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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
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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Imperatives for Church life
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
 As Carson and Moo state, "t he letter closes in a typical way, with final brief exhortations, ...
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As Carson and Moo state, "t he letter closes in a typical way, with final brief exhortations, a wish-prayer, a request for prayer, and greetings (5:12–28)" (p. 534). In these closing verses, Paul gives seventeen imperatives, sixteen of which are present imperatives, which suggest continuous repeated actions that should characterize the church. Paul closes his letter by focusing on several key areas of church life: respect church leaders (vv. 12-13), show love and concern for one another (vv. 14-15), live in constant thankfulness, joy, and prayerfulness (vv. 1-18), be open to the work of the Spirit while exercising spiritual discernment (vv. 19-22). In vv. 23-24, Paul turns to a prayer of blessing, asking for God himself to sanctify the church and make her ready for the Day of the Lord. After final exhortations to pray for Paul and his associates, greet one another, and publicly read Paul's letter, Paul extends his characteristic benediction to the church: The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you . Paul opened his letter with the prayer "Grace to you and peace," and he closes by praying for the God of peace to sanctify them completely and for the Grace of Jesus to be with them. If one must find a main point in 1 Thess 5:12-28, it is this final benediction, The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you .
10000000003931 3931 Notes 2009-01-11 07:09:12 2009-01-11 07:41:55 As Carson and Moo state, "t he letter closes in a typical way, with final brief exhortations, a wish-prayer, a request for prayer, and greetings (5:12–28)" (p. 534). In these closing verses, Paul gives seventeen imperatives, sixteen of which are present imperatives, which suggest continuous repeated actions that should characterize the church. Paul closes his letter by focusing on several key areas of church life: respect church leaders (vv. 12-13), show love and concern for one another (vv. 14-15), live in constant thankfulness, joy, and prayerfulness (vv. 1-18), be open to the work of the Spirit while exercising spiritual discernment (vv. 19-22). In vv. 23-24, Paul turns to a prayer of blessing, asking for God himself to sanctify the church and make her ready for the Day of the Lord. After final exhortations to pray for Paul and his associates, greet one another, and publicly read Paul's letter, Paul extends his characteristic benediction to the church: The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you . Paul opened his letter with the prayer "Grace to you and peace," and he closes by praying for the God of peace to sanctify them completely and for the Grace of Jesus to be with them. If one must find a main point in 1 Thess 5:12-28, it is this final benediction, The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you . notes
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ἐρωτῶμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί
We ask you, brothers,
εἰδέναι τοὺς κοπιῶντας ἐν ὑμῖν καὶ προϊσταμένους ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ καὶ νουθετοῦντας ὑμᾶς
to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
καὶ ἡγεῖσθαι αὐτοὺς ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ διὰ τὸ ἔργον αὐτῶν
and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work.
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εἰρηνεύετε ἐν ἑαυτοῖς
Be at peace among yourselves.
παρακαλοῦμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί
And we urge you, brothers,
νουθετεῖτε τοὺς ἀτάκτους
admonish the idle,
παραμυθεῖσθε τοὺς ὀλιγοψύχους
encourage the fainthearted,
ἀντέχεσθε τῶν ἀσθενῶν
help the weak,
μακροθυμεῖτε πρὸς πάντας
be patient with them all.
ὁρᾶτε μή τις κακὸν ἀντὶ κακοῦ τινι ἀποδῷ
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil,
ἀλλὰ πάντοτε τὸ ἀγαθὸν διώκετε καὶ εἰς ἀλλήλους καὶ εἰς πάντας
but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
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πάντοτε χαίρετε
Rejoice always,
ἀδιαλείπτως προσεύχεσθε
pray without ceasing,
ἐν παντὶ εὐχαριστεῖτε
give thanks in all circumstances;
τοῦτο γὰρ θέλημα θεοῦ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς ὑμᾶς
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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τὸ πνεῦμα μὴ σβέννυτε
Do not quench the Spirit.
προφητείας μὴ ἐξουθενεῖτε
Do not despise prophecies,
πάντα δὲ δοκιμάζετε τὸ καλὸν κατέχετε
but test everything; hold fast what is good.
ἀπὸ παντὸς εἴδους πονηροῦ ἀπέχεσθε
Abstain from every form of evil.
αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης ἁγιάσαι ὑμᾶς ὁλοτελεῖς
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely,
καὶ ὁλόκληρον ὑμῶν τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ ἡ ψυχὴ καὶ τὸ σῶμα ἀμέμπτως ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τηρηθείη
and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
πιστὸς ὁ καλῶν ὑμᾶς
He who calls you is faithful;
ὃς καὶ ποιήσει
he will surely do it.
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ἀδελφοί προσεύχεσθε καὶ περὶ ἡμῶν
Brothers, pray for us.
ἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς πάντας ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
ἐνορκίζω ὑμᾶς τὸν κύριον
I put you under oath before the Lord
ἀναγνωσθῆναι τὴν ἐπιστολὴν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς
to have this letter read to all the brothers.
ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μεθ' ὑμῶν
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
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10000000003931 3931 Arc 2009-01-11 07:09:12 2009-01-11 07:41:55 editing 1 Thessalonians 5 12 5 28 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 52 NT tisch esv i26374 i26375 i26376 i26377 i26346 ἐρωτῶμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί We ask you, brothers, i26378 i26347 εἰδέναι τοὺς κοπιῶντας ἐν ὑμῖν καὶ προϊσταμένους ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ καὶ νουθετοῦντας ὑμᾶς to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, i26348 καὶ ἡγεῖσθαι αὐτοὺς ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ διὰ τὸ ἔργον αὐτῶν and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. series actionpurpose 2 i26349 εἰρηνεύετε ἐν ἑαυτοῖς Be at peace among yourselves. i26379 i26350 παρακαλοῦμεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί And we urge you, brothers, i26380 i26351 νουθετεῖτε τοὺς ἀτάκτους admonish the idle, i26352 παραμυθεῖσθε τοὺς ὀλιγοψύχους encourage the fainthearted, i26353 ἀντέχεσθε τῶν ἀσθενῶν help the weak, i26354 μακροθυμεῖτε πρὸς πάντας be patient with them all. actionpurpose 2 i26381 i26355 ὁρᾶτε μή τις κακὸν ἀντὶ κακοῦ τινι ἀποδῷ See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, i26356 ἀλλὰ πάντοτε τὸ ἀγαθὸν διώκετε καὶ εἰς ἀλλήλους καὶ εἰς πάντας but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. negativepositive 2 i26382 i26383 i26357 πάντοτε χαίρετε Rejoice always, i26358 ἀδιαλείπτως προσεύχεσθε pray without ceasing, i26359 ἐν παντὶ εὐχαριστεῖτε give thanks in all circumstances; i26360 τοῦτο γὰρ θέλημα θεοῦ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς ὑμᾶς for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ground 1 i26384 i26385 i26361 τὸ πνεῦμα μὴ σβέννυτε Do not quench the Spirit. i26362 προφητείας μὴ ἐξουθενεῖτε Do not despise prophecies, series i26386 i26363 πάντα δὲ δοκιμάζετε τὸ καλὸν κατέχετε but test everything; hold fast what is good. i26364 ἀπὸ παντὸς εἴδους πονηροῦ ἀπέχεσθε Abstain from every form of evil. series negativepositive 2 i26387 i26388 i26389 i26365 αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης ἁγιάσαι ὑμᾶς ὁλοτελεῖς Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, i26366 καὶ ὁλόκληρον ὑμῶν τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ ἡ ψυχὴ καὶ τὸ σῶμα ἀμέμπτως ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τηρηθείη and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. actionpurpose 2 i26390 i26367 πιστὸς ὁ καλῶν ὑμᾶς He who calls you is faithful; i26368 ὃς καὶ ποιήσει he will surely do it. progression ideaexplanation 1 i26391 i26392 i26369 ἀδελφοί προσεύχεσθε καὶ περὶ ἡμῶν Brothers, pray for us. i26370 ἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς πάντας ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. series i26393 i26371 ἐνορκίζω ὑμᾶς τὸν κύριον I put you under oath before the Lord i26372 ἀναγνωσθῆναι τὴν ἐπιστολὴν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς to have this letter read to all the brothers. actionpurpose 2 series i26373 ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μεθ' ὑμῶν The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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