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New Testament

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New Testament

Wanting to learn more about the New Testament? Here are some posts on topics, scholarly questions, and more on New Testament passages. Some are our own thoughts and some are the thoughts of prominent Christian scholars.

Paul and the church in Corinth are at odds. What does he do? Paul comforts them! Go in-depth with the introduction to 2 Corinthians with this excerpt from the New American Commentary. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of…

The Truth About Jesus Excerpt from the NIV Storyline Study Bible

When you think of Jesus, do you think of a man gently petting sheep? Do you think of a warrior on a white horse with a fire in his eyes? The truth about Jesus Christ is that he is all this and more. Learn about how dynamic and counter-culture Jesus…

Jesus curse the fig tree

Toward the beginning of Mark 11, Jesus goes to eat from a fig tree However, the fig tree has not bore any fruit and he curses it. Then, after clearing out the temple, Peter sees that the cursed fig tree is now withered. But why did Jesus curse the fig…

The Gospels and Acts mention the Sanhedrin quite a bit. But what do you know about them? Test your knowledge with this excerpt! It’s from the new John volume of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. We guarantee you’ll learn something new! The Sanhedrin: A Ruling Council A high priest…

The Meaning O fRomans 8

Romans 8:28 is one of the best-known verses in Romans. And it is probably one of the best known verses in the whole Bible. Here is what it says: For God works all things together for good to those who love him and are called according to his purpose.” There’s…

Story of God Bible Commentary Philippians 1

Want to shake up your daily Bible reading? In this post, we’ve included an excerpt from the Story of God Bible Commentary on Philippians 1:12-18. We love this series because of its commitment to revealing the narrative of Scripture. Then, it always shows how it applies to our lives. We…

In 2018, Thomas Schreiner’s Tyndale commentary on 1 Corinthians was published. We’ve released this volume (and 10 others!) this week. Also, we’ve taken an excerpt out of Shriner’s work to share with you here on the blog. Below you’ll find an overview on Corinthians 15:1-58 and verse-by-verse commentary on verses…

Lessons Transfiguration

In this excerpt, Warren Wiersbe shares some lessons from Christ’s transfiguration. At the end, you’ll find more information about the recently released Wiersbe Study Bible. Matthew 17, The Transfiguration After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high…

Imitating Each Other

We are called to imitate God—to be holy like him. It can seem like a daunting amount of growth. But just like in our other deep relationships, time together will cause you to grow together. Here is an encouraging article on this growth from the Couple’s Devotional Bible. But just…

Paul has a lot to say about not being conceited. It can be really easy to elevate ourselves above others—especially when we are called to bear one another’s burdens. Before you go patting yourself on the back, read this excerpt from the Mentor Commentary Series. TRANSLATION The Mentor Commentary Series:…

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