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The Whole Bible - Analysed and Explained in Summary - Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of "The Analysed Bible" by G. Campbell Morgan.

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The Analysis

GENESIS - THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS

Part A: GENERATION - Genesis 1:1-2:25

A1. Of Material to Man - Gen. 1:1-2:3

  1. Origin - 1:1
  2. Ruin - 1:2a
  3. The revealed Cosmology - 1:2b-2:3

A2. Of Man, as to Nature and Office - Gen. 2:4-2:25

  1. Created - 2:4-2:8
  2. Crowned - 2:9-2:15
  3. Conditioned - 2:16-2:17
  4. Completed - 2:18-2:25

Part B: DEGENERATION - Genesis 3:1-11:32

B1. Of the Individual - Gen. 3:1-3:24

  1. The Serpent and Man - 3:1-3:8
  2. Jehovah 3:8-3:24

B2. Of the Family - Gen. 4:1-5:32

  1. The first Family - 4:1-4:26
  2. The Families - 5:1-5:32

B3. Of Society - Gen. 6:1-10:32

  1. Intermixture - 6:1-6:10
  2. Degeneracy - 6:11-6:22
    1. Destruction and Deliverance - 7:1-8:22
    2. New Departure National - 9:1-10:32

B4. Of the Nations - Gen. 11:1-11:32

  1. Confederacy - 11:1-11:7
  2. Confusion - 11:8-11:9
  3. Continuity Shem to Abraham - 11:10-11:32

Part C: REGENERATION - Genesis 12:1-50:26

C1. Of Individuals - Gen. 12:1-35:21

  1. Abraham - 7 Communications - 12:1-25:10
  2. Isaac - 2 Communications - 25:11-26:35
  3. Jacob - 5 Communications - 27:1-35:21

C2. Of the Family - Gen. 35:22-38:30

  1. The Sons of Jacob - 35:22-35:29
  2. The Generations of Esau - 36:1-36:43
  3. Joseph - 37:1-37:36
  4. Judah's Corruption - 38:1-38:30

C3. Of Society - Gen. 39:1-50:21

  1. History of Joseph - 39:1-46:26
  2. Israel Segregated - 46:26-50:21

C4. Of a Nation - Gen. 50:22-50:26

  1. Prophecy of Faith - 50:22-50:26

EXODUS - THE EMERGENCE OF THE NATION

Part A: BONDAGE - Exodus 1:1-5:21

A1. Israel in Egypt - Exo. 1:1-1:22

  1. Growth of the Nation - 1:1-1:7
  2. Oppression - 1:8-1:22

A2. Moses - Exo. 2:1-4:31

  1. Birth and Preservation - 2:1-2:10
  2. Flight and Residence in Midian - 2:11-2:22
  3. His Call - 2:23-4:17
  4. His Obedience - 4:18-31

A2. Israel and Pharaoh - Exo. 5:1-5:21

  1. Moses and Pharaoh - 5:1-5:18
  2. Moses and Israel - 5:19-5:21
  3. Moses and Jehovah - 5:22-5:23

Part B: DELIVERANCE - Exodus 6:1-18:27

B1. Jehovah and Moses (the Charge) - Exo. 6:1-7:7

  1. Self-declaration of Jehovah - 6:1-6:9
  2. The Charge and Fear - 6:10-6:12
  3. (Parenthesis) - 6:13-6:27
  4. The Charge and Faith - 6:28-7:7

B2. Jehovah and Pharaoh (Judgement) - Exo. 7:8-11:10

  1. The Approach - 7:8-7:13
  2. First Cycle - 3 Plagues - 7:14-8:19
  3. Second Cycle - 3 Plagues - 8:20-9:12
  4. Third Cycle - 3 Plagues - 9:13-10:29
  5. Final - 11:1-11:10

B3. Jehovah and Israel - Exo. 12:1-18:27

  1. Deliverance - 12:1-15:21
  2. Guidance - 15:22-18:27

Part C: ORGANISATION - Exodus 19:1-40:38

C1. Preliminary and Fundamental - Exo. 19:1-20:26

  1. The Purpose. Grace - 19:1-19:25
  2. The Plan. Law - 20:1-20:26

C2. Laws - Exo. 21:1-23:33

  1. Of the Person - 21:1-21:32
  2. Of Property - 21:33-22:15
  3. Of the State - 22:16-23:19
  4. The Angel Promised - 23:20-23:33

C3. The System of Worship - Exo. 24:1-40:38

  1. Instruction and Equipment - 24:1-31:18
  2. Interlude. The People's Sin - 32:1-34:35
  3. Construction and Consecration - 35:1-40:38

LEVITICUS - THE BOOK OF LAWS

Part A: DEDICATION (The Offerings) - Leviticus 1:1-7:38

A1. The Offerings (the worship) - Lev. 1:1-6:7

  1. Burnt Offering - 1:1-1:17
  2. Meal Offering - 2:1-2:16
  3. Peace Offering - 3:1-3:17
  4. Sin Offering - 4:1-4:35
  5. Trespass Offering - 5:1-6:7

A2. The Laws of the Offerings (the worshipper) - Lev. 6:8-7:38

Part B: MEDIATION (The Priests) - Leviticus 8:1-10:20

B1. Consecration of the Priests - Lev. 8:1-8:36

  1. Preparation - 8:1-8:9
  2. Anointing - 8:10-8:24
  3. Sacrifice and New Anointing - 8:25-8:36

B2. The Priests at Work - Lev. 9:1-9:24

  1. Offerings for themselves - 9:1-9:14
  2. Offerings for the People - 9:15-8:24

B3. Nahab and Abihu - Lev. 10:1-10:20

  1. Their Sin - 10:1-10:7
  2. Consequent Warnings - 10:8-10:20

Part C: SEPARATION (The People) - Leviticus 11:1-22:33

C1. A people God-Governed - Lev. 11:1-17:16

  1. Of Health - 11:1-15:33
  2. The Day of Atonement - 16:1-16:34
  3. General Instructions concerning Sacrifices - 17:1-17:16

C2. A people God-Manifesting - Lev. 18:1-22:33

  1. Separation from Evil Practices - 18:1-18:30
  2. A Call to Holiness - 19:1-19:37
  3. Laws against Unchastity and Uncleanness - 20:1-20:27
  4. Responsibilities of the Priests - 21:1-22:33

Part D: CONSECRATION (The Feasts) - Leviticus 23:1-24:25

D1. The Feasts - Lev. 23:1-23:44

  1. The Sabbath - 23:1-23:3
  2. The Passover - 23:4-23:5
  3. Unleavened Bread - 23:6-23:8
  4. First-Fruits - 23:9-23:14
  5. Pentecost - 23:15-23:22
  6. Trumpets - 23:23-23:25
  7. Atonement - 23:26-23:32
  8. Tabernacles - 23:33-23:44

D2. Symbols of Consecration - Lev. 24:1-24:9

  1. The Oil - 24:1-24:4
  2. The Shewbread - 24:5-24:9

D3. The Blasphemer - Lev. 24:10-24:23

Part E: RATIFICATION (The Signs) - Leviticus 25:1-27:34

E1. Obligations - Lev. 25:1-20:26

  1. The Land Sabbath - 25:1-25:7
  2. Jubilee - 25:8-25:88
  3. Exhortations - 26:1-26:46

E2. Voluntary Vows - Lev. 27:1-27:34

NUMBERS - THE BOOK OF WANDERING

Part A: ON THE MARGIN OF THE LAND - Numbers 1:1-10:36

A1. The Order of the Camp - Num. 1:1-4:49

  1. The Census - 1:1-1:54
  2. The Encampment - 2:1-2:34
  3. The Levites - 3:1-4:49

A2. The Purity of the Camp - Num. 5:1-6:27

  1. Purification from Pollution - 5:1-5:31
  2. Special Dedication - 6:1-6:27

A3. The Worship of the Camp - Num. 7:1-9:14

  1. Offerings of the Princes - 7:1-7:89
  2. Order of Worship - 8:1-8:26
  3. Passover and Purification - 9:1-9:14

A4. The Movement of the Camp - Num. 9:15-10:36

  1. Determined by the Cloud - 9:15-9:23
  2. The Method of Summons and Order of the March - 10:1-10:36

Part B: EXCLUSION AND WANDERING - Numbers 11:1-25:18

B1. Discontent - Num. 11:1-12:16

  1. Against God (the people) - 11:1-11:3
  2. Against Circumstances (the mixed multitude) - 11:4-11:35
  3. Against Moses (Miriam and Aaron) - 12:1-12:16

B2. Disaster - Num. 13:1-14:45

  1. Fear, Sending of Spies - 13:1-13:33
  2. Rebellion - 14:1-14:35
  3. Presumption - 14:36-14:45

B3. Discipline - Num. 15:1-25:18

  1. Domestic - 15:1-20:13
    1. The Sabbath-breaker - 15:1-15:41
    2. Korah, Datham and Abiram - 16:1-16:50
    3. Laws - 17:1-19:22
    4. Death of Miriam - 20:1-20:1
    5. Failure of Moses and Aaron - 20:2-20:13
  2. Foreign - 20:14-25:18
    1. Edom - 20:14-20:21
    2. Death of Aaron - 20:22-20:29
    3. Victory over Canaanites - 21:1-21:3
    4. Murmuring - 21:4-21:9
    5. Sihon and Og - 21:10-21:35
    6. Balaam - 22:1-25:18

Part C: ON THE MARGIN OF THE LAND - Numbers 26:1-36:13

C1. The Census - Num. 26:1-26:65

C2. The Inheritance of Women - Num. 27:1-27:11

C3. The Summons to Moses (Sequel Deut. 34) - Num. 27:12-27:23

C4. Repetition of Laws - Num. 28:1-30:16

C5. War with Midian - Num. 31:1-31:54

C6. Settlement of Reuben, Gad and half-tribe of Manasseh - Num. 32:1-32:42

C7. List of Journeyings - Num. 33:1-33:49

C8. Repetition of Laws - Num. 33:50-36:13

DEUTERONOMY - THE BOOK OF REVIEWS

Part A: RETROSPECT - Deuteronomy 1:1-4:43

A1. Introduction - Deut. 1:1-1:5

A2. The Place: The Discourse - Deut. 1:6-4:40

  1. Review of the Forty Years - 1:6-3:29
  2. Exhortation to Obedience - 4:1-4:40
    1. Retrospective - 4:1-4:24
    2. Prospective - 4:25-4:31
    3. Introspective - 4:32-4:40

A3. Sequel: Cities of Refuge - Deut. 4:41-4:43

Part B: RESUME OF LAWS - Deuteronomy 4:44-27:10

B1. Introduction - Deut. 4:44-4:49

B2. Character and Place: The Discourse - Deut. 5:1-26:19

  1. Testimonies - 5:1-11:31
    1. The Decalogue - 5:1-6:25
    2. Obedience - 7:1-11:31
  2. Statutes - 11:32-16:17
    1. Worship - 11:32-14:2
    2. Some Effects of Worship on Conduct - 14:3-16:17
  3. Judgements - 16:18-26:19
    1. Principles of Law - 16:18-16:20
    2. Administration of Law - 16:21-26:19

B3. Sequel: Provision for the Land - Deut. 27:1-27:10

Part C: WARNINGS - Deuteronomy 27:11-28:68

C1. Introduction - Deut. 27:11-27:26

C2. The Curses: The Discourse - Deut. 28:1-28:68

  1. The Blessings of Obedience - 28:1-28:14
  2. The Curses of Disobedience - 28:15-28:68

Part D: THE COVENANT - Deuteronomy 29:1-31:13

D1. Introduction - Deut. 29:1-29:2a

D2. The Discourse - Deut. 29:2b-30:20

  1. The Appeal to the Past - 29:2b-29:9
  2. The Terms of the Covenant - 29:10-29:29
  3. The Appeal to the Future - 30:1-30:20

D3. Sequel - Deut. 31:1-31:13

Part E: THE SONG - Deuteronomy 31:14-32:47

E1. Introduction - Deut. 31:14-31:30

E2. The Song - Deut. 32:1-32:43

  1. Introduction - 32:1-32:3a
  2. A Contrast - 32:3b-32:5
  3. An Appeal - 32:6-32:6a
  4. A Contrast - 32:6b-32:18
  5. Judgement - 32:19-32:28
  6. Lament - 32:29-32:30
  7. Final Deliverance - 32:31-32:43

E3. Sequel - Deut. 32:44-32:47

Part F: THE BLESSING - Deuteronomy 32:48-33:29

F1. Introduction - Deut. 32:48-32:52

F2. The Blessing - Deut. 33:1-33:29

Part G: HISTORIC CONCLUSION - Deuteronomy 34:1-34:12

JOSHUA - THE BOOK OF POSSESSION

Part A: THE CONQUEST OF THE LAND - Joshua 1:1-12:24

A1. Mobilisation - Josh. 1:1-2:24

  1. The Call to Arms - 1:1-1:18
    1. God's Call to Joshua - 1:1-1:9
    2. Joshua's Call to the People - 1:10-1:18
  2. The Mission of the Spies - 2:1-2:24

A2. Advance - Josh. 3:1-5:15

  1. Crossing of the Jordan - 3:1-4:24
    1. The Crossing - 3:1-3:17
    2. The Final Movements - 4:1-4:24
  2. Ceremonies of Consecration - 5:1-5:15

A3. War - Josh. 6:1-11:23

  1. Jericho - 6:1-6:27
  2. Ai - 7:1-8:35
    1. Defeat "But" - 7:1-7:26
    2. Victory - 8:1-8:35
  3. Beth-horon - 9:1-10:43
    1. The Deceit of the Gibeonites - 9:1-9:27
    2. The Defeat of Five Kings - 10:1-10:27
    3. The Following Conquests - 10:28-10:43
  4. The Northern Kings - 11:1-11:23

A4. Extent of the Conquest - Josh. 12:1-12:24

Part B: THE SETTLEMENT OF THE PEOPLE - Joshua 13:1-21:45

B1. Settlement according to Mosaic Promise - Josh. 13:1-14:15

  1. The two-and-a-half Tribes - 13:1-13:33
  2. The Possession of Caleb - 14:1-14:15

B2. Settlement of nine-and-a-half Tribes - Josh. 15:1-19:51

  1. Judah - 15:1-15:63
  2. Ephraim - 16:1-16:10
  3. Manasseh - 17:1-17:18
  4. Benjamin - 18:1-18:28
  5. The Rest - 19:1-19:51

B3. Settlement of Cities of Refuge and Levites - Josh. 20:1-21:45

  1. Cities of Refuge - 20:1-20:9
  2. The Levites - 21:1-21:45

Part C: JOSHUA'S FAREWELL - Joshua 22:1-24:33

C1. The Two-and-a-half Tribes - Josh. 22:1-22:34

C2. Farewell Addresses - Josh. 23:1-24:15

  1. First Address - 23:1-23:16
  2. Second Address - 24:1-24:15

C3. Final Things - Josh. 24:16-24:33

JUDGES - DELIVERANCES

Part A: AFTER JOSHUA - Judges 1:1-3:6

A1. Israel and the Canaanites - Judg. 1:1-1:36

  1. Judah - 1:1-1:21
  2. Joseph - 1:22-1:29
  3. The Rest - 1:30-1:36

A2. Israel's Failure - Judg. 2:1-3:6

  1. Jehovah's Messenger - 2:1-2:5
  2. The People under Joshua - 2:6-2:10
  3. Synopsis of History - 2:11-2:23
  4. The Enemies - 3:1-3:6

Part B: THE SETTLEMENT OF THE PEOPLE - Judges 3:7-16:31

B1. First Declension - Judg. 3:7-3:11

  1. Sin, Idolatry
  2. Punishment: 8 years oppression
  3. Deliverance: OTHNIEL

B2. Second Declension - Judg. 3:12-3:31

  1. Sin
  2. Punishment: Eglon 18 years
  3. Deliverance: EHUD (SHAMGAR)

B3. Third Declension - Judg. 4:1-5:31

  1. Sin
  2. Punishment: Jabin 20 years
  3. Deliverance: DEBORAH, BARAK

B4. Fourth Declension - Judg. 6:1-8:32

  1. Sin
  2. Punishment
  3. Deliverance: GIDEON

B5. Fifth Declension - Judg. 8:33-10:5

  1. Sin, Baalim
  2. Punishment: Abimelech
  3. Deliverance: TOLA, JAIR

B6. Sixth Declension - Judg. 10:6-12:15

  1. Sin, Idolatry multiplied
  2. Punishment: Philistines, Ammon 18 years
  3. Deliverance: JEPHTHAH (Successors)

B7. The Seventh Declension - Judg. 13:1-16:31

  1. Sin
  2. Punishment: Philistines 40 years
  3. Deliverance: SAMSON

Part C: APPENDIX - Judges 17:1-21:25

C1. Micah - Judg. 17:1-18:31

  1. Micah's Idolatry - 17:1-17:13
  2. Its Punishment by Danites - 18:1-18:31

C2. The Levite - Judg. 19:1-21:25

  1. The Outrage - 19:1-19:30
  2. War between Israel and Benjamin - 20:1-20:48
  3. Preservation of Benjamin - 21:1-21:25

RUTH - FAITH AMID FAITHLESSNESS

Part A: THE CHOICE OF FAITH - Ruth 1:1-2:23

A1. Naomi's Sorrows - Ruth 1:1-1:13

  1. Elimelech to Moab - 1:1-1:2
  2. The Sorrows - 1:3-1:13

A2. Ruth's Choice - Ruth 1:14-1:22

  1. Orpah - 1:14
  2. Ruth - 1:15-1:18
  3. The Home-Coming of Bitterness - 1:19-1:22

A3. Boaz' Field - Ruth 2:1-2:23

  1. Ruth's Purpose - 2:1-2:3
  2. Boaz - 2:4-2:16
  3. The Means of Support - 2:17-2:23

Part B: THE VENTURE OF FAITH - Ruth 3:1-3:18

B1. Naomi - Ruth 3:1-3:5

  1. Doubtful, yet in light of times

B2. Ruth - Ruth 3:6-3:9

  1. The Claims of Kinsman Rights

B3. Boaz - Ruth 3:10-3:18

  1. The Appeal to the next of Kin
  2. The Tender Love

Part C: THE REWARD OF FAITH - Ruth 4:1-4:22

C1. The Redemption - Ruth 4:1-4:12

C2. The Marriage - Ruth 4:13-4:13a

C3. The Issue - Ruth 4:13b-4:22

1 SAMUEL - TRANSITION

Part A: SAMUEL - 1 Samuel 1:1-7:17

A1. Preparation - 1Sam. 1:1-4:1a

  1. Birth and Childhood - 1:1-2:11
  2. Life at Shiloh - 2:12-2:36
  3. Call - 3:1-4:1a

A2. Crisis - 1Sam. 4:1b-7:1

  1. Eli - 4:1b-4:22
  2. The Ark - 5:1-7:1

A3. Judgeship - 1Sam. 7:2-7:17

  1. Twenty Years
  2. Ebenezer
  3. Samuel, governing on the Circuit

Part B: SAUL - 1 Samuel 8:1-15:35

B1. Appointment - 1Sam. 8:1-10:27

  1. The People's Demand - 8:1-8:22
  2. Samuel's Search - 9:1-9:27
  3. Anointing and Coronation - 10:1-10:27

B2. Reign - 1Sam. 11:1-14:52

  1. Kingdom established - 11:1-12:25
  2. Wars - 13:1-14:52

B3. Rejection - 1Sam. 15:1-15:35

  1. War with Amalek
  2. Disobedience
  3. Rejection
  4. "Samuel mourned for Saul"

Part C: DAVID - 1 Samuel 16:1-31:13

C1. Preparation - 1Sam. 16:1-20:42

  1. Anointed - 16:1-16:23
  2. Progress - 17:1-18:5
  3. Difficulties - 18:6-20:42

C2. In Exile - 1Sam. 21:1-27:12

  1. Flight - 21:1-21:15
  2. Varied Experiences - 22:1-27:12

C3. Returning - 1Sam. 28:1-31:13

  1. Saul and the Witch - 28:1-28:25
  2. David - 29:1-30:31
  3. Death of Saul - 31:1-31:13

2 SAMUEL - THEOCRATIC MONARCHY

Part A: DAVID'S RISE - 2 Samuel 1:1-10:19

A1. The Reign over Judah - 2Sam. 1:1-4:12

  1. His Lamentation for Saul and Jonathan - 1:1-1:27
  2. His anointing as King of Judah - 2:1-2:4
  3. War between Judah and Israel - 2:5-4:12

