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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
Phrase.
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 phrase loipon oun  signals a conclusion from the previous chapters, and it introduces the f...
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
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
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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Do not harden your hearts
Hebrews 3:7-19
Therefore in v.
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Therefore in v. 7 introduces an inference from the previous paragraph, where readers were exhorted to "consider Jesus" (v. 1) and were challenged by the closing "if" of v. 6, which serves as both an invitation and warning all at once- "And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope." Being Jesus' house requires endurance, perseverance, holding fast. And so the author of Hebrews addresses his audience with the warning of Psalm 95:7-11, which the Holy Spirit "spoke" hundreds of years earlier and now "speaks" in the present. The main point in vv. 7-11 is the imperative in v. 8: "do not harden your hearts," the apodosis following from the "if" in v. 7b: " if you hear his voice." This imperative is repeated again in v. 15 as the author reiterates the psalmist's warning. The main point of vv. 12-19 is found in the two imperatives in 12-13: Watch out... Exhort one another. It seems that the latter (exhort) explains how the church should accomplish the former (watch out) [thus Ac-Mn]. This warning from Psalm 95 should lead the church to take great care, as those who truly have become partakers in Christ do most certainly hold fast until the end (v. 14). This is the first reference in Hebrews to Psalm 95, which will be a central text for chs. 4-5 of this word of exhortation. As with several other OT passages in Hebrews, there are several generations in view: (1) The wilderness generation under Moses (2) The audience of Psalm 95 (the exile generation?) (3) The audience of Hebrews (2nd generation Christians, possibly Jewish Christians) The Psalm looks back to the formative wilderness experience and draws out truths for a later Israelite generation, and the author of Hebrews contends that this psalm is still staggeringly relevant to his own audience given their similar position “in between” the promise and the fulfillment (rest in the land flowing with milk and honey → NH/NE, the eternal rest with God, between the mighty act of salvation (the Exodus→ the cross) and the full realization of the benefits of this salvation. Both generations had been saved from (Egypt, Satan’s tyranny), but had not yet received what they were saved to or for; thus the call in both cases to endure, to hear God’s voice and respond with persevering obedience not grumbling unbelief.
10000000008081 8081 Notes 2009-05-20 07:46:22 2009-05-21 07:57:09 Therefore in v. 7 introduces an inference from the previous paragraph, where readers were exhorted to "consider Jesus" (v. 1) and were challenged by the closing "if" of v. 6, which serves as both an invitation and warning all at once- "And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope." Being Jesus' house requires endurance, perseverance, holding fast. And so the author of Hebrews addresses his audience with the warning of Psalm 95:7-11, which the Holy Spirit "spoke" hundreds of years earlier and now "speaks" in the present. The main point in vv. 7-11 is the imperative in v. 8: "do not harden your hearts," the apodosis following from the "if" in v. 7b: " if you hear his voice." This imperative is repeated again in v. 15 as the author reiterates the psalmist's warning. The main point of vv. 12-19 is found in the two imperatives in 12-13: Watch out... Exhort one another. It seems that the latter (exhort) explains how the church should accomplish the former (watch out) [thus Ac-Mn]. This warning from Psalm 95 should lead the church to take great care, as those who truly have become partakers in Christ do most certainly hold fast until the end (v. 14). This is the first reference in Hebrews to Psalm 95, which will be a central text for chs. 4-5 of this word of exhortation. As with several other OT passages in Hebrews, there are several generations in view: (1) The wilderness generation under Moses (2) The audience of Psalm 95 (the exile generation?) (3) The audience of Hebrews (2nd generation Christians, possibly Jewish Christians) The Psalm looks back to the formative wilderness experience and draws out truths for a later Israelite generation, and the author of Hebrews contends that this psalm is still staggeringly relevant to his own audience given their similar position “in between” the promise and the fulfillment (rest in the land flowing with milk and honey → NH/NE, the eternal rest with God, between the mighty act of salvation (the Exodus→ the cross) and the full realization of the benefits of this salvation. Both generations had been saved from (Egypt, Satan’s tyranny), but had not yet received what they were saved to or for; thus the call in both cases to endure, to hear God’s voice and respond with persevering obedience not grumbling unbelief. notes
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Hebrews 3:7-19
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Διό, καθὼς λέγει τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον·
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,
σήμερον ἐὰν τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούσητε,
"Today, if you hear his voice,
μὴ σκληρύνητε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν
do not harden your hearts
conditional
ὡς ἐν τῷ παραπικρασμῷ, κατὰ τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ πειρασμοῦ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ,
as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,
οὗ ἐπείρασαν οἱ πατέρες ὑμῶν ἐν δοκιμασίᾳ
where your fathers put me to the test
καὶ εἶδον τὰ ἔργα μου τεσσεράκοντα ἔτη·
and saw my works for forty years.
