Category Archives: Commentary

1 John 5

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Culmination and Conclusion 1 John 5   1 John 5. The .     Characteristics of God’s Children: Love, Obedience, Faith, Victory (5:1-5) Love for Brethren: the Who and the How (5:1-3) CHAPTER 5 1 Every one that believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God; and every one that loves […]

1 John 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Truth and Love 1 John 4   1 John 4. The .     Discerning Truth and Error (4:1-6) CHAPTER 4 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, if they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.   2 Hereby ye know the Spirit […]

1 John 3

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Characteristics of the Family of God 1 John 3   1 John 3. The .     The Children of God Practice Righteousness (2:29) 29 If ye know that he is righteous, know that every one who practises righteousness is begotten of him. v.29 Practicing Righteousness. God is righteous, and the believer knows […]

1 John 1:1 – 2:11

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Introduction: Eternal Life and its Manifestation 1 John 1:1 – 2:11   1 John 1:1 – 2:11. The first chapter and a half of John’s first epistle serve as an introduction to the whole.1 All the elements of the epistle are contained in this section. It begins with the doctrine: the Eternal Life […]

James 5

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Dealing with Sin and Its Consequences James 5   James 5. In the final chapter of James we have several things that pertain to dealing with sin and its consequences. The chapter can really be divided in two halves. First, there is the issue of injustices that the saints experience – sins against […]

James 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Overcoming Evil in Various Forms James 4   James 4. As in the previous chapters, James now draws on another thread that he touched on in chapter 1. The temptations to sin that we face are really a result of being drawn away by our own lusts. Particularly it centers around the exhortation […]

James 3

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Wisdom Proved by Meekness and Control of the Tongue James 3   James 3. Just as the second chapter expanded on the thread of caring for the poor that was introduced briefly in the first chapter (Jam. 1:9-11), so the third chapter expands on another thread previously introduced; that of controlling the tongue […]

James 1

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Reality of Faith Proved in Trials and Temptations James 1   James 1. In the first chapter of James we have the reality of the believer’s faith “proved” (v.3) in trials and temptations. First of all, note that James uses the word translated “temptations” in two different ways in this chapter. In […]

Titus 3

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk    Behavior Before the World & Conclusion Titus 3   Titus 3. In this final chapter of the epistle to Titus, Paul lays down the behavior that should characterize the believer as a testimony here in this world. We have our conduct in our private relationships (ch.2), but we also have our conduct in […]

Titus 2

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk    Behavior in Our Individual Stations in Life Titus 2   Titus 2. This chapter is characterized by what we have in v.1; “the things that become sound teaching”. The first half of the chapter presents the practical instructions for believers in their individual stations in life, such that the conduct of the saints would “adorn […]

Titus 1

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk    The Need for Order and Good Behavior Titus 1   Titus 1. In this first chapter we have first the introduction or salutation, followed by a description of Titus’ mission in Crete, which was to set things in order, and ordain elders. Titus is given a list of qualifications that an overseer must […]

Exodus 34

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Second Giving of the Law Exodus 34   Exodus 34. In this chapter we have the second giving of the law. Previously we had the law given in Exodus 20 – 23, then the instructions for the tabernacle. Afterwards Moses came down from the mountain and found Israel committing the sin of the […]

Exodus 40

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Tabernacle Set Up Exodus 40     Erection of the Tabernacle (40:1-33) CHAPTER 40 1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2 On the day of the first month, on the first of the month, shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3 And thou shalt put in it the ark of the […]

Exodus 36 – 39

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Progress of the Work Exodus 36 – 39     The Work Begins (36:1-7) CHAPTER 36 1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whom Jehovah had put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work of the service of the sanctuary — according […]

Exodus 33

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Moses’ Intercession Exodus 33   Exodus 33. This is one of the most intriguing chapters in the word of God. It follows the chapter that recounts the sin of Israel making and worshiping the golden calf, which was the characteristic sin of the nation of Israel. “But where sin abounded, grace did much more […]

Exodus 30 – 31

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Remaining Provisions for the Tabernacle Exodus 30 – 31   Exodus 30 – 31. The altar of incense, or the golden altar,      Altar of Incense: the Intercession of Christ (30:1-10) CHAPTER 30 1 And thou shalt make an altar for the burning of incense: of acacia-wood shalt thou make it; 2 a cubit the […]

Exodus 29

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Consecration of the Priests Exodus 29     Consecration of the Priests (29:1-28) Washed with Water: Sanctification (vv.1-4) CHAPTER 29 1 And this is the thing which thou shalt do to them to hallow them, that they may serve me as priests: take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish, 2 and unleavened bread, […]

Exodus 28

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Garments of the Priests Exodus 28   Exodus 28. In the preceding chapters we have had the tabernacle and its furnishings described in striking detail. Next we have the description of the garments of the priests, and their consecration, and afterward the details of the tabernacle resume. Why this change? Why bring […]