Bible index

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Matthew
1:18-25 What do the Christmas stories tell us about the pre-existence of Jesus?
1:20 More on the virgin conception
1:20-23 The birth announcement
1:20-21 He will save his people from their sins
1:20 The Holy Spirit 1: Conceived by the Holy Spirit
1:22-23 They will call his name Immanuel
1:23 Theological hermeneutics and the meaning of “Immanuel”
1:23 The conception of Jesus, Trinity, and the search for an appropriate metaphysics: it’s nearly Christmas, after all
1:23 Some dull but seasonal reflections on the historical context for the fulfilment of the Immanuel prophecy
1:23 Are Immanuel and Wonderful-Counselor-Mighty-God-Everlasting-Father-Prince-of-Peace the same person?
2:15 The conception of Jesus, Trinity, and the search for an appropriate metaphysics: it’s nearly Christmas, after all
2:15 Out of Egypt I called my son: the rabbit in the hat trick
3:7 John the Baptist and the wrath to come
3:9 Did Jesus believe that Gentiles would be included in the renewed people of God?
3:11-12 The Holy Spirit 2: He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire
3:16-17 The Holy Spirit 3: This is my beloved Son
3:17 Was Jesus an adopted Son?
4:8 Origen, Jesus, and the kingdoms of the world (in narrative-historical perspective)
4:19 Fishers of people and the judgment of Gehenna
4:19 Fishers of people, labourers for the harvest, and the mission of Jesus’ disciples
5:1-12 The beatitudes
5:1-12 Blessed are the narrative-historical interpreters: preaching the Beatitudes
5:3-11 The community of the Beatitudes and the restoration of creation
5:4 Blessed are those who mourn in Western Europe
5:5 As Scot McKnight says, the meek ought to have inherited the land
5:5 The meek shall inherit the land: an exercise in hermeneutical restraint
5:13 The salt of the earth
5:14-16 The light of the world
5:17-18 I came not to invalidate the Law or the Prophets but to fulfil
5:17-30 Justice, justification, Jesus, Jerusalem, and the hell of fire