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Outline of Romans

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS.

Ch. 1-3 – Depravity of Man

Ch. 3-5 – Justification by Faith

Ch. 6-8 – Abiding Results of Salvation

Ch. 9-11 – God’s Sovereignty, Israel and Salvation

Ch. 12-15 – Christian Living in Light of Salvation

Ch. 15-16 – Conclusion

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Principles of Giving

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS on 2 Corinthians 8-9.

1. Giving is a spiritual / theological endeavor. (2 Cor. 8:8-10)

This is the most important principle. Giving is gospel-centered. Paul calls us to consider the example of Jesus’ generosity and give all of himself to us.

We need to be careful to connect material blessing with generosity. We cannot “out give” God because of how much God gave us with sending his son Jesus.

2. Giving takes discipline and commitment. (2 Cor. 8:10-11)

It takes discipline to follow through on their desires. It takes discipline to give and Christians will always put us one or two steps behind the culture in our finances. For example, if you tithe you will be at least one step behind those who do not give 10% of their salary away.

(See comments below about the context of the chapters.)

3. Giving should be in proportion to your abundance. (2 Cor. 8:12-15)

It would be foolish to give in such a way that you do not have any money yourself that now other church members would need to help you.

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Outline of 2 Corinthians

The following outline was provided by Ed Gravely in a lecture at SEBTS.

I. Greeting & Thanksgiving (Ch.1)

II. Paul’s Apostolic Ministry (Ch. 1-7)

A. Paul’s Plan (Ch. 1-2)

B. The character of his ministry (Ch. 3-7)

III. The Collection for the Saints (Ch. 8-9)

IV. Paul Defends his Apostleship (Ch. 10-13)

V. Conclusion (Ch. 13)

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Ten Principles Governing Spiritual Gifts

1. Spiritual gifts are given by one Spirit.

2. Spiritual gifts are as diverse as the parts of a body.

3. Spiritual gifts are an expression of unity in one body.

4. Spiritual gifts were given to the church and for edifying the church.
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Outline of 1 Corinthians

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS.

What was the occasion for why Paul wrote this letter?

1. There were partisan groups, division in the church. – 1:11

2. There were personal attacks against Paul – 4:3 & 9:1-3)

3. There was infamous immorality – 5:1-5 & 6:12-20

4. There were lawsuits among believers – 6:1-8

5. There were abuses at the Lord’s table – 11:17-34

6. There were abuses of spiritual gifts – 12-14

7. There was false doctrine, especially about the resurrection – 15

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Outline of 1 & 2 Thessalonians

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS.

Basic Outline of 1 Thessalonians:

Ch. 1-3 – Introduction and personal commendations

Ch. 4-5 – Practical Instructions in Light of the Day of The Lord

Chapter-by-Chapter Outline of 1 Thessalonians:

Ch. 1 – The Faith & Example of the Thessalonians

Ch. 2 – Paul’s Ministry & Longing to See Them

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Paul’s Church Planting

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS.

We know the following things about how Paul planted a church in Thessalonica by looking at Acts 17:

1. Paul first preached in Thessalonica during his 2nd missionary journey according to Acts 17:1-9.

2. Paul stayed in Thessalonica for at least 3 weeks (Acts 17:2) but probably he stayed there longer (maybe around 6 months?).

3. After Paul left Thessalonica he went to Berea. The Thessalonian Jews tracked him down and incited the Bereans to expel him from the city (Acts 17:10-15).

4. Paul continued his travels and was apparently reached with news of the Thessalonians by Timothy while he was in Corinth.

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