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  • Brian Allen

    I updated the published page to reflect your feedback Brent. I agree with the Action/Manner you suggested in the arc… that’s part of how God sustains our obedience and willingness to suffer in this life is BY looking to our reward and our glorious future. Basically 1 Peter chapter 1.

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  • Brian Allen

    Thanks so much for the feedback Brent!!! Very much appreciate it!

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  • Brian Allen

    Would love some feedback on my Phrase/Arc on this passage. There were a few relationships that were difficult to determine in Paul’s logical flow.

    https://www.biblearc.com/author/Brian_Allen/Preach_of_this_Great_Salvation/

    Thank you!

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  • Brian Allen

    11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, 13looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, 14who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
    15These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
    Titus 2:11-15 NASB

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  • Brian Allen

    https://biblearc.com/author/Brian_Allen/Qualifications_for_Elders/

    First time to post on this site, so be merciful! 😉

    See the link to my published phrase of Titus 1:5-9. Feel free to make suggestions for improvement, but my specific questions are:

    • Is “Set in order what remains” and “appoint elders in every city” independent commands, possibly with some overlap, OR is Paul saying, “Set in order what remains BY appointing elders in every city”? How should I have phrased that differently?

    • Does Paul insert a ground in between the list of qualifications of what it means to be “above reproach” (meaning all of the qualifications are what it means to be above reproach" with a ground stuck in between, OR are “husband of one wife”, “believing children”, and “not accused of dissipation or rebellion” explanation of what it means to be “above reproach” and then he begins a second list…so the parallel list would be "above reproach, hospitable, loving what is good, etc?

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  • Brian Allen

    5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, 6 namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. 7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

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