By-verse Notes on Philippians

No church of the early Christian era was more in tune with the theology and spirit of the Apostle Paul than were the Philippians. His letter to them is unlike any other. It is a letter to friends and brothers in a “fellowship in the gospel” (Phil. 1:5, 7) that [...]

By-verse Notes on John

The Gospel of Matthew was written primarily for the Jewish reader. The record in Mark had the Roman reader in mind. Luke was prepared for a wider audience—the Greek-speaking world. But the Gospel of John has a wider focus than all, as it was written for the whole world.John explains [...]

By-verse Notes on Luke

The Gospel According to Luke The Gospel of Luke, like Matthew and Mark, is written to a particular audience. Whereas Matthew wrote specifically for a Jewish audience and Mark for the Roman reader, Luke is written to the Greek-speaking world. The original Greek of this Gospel is very skilled and [...]

By-verse Notes on Mark

The Gospel According to Mark INTRODUCTIONIt is important for us to understand that the authors of each of the Gospels had a particular audience in mind when they wrote. They therefore presented Jesus in a specific way that would appeal to that audience. Matthew wrote to a predominantly Jewish readership. [...]

By-verse Notes on Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew While I was teaching in Myanmar/Burma in March 2019, some of my long-term, advanced students suggested that I go through the New Testament and provide basic notes, which they could then be able print as a study Bible. They specifically asked that I focus on [...]

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