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King Herod hears about Jesus and thinks he is John the Baptist raised from the dead.
Mark 6:14-29
Arc.
Matthew 5:13-16
Main point summary. Bracket.
Matthew 5:13-16
Phrase.
Mark 8:27-9:1
Phrase.
Mark 8:10-30
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Mark 8:1-9
Mark 7 overview.
Mark 7:1-37
Phrase.
Mark 6:45-56
Phrase.
Mark 7:14-30
Phrase.
Mark 7:1-13
Phrase.
Mark 4:35-41
Phrase.
Mark 1:21-28
Phrase.
Mark 1:9-20
Phrase.
Mark 1:1-8
Phrase.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Diagram.
Philippians 1:3-11
I.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:16
Arc.
Acts 1:1-11
Paul, the legitimate apostle by the very command of God and Jesus, addresses his genuine representat...
1 Timothy 1:1-2
Paul urges Timothy to remain in Ephesus in order to counteract false teaching while promoting true Christian love.
1 Timothy 1:3-7
God's law is good provided it is used lawfully.
1 Timothy 1:8-11
Paul thanks Jesus Christ for showing him mercy and appointing him for service even though he was the...
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Even though false teachers will arise forbidding marriage and the eating of certain foods, neverthel...
1 Timothy 4:1-5
Paul urges Timothy to fight in the right battle by holding fast to faith and good conscience, that h...
1 Timothy 1:18-20
This text highlights that deacons (or church workers) should be persons of dignity, who should serve...
1 Timothy 3:8-13
Verses 14-15 stress Paul's occasion for writing- if delayed, he wants Tim to know how the leader of a church should conduct himself.
1 Timothy 3:14-16
Because of the universally-applicable gospel message that there is a mediator who gave himself as a ...
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Paul gives further instruction on how the church ought to conduct itself, focusing on prayer for men and proper adorning for women.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
The imperatives of v.
1 Timothy 6:2-10
Paul gives four imperatives to Timothy (flee, pursue, fight, take hold) and then formally charges Ti...
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Timothy should command "the rich" to bank their hopes on uncertain "riches" but on the God who "richly" supplies all things.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Scene 1: : Wise men arrive looking for the true King of the Jews (vv.
Matthew 2:1-12
Matthew records how Jesus' birth took place, in fulfillment of OT prophecy.
Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph's obedience to the angel's warning serves historically as the means by which the Messiah Son ...
Matthew 2:13-15
The words of Jeremiah offer an explanation of what seems like senseless violence by Herod.
Matthew 2:16-18
John the baptist comes forcefully on the scene in this text, calling Israel to repentance and prepar...
Matthew 3:1-12
God demonstrates his continued protection and leading to Jesus' family, bringing them to Nazareth to fulfill the Scriptures.
Matthew 2:19-23
Paul exhorts believers in view of what he has set forth in Rom 1-11 (summarized as "the mercies of G...
Romans 12:1-2
This paragraph serves to explain what is meant by "Be transformed" in v.
Romans 12:3-8
The logical main point of ch.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
I.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
In vv.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-20
The logical main point in vv.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
The main point of vv.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Throughout this section, Paul contrasts those who are in darkness (unbelievers) and those who are in the light (believers).
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
 As Carson and Moo state, "t he letter closes in a typical way, with final brief exhortations, ...
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
Verses 9-13 are one sentence in Greek with no main verb, though most Eng.
Romans 12:9-13
In 12:14-21, Paul continues his discussion of the marks of the true Christian, begun in v.
Romans 12:14-21
The text has two crucial indicative 2nd person plural statements in vv.
Matthew 5:13-16
The main point of Rom 13:1-7 is stated in v.
Romans 13:1-7
In vv.
Matthew 5:21-26
This second "antithesis" is closely related to the third, on divorce (vv.
Matthew 5:27-30
The main emphasis in this texts falls on Paul's imperatives and hortatory subjunctives: "Let us cast...
Romans 13:11-14
The two high points of this text are the hortatory subjunctives in vv.
Hebrews 4:1-13
Verses 31-32 follow closely on the "antithesis" on adultery in vv.
Matthew 5:31-37
In this fifth antithesis, Jesus' words offer an emphatic reinterpretation of the "eye for eye, tooth...
