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Open Courses: Introduction to Arcing in English and Spanish

“[A] great course and powerful resource for figuring out what the author/God is communicating.”
former student

Now Open for Enrollment!

INTRODUCTION TO ARCING
March 2nd – 30th

This course lays out the foundational concepts and structures necessary to begin using the Arcing Bible study method.

Time options for those interested in discussion enrollment
Sun at 7am | Mon at 9pm | Wed at Noon
(U.S. Central time)

Course details | Enrollment page

To participate in the Introduction to Arcing course, you need not have any particular open slot of time available unless you choose discussion enrollment. Lectures are released twice per week, but are viewable at your convenience.

 

INTRODUCCIÓN AL ARCING
2 de Marzo – 30 de Marzo

Este curso interactivo presenta los conceptos fundamentales y las estructuras necesarias para comenzar a utilizar el método de estudio llamado Arcing (Arqueo Bíblico).

Opciones de tiempo para los interesados en la inscripción discusión
Lunes 19:00 | Miércoles 19:00
(CST)

Detalles de Curso | Página de inscripción

Para participar en el curso Introducción al Arcing, no necesitas disponer de un momento específico a menos que elijas la inscripción que incluye discusión. Las conferencias se publican dos veces por semana, pero puedes acceder a ellas de acuerdo al tiempo de tu conveniencia.

Introducción al Arcing abierto para Matrícula

This is the enrollment announcement for the Spanish Introduction to Arcing course. For information in English, see here. If you are interested in learning how you can support efforts to enable and encourage deep Bible Study where resources are few, see our post on Biblearc Global.

 

“Muy buen recurso, aprendemos cómo encontrar la lógica y la aplicación de un pasaje. Lo recomiendo.”
Anderson Caviedes

Actualmente Abierto para Matrícula

INTRODUCCIÓN AL ARCING
2 de Marzo – 30 de Marzo

Este curso interactivo presenta los conceptos fundamentales y las estructuras necesarias para comenzar a utilizar el método de estudio llamado Arcing (Arqueo Bíblico).

Opciones de tiempo para los interesados en la inscripción discusión
Lunes 19:00 | Miércoles 19:00
(CST)

Detalles del curso | Página de inscripción

Para participar en el curso Introducción al Arcing, no necesitas disponer de un momento específico a menos que elijas la inscripción que incluye discusión. Las conferencias se publican dos veces por semana, pero puedes acceder a ellas de acuerdo al tiempo de tu conveniencia.

The Goodness of God and the Neglect of Man (Part 3)

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard…” (Heb 2:1a) The message of the gospel is well attested. The penalty for ignoring it terrible beyond reckoning and the reward for heeding more wonderful than can be described. Guest blogger Robert Elphick shares his arc and notes on Hebrews 2:1-18. (This is part 3 of 5.)

Listen, for Jesus came to help the children of Abraham. He goes before us: Hebrews 2:9-10.

Jesus helps by becoming a man and bearing our sin.

He also helps by going before us as the founder, the pioneer of our faith. He goes before us, tasting death for us, and is now crowned in glory. We are invited to “see” him, to “observe” him, that in our seeing him who suffered, and seeing him crowned with glory and honor, his tasting of death becomes effective for us. God is thus graciously, as a free gift, bringing us into his glory.

This is the way of salvation, and it is the way of endurance to salvation.

This is the way of salvation (c.f. John 3:14, Numbers 21:9), and it is the way of endurance to salvation. We endure in our contest (Hebrews 12:1-3) by fixing our eyes on Jesus who went before us as the “originator/founder/author” of our faith. As he “ran” his race, he endured the suffering of life (v10b) and then the cross because of (i.e. in firm hope of) the joy set before him. And his hope was not in vain for he is now seated at the right hand of God.

Jesus means to help the children of Abraham. He helps us by going before us, securing our crown, and providing an example, that we might run our race with our eyes on him. I find it much easier to keep a good pace on 10 mile run when I have someone who goes ahead of me. Let us “see” him (or as in 3:1, “consider” him), as we run our race.