A2. The Reign over the Whole Nation - 2Sam. 5:1-10:19

  1. Crowning - 5:1-5:5
  2. First Victories - 5:6-5:25
  3. The Provision for the Ark - 6:1-6:23
  4. Concerning the Temple - 7:1-7:29
  5. Conquests - 8:1-8:14
  6. The appointment of Officers - 8:15-8:18
  7. Kingly kindness (Mephibosheth) - 9:1-9:13
  8. Victories over Ammon and Syria - 10:1-10:19

Part B: DAVID'S FALL - 2 Samuel 11:1-20:26

B1. The Sin - 2Sam. 11:1-12:31

  1. War - 11:1
  2. Sin - 11:2-11:27
  3. Repentance - 12:1-12:31

B2. The Punishment - 2Sam. 13:1-18:33

  1. In the Family: Amnon and Tamar. Absalom - 13:1-14:24
  2. In the Kingdom: Absalom - 14:25-18:33

B3. The Restoration - 2Sam. 19:1-20:26

  1. The King's return - 19:1-19:43
  2. Insurrection quelled - 20:1-20:26

Part C: APPENDIX - 2 Samuel 21:1-24:25

C1. The Government of God - 2Sam. 21:1-21:22 and 24:1-24:25

  1. Famine - 21:1-21:22
  2. The Census - 24:1-24:25

C2. The Character of David - 2Sam. 22:1-23:7

  1. Psalm: God's Government - 22:1-22:51
  2. Psalm: David's Failure; God's Faithfulness - 23:1-23:7

C3. The Heroic Age - 2Sam. 23:8-23:39

  1. The Mighty Men (Here, as at the close of 1 Samuel, several matters are dealt with, not chronologically, but as illustrating the times under consideration)

1 KINGS - DISRUPTION

Part A: THE PASSING OF DAVID - 1 Kings 1:1-2:11

A1. The Rebellion of Adonijah - 1Kin. 1:1-1:37

A2. The Crowning of Solomon - 1Kin. 1:38-1:53

A3. The Last Charge and Death of David - 1Kin. 2:1-2:11

Part B: SOLOMON - 1 Kings 2:12-11:43

B1. In all his Glory - 1Kin. 2:12-10:29

  1. Solomon and the Traitors - 2:12-2:46
  2. The first Divine appearing - 3:1-3:15
  3. The Greatness of Solomon - 3:16-4:34
  4. His Life Work: The Temple - 5:1-8:66
  5. The second Divine appearing - 9:1-9:9
  6. Material Magnificence - 9:10-10:29

B2. The Passing of Glory - 1Kin. 11:1-11:43

  1. Degeneracy and Doom - 11:1-11:13
  2. Execution of Judgement - 11:14-11:43

Part C: DIVISION - 1 Kings 12:1-16:34

C1. Rehoboam and Jeroboam - 1Kin. 12:1-14:31

  1. The Revolt of the ten Tribes - 12:1-12:33
  2. Warning to Jeroboam - 13:1-14:20
  3. Rehoboam's reign - 14:21-14:31

C2. Kings of Judah - 1Kin. 15:1-15:24

  1. Abijam
  2. Asa

C3. Kings of Israel - 1Kin. 15:25-16:34

  1. Nadab
  2. Baasha
  3. Ela
  4. Zimri
  5. Omri
  6. Ahab

Part D: ELIJAH - 1 Kings 17:1-22:53

D1. The Curse Pronounced - 1Kin. 17:1-17:24

D2. The Judgement of Carmel - 1Kin. 18:1-18:46

D3. Elijah in the Wilderness - 1Kin. 19:1-19:21

D4. The Downfall of Ahab - 1Kin. 20:1-22:53

  1. Benhadad - 20:1-20:43
  2. Ahab and Naboth - 21:1-21:16
  3. Elijah pronouncing judgement - 21:17-21:29
  4. Micaiah's prediction and Ahab's death - 22:1-22:40
  5. The Kings of Israel and Judah - 22:41-22:53

2 KINGS - CORRUPTION

Part A: ELISHA - 2 Kings 1:1-9:37

A1. Elijah - 2Kin. 1:1-1:18

  1. The sin and sickness of Ahaziah
  2. Elijah on behalf of God
  3. The judgement of fire

A2. Elijah and Elisha - 2Kin. 2:1-2:18

  1. The translation of Elijah
  2. The succession of Elisha

A3. Elisha - 2Kin. 2:19-9:37

  1. Healing of the waters of Jericho - 2:19-2:22
  2. Punishment of mocking Children - 2:23-2:25
  3. The sign at the war with Moab - 3:1-3:27
  4. Wonders - 4:1-7:20
  5. The restoration of the Shunammite's Land - 8:1-8:6
  6. Foretells Benhadad's death - 8:7-8:15
  7. Final Events - 8:16-9:37

Part B: CORRUPTION - 2 Kings 10:1-17:41

B1. Israel - 2Kin. 10:1-10:36

  1. The zeal of Jehu - 10:1-10:28
  2. The failure of Jehu - 10:29-10:36

B2. Judah - 2Kin. 11:1-12:21

  1. Athaliah and Jehoash - 11:1-11:21
  2. Jehoash - 12:1-12:21

B3. Israel - 2Kin. 13:1-13:25

  1. Jehoahaz, Jehoash
  2. Death of Elisha

B4. Judah - 2Kin. 14:1-14:22

  1. Amaziah
  2. Azariah

B5. Israel - 2Kin. 14:23-15:12

  1. Jeroboam II - 14:23-14:28
  2. Zechariah - 14:29-15:12

B6. Israel and Judah - 2Kin. 15:13-16:20

  1. Israel's throne - 15:13-15:31
  2. Judah's troubles - 15:32-16:20

B7. Passing of Israel - 2Kin. 17:1-17:41

  1. Victory of Assyria - 17:1-17:23
  2. Samaria colonized - 17:24-17:41

Part C: HEZEKIAH AND JOSIAH - 2 Kings 18:1-23:30

C1. Hezekiah - 2Kin. 18:1-20:21

  1. His Accession and Character - 18:1-18:12
  2. The coming of Sennacherib - 18:13-18:37
  3. Hezekiah Isaiah Victory - 19:1-19:37
  4. The last things - 20:1-20:21

C2. The Reaction - 2Kin. 21:1-21:26

  1. Manasseh - 21:1-21:18
  2. Amon - 21:19-21:26

C3. Josiah - 2Kin. 22:1-23:30

  1. The finding of the Law - 22:1-22:20
  2. Reform and death - 23:1-23:30

Part D: CAPTIVITY - 2 Kings 23:31-25:30

D1. Tributary: Egypt, Babylon - 2Kin. 23:31-24:7

D2. Beginning of Captivity - 2Kin. 24:8-24:20

D3. Carried away - 2Kin. 25:1-25:30

1 CHRONICLES - THE TEMPLE, DESIRED AND APPROACHED

Part A: GENEALOGIES - 1 Chronicles 1:1-10:14

A1. General: The Nations - 1Chro. 1:1-1:54

  1. Beginnings. Adam to Ishmael - 1:1-1:28
  2. Related to Israel - 1:29-1:54

A2. Particular: The Chosen - 1Chro. 2:1-10:14

  1. Sons of Israel - 2:1-2:2
  2. Judah - 2:3-4:23
  3. Simeon, Reuben, Gad, Manasseh - 4:24-5:26
  4. Levi - 6:1-6:81
  5. Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, Asher - 7:1-7:40
  6. Benjamin - 8:1-8:40
  7. Conclusion - 9:1-10:14

Part B: DAVID - 1 Chronicles 11:1-29:30

B1. David made King - 1Chro. 11:1-12:40

  1. The Crowning at Hebron - 11:1-11:3
  2. The Taking of Jebus - 11:4-11:9
  3. The Mighty Men - 11:10-11:47
  4. The Gathering of the People - 12:1-12:40

B2. The Ark - 1Chro. 13:1-17:27

  1. From Kiriath-jearim to House of Obed-edom and Death of Uzza - 13:1-13:14
  2. Parenthesis - 14:1-14:17
  3. From Obed-edom to Jerusalem and Michal's Contempt - 15:1-16:6
  4. Parenthesis: The Psalm - 16:7-16:43
  5. Desire to Build a Home for the Ark and Nathan - 17:1-17:27

B3. David's Reign - 1Chro. 18:1-21:30

  1. Victories and Gathering of Treasure for Temple - 18:1-20:8
  2. The Numbering of the People - 21:1-21:30

B4. The Temple - 1Chro. 22:1-29:30

  1. The Site - 22:1
  2. Preparation of Material - 22:2-22:5
  3. Charge to Solomon - 22:6-22:16
  4. Charge to Princes - 22:17-22:19
  5. Arrangements of Levites - 23:1-24:31
  6. Arrangements of Song Service - 25:1-25:31
  7. Arrangements of Porters - 26:1-26:19
  8. Arrangements of Keepers of Treasure - 26:20-26:32
  9. Parenthesis: Internal order of the Kingdom - 27:1-27:34
  10. The Final Charge - 28:1-28:21
  11. The Ceremony of Giving - 29:1-29:25
  12. Death of David - 29:26-29:30

2 CHRONICLES - THE TEMPLE, POSSESSED AND ABANDONED

Part A: SOLOMON - 2 Chronicles 1:1-9:31

A1. The First Vision and Things Following - 2Chro. 1:1-7:10

  1. The Vision - 1:1-1:13
  2. National Prosperity - 1:14-2:18
  3. The Temple - 3:1-5:1
  4. Ceremonies of Consecration - 5:2-7:10

A2. Second Vision and Things Following - 2Chro. 7:11-9:31

  1. The Second Vision - 7:11-7:22
  2. Various Acts of the King - 8:1-8:18
  3. The Queen of Sheba - 9:1-9:28
  4. Epilogue - 9:29-9:31

Part B: THE KINGS OF JUDAH - 2 Chronicles 10:1-36:23

B1. The Revolt of the Ten Tribes - 2Chro. 10:1-11:4

B2. Period of Degeneracy - 2Chro. 11:5-16:14

  1. Rehoboam - 11:5-12:16
  2. Abijah - 13:1-13:22
  3. Asa - 14:1-16:14

B3. Reform under Jehosaphat - 2Chro. 17:1-20:37

  1. Reform - 17:1-17:19
  2. Lapse and Restoration - 18:1-19:11
  3. Prevailing Prayer - 20:1-20:37

B4. Period of Degeneracy - 2Chro. 21:1-23:21

  1. Jehoram - 21:1-21:20
  2. Ahaziah - 22:1-22:9
  3. Athaliah - 22:10-23:21

B5. Reform under Joash - 2Chro. 24:1-24:27

  1. Influence of Jehoida - 24:1-24:15
  2. Failure of Joash - 24:16-24:27

B6. Period of Degeneracy - 2Chro. 25:1-28:27

  1. Amaziah - 25:1-25:28
  2. Uzziah - 26:1-26:23
  3. Jotham - 27:1-27:9
  4. Ahaz - 28:1-28:27

B7. Reform under Hezekiah - 2Chro. 29:1-32:33

  1. Consciousness of Sin and consequent Cleansing - 29:1-29:36
  2. The Passover - 30:1-30:27
  3. Practical Reforms - 31:1-31:21
  4. The Trial of Faith: Sennacherib - 32:1-32:33

B8. Period of Degeneracy - 2Chro. 33:1-33:25

  1. Manasseh - 33:1-33:20
  2. Amon - 33:21-33:25

B9. Reform under Josiah - 2Chro. 34:1-35:27

  1. Josiah's first Reforms - 34:1-34:13
  2. The Finding of the Book of the Law - 34:14-34:33
  3. The Passover - 35:1-35:27

B10. Period of Degeneracy - 2Chro. 36:1-36:10

  1. Jehoahaz - 36:1-36:4
  2. Jehoiakim - 36:5-36:8
  3. Jehoiachin - 36:9-36:10

B11. Captivity - 2Chro. 36:11-36:23

EZRA - A RETURNING REMNANT

Part A: ZERUBBABEL - Ezra 1:1-6:22

A1. Return - Ezra 1:1-2:70

  1. The Edict of Cyrus - 1:1-1:11
  2. National Prosperity - 2:1-2:70
    1. Note:-
    2. The Small number of Levites
    3. The Nethinim
    4. The Totals

A2. Reorganisation - Ezra 3:1-6:22

  1. Resumption of Worship - 3:1-3:13
  2. Opposition - 4:1-4:24
    1. General Statement - 4:1-4:6
    2. Particular Account - 4:7-4:24
  3. Resumption of Building - 5:1-5:17
  4. Darius - 6:1-6:22

Part B: EZRA - Ezra 7:1-10:44

B1. Return (after an interval of Sixty Years) - Ezra 7:1-8:36

  1. The Coming of Ezra - 7:1-7:28
  2. The Returning Exiles - 8:1-8:14
  3. The Preliminary Convention - 8:15-8:30
  4. The Return - 8:31-8:36

B2. Reformation - Ezra 9:1-10:14

  1. The Conditions in Jerusalem - 9:1-9:5
  2. Ezra's Intercession - 9:6-9:15
  3. The Reformation - 10:1-10:44

NEHEMIAH - CONSOLIDATION

Part A: THE BUILDING OF THE WALL - Nehemiah 1:1-7:73a

A1. Initiation - Neh. 1:1-2:20

  1. Nehemiah's Grief concerning Jerusalem - 1:1-1:11
  2. Nehemiah's Coming to Jerusalem - 2:1-2:20

A2. Process - Neh. 3:1-5:19

  1. The Building of the Wall - 3:1-3:32
  2. Opposition and Persistence - 4:1-4:23
  3. Internal Difficulties - 5:1-5:19

A3. Completion - Neh. 6:1-7:73a

  1. Opposition and Victory - 6:1-6:19
  2. The People - 7:1-7:73a

Part B: THE READING OF THE LAW - Nehemiah 7:73b-10:39

B1. The Reading of the Law and Feast of Tabernacles - Neh. 7:73b-8:18

  1. The Reading of the Law - 7:73b-8:12
  2. The Feast of Tabernacles - 8:13-8:18

B2. The Great Prayer of the Levites - Neh. 9:1-9:38

  1. The Day of Humiliation - 9:1-9:4
  2. The Offering of Praise - 9:5-9:29
  3. Prayer - 9:30-9:38

B3. The Re-establishment of a Covenant - Neh. 10:1-10:39

  1. The Sealing - 10:1-10:28
  2. The Covenant - 10:29-10:39

Part C: THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CITIES - Nehemiah 11:1-13:31

C1. The People in Jerusalem - Neh. 11:1-12:26

  1. The princes and 10% compulsorily and some voluntarily - 11:1-11:2
  2. Lists - 11:3-12:26

C2. The Dedication of the Wall - Neh. 12:27-13:3

  1. Dating Difficult
  2. Ceremony
    1. Two Processions of Singers - 12:27-12:47
    2. The Reading of the Law - 13:1-13:2
    3. Separation - 13:3

C3. Nehemiah's final Reformation - Neh. 13:4-13:31

  1. Twelve Years Later
  2. Correction and four Abuses
  3. His Method - (13:25)

ESTHER - GOD AMID THE SHADDOWS

Part A: THE KING'S COURT - Esther 1:1-3:15

A1. The Feast of Shushan - Est. 1:1-1:22

A2. The New Queen - Est. 2:1-2:23

A3. Haman - Est. 3:1-3:15

Part B: THE COUNTRY - Esther 4:1-4:3

B1. Mordecai - Est. 4:1-4:2

B2. The Jews - Est. 4:3

Part C: THE KING'S COURT - Esther 4:4-8:17

C1. Esther and Mordecai - Est. 4:4-4:17

C2. Esther and the King - Est. 5:1-5:8

C3. Haman - Est. 5:9-5:14

C4. The Sleepless King - Est. 6:1-6:14

C5. The Queen's Banquet - Est. 7:1-7:9

C6. Mordecai - Est. 8:1-8:17

Part D: THE COUNTRY - Esther 9:1-9:32

D1. Poetic Retribution - Est. 9:1-9:19

D2. The Feast of Purim - Est. 9:20-9:32

Part E: CONCLUSION - Esther 10:1-10:3

E1. Ahasuerus and Mordecai

JOB - THE PROBLEM OF PAIN

THE PROLOGUE - Job 1:1-1:5

The Man before the Process

Part A: THE DRAMA: CONTROVERSY BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL - Job 1:6-2:10

A1. The First Cycle - Job 1:6-1:22

  1. Council in Heaven - 1:6-1:12
  2. Conflict on Earth - 1:13-1:22

A2. The Second Cycle - Job 2:1-2:10

  1. Council in Heaven - 2:1-2:6
  2. Conflict on Earth - 2:7-2:10

Part B: THE DRAMA: CONTROVERSY BETWEEN JOB AND HIS FRIENDS - Job 2:11-37:24

B1. Their Coming - Job 2:11-3:26

  1. Their sympathy - 2:11-2:13
  2. Job's lament - 3:1-3:26

B2. The Controversy - Job 4:1-31:40

  1. First Cycle - 4:1-14:22
    1. The argument: God is righteous; He punishes the wicked, He blesses the good
    2. The answer of Job: He is not wicked but just, and yet he is afflicted
  2. Second Cycle - 15:1-21:34
    1. The argument: It is the wicked who are afflicted
    2. The answer of Job: The righteous also are afflicted, the wicked are not always afflicted
  3. Third Cycle - 22:1-31:40
    1. The argument: Job has sinned therefore he suffers
    2. The answer of Job: Solemn protestation of innocence