Matthew 5:38-42
The main point of this text (and of all of Matthew 5:21-48) is v.
Matthew 5:43-48
In Rom 14:13-23, Paul moves back and forth between indicative and imperative as he calls the church ...
Romans 14:13-23
In verses 1-4, Paul offers a concluding word to the strong in faith and in verses 5-6 Paul prays tha...
Romans 15:1-6
Matthew 6:1 offers a general principle that serves as the foundation for the specific applications in vv.
Matthew 6:1-6
In this passage of Romans, Paul is drawing a large argument to a close in which he has been appealing for unity in the Church (14:1-15:13).
Romans 15:7-13
The main point logically of vv.
Romans 15:22-29
The main point is in v.
John 19:31-37
In vv.
Matthew 6:16-18
In Matt 6:19-24, Jesus offers three related teachings on wealth as it relates to discipleship.
Matthew 6:19-24
Jesus' point in Matthew 6:25-34 is that disciples have no reason to be anxious about the necessities...
Matthew 6:25-34
Genesis 3:20-24 represents the response of Adam (v.
Genesis 3:20-24
In v.
Romans 15:14-21
After Paul's climactic prayer to conclude ch.
Romans 16:1-2
Paul says "I appeal to you, brothers" 3x in Romans (12:1; 15:30; 16:17), each time at a transition point in the letter.
Romans 15:30-33
The key word in this section of Scripture is clearly ‘Greet’ (ἀσπάζ&om...
Romans 16:3-16
The three main sections of this passage are: Do not judge with hypocrisy (vv.
Matthew 7:1-11
In verses 17-20, Paul offers several closing exhortations to the church at Rome: - watch out for and...
Romans 16:17-20
This text is properly speaking two sections: final greetings (vv.
Romans 16:21-27
This is the first of several warning passages in the book of Hebrews: 2:1–4    &nbs...
Hebrews 2:1-4
This section continues the earlier theme of Christ's superiority to angels through v.
Hebrews 2:5-9
The main point of this sobering passage is the hortatory subjunctive in v.
Hebrews 6:1-8
The logical high points of this majestic text are signaled by the indicative verbs in v.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Vv.
Hebrews 2:10-13
Vv.
Hebrews 2:14-18
Verses 5-14 establish from Scripture why the Son's name and status is greater than that of the angels.
Hebrews 1:5-14
The main idea of vv.
Hebrews 3:1-6
Therefore in v.
Hebrews 3:7-19
The high points of the arc of these three verses are the two hortatory subjunctives: "let us grasp onto the confession" (v.
Hebrews 4:14-16
) This section is a pause in the author's Christological argument and begins a section of warning that extends through 6:12 (cf.
Hebrews 5:11-14
7:1-10 serve to explain the significance of Jesus being called a priest after the order of Melchizedek at the close of ch.
Hebrews 7:1-10
The tone in vv.
Hebrews 6:9-12
This entire section of vv.
Hebrews 5:1-10
The author grounds his confidence in the church's final salvation and his desire for the church to e...
Hebrews 6:13-20
Storyline : 1.
Acts 1:1-26
Story Line : 1.
Acts 2:14-47
Story Line 1.
Acts 2:1-13
Apostolic qualifications (vv.
Acts 1:21-26
In Paul's greeting (vv.
Titus 1:1-16
Titus chapter 2 begins and ends with commands to TItus: declare ( λάλει ) what accords with sound teaching (
Titus 2:1-15
This final chapter of Titus unfolds in several parts: In vv.
Titus 3:1-15
George Knight aptly summarizes the thrust of this passage: "Teach these things and undergo training ...
1 Timothy 4:6-10
There are ten imperatives in these six verses! Paul is stressing for Timothy the dual importance of ...
1 Timothy 4:11-16
The final passage in the book of Acts has two parts: Paul's meeting with the Roman Jews (vv.
Acts 28:23-31
Introduction to Paul's Defense (vv.
Acts 22:1-21
This breath-taking sentence opening Paul's letter to the Ephesians begins with a standard greeting f...
Ephesians 1:1-14
Eph 2:1-10 is a famous and incredibly clear explanation of the personal application of the grace of God to believers.
Ephesians 2:1-10
My outline of vv.
John 1:1-18
After his introductory greeting in vv.
