The descent of Jesus Christ to the dead has been a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith, as indicated by its inclusion in both the Apostles' and Athanasian Creeds. But it has also been the subject of suspicion and scrutiny, especially from evangelicals. Led by the mystery and wonder of Holy Saturday, Matthew Emerson offers an exploration of the biblical, historical, theological, and practical implications of the descent.
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.
Number of Studies: 10
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.
Number of Studies: 12
How does a Christian behave when surrounded by a hostile world that doesn't understand who we are or why we do what we do? In three letters, Peter and Jude provide some powerful answers. These nine studies from Tom Wright show you the wisdom of their words for us today.
Number of Studies: 9
With a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart, Tom Wright walks you through 1-2 Thessalonians 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.
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 this ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Donald Baker shows how Paul's answers can help you to be certain too.
Number of Studies: 10
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. In this eleven-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Pete Sommer guides you into study of these letters, also helping you find the support you need to follow through in obedience to God's Word.
Number of Studies: 11
With a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart, Tom. Wright walks you through 1 and 2 Timothy Titus 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.
1 and 2 Kings offer a unique vantage point for understanding the last days of the united kingdom under David to the eventual fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Donald Wiseman brings to this commentary his lifelong study of archaeology, history, languages and documents of the ancient Near East.