situationresponse
locative
διὸ προσώχθισα τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ
Therefore I was provoked with that generation
καὶ εἶπον,
and [thus I] said,
ἀεὶ πλανῶνται τῇ καρδίᾳ·
'They always go astray in their heart;
αὐτοὶ δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν τὰς ὁδούς μου,
they have not known my ways.'
ground
ὡς ὤμοσα ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ μου,
As I swore in my wrath,
εἰ εἰσελεύσονται εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσίν μου.
'They shall not enter my rest.'"
comparison
actionresult
ideaexplanation
inference
βλέπετε, ἀδελφοί,
Take care, brothers,
μήποτε ἔσται ἔν τινι ὑμῶν καρδία πονηρὰ ἀπιστίας
lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart,
ἐν τῷ ἀποστῆναι ἀπὸ θεοῦ ζῶντος,
leading you to fall away from the living God.
actionpurpose
ἀλλὰ παρακαλεῖτε ἑαυτοὺς καθ’ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν,
But exhort one another every day,
ἄχρις οὗ τὸ σήμερον καλεῖται,
as long as it is called "today,"
temporal
ἵνα μὴ σκληρυνθῇ τις ἐξ ὑμῶν ἀπάτῃ τῆς ἁμαρτίας·
that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
actionmanner
μέτοχοι γὰρ τοῦ Χριστοῦ γεγόναμεν,
For we have come to share in Christ,
ἐάνπερ τὴν ἀρχὴν τῆς ὑποστάσεως μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν,
if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end --
ἐν τῷ λέγεσθαι,
[while] it is said,
σήμερον ἐὰν τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούσητε,
"Today, if you hear his voice,
μὴ σκληρύνητε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν
do not harden your hearts
ὡς ἐν τῷ παραπικρασμῷ.
as in the rebellion."
τίνες γὰρ ἀκούσαντες παρεπίκραναν;
For who were those who heard and yet rebelled?
ἀλλ’ οὐ πάντες οἱ ἐξελθόντες ἐξ Αἰγύπτου διὰ Μωϋσέως;
Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses?
questionanswer
τίσιν δὲ προσώχθισεν τεσσεράκοντα ἔτη;
And with whom was he provoked for forty years?
οὐχὶ τοῖς ἁμαρτήσασιν,
Was it not with those who sinned,
ὧν τὰ κῶλα ἔπεσεν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ;
whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
τίσιν δὲ ὤμοσεν μὴ εἰσελεύσεσθαι εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσιν αὐτοῦ
And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest,
εἰ μὴ τοῖς ἀπειθήσασιν;
but to those who were disobedient?
progression
καὶ βλέπομεν ὅτι οὐκ ἠδυνήθησαν εἰσελθεῖν
So we see that they were unable to enter
δι’ ἀπιστίαν.
because of unbelief.
