you suggest for that and what method works well with all biblical genres.

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  • Brandon Stevens

    Hi there, I’m currently enrolled in the paraphrasing course, and I’m up to my first assignment and I need to create an outline of 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5:28, and I’m not all that confident in my ability to create an outline of a whole book, mostly because I don’t feel like I’m not going to make the correct divisions in the text and that my heads aren’t going to be accurate.

    Any assistance, advice and encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

    God bless.

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