B3. The Last Voice - Job 32:1-37:24

  1. Suffering is educational

Part C: THE DRAMA: CONTROVERSY BETWEEN JEHOVAH AND JOB - Job 38:1-42:6

C1. Jehovah, the First Unveiling - Job 38:1-39:30

  1. The Creation and Sustainance of the material Universe
  2. A Challenge to Job

C2. Interlude - Job 40:1-40:5

  1. Jehovah's Challenge - 40:1-40:2
  2. Job's answer - 40:3-40:5

C3. Jehovah, the Second Unveiling - Job 40:6-41:34

  1. The Government of the material Universe
  2. A Challenge to Job

C4. Job's Answer - Job 42:1-42:6

Part D: EPILOGUE - Job 42:7-42:17

D1. The Man beyond the Process

PSALMS - BOOK 1: Psalms 1-41
JEHOVAH - THE BECOMING ONE. THE HELPER (Adoring Worship)

Part A: AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED - Psalms 1-8

A1. The Foundations - Psalm 1-2

  1. Jehovah's Law. A contrast. Obedience and disobedience - Ps. 1
  2. Jehovah's King. Folly of rebellion. Wisdom of submission - Ps. 2

A2. The Experiences - Psalm 3-7

  1. Jehovah's salvation. Confidence in peril - Ps. 3
  2. Jehovah's countenance the cause of confidence - Ps. 4
  3. Jehovah's leading in time of persecution - Ps. 5
  4. Jehovah's deliverance in time of chastisement - Ps. 6
  5. Jehovah's deliverance confidently hoped in - Ps. 7

A3. The Ultimate Purpose - Psalm 8

  1. Jehovah's excellence manifest in Nature and man - Ps. 8

Part B: AUTHORITY DEFENDED - Psalms 9-15

B1. The Need - Psalm 9-10

  1. The throne and the enemy: Jehovah's righteous rule rejoiced in - Ps. 9
  2. Appeal for action: Jehovah's judgment besought - Ps. 10

B2. The Activity - Psalm 11-15

  1. Jehovah's throne the foundation - Ps. 11
  2. Jehovah's rule in the midst of ungodliness - Ps. 12
  3. Jehovah's succour sought by the afflicted - Ps. 13
  4. Jehovah's knowledge of the godless - Ps. 14
  5. Jehovah's friend described - Ps. 15

Part C: AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED - Psalms 16-41

C1. The Person - Psalm 16-24

  1. Jehovah the Portion of the trusting - Ps. 16
  2. Jehovah appealed to, to exercise judgment - Ps. 17
  3. Jehovah worshipped - Ps. 18
  4. Jehovah revealed in Nature and Law - Ps. 19
  5. Jehovah appealed to for help on behalf of the king - Ps. 20
  6. Jehovah praised as the Strength of the king - Ps. 21
  7. Jehovah the Succourer of the afflicted one - Ps. 22
  8. Jehovah the Shepherd of His own - Ps. 23
  9. Jehovah conquering through His King - Ps. 24

C2. The Process - Psalm 25-39

  1. Songs of Assurance: Jehovah besought for deliverance - Ps. 25
  2. Songs of Assurance: Jehovah worshipped. Conditions - Ps. 26
  3. Songs of Assurance: Jehovah worshipped. Experience - Ps. 27
  4. Songs of Assurance: Jehovah appealed to and worshipped - Ps. 28
  5. Songs of Assurance: Jehovah in the majesty of the storm - Ps. 29
  6. Songs of Appropiation: Jehovah delivering from affliction - Ps. 30
  7. Songs of Appropiation: Jehovah the Refuge of the afflicted - Ps. 31
  8. Songs of Appropiation: Jehovah and the backsliding soul - Ps. 32
  9. Songs of Appropiation: Jehovah the mighty Deliverer - Ps. 33
  10. Songs of Appropiation: Jehovah the constant Succourer - Ps. 34
  11. Songs of Aspiration: Jehovah besought for help against enemies - Ps. 35
  12. Songs of Aspiration: Jehovah forgotten and recognised. A contrast - Ps. 36
  13. Songs of Aspiration: Jehovah the Confidence of His people - Ps. 37
  14. Songs of Aspiration: Jehovah appealed to in penitence - Ps. 38
  15. Songs of Aspiration: Jehovah the Hope of the afflicted - Ps. 39

C3. The Person - Psalm 40-41

  1. Jehovah worshipped in praise and prayer - Ps. 40
  2. Jehovah recognised as rewarding compassion - Ps. 41

DOXOLOGY - BLESSED BE THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING. AMEN AND AMEN. - Psalm 41:13

The Title

  1. The mysterious name, suggestive of essential Being, becoming whatever is needed by men, and therefore uniformly used as indicating God's relation to His people as Helper.

The Relation

  1. The God of Israel: "God" "Elohim" The idea of supremacy; "of Israel" The Chosen People.

The Quanity

  1. From Everlasting to Everlasting: The word 'everlasting' means the concealed or vanishing point; and suggests the mysterious past and the unknown future. In its use here it reminds the heart of the eternity of God.

The Quality

  1. Blessed: The root idea is that of prostration in the attitude of adoration Amen and Amen: The consent of all to such adoration.

THE DIVINE NAME

Jehovah

  1. The Prevailing Name in tthis book is "Jehovah." It occurs in every Psalm at least twice and in one (Ps. 29) as many as 18 times.

God

  1. "God" is found 18 times in the singular, 50 times in the plural; in all 68 times. From 13 Psalms it is absent altogether.

Lord

  1. The general title "Lord" (Adonahy) only occurs 14 times in all, and these occasions are all in 8 Psalms.

THE DOMINANT THOUGHT

Jehovah Helper

  1. The dominant thought in this book of Psalms is that of God as Jehovah, the Helper of His people. The Psalms are songs of varying emotion and differing condition, but all express themselves in harmony with this note.

PSALMS - BOOK 2: Psalms 42-72
ELOHIM - THE WONDER-WORKING GOD (Wondering Worship)

Part A: MIGHTY DELIVERANCE - Psalms 42-51

A1. Exile - Psalm 42-44

  1. The Desire: God remembered in exile - Ps. 42
  2. The Prayer: God leading the exiled home - Ps. 43
  3. The Despair: God the Author of good and evil - Ps. 44

A2. Hope - Psalm 45-49

  1. The King: God gladdening the king and his bride - Ps. 45
  2. The Refuge: God the Refuge of His people - Ps. 46
  3. The Victor: God reigning over the nations - Ps. 47
  4. The Defender: God reigning over His own - Ps. 48
  5. The Life-Giver: God the Source of immortality - Ps. 49

A3. Restoration - Psalm 50-51

  1. The Act of God: God manifesting Himself through His people - Ps. 50
  2. The Attitude of Man: God the Saviour of the sinful - Ps. 51

Part B: MIGHTY DEFENCE - Psalms 52-60

B1. The Enemy - Psalm 52-55

  1. The Godless One: God the Destroyer of the sinful - Ps. 52
  2. The Godless One: God disappointed in man - Ps. 53
  3. The Cry of Distress: God the Helper of the oppressed - Ps. 54
  4. The Cry of Distress: God the Deliverer of the betrayed - Ps. 55

B2. The Defender - Psalm 56-60

  1. Hope: God the tender Friend of the oppressed - Ps. 56
  2. Hope: God the Refuge in calamity - Ps. 57
  3. Prayer: God the God of vengeance - Ps. 58
  4. Prayer: God the High Tower of the oppressed - Ps. 59
  5. Prayer: God the Hope of His people - Ps. 60

Part C: MIGHTY DOMINION - Psalms 61-72

C1. The Need - Psalm 61-64

  1. Assurance: God the Hope of man - Ps. 61
  2. Patience: God the only Hope of man - Ps. 62
  3. Confidence: God the perfect Hope of man - Ps. 63
  4. Certainty: God the Defence of the persecuted - Ps. 64

C2. The Answer - Psalm 65-68

  1. Praise for Might: God the God of harvest - Ps. 65
  2. Praise for Deliverance: God the Object of worship - Ps. 66
  3. Universal Praise: God the perfect Governor of the nations - Ps. 67
  4. The Arising of God: God the Strength of His people - Ps. 68

C3. The Process - Psalm 69-72

  1. The Suffering Witness: God the Succourer of the sorrowful - Ps. 69
  2. The Cry for Help: God the Hope of the despairing - Ps. 70
  3. The Cry of Confidence: God the Confidence of old age - Ps. 71
  4. The King and the Kingdom: God the King of the king - Ps. 72

DOXOLOGY - BLESSED BE THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, WHO ONLY DOETH WONDROUS THINGS: AND BLESSED BE HIS GLORIOUS NAME FOR EVER: AND LET THE WHOLE EARTH BE FILLED WITH HIS GLORY - Psalm 72:18-19

The Title

  1. Jehovah Elohim: The essential Helper Supreme.

The Relation

  1. The God of Israel: Who only doeth wonderous things.

The Quality

  1. Blessed: The Person. His Name. Amen and Amen.

The Quantity

  1. For ever.

The Extent

  1. The whole earth filled with His Glory.

THE DIVINE NAME

God

  1. The dominant name in this book is "God." It occurs in every Psalm at least twice and in one as many as 26 times. It is written in the singular (El) 16 times and in the plural (Elohim) 198 times.

Jehovah

  1. "Jehovah" is found 32 times. From 15 Psalms it is absent altogether. In addition the title "Jah" is used once.

Lord

  1. The general title "Lord" (Adonahy) only occurs 19 times scattered through 12 of the Psalms.

THE DOMINANT THOUGHT

Jehovah Mighty

  1. In the second book the dominant thought is that of the might of God realized by His people, and manifest through them. The worship is that of Jehovah as the wonder-working God.

PSALMS - BOOK 3: Psalms 73-89
ELOHIM - JEHOVAH - THE MIGHTY HELPER (Ceaseless Worship)

Part A: MIGHTY HELP - THE FACT - Psalms 73-77

A1. The Viewpoint - Psalm 73

  1. The Sanctuary. The Problem of the Prosperity of the Wicked. The Solution: God the Good of His people - Ps. 73

A2. The Revelation - Psalm 74-76

  1. The Hope: God as silent and inactive - Ps. 74
  2. The Certainty: God as speaking and active - Ps. 75
  3. The Activity: God the God of victory - Ps. 76

A3. The Vision - Psalm 77

  1. The Years of the Right Hand: God the Healer of sorrow - Ps. 77

Part B: MIGHTY HELP - THE EXPERIENCE - Psalms 78-83

B1. History - Psalm 78

  1. Egypt to David. The Institution for the Children. The Patience of God: God the God of patience - Ps. 78

B2. Special Manifestation - Psalm 79-81

  1. The Devastation: God the Hope of the distressed - Ps. 79
  2. The Appeal: God the Restorer of His people - Ps. 80
  3. The Deliverance: God the Strength of the loyal - Ps. 81

B3. Administration - Psalm 82-83

  1. Home: God the Judge of the judges - Ps. 82
  2. Foreign: God vindicated as most High - Ps. 83

Part C: MIGHTY HELP - THE HOPE Psalms 84-89

C1. Confidence- Psalm 84-85

  1. The Pilgrimage Contemplated: God the Strength of the pilgrim - Ps. 84
  2. Salvation sought: Jehovah the Restorer of the wanderer - Ps. 85

C2. The Attitude - Psalm 86-87

  1. Personal Submission: The Lord the mighty Helper of the needy - Ps. 86
  2. Relative Government: Jehovah, His city and His peoples - Ps. 87

C3. The Summary - Psalm 88-89

  1. Human Need: Jehovah the only Hope of the sorrowing - Ps. 88
  2. Divine Restoration: Jehovah the God of Discipline - Ps. 89

DOXOLOGY - BLESSED BE THE LORD FOR EVERMORE - Psalm 89:52

The Title

  1. Jehovah: The essential Helper.

The Quality

  1. Blessed. Amen and Amen.

The Quantity

  1. For evermore.

THE DIVINE NAME

God

  1. The dominant name in this book is still "God." It occurs at least in every Psalm and in one as many as 15 times. It is written in the singular (El) 20 times and in the plural (Elohim) 60 times.

Jehovah

  1. "Jehovah" is found 44 times. It is only absent from two Psalms and occurs in one, 10 times. The title "Jah" is used twice.

Lord

  1. The general title "Lord" (Adonahy) occurs 15 times scattered through six Psalms.

THE DOMINANT THOUGHT

Jehovah To be Worshipped

  1. In the third book the dominant thought is that of the worship of God under all circumstances. Both names are used throughout, although that of God predominates. While this is so, the final doxology speaks of Jehovah, showing that the thought is that of worship rendered to God because He is the essential Helper.

PSALMS - BOOK 4: Psalms 90-106
JEHOVAH - THE GOVERNING KING (Submissive Worship)

Part A: THE PRINCIPLES - Psalms 90-92

A1. The Age-abiding Fact - Psalm 90

  1. Man's Failure: Jehovah the Eternal Dwelling Place of man - Ps. 90

A2. The Unshaken One - Psalm 91

  1. Man's Hope: Jehovah the Sanctuary of the Perfect One - Ps. 91

A3. The New Realization - Psalm 92

  1. Man's Restoration: Jehovah praised for His Righteous dealing - Ps. 92

Part B: THE PRACTICE - Psalms 93-100

B1. The Enthroned King - Psalm 93-96

  1. The Fact: Jehovah the King; the Fact - Ps. 93
  2. The Courage of Faith: Jehovah the King; Faith's affirmation - Ps. 94
  3. The Caution of Faith: Jehovah the King; A warning - Ps. 95
  4. Worship: Jehovah the King; Worship - Ps. 96

B2. The Activity of the King - Psalm 97-100

  1. His Judgements: Jehovah the King; His Judgements - Ps. 97
  2. Worship: Jehovah the King; Worship - Ps. 98
  3. His Reign: Jehovah the King; His Reign - Ps. 99
  4. Worship: Jehovah the King; Worship - Ps. 100

Part C: THE PRAISE - Psalms 101-106

C1. The Attitude of Praise - Psalm 101

  1. Submission: Jehovah recognised in public and private life - Ps. 101

C2. The Benefits: - Psalm 102-106

  1. The Age-abiding God: Jehovah the eternal God - Ps. 102
  2. The Loving Father: Jehovah the loving Father - Ps. 103
  3. The Creator and Sustainer: Jehovah the Creator and Sustainer - Ps. 104
  4. The True and Mighty One: Jehovah the true and mighty One - Ps. 105
  5. The Faithful and Patient One: Jehovah the faithful and patient One- Ps. 106

DOXOLOGY - BLESSED BE THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, FROM EVERLASTING EVEN TO EVERLASTING, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLE SAY, AMEN, PRAISE YE THE LORD - Psalm 106:48

The Title

  1. Jehovah: The essential Helper.

The Relation

  1. The God of Israel.

The Quality

  1. Blessed. Hallelujah.

The Quantity

  1. From everlasting to everlasting.

The Extent

  1. And let all the people say, Amen.

THE DIVINE NAME

Jehovah

  1. The dominant name in this book is again "Jehovah." It occurs more than once in every Psalm, and in two as many as 11 times. "Jah" is found 7 times.

God

  1. The name "God" is absent altogether from five, and occurs only 27 times, 9 of them being singular (El), and 18 plural (Elohim).

Lord

  1. The general title "Lord" (Adonahy) only occurs twice.

THE DOMINANT THOUGHT

Jehovah Governing

  1. In this book the worship of Jehovah is rendered by all people. They are songs of His government and administration, for which the heart is lifted in adoration.

PSALMS - BOOK 5: Psalms 107-150
JEHOVAH - THE REDEEMER (Perfected Worship)

Part A: SONGS OF THE HOPE - Psalms 107-112

A1. The Hope - Psalm 107-109

  1. Assurance of Faith: Jehovah the Redeemer - Ps. 107
  2. Fixity of Faith: Jehovah the Anchorage of Hope - Ps. 108
  3. Triumph of Faith: Jehovah the Vindicator of the persecuted - Ps. 109

A2. The Reason - Psalm 110-112

  1. The Coming One: Jehovah and His Messiah - Ps. 110
  2. The Greatness and Grace of Jehovah: Jehovah the Great and Gracious - Ps. 111
  3. The Blessedness of the Trusting Man: Jehovah the Blessedness of the trusting - Ps. 112

Part B: SONGS OF THE PROCESS - Psalms 113-118

B1. Jehovah's Activity - Psalm 113-114

  1. His humility: Jehovah the High and Lowly - Ps. 113
  2. His accomplishment: God the mighty Presence leading His people's exodus - Ps. 114

B2. Jehovah's Servant - Psalm 115-116

  1. The Passion. The Glory of His name: Jehovah and the glory of His name - Ps. 115
  2. The Experience. Darkness and Deliverance: Jehovah the Deliverer from death - Ps. 116

B3. Jehovah's Praise - Psalm 117-118

  1. The call of the Ideal Servant: Jehovah the Centre of earth's worship - Ps. 117
  2. The Song of the Redeemer: Jehovah and His enduring mercy - Ps. 118

Part C: SONGS OF THE WILL - Psalms 119

C1. Jehovah and the Perfection of His Revealed Will - Psalm 119

  1. (Aleth) The Perfect Law - 1-8
  2. (Beth) The Way of Cleansing - 9-16
  3. (Gimel) The Fountain of Joy - 17-24
  4. (Daleth) The Strength of Trial - 25-32
  5. (He) The Medium of Guidance - 33-40
  6. (Vau) The Inspiration of Testimony - 41-48
  7. (Zain) The Comfort of Sorrow - 49-56
  8. (Cheth) The Medium of Fellowship - 57-64
  9. (Teth) The Key of Affliction - 65-72
  10. (Jod) The Depths of Desire - 73-80
  11. (Caph) The Confidence of Darkness - 81-88
  12. (Lamed) The Fountain of Faith - 89-96
  13. (Mem) The Delight of Life - 97-104
  14. (Nun) The Light of Pilgrimage - 105-112
  15. (Samech) The Line of Rectitude - 113-120
  16. (Ain) The Hope of Distress - 121-128
  17. (Pe) The Light of Life - 129-136
  18. (Tzade) The Knowledge of God - 137-144
  19. (Koph) The Inspiration of Devotion - 145-152
  20. (Resh) The Principle of Life - 153-160
  21. (Shin) The True Wealth - 161-168
  22. (Tau) The Perfect Law- 169-176

Part D: SONGS OF THE PILGRIMAGE - Psalms 120-134

D1. The Far country - Psalm 120-121

  1. Desire: Jehovah the Hope of the pilgrim - Ps. 120
  2. Assurance: Jehovah the Help of the pilgrim - Ps. 121

D2. The Start - Psalm 122-123

  1. Anticipation: Jehovah the Glory of the pilgrim - Ps. 122
  2. Confidence: Jehovah the Support of the pilgrim - Ps. 123

