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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…

1&2 Kings: Holman Old Testament Commentary (HOTC)

1&2 Kings: Holman Old Testament Commentary (HOTC)

by Gary Inrig

The unique format of the Holman Old Testament Commentary is designed to encourage new interest in the Scriptures, expanded Bible knowledge, and discovery of specific scriptural principles and relevant applications. Each book in the series includes: "In a Nutshell" summary of the content and teaching of the chapt… Read more…

Daniel: Holman Old Testament Commentary (HOTC)

Daniel: Holman Old Testament Commentary (HOTC)

by Kenneth Gangel

The unique format of the Holman Old Testament Commentary is designed to encourage new interest in the Scriptures, expanded Bible knowledge, and discovery of specific scriptural principles and relevant applications. Each book in the series includes: "In a Nutshell" summary of the content and teaching of the chapt… Read more…

1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy and Titus: Holman New Testament Commentary (HNTC)

1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy and Titus: Holman New Testament Commentary (HNTC)

by Knute Larson

The unique format of the Holman New Testament Commentary is designed to encourage new interest in the Scriptures, expanded Bible knowledge, and discovery of specific scriptural principles and relevant applications. Each book in the series includes: "In a Nutshell" summary of the content and teaching of the chapt… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Ephesians

Preaching the Word - Ephesians

by R. Kent Hughes

The Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians is one of the most dynamic portions of all of Scripture. Called by one commentator “the crown and climax of Pauline theology,” it issues a clarion call to all who follow the Master. With its dual focus on Christ and the Church, as well as its careful presentation of doctrine and duty, Ephesians points the way … 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…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Colossians & Philemon

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Colossians & Philemon

by Robert W. Wall

Paul’s letter to the Colossians, who were absorbed with legalism and intellectual conflicts, emphasizes the essential need for belief in Christ and the calling of all Christians to demonstrate their faith in right relationship with others. Paul’s solution to a purely individual and intellectualized faith will ease believer’s hearts and minds even today… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Philippians

Preaching the Word - Philippians

by R. Kent Hughes

The four chapters of Philippians contain some of the most-quoted and beloved passages in Scripture: "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain," "Rejoice in the Lord always," "Do not be anxious about anything," "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." Yet in our familiarity with the Apostle Paul's word… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Thessalonians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Thessalonians

by G. K. Beale

The end times (eschatology) intrigued the early church as much as it does today’s church. The new church at Thessalonica, which Paul planted during his short time there, also wondered when the end might be. Paul composed two letters for them, so that they might have a fuller knowledge of the “last things.” Taken in tandem, they expla… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Colossians and Philemon

Preaching the Word - Colossians and Philemon

by R. Kent Hughes

In our day of massive religious confusion, the message of Colossians is among the most timely of all the New Testament books. Today many seek to exclude belief in God from every corner of modern life. Others flaunt "New Age" ideas about God and Christ which collide with the Scriptures. Confusion reigns and many are in need of knowing the Truth. &… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Timothy & Titus

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Timothy & Titus

by Phillip H. Towner

Issues of leadership, wealth, right handling of cults, women in ministry, and even marriage as a social establishment—the very same issues faced by today’s church—are addressed by Paul in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus. His compassionate advice to Timothy and Titus as they guide first century believers in Crete and Ephesus is advice modern churches still need… Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Preaching the Word - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

by James H. Grant, Jr.

Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica to encourage them to live in the light of the gospel. In his two letters he addresses a number of topics, including the persecution they were enduring, the second coming of Christ, and how they were to live in the present times. While the letters were written nearly two thousand years ago, pastor James H. Grant Jr. in… Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1-2 Timothy and Titus

Preaching the Word - 1-2 Timothy and Titus

by R. Kent Hughes

There are substantial reasons to be energized about studying the Pastoral Letters of Paul. Between them they teach the proper ordering of the church (1 Timothy), they present a developed challenge to all Christians (2 Timothy), and they suggest God’s priorities for mature ministry (Titus). Experienced pastors R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell have done thei… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Hebrews

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Hebrews

by Ray C. Stedman

The letter to the Hebrews is one of the longest, most striking arguments for the singularity and sovereignty of Christ in the New Testament. Today’s readers will be challenged to stretch their understanding of Christ and recommit their allegiance to Him in this portrayal of our High Priest, God’s only Son—whose life showed us how to live, whose death a… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 1

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 1

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Tes… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - James

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - James

by George M. Stulac

Recipient of Christianity Today’s Critics Choice Award! What is the connection between faith and works? What does growing in faith look like? What hope do we share with those in the midst of hardships? How do we avoid becoming like the rich young man who wouldn’t give up his wealth, and how do we govern our tongues? … Read more…

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 2

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 2

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Tes… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Peter