1 Timothy 1:3-11
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A life pleasing to God
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
The phrase loipon oun  signals a conclusion from the previous chapters, and it introduces the f...
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The phrase loipon oun signals a conclusion from the previous chapters, and it introduces the final instruction and exhortation section of the letter (4:1-5:28). 4:1-12 focus on a life pleasing to God (v. 1-2). A life pleasing to God involves fundamentally holiness (vv. 3-8) and love (vv. 9-12).
10000000003811 3811 Notes 2009-01-02 07:41:31 2009-01-06 07:47:30 The phrase loipon oun signals a conclusion from the previous chapters, and it introduces the final instruction and exhortation section of the letter (4:1-5:28). 4:1-12 focus on a life pleasing to God (v. 1-2). A life pleasing to God involves fundamentally holiness (vv. 3-8) and love (vv. 9-12). notes
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λοιπὸν οὖν ἀδελφοί ἐρωτῶμεν ὑμᾶς καὶ παρακαλοῦμεν ἐν κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ ἵνα καθὼς παρελάβετε παρ' ἡμῶν τὸ πῶς δεῖ ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν καὶ ἀρέσκειν θεῷ
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God,
καθὼς καὶ περιπατεῖτε
just as you are doing,
comparison
ἵνα περισσεύητε μᾶλλον
that you do so more and more.
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οἴδατε γὰρ τίνας παραγγελίας ἐδώκαμεν ὑμῖν διὰ τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
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τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ ἁγιασμὸς ὑμῶν
For this is the will of God, your sanctification:
ἀπέχεσθαι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς πορνείας
that you abstain from sexual immorality;
εἰδέναι ἕκαστον ὑμῶν τὸ ἑαυτοῦ σκεῦος κτᾶσθαι ἐν ἁγιασμῷ καὶ τιμῇ
that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
μὴ ἐν πάθει ἐπιθυμίας
not in the passion of lust
καθάπερ καὶ τὰ ἔθνη τὰ μὴ εἰδότα τὸν θεόν
like the Gentiles who do not know God;
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τὸ μὴ ὑπερβαίνειν καὶ πλεονεκτεῖν ἐν τῷ πράγματι τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ
that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter,
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διότι ἔκδικος κύριος περὶ πάντων τούτων
because the Lord is an avenger in all these things,
καθὼς καὶ προείπαμεν ὑμῖν
as we told you beforehand
καὶ διεμαρτυράμεθα
and solemnly warned you.
οὐ γὰρ ἐκάλεσεν ἡμᾶς ὁ θεὸς ἐπὶ ἀκαθαρσίᾳ
For God has not called us for impurity,
ἀλλ' ἐν ἁγιασμῷ
but in holiness.
τοιγαροῦν ὁ ἀθετῶν
Therefore whoever disregards this,
οὐκ ἄνθρωπον ἀθετεῖ ἀλλὰ τὸν θεὸν
disregards not man but God,
τὸν καὶ διδόντα τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ τὸ ἅγιον εἰς ὑμᾶς
who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
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περὶ δὲ τῆς φιλαδελφίας οὐ χρείαν ἔχετε γράφειν ὑμῖν
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you,
αὐτοὶ γὰρ ὑμεῖς θεοδίδακτοί ἐστε
for you yourselves have been taught by God
εἰς τὸ ἀγαπᾶν ἀλλήλους
to love one another,
καὶ γὰρ ποιεῖτε αὐτὸ εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς τοὺς ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ Μακεδονίᾳ
for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia.
παρακαλοῦμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί
But we urge you, brothers,
περισσεύειν μᾶλλον
to do this more and more,
καὶ φιλοτιμεῖσθαι ἡσυχάζειν
and to aspire to live quietly,
καὶ πράσσειν τὰ ἴδια
and to mind your own affairs,
καὶ ἐργάζεσθαι ταῖς ἰδίαις χερσὶν ὑμῶν
and to work with your hands,
καθὼς ὑμῖν παρηγγείλαμεν
as we instructed you,
ἵνα περιπατῆτε εὐσχημόνως πρὸς τοὺς ἔξω
so that you may walk properly before outsiders
καὶ μηδενὸς χρείαν ἔχητε
and be dependent on no one.