D3. The Journey - Psalm 124-131

  1. Escape: Jehovah the Deliverer of the pilgrim - Ps. 124
  2. First Glimpse of City: Jehovah the Protector of the pilgrim - Ps. 125
  3. Approach; Laughter and Penetence: Jehovah the Restorer of the pilgrim - Ps. 126
  4. Approach; The Family Strength: Jehovah the Home-maker of the pilgrim - Ps. 127
  5. Approach; The Family Responsibility: Jehovah the Home-keeper of the pilgrim - Ps. 128
  6. Approach; A backward look: Jehovah the Confidence of the pilgrim - Ps. 129
  7. Approach; Penetence and Confidence: Jehovah the Redeemer of the pilgrim - Ps. 130
  8. Approach; Rest in the Will of God: Jehovah the Satisfaction of the pilgrim - Ps. 131

D4. The Entrance - Psalm 132

  1. Jehovah the Assurance of the pilgrim - Ps. 132

D5. The City and Worship - Psalm 133-134

  1. By Day: Jehovah the Gatherer of the pilgrim - Ps. 133
  2. By Night: Jehovah the Rest of the pilgrim - Ps. 134

Part E: SONGS OF THE EXPERIENCE - Psalms 135-144

E1. Sufficiency of Jehovah - Psalm 135-139

  1. Jehovah the Object of His people's praise - Ps. 135
  2. Jehovah the God of mercy - Ps. 136
  3. Jehovah the God of judgment - Ps. 137
  4. Jehovah the Perfecter - Ps. 138
  5. Jehovah the Omniscient and Omnipresent - Ps. 139

E2. Helplessness of Man - Psalm 140-143

  1. Jehovah the Defender of the defenceless - Ps. 140
  2. Jehovah the Keeper of the trembling - Ps. 141
  3. Jehovah the Refuge of the overwhelmed - Ps. 142
  4. Jehovah the Confidence of the desolate - Ps. 143

E3. Sufficiency answering Helplesness - Psalm 144

  1. Jehovah the Rock of strength - Ps. 144

Part F: SONGS OF THE PERFECTED PRAISE - Psalms 145-150

F1. Introductory - Psalm 145

  1. Jehovah the Object of perfect praise - Ps. 145

F2. Jehovah - Psalm 146-147

  1. Jehovah praised as the Helper of His people - Ps. 146
  2. Jehovah praised as the Governor of the world - Ps. 147

F3. The Worship - Psalm 148-149

  1. Jehovah praised by the whole creation - Ps. 148
  2. Jehovah praised by His saints - Ps. 149

F4. The Doxology - Psalm 150

  1. Jehovah praised in perfection - Ps. 150

DOXOLOGY - PRAISE YE THE LORD. PRAISE GOD IN HIS SANCTUARY. PRAISE HIM IN THE FIRMAMENT OF HIS POWER. PRAISE HIM FOR HIS MIGHTY ACTS. PRAISE HIM ACCORDING TO HIS EXCELLENT GREATNESSS. PRAISE HIM WITH THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET. PRAISE HIM WITH THE PSALTERY AND HARP. PRAISE HIM WITH THE TIMBREL AND DANCE. PRAISE HIM WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS AND THE PIPE. PRAISE HIM UPON THE LOUD CYMBALS. PRAISE HIM UPON THE HIGH SOUNDING CYMBALS. LET EVERYTHING THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD. PRAISE YE THE LORD - Psalm 150

The Title

  1. In this Doxology which occupies the whole Psalm the name of God only appears:- (i) as "Jah" in the perfect note of praise, "Hallelujah" twice repeated, "Jah" being in such case a contraction of Jehovah. (ii) as God in the singular for "El", which is always significant of His Might.

The Quality

  1. Praise Him.

The Place

  1. In the Sanctuary (Centre) In the Firmament (Circumference).

The Reason

  1. For his Mighty Acts.

The Measure

  1. According to His excellent greatness.

The Means

  1. With instruments of music.

The Condition

  1. Everything that hath breath.

THE DIVINE NAME

Jehovah

  1. Again in this final book, "Jehovah" is the predominant name. It occurs in every Psalm but two, in some of them many times - 236 in all. "Jah" is found 32 times.

God

  1. The name "God" is absent from 22 of these Psalms. It occurs 40 times, 10 in the singular (El), and 30 in the plural (Elohim).

Lord

  1. The general title "Lord" (Adonahy) is found 12 times.

THE DOMINANT THOUGHT

Jehovah Redeeming

  1. In this book, as an examination of the doxology will show, the worship of Jehovah is consumated. It rises in volume and beauty until in the closing words of the doxology ultimate purpose is declared. "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Hallelujah". Still the songs are those arising out of experiences. A large section is devoted to Songs of Ascent which are those of the pilgrims as they gathered by many ways and along different paths to the place of Divine Glory.

PROVERBS - PRACTICAL WISDOM

INTRODUCTION - Proverbs 1:1-1:7

1. The Title - Prov. 1:1

2. The Purpose - Prov. 1:2-1:5

3. The Method - Prov. 1:6-1:7

Part A: INSTRUCTIONS ON WISDOM - Proverbs 1:8-9:18

A1. Parental Counsel - Prov. 1:8-1:19

  1. Wisdom - True Friends - 1:8-1:9
  2. Folly - False Friends - 1:10-1:19

A2. Wisdom's Call - Prov. 1:20-1:33

  1. The Announcement - 1:20-1:21
  2. The Call - 1:22-1:33

A3. Parental Counsels - Prov. 2:1-7:27

  1. On Wisdom - 2:1-3:35
  2. A Personal Testimony - 4:1-4:9
  3. Exhortations - 4:10-7:27

A4. Wisdom's Call - Prov. 8:1-8:36

  1. The Announcement - 8:1-8:3
  2. The Call - 8:4-8:36

A5. A Contrast - Prov. 9:1-9:18

  1. Wisdom - 9:1-9:12
  2. Folly - 9:13-9:18

Part B: PROVERBS FIRST COLLECTION - Proverbs 10:1-24:34

B1. Proverbs - Prov. 10:1-22:16

  1. A Collection of Proverbs which cannot be Analysed

B2. A Series of Proverbial Discourses - Prov. 22:17-24:34

  1. A Social Admonition - 22:17-23:14
  2. Parental Counsels - 23:15-24:22
  3. Concerning Social Order - 24:23-24:34

Part C: PROVERBS SECOND COLLECTION - Proverbs 25:1-29:27

C1. Title - Prov. 25:1

C2. Proverbs - Prov. 25:2-29:27

  1. A posthumous collection. Another collection of Proverbs. These in some senses are more picturesque than the former. They were statements. These are pictures.

APPENDIX - Proverbs 30:1-31:31

1. The Words of Agur - Prov. 30:1-30:33

  1. Title - 30:1
  2. Human Incompleteness in Wisdom - 30:2-30:6
  3. Prayer - 30:7-30:9
  4. Conduct - 30:10-30:33

2. The Oracles of Lemuel - Prov. 31:1-31:31

  1. His Mother's Counsel - 31:1-31:9
  2. His Mother's Picture - 31:10-31:31

ECCLESIATES - THE VANITY OF MATERIALISM

PART A: THEME - Ecclesiastes 1:1-1:11

A1. Inclusive Statement - Eccl. 1:1-1:3

  1. Title - 1:1
  2. Vapour of Vapours - 1:2-1:3

A2. Elaboration - Eccl. 1:4-1:11

  1. Generation. Sun. Wind. Rivers. Man. The consciousness of the grind of material forces.

Part B: THE EVIDENCE - Ecclesiastes 1:12-8:17

B1. Personal - Eccl. 1:12-2:26

  1. Knowledge - 1:12-1:18
  2. Mirth - 2:1-2:3
  3. Wealth - 2:4-2:11
  4. Life - 2:12-2:26

B2. Relative - Eccl. 3:1-8:17

  1. The Mechanism of the Universe - 3:1-3:22
  2. Sociological Oppressions - 4:1-4:16
  3. Religion. This is also wholly of fear - 5:1-5:7
  4. Poverty and Prosperity - 5:8-6:12
  5. Indifference - 7:1-8:17

Part C: THE EFFECT - Ecclesiastes 9:1-11:8

C1. Worldly Wisdom Extolled - Eccl. 9:1-9:16

  1. One event to all - 9:1-9:6
  2. Enter into Life - 9:7-9:10
  3. Advantages are of little worth - 9:11-9:12
  4. Wisdom under the Sun - 9:13-9:16

C2. Worldly Wisdom Exemplified - Eccl. 9:17-11:8

  1. Discretion - 9:17-10:20
  2. Diligence - 11:1-11:7
  3. Darkness - 11:8

Part D: THE CORRECTION - Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14

D1. Started - Eccl. 11:9-11:10

D2. Urged - Eccl. 12:1-12:12

D3. Summarized - Eccl. 12:13-12:14

SONG OF SONGS - THE CANTICLES OF LOVE

PART A: THE MARRIAGE - Song of Songs 1:1-2:7

A1. The Shulammite and the Virgins: Ready for the Wedding - Song. 1:1-1:6

  1. Title - 1:1
  2. The Bride. Awaiting the Wedding - 1:2-1:4a
  3. The Virgins. To the Bride - 1:4b
  4. The Bride. In the Bridegroom's House - 1:4c
  5. The Virgins. To the Bridegroom - 1:4d
  6. The Bride - 1:4e-1:6
    1. To the Bridegroom - 1:4e
    2. To the Virgins - 1:5-1:6

A2. The Bride and the Bridegroom - Song. 1:7-2:7

  1. The Bride - 1:7
  2. The Bridegroom - 1:8-1:10
  3. The Virgins. To the Bride - 1:11
  4. The Bride - 1:12-1:14
  5. The Bridegroom - 1:15
  6. The Bride - 1:16-2:1
  7. The Bridegroom - 2:2
  8. The Bride - 2:3-2:6
  9. The Singer - 2:7

Part B: THE BETROTHAL - Song of Songs 2:8-7:9

B1. Memories of the Wooing - Song. 2:8-3:5

  1. The Bride. How the Beloved came - 2:8-2:14
  2. The Brothers. Interrupting the wooing - 2:15
  3. The Bride. Answering the Wooer - 2:16-2:17
  4. The Bride. Her Dreams after the wooing - 3:1-3:4
  5. The Singer - 3:5

B2. The Betrothal - Song. 3:6-5:1

  1. The Singer. The coming of Solomon - 3:6-3:11
  2. Solomon. The Proposal - 4:1-4:15
  3. The Bride. The Acceptance - 4:16
  4. Solomon - 5:1
    1. To the Bride - 5:1a
    2. To His Retinue - 5:1b

B3. Experienced following Betrothal - Song. 5:2-7:9

  1. The Bride. The Maiden's troubled Dream - 5:2-6:3
    1. The coming of the Beloved in the night - 5:2-5:5
    2. The Door opened but the Beloved vanished - 5:6a
    3. Her Search - 5:6b-6:2
      1. Out in the Streets - 5:6b
      2. The ill-treatment of the Watchmen - 5:7
      3. Appeal to the Women of Jerusalem - 5:8
      4. Their Answer - 5:9
      5. Her description of her Beloved - 5:10-5:16
      6. Enquiry of the Women - 6:1
      7. Her Answer - 6:2
    4. She awakes - 6:3
  2. Solomon. His musing - 6:4-7:9
    1. Description of the Shulammite - 6:4-6:9a
    2. Effect upon the Virgins of the Vision of her - 6:9b-6:13
    3. Continued Description - 7:1-7:9

Part C: THE UNITED LIFE - Song of Songs 7:10-8:14

C1. The Bride - Song. 7:10-8:3

  1. Her desire to visit her home with her Bridegroom

C2. The Singer - Song. 8:4-8:5a

C3. The Bride and Bridegroom together - Song. 8:5b-8:14

  1. The Bridegroom - 8:5b
  2. The Bride - 8:6-8:12
    1. Quotation from the Brothers - 8:6-8:9
    2. Answer of the Bride - 8:10-8:12
  3. The Bridegroom - 8:13
  4. The Bride - 8:14

ISAIAH - THE PROPHET OF THE THEOCRACY

PART A: PROPHECIES OF JUDGEMENT - Isaiah 1:1-35:10

A1. First Circle. Judah and Jerusalem - Isa. 1:1-12:6

  1. During the Reign of Uzziah - 1:1-5:30
  2. During the Reigns of Jotham and Ahaz - 6:1-12:6

A2. Second Circle. The Nations and the World - Isa. 13:1-27:13

  1. Babylon - 13:1-14:23
  2. Assyria - 14:24-14:27
  3. Philistia - 14:28-14:32
  4. Moab - 15:1-16:14
  5. Damascus and Israel - 17:1-17:11
  6. (Interlude - Prophet's Solilquy) - 17:12-18:7
  7. Egypt - 19:1-20:6
  8. Babylon - 21:1-21:10
  9. Edom - 21:11-21:12
  10. Arabia - 21:13-21:17
  11. Jerusalem - 22:1-22:25
  12. Tyre - 23:1-23:18
  13. The World - 24:1-27:13

A3. Third Circle. The Chosen and the World - Isa. 28:1-35:10

  1. The Chosen - 28:1-33:24
  2. The World - 34:1-35:10

Part B: HISTORICAL INTERLUDE - Isaiah 36:1-39:8

B1. Hezekiah's Trouble - Isa. 36:1-36:22

B2. Hezekiah's Prayer - Isa. 37:1-37:38

B3. Hezekiah's Sickness - Isa. 38:1-38:22

B4. Hezekiah's Folly - Isa. 39:1-39:8

Part C: PROPHECIES OF PEACE - Isaiah 40:1-66:24

C1. The Purpose of Peace - Isa. 40:1-48:22

  1. (Prologue) - 40:1-40:11
  2. The Majesty of Jehovah - 40:12-40:31
  3. The Manifesto of Jehovah - 41:1-42:25
  4. The Messages of Jehovah - 43:1-45:25
  5. The Fall of Babylon - 46:1-47:15
  6. The Final Appeal - 48:1-48:22

C2. The Prince of Peace - Isa. 49:1-57:21

  1. Sustained through Suffering - 49:1-53:12
    1. Jehovah's Call - 49:1-50:3
    2. His Servant's Answer - 50:4-53:12
  2. Singing in Triumph - 54:1-57:21
    1. The Song of Assurance - 54:1-54:17
    2. The Great Appeal - 55:1-55:13
    3. The Administration - 56:1-57:21

C3. The Programme of Peace - Isa. 58:1-66:24

  1. The Declaration of Conditions - 58:1-59:21
  2. The Ultimate Realization - 60:1-62:12
  3. The Principle of Discrimination - 63:1-66:24

JEREMIAH - THE PROPHET OF FAILURE

PART A: THE PROPHETS CALL AND COMMISSION - Jeremiah 1:1-13:27

A1. The Call - Jer. 1:1-1:19

  1. Title Page - 1:1-1:3
  2. Personal - 1:4-1:10
  3. Official - 1:11-1:19

A2. The Commision - Jer. 2:1-13:27

  1. First Movement - 2:1-6:30
    1. Impeachment - 2:1-2:37
    2. Call to Return - 3:1-4:2
    3. Judgement - 4:3-6:26
    4. The Prophet Strengthened - 6:27-6:30
  2. Second Movement - 7:1-9:26
    1. The Sins of Worship - 7:1-8:3
    2. Perpetual Backsliding - 8:4-8:17
    3. The Prophet Strengthened - 8:18-9:26
  3. Third Movement - 10:1-13:27
    1. The Sins of Idolatry - 10:1-10:25
    2. The Broken Covenant - 11:1-11:17
    3. The Prophet Strengthened - 11:18-13:27

Part B: THE PROPHETS MINISTRY - Jeremiah 14:1-51:64

B1. Prophecies before the Fall of Jerusalem - Jer. 14:1-39:18

  1. God's Determination to Punish - 14:1-17:27
  2. God's Absolute Supremacy - 18:1-20:18
  3. Message to Zedekiah - 21:1-27:22
  4. Jeremiah and False Prophets - 28:1-29:23
  5. Prophecies of Hope - 30:1-33:26
  6. Prophecies of the Seige - 34:1-35:19
  7. The Story of the Roll - 36:1-36:32
  8. History of the Seige - 37:1-39:18

B2. Prophecies after the Fall of Jerusalem - Jer. 40:1-45:5

  1. Against going into Egypt - 40:1-42:22
  2. In Egypt - 43:1-44:30
  3. The Word to Baruch - 45:1-45:5

B3. Prophecies concerning the Nations - Jer. 46:1-51:64

  1. Concerning Egypt - 46:1-46:28
  2. Concerning the Philistine - 47:1-47:7
  3. Concerning Moab - 48:1-48:47
  4. Concerning Ammon - 49:1-49:6
  5. Concerning Edom - 49:7-49:22
  6. Concerning Damascus - 49:23-49:27
  7. Concerning Kedar and Hazor - 49:28-49:33
  8. Concerning Elam - 49:34-49:39
  9. Concerning Babylon - 50:1-51:64

Part C: HISTORICAL APPENDIX - Jeremiah 52:1-52:34

LAMENTATIONS - LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH

PART A: THE SOLITARY CITY - Lamentations 1:1-1:22

A1. The Desolation - Lam. 1:1-1:11

A2. The Confession - Lam. 1:11-1:22

Part B: THE SOURCES OF HER SORROW - Lamentations 2:1-2:22

B1. The Act of the Lord - Lam. 2:1-2:10

B2. The Affliction of Iniquity - Lam. 2:11-2:17

B3. The Appeal of Penitence - Lam. 2:18-2:22

Part C: THE PROPHET'S IDENTIFICATION - Lamentations 3:1-3:66

C1. In Affliction - Lam. 3:1-3:21

C2. In Assurance - Lam. 3:22-3:33

C3. In Appeal - Lam. 3:34-3:54

C4. In Assurance - Lam. 3:55-3:66

Part D: THE DESOLATION - Lamentations 4:1-4:22

D1. The Description - Lam. 4:1-4:12

D2. The Cause - Lam. 4:13-4:16

D3. Vain Help - Lam. 4:17-4:20

D4. Hope - Lam. 4:21-4:22

PART E: THE APPEAL OUT OF SORROW - Lamentations 5:1-5:22

E1. "Remember O Lord" - Lam. 5:1-5:18

E2. "Turn Thou us unto Thee" - Lam. 5:19-5:22

EZEKIEL - THE PROPHET OF HOPE

PART A: PROPHET'S PREPARATION - Ezekiel 1:1-3:27

A1. The Visions - Ezek. 1:1-1:28

  1. Title Page - 1:2-1:3
  2. Fire - 1:1 and 1:4
  3. Living Ones - 1:5-1:14
  4. Wheels - 1:15-1:21
  5. The Likeness - 1:22-1:28

A2. The Voice - Ezek. 2:1-3:27

  1. The Message - 2:1-3:3
  2. The Equipment - 3:4-3:15
  3. The Responsibility - 3:16-3:21
  4. The Commission - 3:22-3:27

