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Works of William Perkins, Vol. 2

Works of William Perkins, Vol. 2

by William Perkins

This second volume contains Perkins’s Commentary on Galatians. Perkins preached on Galatians each Lord’s Day for over three years. Ralph Cudworth obtained Perkins’s handwritten notes and edited them for publication. Because Perkins did not complete the commentary, Cudworth supplemented the manuscript with his own comments on chapter 6. &#… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Genesis

Preaching the Word - Genesis

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Genesis contains some of the most beautiful and well-known stories in the Bible: the garden, the flood, the tower of Babel, and the lives of the patriarchs. But these are more than just good stories. They lay the groundwork for God’s relationship with humanity and for his plan for our salvation, making Genesis foundational to understanding ever… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Exodus

Preaching the Word - Exodus

by Philip Graham Ryken

To read Exodus is to encounter God. The book is about the mercy, justice, holiness, and glory of almighty God, who rules history by his sovereign power, saves the people of his covenant, and delivers his people from bondage. Once heard, the stories recorded in Exodus leave a lasting impression. Readers return to these great acts of redemption again and again… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Leviticus

Preaching the Word - Leviticus

by Kenneth A. Mathews

This new Preaching the Word commentary reveals how the regulations detailed in Leviticus point to the perfection and fulfillment of Christ in the New Testament age. It is the message that God spoke to his people through Moses as they prepared to depart for the Promised Land. It details regulations for holy living and sacrificial worship in… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Numbers

Preaching the Word - Numbers

by Iain M. Duguid

The book of Numbers tells the story of Israel’s experience, ranging from their exodus out of Egypt to their entrance into the Promised Land. The lives of two generations are recorded: the first lacking in faith and receiving their just punishment from God, and the second believing the Word of God and so entering into their inheritance as his children. … Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1 Samuel

Preaching the Word - 1 Samuel

by John Woodhouse

What kind of leaders should we follow? What kind of leaders should we be? And what does God have to do with it? These are some of the questions inherent in 1 Samuel, with its portrait of divine response to ancient Israel's leadership crisis. That crisis was met through three men-Samuel, Saul, and David-in ways that forever changed the character of Israel… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Proverbs

Preaching the Word - Proverbs

by Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.

How exactly does one become wise? With the overwhelming flood of information and opinion in our times—much of it a mixture of spin, sound bites, and trivialities—it is crucial we turn back to the Bible and pay close attention to the deep insights that have stood the test of time. Proverbs 1:20 tells us that “Wisdom cries aloud in the… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Ecclesiastes

Preaching the Word - Ecclesiastes

by Philip Graham Ryken

The book of Ecclesiastes is "about life, the way it really is," writes commentator Philip Ryken. Readers throughout the ages have been drawn to the way it honestly wrestles with the tedium of work, injustices in this life, the ravages of age, and the inevitability of death. But its wisdom, according to Ryken, is in teaching people to trust God with l… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Isaiah

Preaching the Word - Isaiah

by Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.

Isaiah is widely considered the deepest, richest, and most theologically significant book in the Old Testament. It is, without question, a profound statement by God about his own sovereignty and majesty spoken through his chosen spokesman, the prophet Isaiah. In this accessible commentary on the book of Isaiah, Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. argue… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Jeremiah and Lamentations

Preaching the Word - Jeremiah and Lamentations

by Philip Graham Ryken

The “Weeping Prophet,” the rabbis said, began wailing the moment he was born. Jeremiah had reason to weep—he witnessed the devastating consequences of life without God. Sadly, the relativism Jeremiah saw in ancient Israel predominates in America today. That’s why his words are so relevant for our lives. Better than anyone else, Jer… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Matthew

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Matthew

by Craig Keener

Widely read among the early church for its focus on the teachings of Jesus, the Gospel of Matthew is uniquely suited as a guide for discipleship. Craig Keener expertly presents this first-century work as pertinent to modern believers as well by explaining Jesus’ teachings on how to live at any time. Introductory materials describe the co… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Daniel

Preaching the Word - Daniel

by Rodney D. Stortz

Containing both triumphant stories of God's provision and difficult prophetic images, the book of Daniel stirs readers' imagination and interest. Examples abound of Daniel's unswerving dedication to the God of Israel, and the prophet describes the coming days in striking detail. Throughout this book the nature of Daniel's G… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Mark

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Mark

by Ronald J. Kernaghan

The Gospel of Mark is generally considered to be the earliest written gospel. Only in later years have scholars searched beneath its brisk, seemingly uncomplicated surface to investigate its hidden theological elegance. Author Ronald Kernaghan leads readers into a compelling examination of Mark as a parable—a dynamic account that challe… Read more…

Preaching the Word - The Sermon on the Mount

Preaching the Word - The Sermon on the Mount

by R. Kent Hughes

The three chapters of Matthew known as the Sermon on the Mount contain truths so rich and powerful that even a lifetime of study could not exhaust their depths. For centuries, Jesus’s majestic portrait of the kingdom of heaven and his unparalleled instructions for godliness have captivated Christians and non-Christians alike. In this classic commentary, no… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Mark Volume 1

