Drawing together biblical scholarship with a passion for authentic lives that embody the gospel, this groundbreaking interpretation of Colossians from Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat provides us with tools to subvert the empire of our own context in a way that acknowledges the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
In Timothy Gombis's dramatic reading of Ephesians we are drawn into a theological and cultural engagement with this epochal story of redemption. The Drama of Ephesians stands in the space between commentaries and specialized studies in Ephesians. Here you will renew your excitement for studying, preaching and teaching this great letter of Paul.
I. Howard Marshall provides us with a lucid guide to Luke's theology of salvation as it is unfurled in the Gospel narrative, but always with an eye on its ongoing development in the companion work, Acts.
In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines the canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients.
As part of the Classics in Spiritual Formation, the sermons of Gregory of Nyssa offer a contemporary rendering of ancient spiritual wisdom for today's readers. Includes an introduction, paraphrase by Michael Glerup of the text from the original languages, and helpful callouts that show how the work relates to your personal spiritual formation.
Entering the fray of a hotly debated issue, Michael Bird argues that the title and role of "Messiah" ascribed to Jesus is not a late addition to the four Gospels but their structural and semantic foundation. Stressing that Christianity is itself a messianic movement, Bird argues that the messianic testimony is the "mother of all Christology."
Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.
Paul Spilsbury reveals how behind the ancient multimedia show that is Revelation lies a message both simple and profound: the gospel clearly proclaimed. Here is a guide that will help us hear Revelation speak, once again inspiring grateful worship and calling us to costly discipleship.
Vaughan Roberts finds direction for today's church in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Ancient Corinth was a similarly confusing cultural landscape to our own, but in Paul's vision Roberts finds a path of wisdom that will help you choose the true spirituality of the gospel of Christ and become the authentic church God intends for you to be. Each chapter includes a Bible study.
Carefully examining the text of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, John Stott offers an inspiring and challenging description of the Christian counterculture. Its value system, ethical standard, religious devotion and network of relationships clearly distinguish it from both the nominal church and the secular world.
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