Part B: REPROBATION - Ezekiel 4:1-24:27

B1. Results of Reprobation - Ezek. 4:1-14:23

  1. The Four Signs - 4:1-5:17
  2. The Denunciations - 6:1-7:27
  3. The Judgement - 8:1-14:23

B2. Reason for Reprobation - Ezek. 15:1-19:14

  1. The Two General Figures - 15:1-16:63
  2. The Riddle - 17:1-17:24
  3. The False Excuse - 18:1-18:32
  4. The Lament - 19:1-19:14

B3. Righteousness of Reprobution - Ezek. 20:1-24:27

  1. Vindicated to Elders - 20:1-20:44
  2. The Song of the Sword - 20:45-21:32
  3. The Utter Evil of the City - 22:1-22:31
  4. Oholah. Oholibah - 23:1-23:49
  5. The Destruction of the City - 24:1-24:27

Part C: RESTORATION - Ezekiel 25:1-48:35

C1. The Nations - Ezek. 25:1-32:32

  1. The Doom of Four - Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia - 25:1-25:17
  2. The Doom to Two - Tyre and Zidon - 26:1-28:24
  3. (Parenthesis Restoration of Israel - 28:25-28:26)
  4. The Doom of One - Egypt - 29:1-32:32

C2. The Nation - Ezek. 33:1-39:29

  1. The Watchman - 33:1-33:33
  2. Shepherds, False and True - 34:1-34:31
  3. The New Order - 35:1-36:38
  4. The Vision of the Bones - 37:1-37:28
  5. The Last Enemy - 38:1-39:29

C3. The Restored Order - Ezek. 40:1-48:35

  1. The Temple - 40:1-42:20
  2. Jehovah - 43:1-43:27
  3. The Service of the Temple - 44:1-46:24
  4. The River - 47:1-47:12
  5. The Land - 47:13-47:23
  6. The People - 48:1-48:29
  7. The City - 48:30-48:35

DANIEL - THE PROPHET OF INTERPRETATION

PART A: THE HISTORIC NIGHT - Daniel 1:1-6:28

A1. The Reign of Nebuchadnezzar - Dan. 1:1-4:37

  1. Daniel's History - 1:1-1:21
  2. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream - 2:1-2:49
  3. Nebuchadnezzar's Pride - 3:1-3:30
  4. Nebuchadnezzar's Manifesto - 4:1-4:37

A2. The Reign of Belshazzar - Dan. 5:1-5:30

  1. The Carousal - 5:1-5:4
  2. The Writing - 5:5-5:12
  3. Daniel - 5:13-5:29
  4. The Fulfillment - 5:30-5:31

A2. The Reign of Darius - Dan. 6:1-6:28

  1. The Appointment of Daniel - 6:1-6:3
  2. The Plot - 6:4-6:15
  3. The Deliverance - 6:16-6:24
  4. The Proclamation - 6:25-6:28

Part B: THE PROPHETIC LIGHT - Daniel 7:1-12:13

B1. Belshazzar's Reign - Dan. 7:1-8:27

  1. Daniel's first Vision in first Year - 7:1-7:28
    1. The Vision - 7:1-7:14
    2. The Explanation - 7:15-7:28
  2. Daniels's second Vision in third year - 8:1-8:27
    1. The Vision - 8:1-8:14
    2. The Explanation - 8:15-8:27

B2. Darius' Reign - Dan. 9:1-9:27

  1. Daniel and the Prophecy of Jeremiah - 9:1-9:2
  2. Daniel's Confession and Prayer - 9:3-9:19
  3. The Coming of Gabriel - 9:20-9:23
  4. The Revelation - 9:24-9:27

B3. Cyrus' Reign - Dan. 10:1-12:13

  1. The Introductory Apocalypse - 10:1-10:21
  2. Prophetic History - 11:1-11:45
  3. The last Things foretold - 12:1-12:3
  4. The Closing of the Book - 12:4-12:13

HOSEA - SPIRITUAL ADULTERY

PART A: THE TRAINING OF THE PROPHET - Hosea 1:1-3:5

A1. His domestic Life and National Conscience - Hos. 1:1-2:1

  1. Title Page - 1:1
  2. The Word of the Lord at first - 1:2
  3. The Marriage - 1:3
  4. The domestic Life and the National Conscience - 1:4-1:9
  5. The Vision of Hope - 1:10-2:1

A2. His Home Tragedy a Revelation - Hos. 2:2-2:23

  1. The Charge. Hosea and Jehovah - 2:2-2:5
  2. The Severity of Love. Jehovah only - 2:6-2:13
  3. The Tenderness of Love. Jehovah only - 2:14-2:23

A2. His Dealing with Gomer, A Command and a Revelation - Hos. 3:1-3:5

  1. The Instruction of Jehovah - 3:1
  2. Hosea's Obedience - 3:2-3:3
  3. The National Interpretation - 3:4-3:5

Part B: THE TEACHING OF THE PROPHET - Hosea 4:1-14:9

B1. Pollution and its Cause - Hos. 4:1-6:3

  1. The General Charge - 4:1-4:3
  2. The Cause declared and Results described - 4:4-4:19
  3. Special Message to Priests, People and King - 5:1-5:15
  4. The Plaintive Plea of the Prophets - 6:1-6:3

B2. Pollution and its Punishment - Hos. 6:4-10:15

  1. The Case Stated - 6:4-7:16
  2. The Judgement Pronounced - 8:1-9:17
  3. Recapitulation and Appeal - 10:1-10:15

B3. The Love of Jehovah - Hos. 11:1-14:9

  1. The Message of Jehovah with Prophetic Interpolations - 11:1-13:16
  2. The final Call of the Prophet, with the Promise of Jehovah - 14:1-14:8

B4. Epilogue - Hos. 14:9

JOEL - THE DAY OF THE LORD

PART A: THINGS PRESENT - Joel 1:1-2:27

A1. Locust Plague and First Meaning - Joel 1:1-1:20

  1. Title Page - 1:1
  2. The Call to Contemplation - 1:2-1:12
  3. The Call to Humiliation - 1:13-1:20

A2. Locust Plague and Deeper Teaching - Joel 2:1-2:27

  1. The Trumpet of Alarm and Answer of God - 2:1-2:14
  2. The Trumpet of Repentence and Answer of God - 2:15-2:27

Part B: THINGS TO COME - Joel 2:28-3:21

B1. The Dispensation of the Spirit - Joel 2:28-2:32

  1. Initiation and Characteristics - 2:28-2:29
  2. Signs of Ending and Coming of the Day of the Lord - 2:30-2:31
  3. Deliverance from Terrors of the Day - 2:32

B2. The Day of the Lord - Joel 3:1-3:21

  1. God's Dealings with His Ancient People - 3:1-3:8
  2. God's Judgement of the Nations - 3:9-3:16
  3. The Restoration of Israel - 3:17-3:21

AMOS - NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

PART A: DECLAMATIONS - Amos 1:1-2:16

Title Page - 1:1-1:2

A1. Damascus - Amos 1:3-1:5

A2. Gaza - Amos 1:6-1:8

A3. Tyre - Amos 1:9-1:10

A4. Edom - Amos 1:11-1:12

A5. Children of Ammon - Amos 1:13-1:15

A6. Moab - Amos 2:1-2:3

A7. Judah - Amos 2:4-2:5

A8. Israel - Amos 2:6-2:16

Part B: PROCLAMATIONS - Amos 3:1-6:14

B1. Jehovah's Verdict and Sentence - Amos 3:1-3:15

  1. Priveleged People to be Punished - 3:1-3:2
  2. The Prophet's Vindication of himself - 3:3-3:8
  3. Reason of Punishment - 3:9-3:15

B2. Jehovah's Summons - Amos 4:1-4:13

  1. Indictment of the Women - 4:1-4:3
  2. Final Summons to the People - 4:4-4:13

B3. Lamentation and its Causes - Amos 5:1-6:14

  1. The Lamentation - 5:1-5:2
  2. The Sequence of Explanations - 5:3-5:17
  3. The Double Woe - 5:18-6:14

Part C: REVELATIONS - Amos 7:1-9:10

C1. The Locusts - Amos 7:1-7:3

  1. Judgement Threatened and Restrained

C2. The Fire - Amos 7:4-7:6

  1. Judgement Threatened and Restrained

C3. The Plumbline - Amos 7:7-7:9

  1. Judgement Determined

Historical Interpolation - Amos 7:10-7:17

C4. The Basket of Summer Fruit - Amos 8:1-8:14

  1. Judgement at Hand

C5. Jehovah - Amos 9:1-9:10

  1. Judgement Executed

Part D: RESTORATIONS - Amos 9:11-9:15

D1. Restoration. Preliminary - Amos 9:11-9:13

  1. "I will"
  2. "That they may"

D2. Restoration. Progressive - Amos 9:14

  1. "I will"
  2. "They shall"

D3. Restoration. Permanent - Amos 9:15

  1. "I will"
  2. "They shall"

OBADIAH - THE CURSE OF COWARDICE

PART A: THE JUDGMENT OF EDOM - Obadiah 1:1-1:16

  1. Explanatory Introduction - 1:1

A1. The Doom Declared - Obad. 1:2-1:9

A2. The Reason Assigned - Obad. 1:10-1:16

PART B: THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL - Obadiah 1:17-1:21

B1. The Delivered Remnant - Obad. 1:17

B2. The Victorious People - Obad. 1:18

B3. The Conquering People - Obad. 1:19

B4. The Returning Captives - Obad. 1:20

B5. The Final Issue - Obad. 1:21

JONAH - CONDEMNATION OF EXCLUSIVENESS

PART A: THE FIRST COMMISSION - Jonah 1:1-2:10

A1. The Prophet's Commission and Disobedience - Jonah 1:1-1:3

A2. Jehovah's Interposition - Jonah 1:4-1:2:10

  1. The Tempest - 1:4-1:14
  2. Jonah Cast Out - 1:15-1:17
  3. The Experiences of the Deep - 2:1-2:9
  4. The Deliverance - 2:10

Part B: THE SECOND COMMISSION - Jonah 3:1-4:11

B1. The Prophet's Commission and Obedience - Jonah 3:1-3:10

  1. The Commission - 3:1-3:2
  2. The Obedience - 3:3-3:4
  3. The Result - 3:5-3:10

B2. The Prophet and Jehovah - Jonah 4:1-4:11

  1. Jonah displeased - 4:1-4:3
  2. Jehovah - 4:4-4:8a
  3. Jonah distressed - 4:8b
  4. Jehovah - 4:9-4:11

MICAH - AUTHORITY FALSE AND TRUE

PART A: TO THE NATIONS - CONCERNING THE CHOSEN - Micah 1:1-2:13

Title Page - 1:1

A1. The Summons - Mic. 1:2-1:4

A2. The Proclamation of Jehovah - Mic. 1:5-1:7

A3. The Prophetic Message - Mic. 1:8-2:5

  1. Lamentations of the Prophet - 1:8-1:10
  2. A wailing Description of the Judgment - 1:11-1:16
  3. The Cause Stated - 2:1-2:5

A4. The False Prophets - Mic. 2:6-2:11

A5. The Promise of Deliverance - Mic. 2:12-2:13

Part B: TO THE RULERS - CONCERNING THE COMING ONE - Micah 3:1-5:15

B1. Sin and consequent Judgment - Mic. 3:1-3:12

  1. The Princes - 3:1-3:4
  2. The Prophets - 3:5-3:8
  3. All Ruling Classes - 3:9-3:12

B2. Jehovah's Summons - Mic. 4:1-5:15

  1. The Vision of restored Order - 4:1-5:1
  2. The Deliverer and the Deliverance - 5:2-5:15

Part C: TO THE CHOSEN - CONCERNING THE CONTROVERSY - Micah 6:1-7:20

C1. The Prophet - Mic. 6:1-6:2

  1. The Summons

C2. Jehovah - Mic. 6:3-6:5

  1. A plaintive Appeal

C3. The People - Mic. 6:6-6:7

  1. Questions of Conviction

C4. The Prophet - Mic. 6:8-6:9

  1. The Answer

C5. Jehovah - Mic. 6:10-6:16

  1. A terrible Charge

C6. The People - Mic. 7:1-7:10

  1. Confession and Hope

C7. The Prophet - Mic. 7:11-7:13

  1. The Answer of Hope

C8. The People - Mic. 7:14

  1. At Prayer

C9. Jehovah - Mic. 7:15

  1. The Answer of Peace

C10. The Prophet - Mic. 7:16-7:17

  1. Faith expressing the Promise

C11. The People - Mic. 7:18-7:20

  1. The Final Doxology

NAHUM - VINDICATION OF VENGEANCE

PART A: VERDICT OF VENGEANCE - Nahum 1:1-1:15

A1. Subject and Method - Nah. 1:1

A2. Jehovah - Nah. 1:2-1:8

A3. The Verdict - Nah. 1:9-1:14

A4. The Cry to Jerusalem - Nah. 1:15

Part B: VISION OF VENGEANCE - Nahum 2:1-2:13

B1. Preliminary Declaration - Nah. 2:1-2:2

B2. The Vision of Vengeance - Nah. 2:3-2:10

B3. The Prophet's Exultation - Nah. 2:11-2:13

Part C: VINDICATION OF VENGEANCE - Nahum 3:1-3:19

C1. Vice declared and Vengeance - Nah. 3:1-3:3

C2. Vice described and Vengeance - Nah. 3:4-3:7

C3. Vice dissected and Vengeance - Nah. 3:8-3:17

C4. Vice destroyed - Nah. 3:18-3:19

HABAKKUK - THE PROBLEMS OF FAITH

PART A: THE PROPHET'S PROBLEMS - Habakkuk 1:1-2:4

Title Page - 1:1

A1. The First Problem and Answer - Hab. 1:2-1:11

  1. The Problem - 1:2-1:4
  2. The Answer - 1:5-1:11

A2. The Second Problem and Answer - Hab. 1:12-2:4

  1. The Problem - 1:12-1:17
  2. The Prophet's Attitude - 2:1
  3. The Answer - 2:2-2:4

Part B: THE PROPHET'S PROCLAMATIONS - Habakkuk 2:5-3:19

B1. Of the Puffed-up - Hab. 2:5-2:20

  1. Description - 2:5
  2. Woes - 2:6-2:19
  3. Final Statement - 2:20

B2. Of the Righteous - Hab. 3:1-3:19

  1. The Initial Prayer - 3:1-3:2
  2. The God in Whom faith is centred - 3:3-3:15
  3. The Fear and Faith of the Just - 3:16-3:19

ZEPHANIAH - THE SEVERITY AND GOODNESS OF GOD

PART A: THE DAY OF WRATH WITH AN APPEAL - Zephaniah 1:1-2:15

Title Page - 1:1

A1. The Day of Wrath - Zeph. 1:2-1:18

  1. Announced in General Terms - 1:2-1:6
  2. Described Particularly - 1:7-1:13
  3. Described as to Character - 1:14-1:18

A2. The Appeal - Zeph. 2:1-2:15

  1. The Cry of the Nations - 2:1-2:2
  2. The Call to the Remnant - 2:3
  3. The Argument - 2:4-2:15

Part B: THE DAY OF WRATH AND ITS ISSUE - Zephaniah 3:1-3:20

B1. The Day of Wrath - Zeph. 3:1-3:8

  1. The Woe Declared - 3:1
  2. The Reasons Declared - 3:2-3:7
  3. The Final Word - 3:8

B2. The Issue of the Day - Zeph. 3:9-3:20

  1. The Gathering of a Remnant - 3:9-3:13
  2. The Remnant Addressed - 3:14-3:20

HAGGAI - THE DUTY OF COURAGE

PART A: FIRST PROPHECY - Haggai 1:1-1:15

  1. Introductory - 1:1

A1. The Reason - Hag. 1:2

  1. Neglect of the Lord's House
  2. The Time not come

A2. The Message - Hag. 1:3-1:11

  1. Their own Houses - 1:3-1:4
  2. Consider your Ways - 1:5-1:7
  3. The Reason of Failure - 1:8-1:11

A3. Historic Interlude - Hag. 1:12-1:15

  1. Obedience - 1:12
  2. Encouragement - 1:13
  3. Enthusiasm - 1:14-1:15

PART B: SECOND PROPHECY - Haggai 2:1-2:9

  1. Introductory - 2:1-2:2

B1. The Reason - Hag. 2:3

  1. The Old Men
  2. Disappointment

B2. The Message - Hag. 2:4-2:9

  1. The Call - 2:4a
  2. The Immediate Promise - 2:4b-2:5
  3. The Larger Promise (see Zechariah 1:1-1:6) - 2:6-2:9

PART C: THIRD PROPHECY - Haggai 2:10-2:19

  1. Introductory - 2:10

C1. The Message - Hag. 2:11-2:18

  1. Appeal to Priests and Principles Deduced - 2:11-2:13
  2. Application of Principles - 2:14-2:18

C2. The Reason - Hag. 2:19a

  1. The Delay of Blessing
  2. Disappointment

C3. The Promise - Hag. 2:19b

PART D: FOURTH PROPHECY - Haggai 2:20-2:23

  1. Introductory - 2:20

D1. The Reason

  1. Ratification of Promise "I will bless"

D2. The Message - Hag. 2:21-2:23

  1. The Shaking of Authority - 2:21-2:22
  2. The Establishment of True Authority - 2:23

ZECHARIAH - THE APOCALYPSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

PART A: MESSAGES DURING BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE - Zechariah 1:1-8:23

A1. The First Message - Zech. 1:1-1:6

  1. Complementary to Haggai

A2. The Second Message - Zech. 1:7-6:15

  1. Of Myrtle Trees. Picture of Israel today - 1:7-1:17
  2. Of Horns and Smiths. Overthrow of Israel's enemies - 1:18-1:21
  3. Of measuring Line. Resultant Condition of Jerusalem - 2:1-2:13
  4. Of Joshua. Israel as a Priest cleansed - 3:1-3:10
  5. Of Candlestick. Israel according to Ideal - 4:1-4:14
  6. Of Flying Roll. Government of the Earth - 5:1-5:4
  7. Of Ephah. Restriction of Wickedness - 5:5-5:11
  8. Of Chariots - 6:1-6:8
  9. Historic Interlude Great Symbolic Act - 6:9-6:15

A3. The Third Message - Zech. 7:1-8:23

  1. The Questions Asked - 7:1-7:3
  2. The Fourfold Answer - 7:4-8:23

PART B: MESSAGES AFTER BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE - Zechariah 9:1-14:21

B1. The Burden of Hadrach - Zech. 9:1-11:17

  1. The Anointed King Rejected
  2. The King Announced - 9:1-9:10
  3. The King's Programme - 9:11-10:12
  4. The King Rejected - 11:1-11:17

B2. The Burden of Israel - Zech. 12:1-14:21

  1. The Rejected King Enthroned
  2. Final Victories; as to the Nations and Israel - 12:1-13:6
    1. As to the Nations - 12:1-12:6
    2. As to Israel - 12:7-13:6
  3. Final Victories as to the King - 13:7-14:21
    1. His Rejection - 13:7-13:9
    2. His Day - 14:1-14:8
    3. His Process - 14:9-14:15
    4. His Kingdom - 14:16-14:21

