In this insightful and accessible commentary, Nicholas Perrin examines Luke's Gospel section-by-section, exploring the context in which it was written, providing astute commentary, and then unpacking its theology. Part of the Tyndale New Testament series, this commentary offers thorough understanding of Luke's content and structure, as well as its continued relevance for today.
Few sermons or Bible studies focus on Ezra or Haggai, but the message of these books—their emphasis on building for God, obedience to his Word, and openness to his Spirit—is one that needs to be heard today. In this BST volume, Robert Fyall highlights parallels between Israel and today's church, demonstrating the relevance of these books for God's people in all times.
The letter to the Philippians illuminates a warm relationship between Paul and the Philippian believers. In this Tyndale commentary, Jeannine K. Brown shows how motifs of joy, contentment, and unity abound as Paul reminds the Philippians of the supreme value of knowing Jesus the Messiah, highlighting how the contemporary church can living more deeply in its identity in Christ.
Most Christians are familiar with this picture of the woman at the well: a sinner, an adulteress, even a prostitute. Exploring the reception history of John 4, Caryn Reeder challenges common interpretational assumptions about women and sexuality, yielding fresh insights from the story's original context and offering a bold challenge to teach the Bible in a way that truly values the voices of women.
In this insightful, readable commentary, Michael Wilcock shows how the various characters in Chronicles make vivid the truth by which the Lord's people in every generation are to live. This thoughtful exposition on Chronicles sheds light on great overall pattern of God's hand in history, making the book come alive for students, teachers, and anyone seeking to delve deeper in the text.
In this Bible Speaks Today volume, John Olley shows how 1 and 2 Kings retell the past as preached history, addressing the exilic situation of the original readers. This accessible commentary shows how the narrative of Kings sheds light on what it means to worship, trust, and obey God in the midst of the turmoil of national and global events, doing so in rich often surprising ways.
In this insightful, readable commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel, Mary J. Evans reveals the faithfulness of God that endures behind the faults and failings of Israel's best and brightest, a faithfulness that looks on the heart and directs the path of every king and kingdom. This commentary offers accessible discussion for students, teachers, and anyone looking to delve deeper into the text.
In this passage-by-passage exposition of the book of Ruth, David Atkinson offers insightful, readable commentary on the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, this accessible commentary is ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible.
The book of Judges reveals the deepest sins of humanity in the light of God's abundant grace. Behind leaders such as Deborah, Jephthah, and Samson stands the principal actor in this drama: God as Judge. In this BST commentary, Michael Wilcock illuminates the meaning that Judges still holds for us today, exploring the message that God never abandons his people—then or now.
Isn't the violence in the book of Joshua inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus? In this BST commentary, David G. Firth illuminates the meaning that the book of Joshua still has for Christians today as it challenges us to recognize that God not only includes those who join him in his mission, but he also excludes those who choose to set themselves against it.
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