discourse
10000000008081 8081 Arc 2009-05-20 07:46:22 2009-05-21 07:57:09 editing Hebrews 3 7 3 19 Hebrews 3:7-19 58 NT tisch esv i27991 i27992 i27993 i27958 Διό, καθὼς λέγει τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον· Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, i27994 i27995 i27959 σήμερον ἐὰν τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούσητε, "Today, if you hear his voice, i27960 μὴ σκληρύνητε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν do not harden your hearts conditional 2 i27996 i27997 i27961 ὡς ἐν τῷ παραπικρασμῷ, κατὰ τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ πειρασμοῦ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, i27998 i27962 οὗ ἐπείρασαν οἱ πατέρες ὑμῶν ἐν δοκιμασίᾳ where your fathers put me to the test i27963 καὶ εἶδον τὰ ἔργα μου τεσσεράκοντα ἔτη· and saw my works for forty years. situationresponse 2 1 locative 1 i27999 i27964 διὸ προσώχθισα τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ Therefore I was provoked with that generation i28000 i27965 καὶ εἶπον, and [thus I] said, i28001 i28002 i27966 ἀεὶ πλανῶνται τῇ καρδίᾳ· 'They always go astray in their heart; i27967 αὐτοὶ δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν τὰς ὁδούς μου, they have not known my ways.' ground 1 i28003 i27968 ὡς ὤμοσα ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ μου, As I swore in my wrath, i27969 εἰ εἰσελεύσονται εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσίν μου. 'They shall not enter my rest.'" comparison 1 1 actionresult 2 ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 inference 2 comparison 1 ideaexplanation 1 i28004 i28005 i28006 i27970 βλέπετε, ἀδελφοί, Take care, brothers, i28007 i27971 μήποτε ἔσται ἔν τινι ὑμῶν καρδία πονηρὰ ἀπιστίας lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, i27972 ἐν τῷ ἀποστῆναι ἀπὸ θεοῦ ζῶντος, leading you to fall away from the living God. actionresult 2 actionpurpose 2 i28008 i28009 i27973 ἀλλὰ παρακαλεῖτε ἑαυτοὺς καθ’ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν, But exhort one another every day, i27974 ἄχρις οὗ τὸ σήμερον καλεῖται, as long as it is called "today," temporal 1 i27975 ἵνα μὴ σκληρυνθῇ τις ἐξ ὑμῶν ἀπάτῃ τῆς ἁμαρτίας· that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. actionpurpose 2 actionmanner 1 i28010 i27976 μέτοχοι γὰρ τοῦ Χριστοῦ γεγόναμεν, For we have come to share in Christ, i27977 ἐάνπερ τὴν ἀρχὴν τῆς ὑποστάσεως μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end -- conditional 2 1 ground 1 inference 2 i28011 i28012 i28013 i27978 ἐν τῷ λέγεσθαι, [while] it is said, i28014 i28015 i27979 σήμερον ἐὰν τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούσητε, "Today, if you hear his voice, i27980 μὴ σκληρύνητε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν do not harden your hearts conditional 2 i27981 ὡς ἐν τῷ παραπικρασμῷ. as in the rebellion." comparison 1 ideaexplanation 1 i28016 i28017 i27982 τίνες γὰρ ἀκούσαντες παρεπίκραναν; For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? i27983 ἀλλ’ οὐ πάντες οἱ ἐξελθόντες ἐξ Αἰγύπτου διὰ Μωϋσέως; Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? questionanswer 2 i28018 i27984 τίσιν δὲ προσώχθισεν τεσσεράκοντα ἔτη; And with whom was he provoked for forty years? i28019 i27985 οὐχὶ τοῖς ἁμαρτήσασιν, Was it not with those who sinned, i27986 ὧν τὰ κῶλα ἔπεσεν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ; whose bodies fell in the wilderness? actionresult 2 questionanswer 2 i28020 i27987 τίσιν δὲ ὤμοσεν μὴ εἰσελεύσεσθαι εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσιν αὐτοῦ And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, i27988 εἰ μὴ τοῖς ἀπειθήσασιν; but to those who were disobedient? questionanswer 2 progression ideaexplanation 1 i28021 i27989 καὶ βλέπομεν ὅτι οὐκ ἠδυνήθησαν εἰσελθεῖν So we see that they were unable to enter i27990 δι’ ἀπιστίαν. because of unbelief. ground 1 inference 2 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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