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Matthew 5:13-16
Main point summary. Bracket.
Matthew 5:13-16
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Mark 8:27-9:1
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Mark 8:10-30
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Mark 8:1-9
Mark 7 overview.
Mark 7:1-37
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Mark 6:45-56
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Mark 7:14-30
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Mark 7:1-13
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Mark 4:35-41
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Mark 1:21-28
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Mark 1:9-20
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Mark 1:1-8
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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
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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Prophet, Politics, and Power
Mark 6:14-29
King Herod hears about Jesus and thinks he is John the Baptist raised from the dead.
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Published November 5th, 2016
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Mark 6:14-29
ἄλλοι δὲ ἔλεγον ὅτι Ἠλίας ἐστίν• ἄλλοι δὲ ἔλεγον ὅτι προφήτης ὡς εἷς τῶν προφητῶν.
ἀκούσας δὲ ὁ Ἡρῴδης ἔλεγεν• ὃν ἐγὼ ἀπεκεφάλισα Ἰωάννην, οὗτος ἠγέρθη.
Αὐτὸς γὰρ ὁ Ἡρῴδης ἀποστείλας ἐκράτησεν τὸν Ἰωάννην καὶ ἔδησεν αὐτὸν ἐν φυλακῇ διὰ Ἡρῳδιάδα τὴν γυναῖκα Φιλίππου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι αὐτὴν ἐγάμησεν•
ἔλεγεν γὰρ ὁ Ἰωάννης τῷ Ἡρῴδῃ ὅτι οὐκ ἔξεστίν σοι ἔχειν τὴν γυναῖκα τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου.
ἡ δὲ Ἡρῳδιὰς ἐνεῖχεν αὐτῷ καὶ ἤθελεν αὐτὸν ἀποκτεῖναι, καὶ οὐκ ἠδύνατο•
ὁ γὰρ Ἡρῴδης ἐφοβεῖτο τὸν Ἰωάννην, εἰδὼς αὐτὸν ἄνδρα δίκαιον καὶ ἅγιον, καὶ συνετήρει αὐτόν, καὶ ἀκούσας αὐτοῦ πολλὰ ἠπόρει, καὶ ἡδέως αὐτοῦ ἤκουεν.
Καὶ γενομένης ἡμέρας εὐκαίρου ὅτε Ἡρῴδης τοῖς γενεσίοις αὐτοῦ δεῖπνον ἐποίησεν τοῖς μεγιστᾶσιν αὐτοῦ καὶ τοῖς χιλιάρχοις καὶ τοῖς πρώτοις τῆς Γαλιλαίας,
καὶ εἰσελθούσης τῆς θυγατρὸς αὐτοῦ Ἡρῳδιάδος καὶ ὀρχησαμένης ἤρεσεν τῷ Ἡρῴδῃ καὶ τοῖς συνανακειμένοις. εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τῷ κορασίῳ• αἴτησόν με ὃ ἐὰν θέλῃς, καὶ δώσω σοι•
καὶ ὤμοσεν αὐτῇ [πολλὰ] ὅ τι ἐάν με αἰτήσῃς δώσω σοι ἕως ἡμίσους τῆς βασιλείας μου.
καὶ ἐξελθοῦσα εἶπεν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτῆς• τί αἰτήσωμαι; ἡ δὲ εἶπεν• τὴν κεφαλὴν Ἰωάννου τοῦ βαπτίζοντος.
καὶ εἰσελθοῦσα εὐθὺς μετὰ σπουδῆς πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα ᾐτήσατο λέγουσα• θέλω ἵνα ἐξαυτῆς δῷς μοι ἐπὶ πίνακι τὴν κεφαλὴν Ἰωάννου τοῦ βαπτιστοῦ.
καὶ περίλυπος γενόμενος ὁ βασιλεὺς διὰ τοὺς ὅρκους καὶ τοὺς ἀνακειμένους οὐκ ἠθέλησεν ἀθετῆσαι αὐτήν•
καὶ εὐθὺς ἀποστείλας ὁ βασιλεὺς σπεκουλάτορα ἐπέταξεν ἐνέγκαι τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἀπελθὼν ἀπεκεφάλισεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ
καὶ ἤνεγκεν τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πίνακι καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὴν τῷ κορασίῳ, καὶ τὸ κοράσιον ἔδωκεν αὐτὴν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτῆς.
καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἦλθον καὶ ἦραν τὸ πτῶμα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθηκαν αὐτὸ ἐν μνημείῳ.
Καὶ ἤκουσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ἡρῴδης, φανερὸν γὰρ ἐγένετο τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔλεγον ὅτι Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτίζων ἐγήγερται ἐκ νεκρῶν καὶ διὰ τοῦτο ἐνεργοῦσιν αἱ δυνάμεις ἐν αὐτῷ.
The King Hears about Jesus
Καὶ ἤκουσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ἡρῴδης,
Response to 1–13
Reports about Jesus and John
φανερὸν γὰρ ἐγένετο τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ,
Ground of 14a
καὶ ἔλεγον
Response to 14b
ὅτι
Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτίζων ἐγήγερται ἐκ νεκρῶν
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Assertion
καὶ διὰ τοῦτο ἐνεργοῦσιν αἱ δυνάμεις ἐν αὐτῷ.