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10000000003811 3811 Arc 2009-01-02 07:41:31 2009-01-06 07:47:30 editing 1 Thessalonians 4 1 4 12 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 52 NT tisch esv i26188 i26189 i26190 i26191 i26192 i26193 i26158 λοιπὸν οὖν ἀδελφοί ἐρωτῶμεν ὑμᾶς καὶ παρακαλοῦμεν ἐν κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ ἵνα καθὼς παρελάβετε παρ' ἡμῶν τὸ πῶς δεῖ ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν καὶ ἀρέσκειν θεῷ Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, i26159 καθὼς καὶ περιπατεῖτε just as you are doing, comparison 1 i26160 ἵνα περισσεύητε μᾶλλον that you do so more and more. actionpurpose 2 i26161 οἴδατε γὰρ τίνας παραγγελίας ἐδώκαμεν ὑμῖν διὰ τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. ground 1 i26194 i26195 i26162 τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ ἁγιασμὸς ὑμῶν For this is the will of God, your sanctification: i26196 i26197 i26163 ἀπέχεσθαι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς πορνείας that you abstain from sexual immorality; i26198 i26164 εἰδέναι ἕκαστον ὑμῶν τὸ ἑαυτοῦ σκεῦος κτᾶσθαι ἐν ἁγιασμῷ καὶ τιμῇ that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, i26199 i26165 μὴ ἐν πάθει ἐπιθυμίας not in the passion of lust i26166 καθάπερ καὶ τὰ ἔθνη τὰ μὴ εἰδότα τὸν θεόν like the Gentiles who do not know God; comparison 1 negativepositive 2 1 progression i26167 τὸ μὴ ὑπερβαίνειν καὶ πλεονεκτεῖν ἐν τῷ πράγματι τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, progression ideaexplanation 1 i26200 i26168 διότι ἔκδικος κύριος περὶ πάντων τούτων because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, i26201 i26169 καθὼς καὶ προείπαμεν ὑμῖν as we told you beforehand i26170 καὶ διεμαρτυράμεθα and solemnly warned you. progression ground 1 comparison 1 ground 1 i26202 i26171 οὐ γὰρ ἐκάλεσεν ἡμᾶς ὁ θεὸς ἐπὶ ἀκαθαρσίᾳ For God has not called us for impurity, i26172 ἀλλ' ἐν ἁγιασμῷ but in holiness. negativepositive 2 i26203 i26173 τοιγαροῦν ὁ ἀθετῶν Therefore whoever disregards this, i26204 i26174 οὐκ ἄνθρωπον ἀθετεῖ ἀλλὰ τὸν θεὸν disregards not man but God, i26175 τὸν καὶ διδόντα τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ τὸ ἅγιον εἰς ὑμᾶς who gives his Holy Spirit to you. ideaexplanation 1 conditional 2 bilateral 1 i26205 i26206 i26207 i26176 περὶ δὲ τῆς φιλαδελφίας οὐ χρείαν ἔχετε γράφειν ὑμῖν Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, i26208 i26177 αὐτοὶ γὰρ ὑμεῖς θεοδίδακτοί ἐστε for you yourselves have been taught by God i26178 εἰς τὸ ἀγαπᾶν ἀλλήλους to love one another, actionpurpose 2 ground 1 i26179 καὶ γὰρ ποιεῖτε αὐτὸ εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς τοὺς ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ Μακεδονίᾳ for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. ground 1 i26209 i26210 i26211 i26180 παρακαλοῦμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί But we urge you, brothers, i26212 i26181 περισσεύειν μᾶλλον to do this more and more, i26182 καὶ φιλοτιμεῖσθαι ἡσυχάζειν and to aspire to live quietly, i26183 καὶ πράσσειν τὰ ἴδια and to mind your own affairs, i26184 καὶ ἐργάζεσθαι ταῖς ἰδίαις χερσὶν ὑμῶν and to work with your hands, actionpurpose 2 i26185 καθὼς ὑμῖν παρηγγείλαμεν as we instructed you, comparison 1 i26213 i26186 ἵνα περιπατῆτε εὐσχημόνως πρὸς τοὺς ἔξω so that you may walk properly before outsiders i26187 καὶ μηδενὸς χρείαν ἔχητε and be dependent on no one. series actionpurpose 2 concessive 2 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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