MALACHI - UNCONSCIOUS CORRUPTION

PART A: FUNDAMENTAL AFFIRMATION - Malachi 1:1-1:5

Title Page - Mal. 1:1

A1. The Sensitive Word of Jehovah - Mal. 1:2a

A2. The Sceptical Question - Mal. 1:2b

A3. The Answer in Proof - Mal. 1:2c-1:5

Part B: FORMAL ACCUSATIONS - Malachi 1:6-2:17

B1. Against the Priests - Mal. 1:6-2:9

  1. Their Corruption Declared - 1:6-1:14
  2. The Punishment threatened - 2:1-2:9

B2. Against the People - Mal. 2:10-2:16

B3. Against All - Mal. 2:17

Part C: FINAL ANNUNCIATIONS - Malachi 3:1-4:6

C1. The Coming One - Mal. 3:1-3:18

  1. Announcement of Advent - 3:1-3:6
  2. Appeal to the Nation - 3:7-3:15
  3. Attitude of the Remnant - 3:16-3:18

C2. The Coming Day - Mal. 4:1-4:3

C3. The Closing Words - Mal. 4:4-4:6

MATTHEW - JESUS CHRIST THE KING

PART A: HIS PERSON - Matthew 1:1-4:16

A1. His Relation to Earth - Matt. 1:1-3:12

  1. Genealogy - 1:1-1:17
  2. Birth - 1:18-2:23
  3. Herald - 3:1-3:12

A2. His Relation to Heaven - Matt. 3:13-3:17

  1. Attestation
  2. Anointing

A3. His Relation to Hell - Matt. 4:1-4:11

  1. Testing
  2. Triumph

A4. Connecting 3:17 with 11:2 - Matt. 4:12-4:16

Part B: HIS PROPAGANDA - Matthew 4:17-16:20

B1. His Enunciation of Laws - Matt. 4:17-7:29

  1. A Nucleus Gathered - 4:17-4:25
  2. The Manifesto - 5:1-7:29
    1. The Nature. Character - 5:1-5:12
    2. The Purpose. Influence - 5:13-5:16
    3. The Laws - 5:17-6:34
    4. The Dynamic - 7:1-7:12
    5. The Final Words - 7:13-7:29

B2. His Exhibition of Benefits - Matt. 8:1-9:34

  1. First Manifestation and Result - 8:1-8:22
  2. Second Manifestation and Result - 8:23-9:17
  3. Third Manifestation and Result - 9:18-9:34

B3. His Enforcement of Claims - Matt. 9:35-16:20

  1. The Twelve - 9:35-11:30
  2. Conflict with Rulers - 12:1-12:50
  3. Parables of the Kingdom - 13:1-13:52
  4. Increasing Opposition - 13:53-16:12
  5. The Confession of Peter - 16:13-16:20

Part C: HIS PASSION - Matthew 16:21-28:20

C1. His Cross and His Subjects - Matt. 16:21-20:34

  1. The Cross and the Glory - 16:21-16:28
  2. The Glory and the Cross - 17:1-17:21
  3. The Cross and the Resurrection - 17:22-17:23
  4. Instructions to His Disciples - 17:24-18:35
  5. (The Multitudes - 19:1-19:22)
  6. Instructions to His Disciples - 19:23-20:28
  7. (The Multitudes - 20:29-20:34)

C2. His Rejection of the Hebrew Nation - Matt. 21:1-23:39

  1. The Entry - 21:1-21:17
  2. Opposition and Parabolic Denunciation - 21:18-22:46
  3. The Final Woes - 23:1-23:36
  4. Withdrawal - 23:37-23:39

C3. His Predictions to His Subjects - Matt. 24:1-25:46

  1. The Disciples Questions - 24:1-24:3
  2. The Detailed Answers - 24:4-25:46

C4. His Passion - Matt. 26:1-28:20

  1. Preliminary - 26:1-26:30
  2. The Suffering - 26:31-27:66
  3. The Triumph - 28:1-28:20

MARK - JESUS CHRIST THE SERVANT

PART A: SANCTIFICATION - Mark 1:1-1:13

A1. "John Came" - Mark 1:1-1:8

  1. According to Prophecy - 1:1-1:3
  2. Prophesying - 1:4-1:8

A2. "Jesus Came" - To - Mark 1:9-1:13

  1. Obedience - 1:9
  2. Anointing - 1:10-1:11
  3. Testing - 1:12-1:13

Part B: SERVICE - Mark 1:14-8:30

B1. First Disciples and First Work - Galilee - Mark 1:14-3:12

  1. Works - 1:14-2:12
  2. Words - 2:13-2:28
  3. Works and Words - 3:1-3:12

B2. Appointment of Twelve and Advance in Toil - Galilee, Gerasene's Country, Judea - Mark 3:13-6:6

  1. Twelve Appointed - 3:13-3:19a
  2. Continued Toil and Teaching - 3:19b-6:6

B3. Commission of Twelve and Co-operation in Service - Mark 6:7-8:30

  1. The Apostles' Departure - 6:7-6:13
  2. Herod and Jesus - 6:14-6:16
  3. (Account of Murder of John - 6:17-6:29)
  4. The Apostles' Return - 6:30-6:32
  5. The Feeding of the Multitudes - 6:33-6:44
  6. The Disciples and the Storm - 6:45-6:52
  7. Healing the Multitudes - 6:53-6:56
  8. The Scribes and Pharisees - 7:1-7:23
  9. Journeying - 7:24-8:30

Part C: SACRIFICE - Mark 8:31-16:20

C1. Anticipated - Mark 8:31-10:52

  1. New Terms - 8:31-9:1
  2. New Manifestations - 9:2-9:27
  3. Teaching - 9:28-10:45
  4. The Healing of Bartimaeus - 10:46-10:52

C2. Approached - Mark 11:1-14:42

  1. Jesus and the City - 11:1-11:26
  2. Jesus and the Rulers - 11:27-12:34
  3. Jesus and the Multitudes - 12:35-12:40
  4. Jesus and the Disciples - 12:41-14:42

C3. Accomplished - Mark 14:43-15:47

  1. Disciples. Betray. Forsake. Deny - 14:43-14:72
  2. The People. Yield to Priests. Clamour for Blood - 15:1-15:15
  3. The Rulers. Slay. Bury - 15:16-15:47

C4. Conclusion - Mark 16:1-16:20

  1. The Risen One - 16:1-16:14
  2. The Commission - 16:15-16:18
  3. The Ascension - 16:19
  4. "The Lord working with them" - 16:20

LUKE - JESUS CHRIST THE MAN

PART A: PERFECT - Luke 1:1-3:38

Prologue - Luke 1:1-1:4

A1. Being and Birth - Luke 1:5-2:39

  1. Angelic Annunciations - 1:5-1:38
  2. The Two Mothers - 1:39-1:56
  3. The Births - 1:57-2:39

A2. Childhood and Confirmation - Luke 2:40-2:52

  1. Growth - 2:40
  2. Confirmation - 2:41-2:51
  3. Advancement - 2:52

A3. Development and Anointing - Luke 3:1-3:22

  1. The Ministry of John - 3:1-3:20
  2. Anointing and Attestation 3:21-3:22

A4. Genealogy 3:17 with 11:2 - Luke 3:23-3:38

Part B: PERFECTED - Luke 4:1-9:36

B1. Temptation. First Process and Issue - Luke 4:1-4:14

  1. The Challenge - 4:1-4:2
  2. The Process - 4:3-4:12
  3. The Issue - 4:13-4:14

B2. Teaching. Second Process and Issue - Luke 4:15-9:27

  1. Man
  2. Induction and things following - 4:15-6:11
  3. The Twelve - 6:12-8:56
  4. The Issue - 9:1-9:27

B3. Transfiguration. Third Process and Issue - Luke 9:28-9:36

  1. God
  2. The Process is in the perfecting already considered
  3. The Issue

Part C: PERFECTING - Luke 9:37-24:53

Prelude - Luke 9:37-9:50

  1. Symbolic Miracle - 9:37-9:45
  2. The Disciples - 9:46-9:50

C1. Purpose and Preparation - Luke 9:51-18:30

  1. Purpose - The Key to all that follows - 9:51
  2. Preparation - 9:52-18:30
    1. The Journey - 9:52-9:62
    2. The Prophet Priest - 10:1-10:24
    3. Correction all Classes - 10:25-10:42
    4. Disciples as such - 11:1-11:54
    5. Multitudes - 12:1-12:59
    6. Rulers as responsible - 13:1-14:35
    7. Individuals according to need - 15:1-18:30

C2. Approach and Accomplishment - Luke 18:31-24:12

  1. Approach - The Key to all that follows - 18:31-18:34
  2. Accomplishment - 18:35-24:12
    1. The Priest making Atonement
    2. Up to Jerusalem - 18:35-19:44
    3. Delivered to Gentiles - 19:45-23:56
    4. The Third Day - 24:1-24:12

C3. Administration - Luke 24:13-24:53

  1. The New Interpretation - creating Passion - 24:13-24:35
  2. The New Comradeship - creating Confidence - 24:36-24:43
  3. The New Commission - creating Responsibility - 24:44-24:49
  4. The New Benediction - creating Worship - 24:50-24:53

JOHN - JESUS CHRIST THE WORD OF GOD

PART A: FROM EVERLASTING - John 1:1-1:18

A1. The Word Essentially - John 1:1-1:14

  1. The two Relations - 1:1 and 1:14
  2. The two Creations - 1:2-1:13

A2. The Witnesses - John 1:15-1:17

  1. The Old. John, Prophet - 1:15
  2. The New. John, Apostle - 1:16-1:17

A3. The Word Evangelically - John 1:18

Part B: GOD MANIFEST - John 1:19-19:42

B1. In the World - John 1:19-12:50

  1. Prologue - 1:19-1:51
  2. The Manifestation - 2:1-11:46
  3. Epilogue - 11:47-12:50

B2. To His Own - John 13:1-17:26

  1. Love - 13:1-14:15
  2. Light - 14:16-14:31
  3. Life - 15:1-16:33
  4. The Prayer of the Word - 17:1-17:26

B3. By the Cross - John 18:1-19:42

  1. Love: deserted and faithful - 18:1-19:16
  2. Light: eclipsed and dawning - 19:17-19:30
  3. Life: laid down and given - 19:31-19:42

Part C: TO EVERLASTING - John 20:1-21:25

C1. Abiding Life - John 20:1-20:18

  1. The Tomb Empty - 20:1-20:10
  2. The Lord Alive - 20:11-20:18

C2. Abiding Light - John 20:19-20:31

  1. The Disciples - 20:19-20:23
  2. Thomas - 20:24-20:29
  3. Unrecorded Signs - 20:30-20:31

C3. Abiding Love - John 21:1-21:25

  1. Breakfast - 21:1-21:14
  2. Love Triumphant - 21:15-21:23
  3. Unrecorded Deeds - 21:24-21:25

ACTS - THE CHURCH FORMED AND WITNESSING

PART A: THE CHURCH FORMED - Acts 1:1-2:4

A1. The Key Note - The Continuity of Christ - Acts 1:1

  1. King. Proceeding to Empire
  2. Servant. Serving and Suffering
  3. Man. Realizing and Revealing
  4. God. Manifest

A2. The Last Glimpse of the Old Conditions - Acts 1:2-1:26

  1. Christ Alone - 1:2-1:9
  2. Disciples Alone - 1:10-1:26

A3. The Creation of the New - Acts 2:1-2:4

  1. The Units - 2:1-2:3
  2. The Unity - 2:4

Part B: THE CHURCH WITNESSING - Acts 2:5-28:31

B1. In Jerusalem - Acts 2:5-7:60

  1. The First Impression - 2:5-2:13
  2. The First Message - 2:14-2:47
  3. The First Opposition - 3:1-4:31
  4. The First Communism - 4:32-4:37
  5. The First Discipline - 5:1-5:16
  6. The First Persecution - 5:17-5:42
  7. The First Organisation - 6:1-6:7
  8. The First Martyr - 6:8-7:60

B2. In Judaea and Samaria - Acts 8:1-8:25

  1. The Scattered Witnesses - 8:1-8:4
  2. Samaria - 8:5-8:25

B3. To the Uttermost Part of the Earth - Acts 8:26-28:31

  1. Toward Africa - 8:26-8:40
  2. Toward Asia - 9:1-16:5
    1. Saul. The Instrument Found - 9:1-9:31
    2. Peter - 9:32-11:18
    3. Barnabus and Saul - 11:19-11:30
    4. Herod - 12:1-12:24
    5. Paul. The Instrument Commissioned - 12:25-13:4
    6. Paul. The Instrument Used - 13:5-14:28
    7. The Council at Jerusalem - 15:1-15:35
    8. Separation between Barnabus and Paul - 15:36-16:5
  3. Toward Europe - 16:6-18:18
  4. In Asia - 18:19-26:32
    1. Ephesus - 18:19-18:21
    2. Visitation - 18:22-18:23
    3. Ephesus - 18:24-19:41
    4. Three Months in Europe - 20:1-20:6
    5. Troas - 20:7-20:12
    6. Journey to Jerusalem - 20:13-21:16
    7. Jerusalem - 21:17-23:30
    8. Caeasarea - 23:31-26:32
  5. In Europe - 27:1-28:31
    1. The Long Journey - 27:1-28:15
    2. Rome - 28:16-28:31

ROMANS - CHRIST THE SALVATION OF GOD

PART A: INTRODUCTION - Romans 1:1-1:15

A1. The Address - Rom. 1:1-1:7

A2. Personal Interest - Rom. 1:8-1:13

A3. The Reason of the Letter - Rom. 1:14-1:15

Part B: THE GOSPEL - UNTO SALVATION - Romans 1:16-11:36

Fundamental Affirmation - Rom. 1:16-1:17

B1. Condemnation. The Gospel Needed - Rom. 1:18-3:20

  1. The Gentile Condemned - 1:18-1:32
  2. The Jew Condemned - 2:1-3:8
  3. The Whole World Guilty - 3:9-3:20

B2. Salvation. The Gospel Message - Rom. 3:21-8:39

  1. Justification - 3:21-5:21
  2. Sanctification - 6:1-8:17
  3. Glorification - 8:18-8:39

B3. Objections Discussed - Rom. 9:1-11:36

  1. Election - 9:1-9:33
  2. Rejection - 10:1-10:21
  3. Restoration - 11:1-11:36

Part C: THE TRANSFORMATION - BY SALVATION - Romans 12:1-15:13

Final Appeal - Rom. 12:1-12:2

C1. Simplicity. Personal Life - Rom. 12:3-12:21

  1. The Character of Humility - 12:3
  2. The Consciousness of Communion - 12:4-12:8
  3. The Conduct of Simplicity - 12:9-12:21

C2. Submission. Relative Life - Rom. 13:1-13:14

  1. Definition - 13:1-13:10
  2. Inspiration - 13:11-13:14

C3. Sympathy. Relative Life - Rom. 14:1-15:13

  1. Sympathy as Toleration - 14:1-14:12
  2. Sympathy as Edification - 14:13-14:23
  3. Sympathy as Hospitality - 15:1-15:13

PART D: CONCLUSION - Romans 15:14-16:27

D1. Personal Matters - Rom. 15:14-16:24

D2. Closing Doxology - Rom. 16:25-16:27 (or 14:24-14:26)

1 CORINTHIANS - CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH. THE MEDIUM OF WORK

PART A: INTRODUCTION - 1 Corinthians 1:1-1:8

A1. The Writers - 1Cor. 1:1

  1. Paul
  2. Sosthenes

A2. The Church - 1Cor. 1:2-1:8

  1. Nature - 1:2-1:3
  2. Character - 1:4
  3. Equipment - 1:5-1:8

Part B: CORRECTIVE - THE CARNALITIES - 1 Corinthians 1:9-11:34

Fundamental Proposition - 1Cor. 1:9

B1. Divisions - 1Cor. 1:10-4:21

  1. The Wisdom of Words, and the Word of the Cross - 1:10-2:16
  2. Causative Carnality Corrected - 3:1-4:21

B2. Derelictions - 1Cor. 5:1-6:20

  1. Discipline - 5:1-5:13
  2. Disputes - 6:1-6:11
  3. Desecration - 6:12-6:20

B3. Difficulties - 1Cor. 7:1-11:34

  1. Concerning Marriage - 7:1-7:40
  2. Concerning Things sacrificed to Idols - 8:1-11:1
  3. Concerning Women - 11:2-11:16
  4. Concerning the Lord's Supper - 11:17-11:34a
  5. Conclusion - 11:34b

Part C: CORRECTIVE - THE SPIRITUALITIES - 1 Corinthians 12:1-15:58

C1. The Unifying Spirit - 1Cor. 12:1-12:31

  1. The Creation of Unification - 12:1-12:3
  2. The Administration of Unification - 12:4-12:7
  3. The Realization of Unification - 12:8-12:31

C2. The Unfailing Law - 1Cor. 13:1-14:40

  1. The Law - 13:1-13:13
  2. The Law at Work - 14:1-14:40

C3. The Ultimate Triumph - 1Cor. 15:1-15:57

  1. The Gospel of Christ's Resurrection - 15:1-15:11
  2. The Importance of Christ's Resurrection - 15:12-15:34
  3. Intellectual Difficulties - 15:35-15:50
  4. The Assurance and Challenge - 15:51-15:57

Final Injunction - 1Cor. 15:58

PART D: ILLUSTRATIVE CONCLUSION - 1 Corinthians 16:1-16:24

D1. Concerning the Collection - 1Cor. 16:1-16:4

D2. Paul the Worker - 1Cor. 16:5-16:9

D3. Timothy the Worker - 1Cor. 16:10-16:11

D4. Apollus the Worker - 1Cor. 16:12

D5. Injunctions to Workers - 1Cor. 16:13-16:14

D6. Inter-relation of Workers - 1Cor. 16:15-16:18

D7. Salutations - 1Cor. 16:19-16:24

2 CORINTHIANS - A SEQUEL

PART A: INTRODUCTION - 2 Corinthians 1:1-1:11

A1. Salutation - 2Cor. 1:1-1:2

  1. The authoritative Note - 1:1a
  2. The inclusive Note - 1:1b
  3. The Salutation - 1:2

A2. Thanksgiving - 2Cor. 1:3-1:11

  1. The Values of an Experience of Suffering - 1:3-1:7
  2. The Experience from which the Values came - 1:8-1:11

Part B: THE MINISTRY - 2 Corinthians 1:12-7:16

B1. Personal Vindication - 2Cor. 1:12-2:11

  1. A Defence of Principle - 1:12-1:22
  2. An Explanation of Action - 1:23-2:4
  3. Parenthesis - 2:5-2:11

B2. Concerning the Ministry - 2Cor. 2:12-5:21

  1. Its Power - 2:12-4:6
  2. Its Tribulation - 4:7-4:12
  3. Its Hope - 4:13-5:10
  4. Its Impulse - 5:11-5:19
  5. Its Aim - 5:20-5:21

