IV. Outline

IV. Outline

  1. Proposition: A Disloyal Community (1:1-3:6)
    1. Faltering Conquest: The Failure That Is Sin (1:1-2:5)
    2. Fractured Covenant: The Failure That Is Judgment (2:6-3:6)
    3. Summary
  2. Demonstration: A Disintegrating Community (3:7-16:31)
    1. The Exemplary Judge (3:7-11)
    2. Triumph by the Word (3:12-5:31)
      1. The devastating word (3:12-30)
      2. Minor judge, major achievement (3:31)
      3. The delivering word (4:1-5:31)
    3. Transition (6:1-10:5)
      1. Anointed ambiguity (6:1-8:32)
      2. The self-made king (8:33-9:57)
      3. Salvation by administration (10:1-5)
    4. Tragedy in the Spirit (10:6-16:31)
      1. Spirit-driven savagery (10:6-12:7)
      2. The measure of mediocrity (12:8-15)
      3. Charisma and corruption (13:1-16:31)
    5. Summary of 3:7-16:31
  3. Summation: Community in Chaos (17:1-21:25)
    1. Perverted Conquest (17:1-18:31)
    2. Perverted Covenant (19:1-21:25)
    3. Summary of 17:1-21:25