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Comments (and Commentaries) About Various Scripture Passages

The Scripture passages examined in this section range anywhere from small passages to entire books of the Bible. The articles are comprised of anything from short summaries to large "commentaries." Often, the passage being examined covers numerous topics, so it doesn't fit well into some other category on this website.

Some of the articles may give examples of a Bible study technique I call "diagramming." A few comments about this technique may be included, but it is explained in greater detail in its own section:"Diagramming of a Scripture Passage."

The book of Job has its own section, because of the large number of articles related to it.

Some studies about Scripture passages may be located elsewhere, when they focus on one specific topic.

Bible Outlines

These outlines are intended to be used while reading the Bible. Each chapter is briefly summarized, with check box to mark, once the chapter has been read. These outlines are in PDF format only. (At present, only a few books have been outlined.)

Genesis 1 - 3: An In-Depth Study Guide

This is a group of 12 lessons, 4 pages each, about the first three chapters of Genesis. The series is a verse-by-verse analysis, and includes study notes, as well as spaces to write-down what the verses themselves say. The series begins with an introduction that includes a study of 2 Peter 3:3-7. This study is in PDF format only.

The book of Job

This book has its own section on the website, because of the large number of articles related to it.

Psalm 117: Commentary and Study Guide

Included here are a commentary and a study guide for Psalm 117. The study guide includes an extended focus on God's love and faithfulness.

Reflections on Psalm 119

This psalm shows us the attitude of the person who loves God. (Compare it to the average person who claims to love God, and you might see a radical difference between the two...)

Reflections on Psalm 119:1-8

A study guide to help in reflecting on what this passage says... including the application of its message to our lives.

Understanding the Book of Ecclesiastes

A 49-page"commentary"about Ecclesiastes, that shows its relevancy for living today. Also provided is an outline (separate article) that lists the topics found in the commentary. (PDF format only)

An Introduction to the Book of HABAKKUK

Not a commentary, but an overview that requires you to do some of your own studying. This book looks at the issue of God judging a nation (in a most surprising way)... and how we should respond.

A Quick Comparison of the Four "Gospels"

A quick comparison, along with some suggestions for reading and comparing the different accounts of the "good news" (= "gospel") about Jesus.

Matthew - an Overview to the Book

A short overview of the book of Matthew. It gives some basic background information for the book, describes some of the common themes that are found throughout the book, and provides a few suggestions for studying the book.

The "Parable of the Sower" (in-depth study)

This is an analysis of the "Parable of the Sower," found in Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8. Verses in the context, which help us understand the significance of the parable (and how to interpret it correctly) are included. (In PDF format only.)

Romans 14:1 - 15:13 - The Problem of Christian Liberty

This is a survey of the issues involved when someone who is strong in his understanding of the faith interacts with someone who is weak in his understanding of the faith (such as someone who is "newborn" to salvation).

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5 & 6

This is a short analysis of these 2 chapters. It was used to demonstrate that the passage did not promote a certain health fad that was (at that time) being pushed by certain individuals in the church.

A Study on 3 John - Love, Truth and Actions

This is my translation of 3 John, with study questions that will (hopefully) encourage you to apply the message of this book to your life. [When I first published this study, I did not have a translation whose copyright restrictions would allow me to include an entire book of the Bible in an article (without getting special permission or paying royalties). So I translated it myself.]

Studies in Revelation 1-3

This is a series of 12 lessons on Revelation 1-3. Most of the studies have a 2-page "basic" outline (for those who have a basic interest in the topic), as well as a more in-depth "supplemental" study (for those who are interested in further research).

The disciple's view about God's Word...

Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. (Jeremiah 15:16))