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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
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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Overcome evil with good
Romans 12:14-21
In 12:14-21, Paul continues his discussion of the marks of the true Christian, begun in v.
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In 12:14-21, Paul continues his discussion of the marks of the true Christian, begun in v. 9, "Let love be genuine..." In vv. 14-21, Paul's 2 primary related points appear to be (1) Pursue peace with one another, and (2) Overcome evil with good. In vv. 14-17 Paul gives specific examples of how the church may pursue peace: by blessing those who persecute, by rejoicing and weeping with those who are so doing, by being of the same mind, by not paying back evil for evil. V. 18 ("If possible...") draws these together with a summary statement. "Beloved" in v. 19 offers a subtle shift in Paul's focus, as he takes up the theme of vengeance and our response to enemies, introduced in vv. 14-15. On the one hand, believers should trust in God as the sovereign judge and not take matters of vengeance into their own hands, as supported by the Deut 32 quote. On the other hand, believers may actively pursue practical ways of loving enemies, which has the effect of heaping burning coals on their heads and bringing to bear God's judgment, as indicated by the Prov 25 quote. V. 21 offers an apt conclusion to vv. 19-20 and really to Paul's whole teaching in this broader section: "Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with the good."
10000000004169 4169 Notes 2009-01-25 08:00:32 2009-01-25 08:32:23 In 12:14-21, Paul continues his discussion of the marks of the true Christian, begun in v. 9, "Let love be genuine..." In vv. 14-21, Paul's 2 primary related points appear to be (1) Pursue peace with one another, and (2) Overcome evil with good. In vv. 14-17 Paul gives specific examples of how the church may pursue peace: by blessing those who persecute, by rejoicing and weeping with those who are so doing, by being of the same mind, by not paying back evil for evil. V. 18 ("If possible...") draws these together with a summary statement. "Beloved" in v. 19 offers a subtle shift in Paul's focus, as he takes up the theme of vengeance and our response to enemies, introduced in vv. 14-15. On the one hand, believers should trust in God as the sovereign judge and not take matters of vengeance into their own hands, as supported by the Deut 32 quote. On the other hand, believers may actively pursue practical ways of loving enemies, which has the effect of heaping burning coals on their heads and bringing to bear God's judgment, as indicated by the Prov 25 quote. V. 21 offers an apt conclusion to vv. 19-20 and really to Paul's whole teaching in this broader section: "Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with the good." notes
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Romans
Romans 12:14-21
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esv
εὐλογεῖτε τοὺς διώκοντας ὑμᾶς
Bless those who persecute you;
εὐλογεῖτε
bless
καὶ μὴ καταρᾶσθε
and do not curse them.
negativepositive
ideaexplanation
χαίρειν μετὰ χαιρόντων
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
κλαίειν μετὰ κλαιόντων
weep with those who weep.
alternative
τὸ αὐτὸ εἰς ἀλλήλους φρονοῦντες
Be of the same mind with one another.
μὴ τὰ ὑψηλὰ φρονοῦντες
Do not be high minded ,
ἀλλὰ τοῖς ταπεινοῖς συναπαγόμενοι
but associate with the lowly.
μὴ γίνεσθε φρόνιμοι παρ' ἑαυτοῖς
Never be wise in your own sight.
μηδενὶ κακὸν ἀντὶ κακοῦ ἀποδιδόντες
Repay no one evil for evil,
προνοούμενοι καλὰ ἐνώπιον πάντων ἀνθρώπων
but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
progression
εἰ δυνατόν τὸ ἐξ ὑμῶν
If possible, so far as it depends on you,
μετὰ πάντων ἀνθρώπων εἰρηνεύοντες
live peaceably with all.
conditional
μὴ ἑαυτοὺς ἐκδικοῦντες ἀγαπητοί
Beloved, never avenge yourselves,
ἀλλὰ δότε τόπον τῇ ὀργῇ
but leave it to the wrath of God,
γέγραπται γάρ
for it is written,
ἐμοὶ ἐκδίκησις ἐγὼ ἀνταποδώσω λέγει κύριος
"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
ground
ἀλλὰ ἐὰν πεινᾷ ὁ ἐχθρός σου
To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry,
ψώμιζε αὐτόν
feed him;
ἐὰν διψᾷ
if he is thirsty,
πότιζε αὐτόν
give him something to drink;
series
τοῦτο γὰρ ποιῶν
for by so doing
ἄνθρακας πυρὸς σωρεύσεις ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ
you will heap burning coals on his head."
actionmanner
μὴ νικῶ ὑπὸ τοῦ κακοῦ
Do not be overcome by evil,
ἀλλὰ νίκα ἐν τῷ ἀγαθῷ τὸ κακόν
but overcome evil with good.
discourse
10000000004169 4169 Arc 2009-01-25 08:00:32 2009-01-25 08:32:23 editing Romans 12 14 12 21 Romans 12:14-21 45 NT tisch esv i26511 i26512 i26513 i26514 i26486 εὐλογεῖτε τοὺς διώκοντας ὑμᾶς Bless those who persecute you; i26515 i26487 εὐλογεῖτε bless i26488 καὶ μὴ καταρᾶσθε and do not curse them. negativepositive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 i26516 i26489 χαίρειν μετὰ χαιρόντων Rejoice with those who rejoice, i26490 κλαίειν μετὰ κλαιόντων weep with those who weep. alternative i26517 i26491 τὸ αὐτὸ εἰς ἀλλήλους φρονοῦντες Be of the same mind with one another. i26518 i26492 μὴ τὰ ὑψηλὰ φρονοῦντες Do not be high minded , i26493 ἀλλὰ τοῖς ταπεινοῖς συναπαγόμενοι but associate with the lowly. i26494 μὴ γίνεσθε φρόνιμοι παρ' ἑαυτοῖς Never be wise in your own sight. ideaexplanation 1 i26519 i26495 μηδενὶ κακὸν ἀντὶ κακοῦ ἀποδιδόντες Repay no one evil for evil, i26496 προνοούμενοι καλὰ ἐνώπιον πάντων ἀνθρώπων but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. negativepositive 2 progression i26520 i26497 εἰ δυνατόν τὸ ἐξ ὑμῶν If possible, so far as it depends on you, i26498 μετὰ πάντων ἀνθρώπων εἰρηνεύοντες live peaceably with all. conditional 2 ideaexplanation 1 1 i26521 i26522 i26523 i26524 i26499 μὴ ἑαυτοὺς ἐκδικοῦντες ἀγαπητοί Beloved, never avenge yourselves, i26500 ἀλλὰ δότε τόπον τῇ ὀργῇ but leave it to the wrath of God, negativepositive 2 i26525 i26501 γέγραπται γάρ for it is written, i26502 ἐμοὶ ἐκδίκησις ἐγὼ ἀνταποδώσω λέγει κύριος "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i26526 i26527 i26528 i26503 ἀλλὰ ἐὰν πεινᾷ ὁ ἐχθρός σου To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, i26504 ψώμιζε αὐτόν feed him; conditional 2 i26529 i26505 ἐὰν διψᾷ if he is thirsty, i26506 πότιζε αὐτόν give him something to drink; conditional 2 series i26530 i26507 τοῦτο γὰρ ποιῶν for by so doing i26508 ἄνθρακας πυρὸς σωρεύσεις ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ you will heap burning coals on his head." actionmanner 1 1 ground 1 progression i26531 i26509 μὴ νικῶ ὑπὸ τοῦ κακοῦ Do not be overcome by evil, i26510 ἀλλὰ νίκα ἐν τῷ ἀγαθῷ τὸ κακόν but overcome evil with good. negativepositive 2 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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