Inference of 14e
ἄλλοι δὲ ἔλεγον
Alternative to 14e
ὅτι
Ἠλίας ἐστίν•
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ἄλλοι δὲ ἔλεγον
Alternative to 15a
ὅτι
προφήτης ὡς εἷς τῶν προφητῶν.
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ἀκούσας δὲ ὁ Ἡρῴδης
Temporal of 16b (resumes 14a)
ἔλεγεν•
Response to 14b–15
ὃν ἐγὼ ἀπεκεφάλισα Ἰωάννην,
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Explanation of 16d
οὗτος ἠγέρθη.
Flashback: John's Murder
Αὐτὸς γὰρ ὁ Ἡρῴδης
Explanation of 16 (flashback)
ἀποστείλας
Attendant circumstance of 17c
ἐκράτησεν τὸν Ἰωάννην
Continuation of 17a
καὶ ἔδησεν αὐτὸν ἐν φυλακῇ διὰ Ἡρῳδιάδα τὴν γυναῖκα Φιλίππου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ,
Series of 17c
ὅτι αὐτὴν ἐγάμησεν•
Ground of 17d
ἔλεγεν γὰρ ὁ Ἰωάννης τῷ Ἡρῴδῃ
Explanation of 17
ὅτι
οὐκ ἔξεστίν σοι ἔχειν τὴν γυναῖκα τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου.
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ἡ δὲ Ἡρῳδιὰς ἐνεῖχεν αὐτῷ
Response to 18
καὶ ἤθελεν αὐτὸν ἀποκτεῖναι,
Progression of 19a
καὶ οὐκ ἠδύνατο•
Progression of 19b
ὁ γὰρ Ἡρῴδης ἐφοβεῖτο τὸν Ἰωάννην,
Ground of 19c
εἰδὼς αὐτὸν ἄνδρα δίκαιον καὶ ἅγιον,
Ground of 20a
καὶ συνετήρει αὐτόν,
Progression of 20a
καὶ ἀκούσας αὐτοῦ
Temporal of 20e
πολλὰ ἠπόρει,
Concession of 20f
καὶ ἡδέως αὐτοῦ ἤκουεν.
Progression of 20c
Καὶ γενομένης ἡμέρας εὐκαίρου
Progression of 17–20/ Temporal of 22c
ὅτε Ἡρῴδης τοῖς γενεσίοις αὐτοῦ δεῖπνον ἐποίησεν τοῖς μεγιστᾶσιν αὐτοῦ καὶ τοῖς χιλιάρχοις καὶ τοῖς πρώτοις τῆς Γαλιλαίας,
Temporal of 22c
καὶ εἰσελθούσης τῆς θυγατρὸς αὐτοῦ Ἡρῳδιάδος
Temporal of 22c
καὶ ὀρχησαμένης
Series of 22a
ἤρεσεν τῷ Ἡρῴδῃ καὶ τοῖς συνανακειμένοις.
Response to 22b
εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τῷ κορασίῳ•
Progression of 22c
αἴτησόν με ὃ ἐὰν θέλῃς,
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Command
καὶ δώσω σοι•
Promise
καὶ ὤμοσεν αὐτῇ [πολλὰ]
Progression of 22d
ὅ τι ἐάν με αἰτήσῃς
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δώσω σοι
ἕως ἡμίσους τῆς βασιλείας μου.
καὶ ἐξελθοῦσα
Temporal of 24b
εἶπεν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτῆς•
Response to 23
τί αἰτήσωμαι;
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Question (Narrow Focus)
ἡ δὲ εἶπεν•
Response to 24c
τὴν κεφαλὴν Ἰωάννου τοῦ βαπτίζοντος.
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Answer (Narrow Focus)
καὶ εἰσελθοῦσα
Temporal of 25b
εὐθὺς μετὰ σπουδῆς πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα ᾐτήσατο
Response to 22–24
λέγουσα•
θέλω
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Request
ἵνα ἐξαυτῆς δῷς μοι ἐπὶ πίνακι τὴν κεφαλὴν Ἰωάννου τοῦ βαπτιστοῦ.
καὶ περίλυπος γενόμενος ὁ βασιλεὺς διὰ τοὺς ὅρκους καὶ τοὺς ἀνακειμένους
Concessive of 26b
οὐκ ἠθέλησεν ἀθετῆσαι αὐτήν•
Response to 25
καὶ εὐθὺς ἀποστείλας ὁ βασιλεὺς σπεκουλάτορα
Attendant circumstance of 27b
ἐπέταξεν
Progression of 26
ἐνέγκαι τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ.
καὶ ἀπελθὼν
Attendant circumstance of 27e
ἀπεκεφάλισεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ
Response to 27a-c
καὶ ἤνεγκεν τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πίνακι
Progression of 27e
καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὴν τῷ κορασίῳ,
Progression of 28a
καὶ τὸ κοράσιον ἔδωκεν αὐτὴν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτῆς.
Progression of 28b
καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ
Temporal of 29b
ἦλθον
Response to 27-28
καὶ ἦραν τὸ πτῶμα αὐτοῦ
Progression of 29b
καὶ ἔθηκαν αὐτὸ ἐν μνημείῳ.
Progression of 29c
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