B3. The Consequent Appeal - 2Cor. 6:1-7:16

  1. For Consistency - 6:1-6:10
  2. For Consecration - 6:11-7:1
  3. For Continued Fellowship - 7:2-7:16

Part C: THE COLLECTION FOR THE SAINTS - 2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15

C1. The Example of the Macedonians - 2Cor. 8:1-8:5

C2. The Deputation - 2Cor. 8:6-9:5

C3. The results to Follow - 2Cor. 9:6-9:15

PART D: PAUL'S COMING TO CORINTH - 2 Corinthians 10:1-13:10

D1. His Authority - 2Cor. 10:1-10:18

  1. His Appeal to them to be obedient - 10:1-10:6
  2. His Answer to the criticism of the Christ party - 10:7-10:11
  3. The Claim to Divine Authority - 10:12-10:18

D2. His Apostleship - 2Cor. 11:1-12:18

  1. His Apology for Boasting - 11:1-11:4
  2. His Boasting - 11:5-12:10
  3. His Apology for Boasting - 12:11-12:18

D3. His Programme - 2Cor. 12:19-13:10

  1. The real purpose of his Writing - 12:19-12:21
  2. His Procedure on Arrival - 13:1-13:10

PART E: CONCLUSION - 2 Corinthians 13:11-13:14

E1. Words of Cheer - 2Cor. 13:11-13:14

GALATIANS - CHRIST THE EMANCIPATOR

INTRODUCTION - Galatians 1:1-1:10

1. Personal Introduction - Gal. 1:1-1:5

  1. Direct - 1:1a-1:2
  2. Parenthetical - 1:1b
  3. Salutation - 1:3-1:5

2. The Occasion of the Epistle - Gal. 1:6-1:10

  1. Another Gospel - 1:6-1:7
  2. The Anathema - 1:8-1:9
  3. The Apostolic Passion - 1:10

Part A: AN APOLOGY - DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL - Galatians 1:11-2:21

A1. The Authority of Paul's Gospel - Gal. 1:11-1:24

  1. Received directly - 1:11-1:12
  2. Obeyed without Consultation - 1:13-1:17
  3. Rejoiced in by the Church of Judaea - 1:18-1:24

A2. Authority confirmed by Conference - Gal. 2:1-2:10

  1. The Reason of the Going to Jerusalem - 2:1-2:5
  2. The Happenings at Jerusalem - 2:6-2:10

A3. Authority maintained in Conflict with Peter - Gal. 2:11-2:21

  1. The Dissimulation of Cephas - 2:11-2:13
  2. The Resistance of Paul - 2:14-2:21

Part B: AN ARGUEMENT - DECLARATION OF THE GOSPEL - Galatians 3:1-4:31

B1. Justification is by Faith - Gal. 3:1-3:14

  1. An Appeal to Galatian Experience - 3:1-3:5
  2. Faith the Reason of Abraham's Blessing - 3:6-3:9
  3. Law cannot justify - 3:10-3:12
  4. The Cross of Christ the Basis of Faith - 3:13-3:14

B2. The Relation of the Law - Gal. 3:15-3:29

  1. The Promise - 3:15-3:18
  2. The Law - 3:19-3:24
  3. The Faith - 3:25-3:29

B3. Illustrative Enforcements of the Truth - Gal. 4:1-4:31

  1. Childhood and Sonship - 4:1-4:10
  2. A Personal Appeal - 4:11-4:20
  3. Ishmael and Isaac - 4:21-4:31

Part C: AN APPEAL - THE DEMANDS OF THE GOSPEL - Galatians 5:1-6:10

C1. Freedom must be maintained - Gal. 5:1-5:12

  1. The Law of Liberty - 5:1
  2. The Alternatives - 5:2-5:6
  3. The Appeal - 5:7-5:12

C2. Freedom is to Realization - Gal. 5:13-5:26

  1. Not Fleshly Licence - 5:13-5:15
  2. Life in the Spirit is Victory over the Flesh - 5:16-5:26

C3. Freedom is Mutual - Gal. 6:1-6:10

  1. One Another's Burdens - 6:1-6:2
  2. His Own Burden - 6:3-6:5
  3. Liberality - 6:6-6:10

CONCLUSION - Galatians 6:11-6:18

1. The Conclusion in "large letters" - Gal. 6:11

2. A Summary Contrasting Teachers - Gal. 6:12-6:16

  1. "They" - 6:12-6:13
  2. "We" - 6:14-6:16

3. The Apostle's Credential - Gal. 6:17

4. The Benediction - Gal. 6:18

EPHESIANS - CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH. THE ETERNAL VOCATION

INTRODUCTION - Ephesians 1:1-1:2

1. The Message - Eph. 1:1

2. The Salutation - Eph. 1:2

Part A: THE CHURCH - THE HEAVENLY CALLING - Ephesians 1:3-3:21

Inclusive Preliminary Benediction - Eph. 1:3

A1. Predestination "Before the Foundation of the World" - Eph. 1:4-1:23

  1. The Predestined Purpose - 1:4-1:6
  2. The Predestined Method - 1:7-1:14
  3. The Parenthical Prayer - 1:15-1:23

A2. Edification "Now ... made Nigh" - Eph. 2:1-2:22

  1. The Materials. Individuals the Workmanship of God - 2:1-2:10
  2. The Building. The Union of such Individuals in the one Church - 2:11-2:22

A3. Vocation "Unto all generations for ever and ever" - Eph. 3:1-3:21

  1. The Personal Parenthesis - 3:2-3:13
  2. The Great Prayer - 3:1 and 3:14-3:19
  3. The Great Doxology - 3:20-3:21

Part B: THE CHURCH - THE EARTHLY CONDUCT - Ephesians 4:1-6:18

B1. Concerning the Church - Eph. 4:1-4:16

  1. Basic Unity - 4:1-4:6
  2. Growth - 4:7-4:12 and 4:14-4:16
  3. Ultimate Unity - 4:13

B2. Concerning Conduct - Eph. 4:17-6:9

  1. Individual - 4:17-5:21
  2. Family - 5:22-6:4
  3. Household - 6:5-6:9

B3. Concerning Conflict - Eph. 6:10-6:18

  1. "Put on the Armour"
  2. "Take up the Armour"
  3. "Stand"

CONCLUSION - Ephesians 6:19-6:24

1. Personal Conclusion - Eph. 6:19-6:22

2. Resultant final Benediction - Eph. 6:23-6:24

PHILIPPIANS - CHRIST THE SECRET OF JOY

INTRODUCTION - Philippians 1:1-1:2

1. The Writers - Phil. 1:1a

2. The Readers - Phil. 1:1b

3. The Salutation - Phil. 1:2

Part A: EXPERIENCE - Philippians 1:3-1:26

A1. The Joy of Memory - Phil. 1:3-1:11

  1. Its Consciousness - 1:3-1:7
  2. Its Activity - 1:8-1:11

A2. The Joy of Experience - Phil. 1:12-1:18

  1. The Value of Bonds - 1:12-1:14
  2. The Preaching of Christ - 1:15-1:18

A3. The Joy of Expectation - Phil. 1:19-1:26

  1. Christ shall be magnified - 1:19-1:24
  2. I shall abide - 1:25-1:26

Part B: EXPOSITION - Philippians 1:27-4:1

B1. Manner of Life worthy of the Gospel - Phil. 1:27-1:30

  1. Stand fast in One - 1:27
  2. Nothing affrighted - 1:28
  3. To suffer with Christ - 1:29-1:30

B2. The Mind of Christ - Phil. 2:1-2:18

  1. Its Activity - 2:1-2:4
  2. Its Nature - 2:5-2:11
  3. Its Value - 2:12-2:18

(Parenthesis. Timothy and Epaphroditus) - 2:19-2:30

B3. Joy in the Lord - Phil. 3:1-4:1

  1. The Peril - 3:2-3:3
  2. The Illustration - 3:4-3:14
  3. The Responsibility - 3:1 and 3:15-4:1

Part C: EXHORTATION - Philippians 4:2-4:20

C1. An Illustration. Euodia and Syntyche - Phil. 4:2-4:3

  1. A Difference. To be healed - 4:2
  2. Neglect. To cease - 4:3

C2. The Treatment - Phil. 4:4-4:9

  1. For Differences - 4:4-4:7
  2. For Neglect - 4:8-4:9

C3. The Confidence - Phil. 4:10-4:20

  1. The Revival - 4:10-4:14
  2. The Beginning - 4:15-4:18
  3. The Future - 4:19-4:20

CONCLUSION - Philippians 4:21-4:23

1. The Salutation of Saints - Phil. 4:21-4:22

2. The Benediction - Phil. 4:23

COLOSSIANS - CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH - MUTUAL FULLNESS

INTRODUCTION - Colossians 1:1-1:8

1. The Salutation - Col. 1:1-1:2

2. Thanksgiving - Col. 1:3-1:8

  1. Faith
  2. Love
  3. Hope

Part A: THE GLORIOUS CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH PROVISION - Colossians 1:9-2:5

Introductory Prayer - Col. 1:9-1:14

  1. The Need Indicated - 1:9-1:12a
  2. The Provision - 1:12b-1:14

A1. The Glorious Christ - Col. 1:15-1:23

  1. The Person - 1:15-1:19
  2. The Purpose - 1:20-1:23

A2. The Glorious Church - Col. 1:24-2:3

  1. The Mystery of the Church - 1:24-1:26
  2. The Mystery of the Christian - 1:27-1:29
  3. The Mystery of the Christ - 2:1-2:3

Conclusion - Col. 2:4-2:5

  1. The Reason for the Statement - 2:4-2:5

Part B: THE CHURCH AND HER GLORIOUS CHRIST POSSESSION - Colossians 2:6-4:6

Introductory - Col. 2:6-2:10

  1. The Central Injunction - 2:6-2:7
  2. The Central Warning - 2:8
  3. The Central Truth - 2:9-2:10

B1. The Church Identified with Christ - Col. 2:11-3:4

  1. The Argument - 2:11-2:15
  2. (Interpolated Application to Colossian Perils - 2:16-2:19)
  3. The Appeal - 2:20-3:4

B2. Christ Identified with the Church - Col. 3:5-4:1

  1. The General Responsibility - 3:5-3:17
  2. The Particular Applications - 3:18-4:1

Conclusion - Col. 4:2-4:6

  1. Conditions - 4:2-4:6

CONCLUSION - Colossians 4:7-4:18

1. Recommendations - Col. 4:7-4:9

2. Messages - Col. 4:10-4:14

3. Instructions - Col. 4:15-4:17

4. The Last Words - Col. 4:18

1 THESSALONIANS - CHRIST AND HIS ADVENT

INTRODUCTION - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-1:10

1. Salutation - 1Thes. 1:1

2. General Thanksgiving - 1Thes. 1:2-1:10

  1. The Reason of Thanksgiving - 1:2-1:3
    1. "Work of Faith"
    2. "Labour of Love"
    3. "Patience of Hope"
  2. The Demonstration of the Reason - 1:4-1:9a
  3. The Reason of the Demonstration - 1:9b-1:10
    1. "Ye turned"
    2. "To serve"
    3. "To wait"

Part A: THE WORK OF FAITH "YE TURNED" - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2:20

A1. The Work of Faith "Ye turned" - 1Thes. 2:1-2:12

  1. "Not vain" - 2:1
  2. The Ministry producing - 2:2-2:12

A2. The Labour of Love "To serve" - 1Thes. 2:13-2:16

  1. Reception of the Word - 2:13
  2. Service and Suffering - 2:14-2:16

A3. The Patience of Hope "To wait" - 1Thes. 2:17-2:20

  1. The Separation - 2:17-2:18
  2. The Advent - 2:19-2:20

Part B: THE LABOUR OF LOVE "TO SERVE" - 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4:12

B1. The Labour of Love "To serve" - 1Thes. 3:1-3:10

  1. The Sending of Timothy - 3:1-3:5
  2. The Comforting Report - 3:6-3:8
  3. Thanksgiving and Prayer - 3:9-3:10

B2. The Patience of Hope "To wait" - 1Thes. 3:11-3:13

  1. Separation - 3:11-3:12
  2. The Advent - 3:13

B3. The Work of Faith "Ye turned" - 1Thes. 4:1-4:12

  1. The Consequent Walk. Personal - 4:1-4:8
  2. Love of the Brethren - 4:9-4:10
  3. Toward them without - 4:11-4:12

Part C: THE PATIENCE OF HOPE "TO WAIT" - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:22

C1. The Patience of Hope "To wait" - 1Thes. 4:13-4:18

  1. The "fallen asleep" at His Coming - 4:13-4:15
  2. The glorious Programme - 4:16-4:17
  3. The Injunction to comfort - 4:18

C2. The Work of Faith "Ye turned" - 1Thes. 5:1-5:11

  1. The Day of the Lord - 5:1-5:3
  2. "Ye Brethren" - 5:4-5:11

C3. The Labour of Love "To serve" - 1Thes. 5:12-5:22

  1. Submission to Teachers - 5:12-5:13a
  2. Mutual Relationships - 5:13b-5:15
  3. General Injunctions - 5:16-5:22

CONCLUSION - 1 Thessalonians 5:23-5:28

1. The Final Desire of Assurance - 1Thes. 5:23-5:24

2. Personal Words - 1Thes. 5:25-5:28

2 THESSALONIANS - CHRIST AND HIS ADVENT

INTRODUCTION - 2 Thessalonians 1:1-1:5

1. Salutation - 2Thes. 1:1-1:2

2. Thanksgiving - 2Thes. 1:3-1:5

Part A: CONSOLATION - THE SECOND ADVENT AND THEIR TRIBULATION - 2 Thessalonians 1:6-1:12

A1. The Revelation of the Lord Jesus - 2Thes. 1:6-1:10

  1. The Central Fact. Twofold Aspect. Rest to the Saints. Vengeance to the Evil
  2. The Union of the Saints with Him. The medium of Manifestation

A2. The Prayer - 2Thes. 1:11-1:12

  1. Its immediate Desires
  2. Its ultimate Desire

Part B: INSTRUCTION - THE SECOND ADVENT AS TO ITS ORDER - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2:12

B1. The Coming and the Day - 2Thes. 2:1-2:5

  1. The Distinction
  2. The Signs of the coming of the Day. A falling away. Manifestation of the man of Sin

B2. Lawlessness and the Lord Jesus - 2Thes. 2:6-2:12

  1. The two Forces. Mystery of Lawlessness. One that restraineth
  2. The two Revealings. The lawless one. The Lord Jesus

Part C: EXHORTATION - THE SECOND ADVENT AND THEIR PRESENT DUTY - 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:15

C1. Chosen Stand - 2Thes. 2:13-2:17

  1. Chosen to Salvation
  2. Stand fast in the Truth

C2. Pray - Do - 2Thes. 3:1-3:5

  1. "Pray for us"
  2. Declaration of his confidence in them

C3. Work - 2Thes. 3:6-3:15

  1. The Apostolic example. Some neglecting their calling
  2. No work, no food! The mistaken one to be admonished as a brother

CONCLUSION - 2 Thessalonians 3:16-3:18

1. Benediction - 2Thes. 3:16

  1. The Need
  2. The Lord

2. Salutation - 2Thes. 3:17

3. The Benediction - 2Thes. 3:18

1 TIMOTHY - CHRIST AND HIS MINISTER

INTRODUCTION - 1 Timothy 1:1-1:2

1. Paul's Introduction of himself - 1Tim. 1:1

  1. A Declaration of Authority

2. Paul's Greeting to Timothy - 1Tim. 1:2

  1. A Revelation of Tenderness

Part A: TIMOTHY'S CHARGE - THE CHURCH - 1 Timothy 1:3-3:16

A1. The Church and Man. Her Gospel - 1Tim. 1:3-1:20

  1. The Gospel - 1:3-1:11
  2. Experimental Illustration - 1:12-1:17
  3. Timothy Charged and Warned - 1:18-1:20

A2. The Church and God. Her Intercession - 1Tim. 2:1-2:15

  1. Common Prayer - 2:1-2:7
  2. The Worshippers - 2:8-2:15

A3. The Church Herself. Her Officers and Office - 1Tim. 3:1-3:16

  1. Her Officers - 3:1-3:13
    1. The Bishop - 3:1-3:7
    2. Deacons - 3:8-3:13
  2. Her Office - 3:14-3:16
    1. The Depository of Truth - 3:14-3:15
    2. The Truth Deposited - 3:16

Part B: CHARGE TO TIMOTHY - THE MINISTRY - 1 Timothy 4:1-6:16

B1. His Duty toward the Truth - 1Tim. 4:1-4:16

  1. The Perils of Spurious Pietism - 4:1-4:3
  2. The Breadth of True Godliness to be declared by Timothy as Corrective - 4:4-4:9
  3. The Strength in which he is to do this - 4:10-4:16

B2. His Duty toward the Flock - 1Tim. 5:1-6:2

  1. Men - 5:1
  2. Women - 5:2
  3. Widows - 5:3-5:16
  4. Bishops - 5:17-5:22
  5. (Personal Parenthesis - 5:23-5:25)
  6. Servants - 6:1-6:2

B3. His Duty toward Himself - 1Tim. 6:3-6:16

  1. The Manner and Method of False Teachers - 6:3-6:10
  2. Timothy's Duty by Contrast - 6:11-6:16

CONCLUSION - 1 Timothy 6:17-6:21

1. Postscript - 1Tim. 6:17-6:19

2. Summing up - 1Tim. 6:20-6:21a

3. Benediction - 1Tim. 6:21b

2 TIMOTHY - CHRIST AND HIS MINISTER

INTRODUCTION - 2 Timothy 1:1-1:5

1. Personal Introduction - 2Tim. 1:1

2. Greeting to Timothy - 2Tim. 1:2

3. Thanksgiving - 2Tim. 1:3-1:5

Part A: PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2 Timothy 1:6-2:13

A1. Gifts - 2Tim. 1:6-1:18

  1. The Injunction - 1:6-1:8
  2. The Incentives - 1:9-1:18

A2. Grace - 2Tim. 2:1-2:13

  1. The Injunctions - 2:1-2:6
  2. The Incentives - 2:7-2:13

Part B: CHURCH RESPONSIBILITY - 2 Timothy 2:14-3:13

B1. Present Perils and Duties - 2Tim. 2:14-2:26

  1. The Workman and the Destroyers - 2:14-2:19
  2. The Lord's Servant - 2:20-2:26

B2. The Coming Troubles - 2Tim. 3:1-3:13

  1. Description - 3:1-3:9
  2. Paul's Experience - 3:10-3:13

Part C: TRUTH RESPONSIBILITY - 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

C1. The Scriptures and their Value - 2Tim. 3:14-3:17

  1. "Abide" - 3:14
  2. The Value of the Writings - 3:15-3:16
  3. The Purpose of Abiding - 3:17

