A new volume in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series, Lissa M. Wray Beal's commentary on 1 & 2 Kings examines the successes and failures of monarchy in the divided kingdoms. It works with the final form of the biblical text and pursues historiographical, narrative and theological questions, including the relation of each chapter's themes to biblical theology.
Some chose to follow God. Others followed only fame and fortune. They lived through times of difficulty and times of triumph, through political and emotional turmoil, through popularity and through discontent. This ten-session LifeGuide Bible study focuses on the character of the kings of the Old Testament and what we can learn from them.
Carolyn Nystrom leads us to discover what it takes to be mature in Christ and to recognize God's direction and comfort when we travel dark roads.
At times every Christian feels anxious or insecure about life--and about faith. The Thessalonians were no different, and Paul's letters helped them find assurance. In these studies on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Donald Baker shows how Paul's answers can help you to be certain too.
As young church leaders, Timothy and Titus faced daunting challenges. But Paul encouraged them to put aside timidity and insecurity, and to find strength in Christ. As Pete Sommer guides you into study of these letters, you'll also find the support you need to follow through in obedience to God's Word.
The Chronicler wrote as a pastoral theologian. The congregation he addressed was an Israel separated from its former days of blessing by a season of judgment. Along with a passage-by-passage interpretation of the text, Martin Selman offers a complete introduction which surveys the Chronicler's method and summarizes key theological themes.
Paul Stevens and Dan Williams explore Christian community not as it was meant to be, but as it often really is. And they mine practical advice for overcoming the challenges of life together.
The cosmopolitan city of Corinth was the site of one of the apostle Paul's greatest evangelistic successes. However, the church he founded was full of contention. In response, Paul offered some of his most profound thinking on the body of Christ, love, and Jesus' cross and resurrection. In this Tyndale commentary Thomas Schreiner explains the text of the letter, highlights its major theological themes, and points to its relevance for today.
This volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, edited by Scott Manetsch, provides Reformation-era biblical commentary on Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth. Drawing on Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources, it reveals the richness of early modern biblical exegesis for the renewal of the church today.
With a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart, Tom Wright walks you through 1 Corinthians in this guide designed especially with everyday readers in mind. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, this study uses the popular inductive method combined with Wright's thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life.