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Systematic Theology Outlines

Systematic Theology Outlines cover, in 26 pp:

  • Prolegomena and Principium
  • Theology Proper (the Being and Works of God)
  • Mankind, Sin, and Salvation
  • Church and the Kingdom of God (incomplete)
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Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians – Outline

Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians – Outline shows the structure of one of Paul’s prison epistles, written soon after Colossians and Philemon, then delivered to Asia at the same time.

Focusing upon the nature of the Church, the conversion of the Gentiles, and the unity and dynamics of church growth, the epistle has the following structure (shown with more detail in the PDF version below):

  • Prescript, 1.1-2
  • Theological, 1.3–3.21
    1. Eulogy, 1.3-14
    2. Thanksgiving, 1.15-23
    3. Theme, 2.1-22
    4. Prayer, 3.1-21
  • Practical, 4.1–6.9
    1. Preamble, 4.1-16
    2. Theme, 4.17-24
    3. Vices and virtues, 4.25–5.21
    4. Haustafel, 5.22–6.9
  • Final charge, 6.10-20
  • Postscript, 6.21-24
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Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians – Outline

Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians – Outline emphasizes the “Christ Hymn of Praise” and the truth that …

as Lord of the Cosmos and Lord of the Church, Jesus Christ is to have first place in everything.

  • Prescript, 1.1-2 (Author, recipients, greeting)
  • Letter Opening, 1.3-23
    1. Thanksgiving, 1.3-8 (Its expression, occasion, and ground)
    2. Prayer report, 1.9-14 (Its character, content, and intended result)
    3. Christ Hymn of Praise 1.15-20
    4. Thematic statement, 1.21-23 (The letter’s three themes in reverse order)
  • Body Middle, 1.24–4.6 (Paul’s apostolic commission, persevering in the face of false teaching, and leading holy lives)
    1. Personal matters, 1.24–2.5 (Inclusio: 1.24 and 2.5)
      • General: his divine commission, 1.24-29 (Begins with ‘nun’ formula; his mandate, message, and motivation)
      • Particular: his present concern, 2.1-5 (Begins with disclosure formula: an encouragement, warning, and reassurance) [Transition, 2,6-7]
    2. Theological matters, 2.8-23 (Characterized by the indicative mood; deceptive philosophy, religious rituals, ascetic practices)
      • Statement, 2.8
      • Contrast, 2.9-23
        • According to Christ, 2.9-15
        • According to human origin, 2.16-23
      • [Transition, 3,1-4] (Corrective: “Set your minds on the things above…”)
    3. Practical matters, 3.5–4.6 (Characterized by the imperative)
      • Vice-virtue lists, 3.5-17 (Two vice lists of five each, one virtue list of five, and a supplementary section)
      • Household code, 3.18–4.1 (Exhortations to wives, husbands, children, fathers, slaves)
      • Evangelism, 4.2-6 (Advancing the gospel)
  • Closing, 4.7-18 (Greetings, a final charge, and signature)
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Biblical Studies New Testament Studies 1 John Johannine Corpus

First Epistle of John – Outline

The PDF version of First Epistle of John – Outline highlights the epistle’s literary-rhetorical features / reassurances:

  • Prologue , 1.1-4
    “. . . so that you too may have fellowship with us . . . that our joy may be made complete.”
  • The message introduced, 1.5–2.27
    “the one who says . . .”
    • Introduction, 1.5
      “God is light. . .”
    • Argument, 1.6–2.25
      “if we walk in the darkness . . . if we walk in the light. . .”
      • Test 1: Sin, 1.6-10
        “if we say . . . if we say . . . if we say . . .”
      • Reassurance, 2.1-2
        “if anyone sins . . .”
      • Test 2: Obedience, 2.3-6
        “the one who says . . . the one who says . . .”
      • Reassurance, 2.7-8
        “a new commandment . . . which is true in Him and in you . . .”
      • Test 3: Love, 2.9-11
        “the one who says . . .”
      • Reassurance, 2.12-14
        “your sins have been forgiven you . . .”
      • [A warning, 2.15-17
        “Do not love the world . . .”]
      • Test 4: Truth, 2.18-25
        • Statement, 2.18-20
          “many antichrists have appeared . . . they went out from us . . .”
        • Reassurance, 2.21
          “you know the truth . . .”
        • Test, 2.22-23
          “the one who denies . . . whoever denies . . .”
        • Reassurance, 2.24-25
          “you have eternal life . . .”
    • Conclusion, 2.26-27
      “His anointing teaches you all things . . .”
  • The message explained, 2.28–4.6
    “everyone who . . .”
    • Introduction, 2.28-29
      “He is righteous . . .”
    • Argument, 3.1–4.6
      “the children of God . . . children of the devil . . .”
    • Reassurance, 3.1-3
      “we are the children of God . . .”
      • Tension 1: Righteousness, 3.4-10
        • Explanation, 3.4-8
          “everyone who . . . no one who . . . no one who . . . the one who . . . the one who . . .”
        • Reassurance, 3.9
          “No one who is born of God practices sin . . .”
        • Conclusion, 3.10
          “the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious . . .”
      • Tension 2: Love, 3.11-24
        • Explanation, 3.11-18
          “everyone who . . .”
        • Reassurance, 3.19-22
          “we are of the truth . . .”
        • Conclusion, 3.23-24
          “love one another, just as He commanded us.”
      • Tension 3: Truth, 4.1-6
        • Explanation, 4.1-3
          “every spirit . . . every spirit . . .” Reassurance, 4.4
          “you are from God, little children, and have overcome them . . .”
        • Conclusion, 4.5-6
          “he who knows God listens to us . . .”
  • The message summarized, 4.7–5.12
    “everyone who . . .”
    • Introduction, 4.7-8
      “God is love.”
    • Argument, 4.9–5.12
      “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world . . .”
      • Tenet 1: Love, 4.9-21
        • Statement, 4.9-14
          “He loved us and sent us His Son . . .”
        • Reassurance, 4.15-18
          “we may have confidence in the Day of Judgment . . .”
        • Conclusion, 4.19-21
          “the one who loves God should love his brother also.”
      • Tenet 2: Truth, 5.1-12
        • Statement, 5.1-4
          “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God . . .”
        • Reassurance, 5.5-10
          “the one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself . . .”
        • Conclusion, 5.11-12
          “He who has the Son has the life . . .”
  • Concluding remarks, 5.13-21
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Letter of Paul to Philemon – Outline

The epistle to Philemon is one of three letters that Paul wrote to the regions of Asia and Phrygia during his first Roman imprisonment. In this short letter, Paul appeals to Philemon regarding Onesimus, the runaway slave.

  • Prescript, 1-3 (Author, recipients, greeting)
  • Opening thanksgiving, 4-7 (Exordium)
  • Body middle, 8-20 (Note the inclusio in vv. 7 and 20)
    1. Prelude to the appeal, 8-16 (Probatio)
      • Manner, 8-9
      • Subject, 10-11
      • Circumstances, 12-16
        • Natural, 12-14
        • Divine, 15-16
    2. Specifics of the appeal, 17-20 (Peroratio)
  • Epilogue, 21 (Concluding statement)

Postscript, 22-25 (Travelogue, greetings, and benediction)

In addition to the outline, the PDF version of Letter of Paul to Philemon – Outline highlights additional rhetorical features, Greek text.

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