Preaching the Word - Mark Volume 1

by R. Kent Hughes

In our age of aggressive evil and apathetic faith, the Gospel of Mark resounds with the dynamic power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most dramatic and action-packed of the synoptic Gospels, Mark's writing continues to inspire increased commitment in the Church at large. Mark's portrayal of Christ as the Servant-Savior takes … Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - John

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - John

by Rodney A. Whitacre

John’s purpose in the Gospel of John is two-fold: to encourage believers and to demonstrate reasons to believe and proclaim Jesus as Messiah, the divine Son of God. Both first century believers and modern Christians can be inspired by this account of the significance of Jesus’ life and teachings. Rodney A. Whitacre’s commentary expl… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Mark Volume 2

Preaching the Word - Mark Volume 2

by R. Kent Hughes

This second volume covers Mark 9:2-16:20, the culmination of Jesus's ministry on earth. Seen in glory on the Mount of Transfiguration, challenged by religious skeptics, the Christ moves inexorably toward the cross, where history's greatest battle would be fought and won. And so we, like the ancient world, are confronted with the crucified and risen C… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Acts

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Acts

by William J. Larkin, Jr.

Following the ascension of Jesus, the strife-torn, ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine was a hostile environment for the gospel. Despite that, the gospel flourished -- from Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria, and the rest of the known world. In Acts, the sequel to his Gospel, Luke describes how the Holy Spirit tran… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 1

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 1

by R. Kent Hughes

Luke's carefully researched and "orderly account" of the life of Christ is one of the finest pieces of historical writing in all of ancient literature. Yet it also accomplishes its divinely appointed—and more personal—purpose: that people of every century "may know the truth." "Those who study Luke cannot stay t… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Romans

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Romans

by Grant R. Osborne

Not many books of the Bible have so impacted the movement of church history like Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Think of Augustine’s heart-rending conversion in the fourth century, or Martin Luther’s monumental rediscovery of justification by faith in the 16th. Think of John Wesley’s conversion and how it influenced the church to re… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 2

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 2

by R. Kent Hughes

Luke's carefully researched and orderly account of the life of Christ is one of the finest pieces of historical writing in all of ancient literature. Yet it also accomplishes its divinely appointed purpose: that people of every century "may know the truth." The breadth of Luke's Gospel–with entire sections that are record… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Corinthians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Corinthians

by Alan F. Johnson

The church of Corinth and the issues it faced are quite similar to those of today’s churches. We face ethnic, religious, economic, and social barriers. Churches split over matters of authority, sexual practice, gender, marriage, and divorce. Paul wrote his letter to the Corinthians to give them practical solutions to these problems. In… Read more…

Preaching the Word - John

Preaching the Word - John

by R. Kent Hughes

While each of the Gospels presents Christ with a distinct emphasis, the Gospel of John focuses on His greatness. As the timeless Creator-God of the universe. As the Word made flesh. As the gracious Lover of our souls who is the only Way to the Father. Instead of detailing the facts and events of His earthly life, as the other Gospel writer… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Corinthians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Corinthians

by Linda L. Belleville

When Paul wrote his second letter to the church in Corinth, he was addressing some of the same materialistic issues and tendencies towards decadence that assail churches today. Paul’s tactics and time-proven ministerial insights are still relevant ways of addressing these very problems. In this thorough commentary of 2 Corinthians,Linda … Read more…

Preaching the Word - Acts

Preaching the Word - Acts

by R. Kent Hughes

Dynamic churches–congregations that are experiencing phenomenal growth, Christian ministries that God is using to take down walls, churches where souls are being saved and lives transformed–inspire us and make for great reading. The book of Acts, the divinely inspired history of the early church, is all this and more. In the author'… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Galatians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Galatians

by G. Walter Hansen

Walter Hansen begins his commentary with this piercing counsel: "Wherever ethnic rivalries are destroying societies, the book of Galatians calls Christians to express the truth of the gospel in communities where there are no ethnic or social or gender divisions.” With billions of people in need of hearing the gospel, this cuts to the heart of evangelis… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Romans

Preaching the Word - Romans

by R. Kent Hughes

Few Christians would dispute that the book of Romans is one of the most powerful and influential books ever written. After all, Paul’s epistle has been the written force behind some of the most significant conversions of church history: St. Augustine was convicted of his sin after reading some verses from the thirteenth chapter; Martin Luther recovered th… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Ephesians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Ephesians

by Walter L. Liefeld

For readers who both yearn to know God more deeply and desire to know their purpose before God, Ephesians offers an overarching picture of God’s intention for His church, with Jesus Christ at the center. Paul starts out with a beautiful doxology and then exhorts the church to prove its vocal praise with action. Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus rema… Read more…

Preaching the Word - 2 Corinthians

Preaching the Word - 2 Corinthians

by R. Kent Hughes

During Paul’s ministry, Corinth was a newly rebuilt, bustling, important city in the Roman Empire. It was a place full of pride, individualism, wealth, and religious pluralism. No wonder its inhabitants held little regard for Paul’s message! Sound familiar? Our contemporary culture has much in common with ancient Corinth. The relevance… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Philippians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Philippians

by Gordon D. Fee

Nothing hinders a church’s witness—and its day-to-day existence—like conflict from within. Paul, in his letter to the church in Philippi, responded to a church body whose personal battles were worsened by outside hostility and adversity. Paul thus chose to reinforce friendship and morality in his letter, along with their “partners… Read more…


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