David Wilkinson traces the theme of creation through the rich tapestry of Scripture and brings it into lively conversation with contemporary concerns.
From former pastor and professor Dale Ralph Davis, this replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series offers a reliable exposition of the visionary book of Daniel for pastors and lay commentary readers. Explaining the background to Daniel, he sifts through interpretive issues and then offers a faithful exposition of the book's message.
In Deuteronomy Moses speaks as a futurist, forecasting the challenges that Israel's coming generations will face and applying God's covenant word to new situations. Raymond Brown helps us to hear and appreciate the timeless message from the plains of Moab. God's law comes alive as a guide to good living, repentance and forgiveness under his merciful hand.
Millions responded to Karl Marx's vision of a new man and a new society. But "Paul presents a greater vision still--a new creation," writes John Stott. He expounds the text of Paul's letter to the Ephesians and describes God's radical, satisfying solution for the human predicament.
In this volume in the Bible Speaks Today commentary series, David Firth explores this paradoxically important book and its implications for our own contemporary context, where the reality of God's presence is experienced against a backdrop of God's relative anonymity and seeming absence.
In this engaging commentary on Exodus, J. A. Motyer explores the character of God through his covenant promises and persistent faithfulness to the people of Israel.
Christopher J. H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel. Ezekiel's vision of the glory of God--its departure and return--is first set within Israel's history and then in the culmination of God's promises in Christ. Embedded in the pattern of the strange, the bizarre and the wonderful is a word that still speaks to God's people today.
This commentary by Robert Fyall parallels of the challenges Israel faced to those of today's church and demonstrates the relevance of the books of Ezra and Haggai for God's people in all times. With passage-by-passage exposition of the biblical text, this resource will be helpful for pastors, teachers and anyone who wants to dive deeper into these seldom-discussed Old Testament books.
Paul's letter to the Galations came as welcome encouragement and guidance to enclaves of young converts tucked away in the mountains of Asia Minor. John Stott helps us to understand and apply the message of Galations in the face of contemporary challenges to our faith.
Genesis uncovers the origins of evil, illuminates the meaning of freedom and expresses the harmony of creation. Genesis shows us how and why we are—and offers hope for our future. David Atkinson, trained as both a scientist and a pastor, examines the opening chapters of Genesis in this Bible Speaks Today volume.
Bruce Milne guides you from Genesis to Revelation, stopping to examine key texts that illumine the destiny of humanity, the nature of heaven and hell and the glory of life everlasting in the presence of God.
Derek Tidball surveys the Scriptures for a comprehensive biblical understanding of the elusive mandate from God to "be holy as I am holy." The triune God of glory, he contends, sets us on paths that lead us through encounters with God, ourselves, our enemies and our companions to our ultimate destination, where we discover that we have been reshaped by God into his own image.
Why would God call his prophet to marry a prostitute? Derek Kidner examines the surprising and intriguing story of Hosea and his unfaithful bride. Open this thoughtful book and see how far God's love extends to the loveless.
Ever since Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah in the synagogue of Nazareth, Christians have gravitated to this great prophecy as the interpretive center of the Old Testament. Barry Webb calls Isaiah the "Romans" of the Old Testament, where all the threads come together and the big picture of God's purposes for his people and for his world are most clearly set forth.
James addressed his readers directly and pointedly with vivid images from ordinary life and attention-gripping statements. The letter shows how a genuine faith is a tested faith, how encounter with difficulties is essential to becoming mature in Christ. Author Alec Motyer is himself gripped by James's energy and concern for practical Christianity.
A replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, this book offers a new exposition on Jeremiah, a book of the victory of God's love and grace. The prophet's redemptive, reconstructive work comprises the book's portrait of the future--a future that we see fulfilled in the New Testament through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah.
David Atkinson offers a pastoral interpretation of Job's story. He shows how the message of Job can comfort us in our own difficulties and teach us to be sensitive to those who suffer.
Where is God in times of disaster? How can God allow suffering? What are God's people to do about moral decay in society? Three of the minor prophets--Joel, Micah and Habakkuk--provide insights to these problems. David Prior's passage-by-passage exposition of these three books provides careful study and measured insight and application for today's church.
The three letters of John were addressed to first-century Christians, but their teaching seems especially relevant today. David Jackman focuses on the paired themes of truth and love, mind and heart, World and Spirit--offering John's message of encouragement to a new generation.
Rosemary Nixon shows how the well-known story of Jonah continues to challenge God's people today.
Michael Wilcock's passage-by-passage commentary on Judges offers readers a fresh perspective on the ways of God with his church in a turbulent, ever-changing world.
In this Bible speaks Today volume, John Olley shows how the two books of Kings retell the past as preached history, addressing the exilic situation of the original readers. Within this account of short-term success but ultimate failure, there are pointers of hope, of God's continuing purposes and promises. In rich and often surprising ways, the narrative in Kings is part of the history that has shaped, and will continue to shape, the faith and life of Christian believers.
The destruction of Jerusalem is the likely setting for the book of Lamentations, delivered from a place of unspeakable pain in poetry of astonishing beauty and intricacy. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Christopher Wright shows that we must not, and cannot, isolate Lamentations from the rest of the Bible.
Exploring the picture in Leviticus of Israel being brought together under the law of Moses, Derek Tidball makes a definitive presentation of what life as the people of God was to be like: the civic, cultic, religious, moral, criminal, family and ritual expectations of the covenant community.
In the latest addition to the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, Peter Adam offers a readable and reliable exposition of the book of Malachi for pastors and lay commentary readers.