Exposition Templates

 
Assisting Pastors in Bible Exposition
 
It is my desire to help teaching Pastor's in the following manner. We are presently working on formatting every book of the New Testament in the manner show belown under the title, "YOU WILL RECEIVE IT LOOKING LIKE THIS." As they become available, a notice will be posted on this page.
 
This allows the Pastor to go to his pulpit with four different versions of every verse he determines to teach.
 
The Pastor's exposition can be accomplished within the very first version associated with every verse. I have given an example of my own exposition below under the title, "YOU CAN GO TO YOUR PULPIT WITH THIS.".
 
Since the file you receive via the internet is a downloadable file, you can save it to your hard-drive or to a floppy diskette. Then, when you decide to exposit a verse, passage, chapter, or book, you can begin with the verse or verses in the formatted manner in which you received them, do your exposition, and then teach from your finished document.
 
Obviously, you don't have to do it my way. My desire is simply to provide you with four versions of the Bible for every verse you might want to exposit in the New Testament.
 
Note that the first two versions in every verse are the same version, namely the King James Version. The reason I have included the second King James Version is because your exposited verse becomes very difficult to read after it has been exposited; therefore, I have included a clean copy of your exposited verse for easy reading during your teaching session.
 
The teaching Pastor soon realizes that our English versions of the Bible do not always say the same thing in every verse. This causes great confusion, especially in Sunday School classes where the teacher is not always equipped as a teacher. Sunday School classes often become "pooled ignorance" and the class often comes away more confused than when the began because there was no adequate explanation of the verses under consideration. I will now provide an example wherein our English Bibles do not say the same thing.
 
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (KJV)
 
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (NAS)
 
Rom 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (NIV)
 
Rom 8:1 So there s now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. (TLB)
 
The King James Version adds the phrase, ". . . who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Brethren, a scribal addition exists in the King James Version that makes this different in two ways:
 
Romans 8:1, in the King James Version, is different because it does not say the same thing as the older Greek manuscripts.
Romans 8:1, in the King James Version, is different because the scribal addition has changed God's plan from salvation by grace through faith to salvation by works.
 
Both the New American Standard Version and the New International Version eliminate the phrase, "who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Even if the Bible teacher prefers to teach and try to exposit the King James Version, the honest Bible teacher must explain the existence of a major theological difficulty between the King James Version and the New American Standard, the King James Version and the New International Version, and the King James Version and The Living Bible.
 
As a prepared Bible teacher, I want to know what my congregation is reading when I am expositing a verse of Scripture. I am keenly aware that our Bibles are not always saying the same thing.
 
Now, let's look at an example of the type of document you will receive.
 
YOU WILL RECEIVE IT LOOKING LIKE THIS
 
5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (KJV)
 
5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (KJV)
 
5:5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (NAS)
 
5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-- such a man is an idolater-- has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (NIV)
 
5:5 You can be sure of this: The kingdom of Christ and of God will never belong to anyone who is impure or greedy, for a greedy person is really an idol worshiper--he loves and worships things of this life more than God. (TLB)
 
WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED IT CAN LOOK LIKE THIS
 
5:5 For this [ refers to a principle known by these believers; literally, “for this principle” ] ye [ by interpretation, the recipients of this letter, but by application, all Church Age believers ] know, [[ add” “if you are learning anything” ]] that no [ literally, “every” ] whoremonger [ literally, “fornicator” referring to the one involved in a normal illicit sexual relationship ], nor [ “or” ] unclean person [ the one who is involved in an abnormal illicit sexual relationship (see 5:3) ], nor [ “or” ] covetous man [ “covetous man” is a “covetous person” and refers to someone who has an inordinate desire for wealth ], who [ this covetous person ] is an idolater [ a worshiper of idols, making an idol out of that which is being coveted ], hath any inheritance [ “has any inheritance” is literally, “does not have an inheritance” and refers to rewards, possessions, ownership ] in the kingdom [ refers to the millennial kingdom ] of Christ and [ “even” ] of God [ the Father ]. (KJV)
 
5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (KJV)
 
5:5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (NAS)
 
5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-- such a man is an idolater-- has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (NIV)
 
5:5 You can be sure of this: The kingdom of Christ and of God will never belong to anyone who is impure or greedy, for a greedy person is really an idol worshiper--he loves and worships things of this life more than God. (TLB)
 
ANOTHER SAMPLE
 
You Receive It Looking Like This
 
5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (KJV)
 
5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (KJV)
 
5:14 For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (NAS)
 
5:14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (NIV)
 
5:14 That is why God says in the Scriptures, "Awake, O sleeper, and rise up from the dead; and Christ will give you light." (TLB)
 
Your Finished Product Looks Something Like This
 
5:14 Wherefore [ “therefore” ] he [ “He” referring to God the Father ] saith [ a paraphrase of Isaiah 26:19 and 60:1 ], Awake [ a command to become aware of your spiritual condition ] thou that sleepest [ “you sleeping one” and refers to a reversionistic condition ], and arise [ contemplates recovery from reversionism ] from [ “from among” ] the dead [[ “ones” ]], and Christ shall give thee light [ “and Christ shall give thee light” is, literally, “and He will shine on you, the Christ” ]. (KJV)
 
5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (KJV)
 
5:14 For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (NAS)
 
5:14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (NIV)
 
5:14 That is why God says in the Scriptures, "Awake, O sleeper, and rise up from the dead; and Christ will give you light." (TLB)
 
 
 
 
 
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