C2. The Final Charge - 2Tim. 4:1-4:5

  1. His Work - 4:1-4:4
  2. His Character - 4:5

CONCLUSION - 2 Timothy 4:6-4:22

1. Paul's Final Attitudes - 2Tim. 4:6-4:18

  1. As to his Ministry - 4:6-4:8
  2. As to his Associates - 4:9-4:13
  3. As to his Enemies - 4:14-4:18

2. The Last Salutation - 2Tim. 4:19-4:22

TITUS - CHRIST AND HIS MINISTER

INTRODUCTION - Titus 1:1-1:4

1. Personal Introduction - Tit. 1:1-1:3

  1. Divine Authority

2. Address to Titus - Tit. 1:4

Part A: CHURCH GOVERNMENT - Titus 1:5-1:16

A1. The Office - Tit. 1:5-1:9

  1. Elders - 1:5
  2. Bishops 1:7

A2. The Functions - Tit. 1:5-1:9

  1. God's Steward - 1:7
  2. The Teacher - 1:9

A3. The Character - Tit. 1:5-1:9

  1. Blameless in family - 1:6
  2. Blameless personally - 1:7-1:8
  3. Blameless in doctrine - 1:9

(Parenthesis Local Reason for the Instruction - Tit. 1:10-1:16)

Part B: CHURCH BEHAVIOUR - Titus 2:1-2:15

B1. The Precepts - Tit. 2:1-2:10

  1. Aged Men - 2:1-2:2
  2. Aged Women - 2:3
  3. Young Women - 2:4-2:5
  4. Young Men - 2:6-2:8
  5. Servants - 2:9-2:10

B2. The Power - Tit. 2:11-2:15

  1. The two Epiphanies - 2:11-2:13
  2. The Gift and its Purpose - 2:14-2:15

Part C: CHURCH AND STATE - Titus 3:1-3:11

C1. The Church's Duty - Tit. 3:1-3:2

C2. The Church's Impulse - Tit. 3:3-3:7

C3. The Method of Realization - Tit. 3:8-3:11

CONCLUSION - Titus 3:12-3:15

1. Personal - Tit. 3:12

2. Zenas and Apollos - Tit. 3:13

3. Postscripts - Tit. 3:14

4. Valuation and Benediction - Tit. 3:15

PHILEMON - CHRIST AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

INTRODUCTION - Philemon 1:1-1:3

1. To Philemon

2. Also the Church

Part A: THE APPROACH - Philemon 1:4-1:7

A1. Thanksgiving for Philemon's Love

A2. Thanksgiving for Philemon's Faith

Part B: THE ARGUMENT - Philemon 1:8-1:16

B1. Paul Introduces his Subject by Introducing Himself - Philem. 1:8-1:9

B2. Paul strengthens his argument by References to Onesimus - Philem. 1:10-1:16

Part C: THE APPEAL - Philemon 1:17-1:21

C1. Direct "Receive him as myself"

C2. I owe you

C3. You owe me

C4. Confidence

CONCLUSION - Philemon 1:22-1:25

1. Prepare me a Lodging

2. Salutation

3. Benediction

HEBREWS - CHRIST THE FINAL SPEECH OF GOD

INTRODUCTION - Hebrews 1:1-1:2a

1. Unargued Truth

  1. God
  2. God speaks

2. The Two Economies

  1. "Of old time"
  2. "At the end of these days"

Part A: THE ARGUMENT FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH - Hebrews 1:2b-10:37

A1. Superiority of the Speech of the Son - Heb. 1:2b-7:28

  1. Superior to Angels (The Book of Genesis) - 1:2b-2:18
    1. (Exhortation and Warning - 2:1-2:4)
  2. Superior to Leaders (The Books of Exodus and Joshua) - 3:1-4:13
    1. (Moses - 3:1-3:6)
    2. (Exhortation and Warning - 3:7-4:7)
    3. (Joshua - 4:8-4:10)
    4. (Exhortation and Warning - 4:11-4:13)
  3. Superior to Priesthood (The Book of Leviticus) - 4:14-7:28
    1. (Aaronic - 4:14-5:10)
    2. (Exhortation and Warning - 5:11-6:12)
    3. (Levitic - 6:13-7:28)

A2. Superiority of Consequent Relationships - Heb. 8:1-10:37

  1. The Better Covenant - 8:1-8:13
  2. The Better Worship - 9:1-10:18
  3. The Better Fellowship - 10:19-10:25
  4. (Exhortation and Warning - 10:26-10:37)

Part B: THE APPEAL FRUITFULNESS OF FAITH - Hebrews 10:38-12:29

B1. The Witnesses - Heb. 10:38-12:3

  1. The Old Economy. A Cloud of Witnesses - 10:38-11:40
  2. The New Economy. The One Witness - 12:1-12:3

B2. The Great Appeal - Heb. 12:4-12:29

  1. The Perils - 12:4-12:17
    1. Failure to respond to Chastening - 12:4-12:13
    2. Falling short of the Grace of God - 12:14-12:17
  2. The Encouragement - 12:18-12:24
    1. The Old. Terror and Majesty - 12:18-12:21
    2. The New. Tenderness and Mercy - 12:22-12:24
  3. The Appeal - 12:25-12:29
    1. "See that ye refuse not ... for ..." - 12:25-12:27
    2. "Let us have grace ... for ..." - 12:28-12:29

CONCLUSION - Hebrews 13:1-13:25

1. Closing Injunctions - Heb. 13:1-13:17

  1. Conduct of Faith - 13:1-13:6
  2. Anchorage of Faith - 13:7-13:9
  3. Worship of Faith - 13:10-13:15
  4. Fellowship of Faith - 13:16-13:17

2. Personal Conclusion - Heb. 13:18-13:25

JAMES - CHRIST AND HIS ETHIC

INTRODUCTION - James 1:1

1. No Details of human Relationship, only that to Christ and God

2. Letter addressed to Jewish Christians scattered abroad

Part A: FAITH AS A PRINCIPLE OF VICTORY IN TEMPTATION - James 1:2-1:27

A1. Temptation - Jam. 1:2-1:15

  1. As Adversity of Circumstances - 1:2-1:12
  2. As Allurement to Sin - 1:13-1:15

A2. The Principle of Victory. Faith's hold on the Word - Jam. 1:16-1:25

  1. The Admission. Every good gift and perfect boon from God - 1:16-1:17
  2. The Test. Those born of the Word must realize the ideal - 1:18
  3. The Responsibilites - 1:19-1:25
    1. The Word received - 1:19-1:21
    2. The Word obeyed - 1:22-1:25

A3. The Contrast - Jam. 1:26-1:27

  1. "Seemeth to be Religious"
  2. "Pure Religion"

Part B: FAITH AS A PRINCIPLE OF ACTION TOWARD MEN - James 2:1-2:26

B1. The Failure - Jam. 2:1-2:11

  1. Judge not - 2:1-2:4
  2. "Ye Despise the Poor. Theirs is the Kingdom" - 2:5-2:7
  3. The Positive Statement "If ye fulfill" - 2:8-2:11

B2. The Correction - Jam. 2:12-2:25

  1. Injunction to act as those to be judged by the Law of Liberty - 2:12-2:13
  2. The Profitlessness of Creed without Conduct - 2:14-2:20
  3. Two Illustrations - 2:21-2:25

B3. The Principle. The Central vein of the Epistle - Jam. 2:26

Part C: FAITH AS A PRINCIPLE OF WISDOM IN SPEECH - James 3:1-3:18

C1. A Warning to Public Teachers - Jam. 3:1

C2. The Tongue - Jam. 3:2-3:12

  1. Its Power for Evil - 3:2-3:6
  2. Its Untameable Nature - 3:7-3:8
  3. Its Inconsistency - 3:9-3:12

C3. The Effect of Faith - Jam. 3:13-3:18

  1. The Power of Silence - 3:13-3:16
  2. Wisdom from above the true Source of Speech - 3:17-3:18

Part D: FAITH AS A PRINCIPLE OF PURITY IN CHARACTER - James 4:1-4:17

D1. The Failure - Jam. 4:1-4:5

  1. Wars and Fightings
  2. Arising from Lust
  3. Issuing in Envy
  4. Daring to lay Tribute on Prayer

D2. The Correction - Jam. 4:6-4:10

  1. The Gift - 4:6
  2. The Responsibility - 4:7-4:10

D3. The Principle - Jam. 4:11-4:17

  1. Toward Man - 4:11-4:12
  2. Toward God - 4:13-4:16
  3. Summary - 4:17

CONCLUSION - James 5:1-5:20

1. Address to the Oppressors - Jam. 5:1-5:6

2. Address to the Oppressed - Jam. 5:7-5:12

3. Final Words - Jam. 5:13-5:20

1 PETER - CHRIST THE STRENGTH OF HIS PEOPLE

INTRODUCTION - 1 Peter 1:1-1:2

1. The Apostle and his Elect Readers - 1Pet. 1:1

2. Explanation of "Elect" - 1Pet. 1:2

Part A: ESTABLISHED FOR TESTING IN CONFIDENCE - 1 Peter 1:3-2:3

A1. The Life of Faith - 1Pet. 1:3-1:5

  1. The Beginning. "Begat us again" - 1:3
  2. The Issue. "An Inheritance" - 1:4
  3. The Assurance. " ... are guarded" - 1:5

A2. The Proving of Faith - 1Pet. 1:6-1:12

  1. The Value of Proof - 1:6-1:7
  2. The Principle of Believing - 1:8-1:9
  3. The Testimony of the Past - 1:10-1:12

A3. The Practice of Faith - 1Pet. 1:13-2:3

  1. Personal - 1:13-1:21
  2. Relative - 1:22-2:3

Part B: ESTABLISHED FOR TESTING IN CONDUCT - 1 Peter 2:4-3:9

B1. The Life of Holiness - 1Pet. 2:4-2:10

  1. Composition. Living Stone and living stones - 2:4-2:6
  2. Quality. The Preciousness of the Living Stone - 2:7-2:8
  3. Vocation. Exhibiting the excellencies - 2:9-2:10

B2. Practice of Holiness - 1Pet. 2:11-3:9

  1. General Instructions. Personal - 2:11-2:12
  2. National Relationships - 2:13-2:17
  3. Household Relationships - 2:18-2:25
  4. Home Relationships - 3:1-3:7
  5. General Instructions. Corporate - 3:8-3:9

Part C: ESTABLISHED FOR TESTING IN CHARACTER - 1 Peter 3:10-5:7

C1. The Life of Victory - 1Pet. 3:10-3:22

  1. Principle. "If ye should suffer" - 3:10-3:17
  2. Pattern. "Christ also suffered" - 3:18-3:22

C2. Process of Victory - 1Pet. 4:1-5:7

  1. The Equipment. "Arm yourselves with the same mind" - 4:1-4:11
  2. The Principle. "Partakers of Christ's sufferings" - 4:12-4:19
  3. Responsibilities - 5:1-5:7

Part D: ESTABLISHED FOR TESTING IN CONFLICT - 1 Peter 5:8-5:11

D1. The Life of Conflict - 1Pet. 5:8-5:9a

  1. The Adversary - 5:8
  2. The Attitude - 5:9a

D2. The Fellowship of Conflict. "The God of all grace" - 1Pet. 5:9b

D3. The Strength of Conflict - 1Pet. 5:10-5:11

CONCLUSION - 1 Peter 5:12-5:14

2 PETER - CHRIST THE STRENGTH OF HIS PEOPLE

INTRODUCTION - 2 Peter 1:1-1:2

1. The Writer and the Readers - 2Pet. 1:1

  1. Simon Peter
  2. Servant - Apostle
  3. "The like precious faith" (Luke22:32)

2. His Desire "Knowledge" - 2Pet. 1:2

Part A: THE PRINCIPLES OF PRESERVATION - 2 Peter 1:3-1:21

A1. The Principles Stated - 2Pet. 1:3-1:11

  1. Provision - 1:3-1:4
  2. Responsibiity - 1:5-1:11
    1. Diligent Development - 1:5-1:9
    2. The more diligence - 1:10-1:11

A2. The Principles Defended - 2Pet. 1:12-1:21

  1. Determination in view of his Exodus - 1:12-1:15
  2. The Vision of the Holy Mount - 1:16-1:21
    1. The Vision. Power and Coming - 1:16a
    2. The Proofs - 1:16b-1:21

Part B: THE PERILS - 2 Peter 2:1-3:9

B1. Threatening the Power. False Teaching - 2Pet. 2:1-2:22

  1. The Peril declared - 2:1-2:3a
  2. Judgement announced - 2:3b-2:9
  3. The Peril unmasked - 2:10-2:22

B2. Threatening the Coming. False living - 2Pet. 3:1-3:9

  1. The Peril declared - 3:1-3:4
  2. The Answer - 3:5-3:9

CONCLUSION - 2 Peter 3:10-3:18

1. The Coming - 2Pet. 3:10-3:13

2. The Power - 2Pet. 3:14-3:16

3. Final Words - 2Pet. 3:17-3:18

1 JOHN - CHRIST AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

INTRODUCTION - 1 John 1:1-1:4

1. Facts of the Gospel Epitomised - 1:1-1:2

2. The Purpose - 1:3-1:4

Part A: FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD. GOD IS LIGHT - 1 John 1:5-2:29

A1. Fellowship with Light - 1 John 1:5-2:11

A2. Perils of Darkness - 1 John 2:12-2:29

Part B: FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD. GOD IS LOVE - 1 John 3:1-4:21

B1. Fellowship with Love - 1 John 3:1-3:24

B2. Perils of Hatred - 1 John 4:1-4:21

Part C: FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD. GOD IS LIFE - 1 John 5:1-5:12

C1. Life and Love - 1 John 5:1-5:3

C2. Life and Light - 1 John 5:4-5:12

CONCLUSION - 1 John 5:13-5:21

1. "That ye may know" - 1 John 5:13-5:17

2. "We know" - 1 John 5:18-5:21

2 JOHN - CHRIST AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

INTRODUCTION - 2 John 1:1-1:4

1. Addresses and Key Word Truth - 1:1-1:2

2. Salutation - 1:3

3. The Apostle's Joy - 1:4

Part A: LOVE - 2 John 1:5

A1. The Commandment

Part B: LOVE AND LIGHT - 2 John 1:6

B1. Love Defined

B2. Light Defined

Part C: LIGHT AND LOVE - 2 John 1:7-1:11

C1. A Warning - 2 John 1:7

C2. Injunction - 2 John 1:8

C3. A Test - 2 John 1:9

C4. A Requirement - 2 John 1:10-1:11

CONCLUSION - 2 John 1:12-1:13

1. The Farewell

3 JOHN - CHRIST AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

INTRODUCTION - 3 John 1:1-1:4

1. The Address - 1:1

2. The Prayer - 1:2

3. The Apostle's Joy - 1:3-1:4

Part A: GAIUS: LOVE PRACTICED - 3 John 1:5-1:8

A1. Gaius' Hospitality - 3 John 1:5-1:6a

A2. Injunction to Continue - 3 John 1:6b

A3. The Reason - 3 John 1:7-1:8

Part B: DIOTREPHES: LOVE VIOLATED - 3 John 1:9-1:10

B1. The Reason of Diotrephes' Disobedience - 3 John 1:9

B2. The Warning - 3 John 1:10a

B3. The Expression of Diotrephes' Pride - 3 John 1:10b

Part C: DEMETRIUS: LOVE, LIGHT, LIFE - 3 John 1:11-1:12

C1. The Injunction - 3 John 1:11a

C2. Central Statement - 3 John 1:11b

C3. The Example of Demetrius - 3 John 1:12

CONCLUSION - 3 John 1:12-1:13

1. Anticipation of Meeting

2. A Message of Peace

JUDE - CHRIST THE PERFECT AND PERFECTING LORD

INTRODUCTION - Jude 1:1-1:3

1. The Writer and the Readers - Jude 1:1

2. Salutation - Jude 1:2

3. The Writing. Change of Purpose declared - Jude 1:3

Part A: THE DANGER - Jude 1:4-1:16

A1. Described - Jude 1:4-1:11

  1. Its Nature - 1:4
  2. Its Peril - 1:5-1:7
  3. Its Arrogance - 1:8-1:10
  4. Its Doom - 1:11

A2. Denounced - Jude 1:12-1:16

  1. Figurative Denunciation - 1:12-1:13
  2. Enoch's Prophecy applied to them - 1:14-1:15
  3. Final Description - 1:16

Part B: THE DUTY - Jude 1:17-1:23

B1. Recognition of the Danger - Jude 1:17-1:19

  1. Declared by the Apostles - 1:17-1:18
  2. Distinguished by two things - 1:19

B2. The Personal Duty - Jude 1:20-1:23

  1. Central Clause "Keep yourselves" - 1:21
  2. How this is to be done - 1:20-1:21
  3. Duty towards others - 1:22-1:23

CONCLUSION - Jude 1:24-1:25

1. "Him that is able to guard you from stumbling." Continuity

2. "To set you before the presence of His glory." Consumation

3. "To Him be glory"

REVELATION - THE UNVEILING OF JESUS CHRIST

PROLOGUE - Revelation 1:1-1:3

1. The Book. Its Nature, origin, method - Rev. 1:1-1:2

2. The Benediction - Rev. 1:3

INTRODUCTION - Revelation 1:4-1:8

1. The Mutual Benediction. "To you" "Unto Him" - Rev. 1:4-1:6

2. Central Truths - Rev. 1:7-1:8

Part A: JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF - Revelation 1:9-1:20

A1. The Occasion - Rev. 1:9-1:11

A2. The Vision - Rev. 1:12-1:16

A3. The Voice - Rev. 1:17-1:18

A4. The Commission - Rev. 1:19-1:20

Part B: JESUS CHRIST AND THE CHURCH - Revelation 2:1-3:22

B1. Ephesus. Apostolic - Rev. 2:1-2:7

B2. Smyrna. Persecution - Rev. 2:8-2:11

B3. Pergamum. Patronage - Rev. 2:12-2:17

B4. Thyatira. Corruption - Rev. 2:18-2:29

B5. Sardis. Reformation - Rev. 3:1-3:6

B6. Philadelphia. Evangelisation - Rev. 3:7-3:13

B7. Laodicea. Apostacy - Rev. 3:14-3:22

Part C: JESUS CHRIST AND THE KINGDOM - Revelation 4:1-22:5

C1. Millennial Preparation - Rev. 4:1-18:24

  1. The Heavenly Order - 4:1-4:11
  2. The Earthly Administration - 5:1-5:14
  3. The Procedure - 6:1-18:24
    1. Seals - 6:1-8:5
    2. Trumpets - 8:6-9:21 and 11:15-11:19
    3. (Parentheses 1 - 10:1-11:14)
    4. (Parentheses 2 - 12:1-14:20)
    5. Plagues - 15:1-16:21
    6. Fall of Babylon - 17:1-18:24

C2. The Millennium - Rev. 19:1-20:6

  1. The Inauguration - 19:1-20:3
  2. The Reign - 20:4-20:6

C3. Millennial Issues - Rev. 20:7-22:5

  1. "After the Thousand years" - 20:7-20:10
  2. The Great Assize - 20:11-20:15
  3. The Kingdom of the Son - 21:1-22:5

EPILOGUE - Revelation 22:6-22:21

1. Final Words of Jesus - Rev. 22:6-22:19

2. Final Words of John - Rev. 22:20-22:22