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Peter

by I. Howard Marshall

Recipient of Christianity Today’s Critics Choice Award! Peter’s letter encouraged his readers: not only as they endured suffering, but also as they persevered in holding fast to Christ in unbelieving and hostile world. Peter’s letter is full of practical advice for right familial and social living, not to mention for interacting with… Read more…

Preaching the Word - James

Preaching the Word - James

by R. Kent Hughes

One of the most practical books in the New Testament, the book of James is a call to action. This epistle focuses on the outworking of the Christian life, pointing us to the necessary relationship between faith and works. In a world of trials, temptation, conflict, and conceit, James urges us to demonstrate our faith through the way we live. &#… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Peter & Jude

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Peter & Jude

by Phillip H. Towner

In Simon Peter’s eyes, the mercy of forgiveness is, perhaps, matched only by the awe of experiencing trust after his threefold denial. That redemptive event in Peter’s life fueled profound letters—letters of caution and hope, grave counsel, and unimaginable promise. Jude is too often ignored because of its short length and forceful … Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1&2 Peter and Jude

Preaching the Word - 1&2 Peter and Jude

by David R. Helm

Neither Peter nor Jude minced words about the realities that would confront every Christian and that were confronting the church at large-suffering and persecution, contradictory views of the gospel, constant challenges to the faith at the hands of false teachers. Yet even in the face of these harsh realities, both biblical writers unswervingly declared that… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-3 John

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-3 John

by Marianne Meye Thompson

Divided by discord, the church John wrote his letters to greatly needed his firm instruction to rediscover Christ-centered love and unity. His letters to that church are easily adapted to modern gatherings of believers, which are often challenged by disputes –whether internal or external. In a pluralistic society, visibly holding fast to gospel truth is im… Read more…

BE Basic (Wiersbe BE Series - Genesis 1-11)

BE Basic (Wiersbe BE Series - Genesis 1-11)

by Warren Wiersbe

The world has become a confusing place. Every day we are confronted with cloudy moral issues that once seemed clear. When did the simple things get so complicated? But instead of wondering how we got here, maybe we should revisit how we got started. And there's no better place to start than the beginning of God's Word, the book of Genesis. &… Read more…

Exalting Jesus in Mark: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary (CCEC)

Exalting Jesus in Mark: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary (CCEC)

by Daniel L. Akin

With pastors in mind, Daniel L. Akin provides a practical application of the scholarly topics addressed in the book of Mark. This commentary, along with all books in the Christ-Centered Exposition series, strives to exalt Jesus while examining strong themes from the Bible’s redemptive story. This title is a part of the Christ-Centered Ex… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Leviticus, Numbers

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Leviticus, Numbers

by W. H. Bellinger Jr.

The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of… Read more…

Welwyn Commentary Series - Song Of Solomon Heavenly Love

Welwyn Commentary Series - Song Of Solomon Heavenly Love

by Gary Brady

Gary Brady takes the view that the Biblical author had in mind both a natural and spiritual understanding, and that those who originally received the book as Scripture understood it both in terms of human love and intimacy and as a portrait of the loving relationship between God and his people. How desperately people today need to learn in both these areas.&… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Psalms Volume 2

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Psalms Volume 2

by James Montgomery Boice

Covering Psalms 42-106, this second volume on the book of Psalms portrays the realities of human life and the peace that is found in God alone. James Montgomery Boice explores the life of David--his pain, trials, joy, and spiritual aspirations. Psalm 47 reveals God as king of all the earth and calls people of all nations to praise him. … Read more…

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Ezra and Nehemiah Vol 12

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Ezra and Nehemiah Vol 12

by Derek Kidner

"The chequered story of the Kings, a matter of nearly five centuries, had ended disastrously in 587 B.C. with the sack of Jerusalem, the fall of the monarchy and the removal to Babylonia of all that made Judah politically viable. It was a death to make way for a rebirth." So begins Derek Kidner in this introduction and commentary to the books of Ezra… Read more…

BE Restored (Wiersbe BE Series - 2 Samuel)

BE Restored (Wiersbe BE Series - 2 Samuel)

by Warren Wiersbe

Our God longs to restore that which is broken. Fractured relationships. Hurting families. Divided churches. No situation is beyond His grace. And most miraculous of all? He chooses to use broken people to heal broken situations. The book of 2 Samuel is a remarkable testimony to this truth. Here we find King David, a godly man reeling from tragic choices, str… Read more…

Judges: New Beacon Bible Commentary (NBBC)

Judges: New Beacon Bible Commentary (NBBC)

by Robert Branson

The book of Judges fires the imagination and chills the soul. Great victories over the strong were won by the weak. The book records not only the triumphs of war but also the depths of human depravity. This is a conflicted story of Israel's spiritual and social disintegration as the people struggled for survival while turning from God. … Read more…


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