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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

Matthew 6:9-13 Why the Lord’s Prayer should be banned in cinemas
Matthew 6:9-13 Learning from Daniel’s prayer of confession
Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s prayer and its eschatological context
Matthew 6:13 Do not lead us into temptation: a mistranslation according to the Pope
Matthew 6:13 Lead us not into temptation
Matthew 6:33 Kingdom texts that don’t fit the paradigm?
Matthew 7:13-14 The way of life and the way of death
Matthew 7:21-23 Not all who say, “Lord, Lord”, know what they’re talking about
Matthew 7:24-27 Blessed are the narrative-historical interpreters: preaching the Beatitudes
Matthew 7:24-27 The parable of the two houses and the apocalyptic storm
Matthew 8:5-13 Why was Jesus so polite to the centurion and so rude to the Canaanite woman?
Matthew 8:5-13 Did Jesus heal the centurion’s male sexual partner?
Matthew 8:5-13 Who will recline at table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven?
Matthew 8:10-12 Did Jesus believe that Gentiles would be included in the renewed people of God?
Matthew 8:11-12 Jesus and the restoration of Israel according to Matthew
Matthew 8:11-12 Why did Jesus instruct his disciples not to preach the kingdom of God to Gentiles and Samaritans?
Matthew 8:23-27 Did Jesus act as though he thought he were God?
Matthew 9:1-8 Jesus and the authority to forgive sins
Matthew 9:10-13 The sick need a physician
Matthew 9:16-17 Jesus and the restoration of Israel according to Matthew
Matthew 9:37-38 What makes us so sure that the harvest is plentiful?
Matthew 10:5-15 Why did Jesus instruct his disciples not to preach the kingdom of God to Gentiles and Samaritans?
Matthew 10:28 The destruction of body and soul in gehenna
Matthew 10:34-37 Not peace but a sword
Matthew 11:8 Does Jesus have anything to say about homosexuality? Simple answer, no.
Matthew 11:12-14 The kingdom of heaven and the men of violence
Matthew 12:15-16 Did Jesus believe that Gentiles would be included in the renewed people of God?
Matthew 12:15-21 The Holy Spirit 4: The Spirit given to the servant of YHWH
Matthew 12:29 Who binds the strong man? And why? And when? And how?
Matthew 12:43-45 Seven spirits worse than the first