Title: The Sower of the Word, and He Who Gives the Increase (note the words in A. planted & watered, and the words in B. gave & increase)
(An Alternation Structure*)
A.| verse 6a, I have planted, Apollos watered. (they sowed the Word of God)
B.| verse 6b, God gave the increase. (but God makes the sown Word grow)
A.| verse 7a, Neither is he that planted anything nor he that watered. (it is the Word that makes someone a somebody)
B.| verse 7b, God gives the increase. (because God makes the sown Word grow)
*As illustrated in the E-book series, Geneses (chapter eight), written by ~LMJ~
Titled: Keeping the Commandments and Abiding in Love (note the words in A. keep & commandments, and the words in B. abide & love)
(An Alternation Structure)
A.| verse 10a, If ye keep my commandments. (PROPOSITION – why do what I say, says Jesus)
B.| verse 10b, Ye shall abide in my love. (IF – you follow my instructions, then a reward – my abiding love)
A.| verse 10c, Even as I keep my Father’s commandments. (EXAMPLE – because I do, I am your example)
B.| verse 10d, And abide in my love. (RESULT – you will abide – in my love)
As illustrated in the E-book series, Geneses (chapter eight), written by ~LMJ~
Titled: A Day with Lot and the Angels
(Repeated Alternation Structure)
A. 1| verses 1-4, Evening. The Angels’ reception by Lot.
B. 1| verses 6-8, Lot’s grievances with sodomites.
A. 2| verses 10-13, Nighttime. The Angels’ protection of Lot. (Announcement of the destruction of Sodom.)
B. 2| verse 14, Lot’s criticisms of his family.
A. 3| verses 15-17, Dawning. Jehovah merciful with Lot.
B. 3| verses 18-20, Lot’s rights with Jehovah.
A. 4| verses 21-26, Sunrise. Jehovah’s acquiescence with Lot. (Destruction of Sodom.)
As illustrated in the E-booklet series, Geneses (chapter eight), written by ~LMJ~
Titled: Your Righteous Salvation
(An Introversion Structure)
A.| verse 9a, Confess with thy mouth. (the Lord Jesus)
B.| verse 9b, Believe in thine heart. (that God hath raised him from the dead)
C.| verse 9c, Thou shalt be saved. (this stands alone with nothing to be added or subtracted from this eternal truth)
b.| verse 10a, For with the heart man believeth. (result – righteousness)
a.| verse 10b, With the mouth confession is made. (result – salvation)
-9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
-10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Illustrated by ~LMJ~
*For more on Romans 10:9-10, see: The Belief of Our Confession
“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness– Psalms 17:15. This is a future promise of God revealed to us by King David, a promise that many past believers had hope in; it is the promise to wake up with thy likeness, the likeness of the Savior ― this same future promise is promised to all believers who will ascend up in their Savior’s likeness; Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body– Philippians 3:21.” ~LMJ~