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Bible reference index

This is a list of posts that comment at some length on particular New Testament passages. There are also a few Old Testament passages listed at the end.

Matthew | Mark | Luke | John | Acts | Romans | 1 Corinthians | 2 Corinthians | Galatians | Ephesians | Philippians | Colossians | 1 Thessalonians | 2 Thessalonians | 1 Timothy | 2 Timothy | Titus | Philemon | Hebrews | James | 1 Peter | 2 Peter | 1 John | 2 John | 3 John | Jude | Revelation

Luke 1:13-17 The true meaning of Luke’s Christmas, part 1
Luke 1:30-35 The true meaning of Luke’s Christmas, part 2
Luke 1:31-1:35 The virgin conception of Jesus and the christology of Acts
Luke 1:35 The Holy Spirit 1: Conceived by the Holy Spirit
Luke 1:35 The conception of Jesus, Trinity, and the search for an appropriate metaphysics: it’s nearly Christmas, after all
Luke 1:46-55 The true meaning of Luke’s Christmas, part 3
Luke 1:46-55 Some women and the story of God’s people, and a brief obituary
Luke 1:67-79 The Benedictus of Zechariah
Luke 1:68-79 The true meaning of Luke’s Christmas, part 4
Luke 2:8-20 The true meaning of Luke’s Christmas, part 5
Luke 2:10-14 Good news for all the people
Luke 2:25-38 The true meaning of Luke’s Christmas, part 6
Luke 2:29-32 A light for revelation to the Gentiles
Luke 2:29-32 Simeon and the salvation of Israel before the eyes of the nations
Luke 2:29-32 Interpreters of the New Testament should show more respect for boundaries
Luke 3:7 John the Baptist and the wrath to come
Luke 3:8 Did Jesus believe that Gentiles would be included in the renewed people of God?
Luke 3:16-17 The Holy Spirit 2: He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire
Luke 3:21-22 The Holy Spirit 3: This is my beloved Son
Luke 4:5 Origen, Jesus, and the kingdoms of the world (in narrative-historical perspective)
Luke 4:16-19 The Holy Spirit 4: The Spirit given to the servant of YHWH
Luke 4:16-21 Did Jesus avoid proclaiming a “day of vengeance” against Israel in the synagogue in Nazareth?
Luke 4:16-21 The Holy Spirit 3: This is my beloved Son
Luke 4:25-27 The widow of Zarephath, Naaman the Syrian, and the redemption of the world
Luke 7:1-10 Did Jesus heal the centurion’s male sexual partner?
Luke 7:1-10 Who will recline at table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven?
Luke 7:25 Does Jesus have anything to say about homosexuality? Simple answer, no.
Luke 9:54-55 Trump vs. Kim: what does Jesus have to say about it?
Luke 10:2 What makes us so sure that the harvest is plentiful?
Luke 10:2-4 Learning from Daniel’s prayer of confession