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The Goodness of God and the Neglect of Man (Part 2)

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard…” (Heb 2:1a) The message of the gospel is well attested. The penalty for ignoring it terrible beyond reckoning and the reward for heeding more wonderful than can be described. Guest blogger Robert Elphick shares his arc and notes on Hebrews 2:1-18. (This is part 2 of 5.)

Listen, for Jesus came to help the children of Abraham. He was made like us: Hebrews 2:17-18.

We are exhorted to pay close attention to God’s rescue plan, delivered by his Son. A first reason is that the punishment for neglect will be unspeakable. The second reason is because of God’s astonishing concern for man, secured at an unspeakable price.

In Hebrews 2:16, we learn that Jesus came to help. John’s gospel says similarly: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Specifically, he came to help the children of Abraham. This group of people are also identified as the sons that God is bringing to glory (2:10a), and as his brothers and sisters with whom he is not ashamed to identify (2:11b).

Jesus means to help those whom God is calling. He goes so far as to become like them, entering humanity in every respect.

So Jesus means to help those whom God is calling. He goes so far as to become like them, entering humanity in every respect (becoming fully man), to experience humanity, and ultimately to die as an effective propitiation (2:17) for their sin.

Further, as a man he suffered when tempted, and so he can help those are tempted. How? He suffered in hope of the joy ahead (Hebrews 12:1-3). And so may we.

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The Goodness of God and the Neglect of Man (Part 1)

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard…” (Heb 2:1a) The message of the gospel is well attested. The penalty for ignoring it terrible beyond reckoning and the reward for heeding more wonderful than can be described. Guest blogger Robert Elphick shares his arc and notes on Hebrews 2:1-18. (This is part 1 of 5.)

Listen, for neglect leads to drift and retribution: Hebrews 2:1-4.

We have heard (Hebrews 1) that God has spoken to us through his Son. This Son created the heavens and the earth, and sustains them. This Son came into humanity and provided cleansing for sin, and is now at God’s right hand awaiting the time when God will crush his enemies under his feet. This Son is incomparably superior to the angels, and God’s children will share in his inheritance.

The angels delivered God’s message about his Son in the past. Some listened and obeyed, but many did not. While God is loving, he will not be mocked: those who disobeyed were punished and the punishment was recognised as just.

Now, the Son has come and declared fresh hope; a “great salvation,” backed by heaven. This includes purification for sins and a glorious inheritance. The Son, who suffered to win redemption, has spoken. God’s judgment is coming.

A failure to care shows a dangerous drift towards a hard heart, with unspeakable consequences.

Should we care? Yes! “Super abundantly!” This is “good news of great joy!” God, in love, has provided a rescue. A failure to care shows a dangerous drift towards a hard heart, with unspeakable consequences. Why would you neglect the future King who has suffered to save you?

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Do You Know About Arcing Reference?

A good reference is worth a lot.

If you are familiar with arcing, you know that there are quite a few relationships and symbols to remember. You may find, as you are in the midst of arcing through a passage, that you are getting confused between two similar relationships or forgetting conjunctions. You may think, “It certainly would be nice if there was a quick reference of the relationships.” 

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 4.04.53 PMLet us tell you about the Arcing Reference Module.

This is not a new feature on Biblearc, but one that is worth reminding you about. Click to add a module and choose Arcing Reference near the bottom of the list of available modules. Alternatively, if you are in the midst of arcing and need more information on a particular relationship, click more, as shown on the right.

Arcing Reference ModuleIn the Arcing Reference module you will find a wealth of information. Note that each “card” contains the name and symbol for a given relationship, it’s classification, definition and associated conjunctions. You will also find a “Distinctions” section which can be extremely helpful. Use it to distinguish between similar relationship. Finally, each card also presents several examples, one of which contains a short explanation video.

We hope that the Arcing Reference Module will serve you well and save you time. Happy arcing!