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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
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
My outline of vv.
John 1:1-18
After his introductory greeting in vv.
1 Timothy 1:3-11
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Made alive with Christ
Ephesians 2:1-10
Eph 2:1-10 is a famous and incredibly clear explanation of the personal application of the grace of God to believers.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Eph 2:1-10 is a famous and incredibly clear explanation of the personal application of the grace of God to believers. After the soaring exposition in ch. 1, Paul focuses his aim in 2:1 with the transition "and you " (cf. Col 1:21). Verses 1-3 describe Christians' former ( ποτε in vv. 2, 3) pattern of life ( περιεπατήσατε in v. 2 ; ἀνεστράφημέν in v. 3 ). Verses 4-7 stand in sharp contrast (signaled by the disjunctive δὲ) and recount God's gracious intervention. The main verbs of this section have God as the explicit or implied subject: συνεζωοποίησεν, συνήγειρεν, συνεκάθισεν, and the συν prefix on these words stress the union between believers and Christ, the head of the church (1:22). Verses 8-10 further explain the nature and purpose of God's saving work among believers, and Paul underscores that this salvation "by grace" is not merited in any way and is a "gift" with the result that any boasting on our part is excluded. The purpose of God's new creation activity in saving his people is noted in v. 10: we have been created for a new pattern of life ( περιπατήσωμεν) in which we carry out the good works God has prepared for us.
10000000062864 62864 Notes 2010-12-26 09:50:36 2010-12-26 10:14:20 Eph 2:1-10 is a famous and incredibly clear explanation of the personal application of the grace of God to believers. After the soaring exposition in ch. 1, Paul focuses his aim in 2:1 with the transition "and you " (cf. Col 1:21). Verses 1-3 describe Christians' former ( ποτε in vv. 2, 3) pattern of life ( περιεπατήσατε in v. 2 ; ἀνεστράφημέν in v. 3 ). Verses 4-7 stand in sharp contrast (signaled by the disjunctive δὲ) and recount God's gracious intervention. The main verbs of this section have God as the explicit or implied subject: συνεζωοποίησεν, συνήγειρεν, συνεκάθισεν, and the συν prefix on these words stress the union between believers and Christ, the head of the church (1:22). Verses 8-10 further explain the nature and purpose of God's saving work among believers, and Paul underscores that this salvation "by grace" is not merited in any way and is a "gift" with the result that any boasting on our part is excluded. The purpose of God's new creation activity in saving his people is noted in v. 10: we have been created for a new pattern of life ( περιπατήσωμεν) in which we carry out the good works God has prepared for us. notes
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Καὶ ὑμᾶς ὄντας νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν καὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ὑμῶν,
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
ἐν αἷς ποτε περιεπατήσατε κατὰ τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, κατὰ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος, τοῦ πνεύματος τοῦ νῦν ἐνεργοῦντος ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς τῆς ἀπειθείας·
in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience--
locative
ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν,
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
actionmanner
καὶ ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί·
and [thus] were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
inference
ὁ δὲ θεὸς πλούσιος ὢν ἐν ἐλέει, διὰ τὴν πολλὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ ἣν ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς,
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
καὶ ὄντας ἡμᾶς νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
συνεζωοποίησεν τῷ Χριστῷ
made us alive together with Christ--
χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι
by grace you have been saved--
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καὶ συνήγειρεν
and raised us up with him
καὶ συνεκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ,
and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
concessive
ἵνα ἐνδείξηται ἐν τοῖς αἰῶσιν τοῖς ἐπερχομένοις τὸ ὑπερβάλλον πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἐν χρηστότητι ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
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τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ πίστεως·
For by grace you have been saved through faith.
καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν,
And this is not your own doing;
θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον·
it is the gift of God,
οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων,
not a result of works,
ἵνα μή τις καυχήσηται.
so that no one may boast.
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αὐτοῦ γάρ ἐσμεν ποίημα,
For we are his workmanship,
κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπὶ ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
οἷς προητοίμασεν ὁ θεὸς
which God prepared beforehand,
ἵνα ἐν αὐτοῖς περιπατήσωμεν.
that we should walk in them.
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10000000062864 62864 Arc 2010-12-26 09:50:36 2010-12-26 10:14:20 editing Ephesians 2 1 2 10 Ephesians 2:1-10 49 NT tisch esv i30311 i30312 i30313 i30314 i30315 i30290 Καὶ ὑμᾶς ὄντας νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν καὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ὑμῶν, And you were dead in the trespasses and sins i30291 ἐν αἷς ποτε περιεπατήσατε κατὰ τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, κατὰ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος, τοῦ πνεύματος τοῦ νῦν ἐνεργοῦντος ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς τῆς ἀπειθείας· in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-- locative 1 i30316 i30292 ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν, among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, i30293 ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, actionmanner 1 locative 1 i30294 καὶ ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί· and [thus] were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. inference 2 i30317 i30318 i30295 ὁ δὲ θεὸς πλούσιος ὢν ἐν ἐλέει, διὰ τὴν πολλὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ ἣν ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς, But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, i30319 i30296 καὶ ὄντας ἡμᾶς νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν even when we were dead in our trespasses, i30320 i30321 i30297 συνεζωοποίησεν τῷ Χριστῷ made us alive together with Christ-- i30298 χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι by grace you have been saved-- ideaexplanation 1 i30299 καὶ συνήγειρεν and raised us up with him i30300 καὶ συνεκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, inference 2 concessive 2 1 i30301 ἵνα ἐνδείξηται ἐν τοῖς αἰῶσιν τοῖς ἐπερχομένοις τὸ ὑπερβάλλον πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἐν χρηστότητι ἐφ’ ἡμᾶς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. actionpurpose 2 concessive 2 i30322 i30323 i30302 τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ πίστεως· For by grace you have been saved through faith. i30324 i30303 καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν, And this is not your own doing; i30304 θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον· it is the gift of God, i30325 i30305 οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων, not a result of works, i30306 ἵνα μή τις καυχήσηται. so that no one may boast. actionresult 2 ideaexplanation 1 i30326 i30307 αὐτοῦ γάρ ἐσμεν ποίημα, For we are his workmanship, i30327 i30308 κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπὶ ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς created in Christ Jesus for good works, i30328 i30309 οἷς προητοίμασεν ὁ θεὸς which God prepared beforehand, i30310 ἵνα ἐν αὐτοῖς περιπατήσωμεν. that we should walk in them. actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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