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Ephesians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Ephesians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Klyne Snodgrass

Ephesians transcends the paradigm of works-based righteousness. Indeed, there is no ladder high enough that we can climb to heaven—only Christ can restore our relationship with God. And he does: we have so much more than forgiveness in Christ. Our lives are constantly being transformed to look more and more like the example set for us by Jesus. The NIV App… Read more…

Philippians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Philippians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Frank Thielman

Paul wrote his letter to the church in Philippi during his imprisonment under Rome’s authority. He encourages its members not to worry and provides an inspiring example of finding joy in suffering for the sake of Christ. He exhorts them to make evangelization their first priority, and be unified in Christ. Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke University) uses this … Read more…

Colossians, Philemon: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Colossians, Philemon: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by David E. Garland

The letters to the Colossians and Philemon come with unique historical and textual challenges. Of particular concern is the issue of authorship: did Paul really write these letters? If he didn’t write them, should they be included in Biblical cannon? Where do we draw the line for cultural admonishments vs. universal commands—especially concerning the rol… Read more…

1&2 Thessalonians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Thessalonians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Michael W. Holmes

These letters to the church in Thessalonica are historically enlightening and comparatively unique when it comes to Paul’s writings as a whole. In them he addresses his eschatological views, or how people ought to live in light of Christ’s eventual second coming. Michael W. Holmes (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) gives us an excellent foundation o… Read more…

1&2 Timothy, Titus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Timothy, Titus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Walter L. Liefeld

Just as today’s church deals with a myriad of issues, Christians in Paul’s time had issues of their own. Doctrinal matters are now dividing lines between thousands of denominations—Paul sensed that danger of division thousands of years ago as he wrote his letters to Timothy and Titus, two young church leaders. He writes about false teachers, the role o… Read more…

1 Peter: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1 Peter: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Scot McKnight

This letter by Peter is full of encouragement and exhortation to live in right relationship both with God and with each other. The letter contains practical advice on what exactly putting others first looks like, even if it means accepting suffering for a time. This volume of the NIV Application Commentary series by Scot McKnight helps us to understand how P… Read more…

2 Peter, Jude: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

2 Peter, Jude: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Douglas J. Moo

Peter and Jude, the apostles who wrote these letters, speak against the deceptive messages that other so-called Christians—false prophets—were spreading. They encourage believers to hold fast to the Gospel they were originally given instead of listening to the ungodly, who “by stealth” enter the church and distort God’s grace. These messages, roote… Read more…

James: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

James: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by David P. Nystrom

James’ epistle is considered by some to be the most difficult New Testament book to comprehend. Its focus is on doing good works, as opposed to the faith that is central to the majority of the other books in the New Testament. This is easy to misunderstand, especially when this seemingly contradictory focus is supported by extensive quotations from Jesus.… Read more…

Hebrews: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Hebrews: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by George H. Guthrie

The author of Hebrews writes about a variety of issues including repentance, faith, transformed living, and Jesus as Messiah and high priest. George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) writes on the original, theological importance of Hebrews in this book of the NIV Application Commentary, as well as how we can apply that to our mo… Read more…

Letters of John: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Letters of John: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gary M. Burge

The epistles of John betray the continuing challenges the early church faced. In this volume of the NIV Application Commentary series, Gary M. Burge (Ph.D., King’s College, Aberdeen University) leads us through John’s letters, connecting them to John’s Gospel as he goes, and illuminates their original messages and how we can apply them here and now.… Read more…

Revelation: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Revelation: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Craig Keener

Dealing with Revelation in all its complexity is a difficult task. Through the years it has been the center of much debate—debate that has caused many to ignore Revelation altogether. However, leading evangelical scholar Craig S. Keener, in this in-depth volume of the NIV Application Commentary, analyzes and explains Revelation in its genre as apocalyptic … Read more…

Genesis: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Genesis: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by John Walton

Genesis serves as a foundation for the doctrine of redemption. From the beginning, God shows himself to be relatable, purposeful, and active. He truly cares about His creation and desires to be present, rather than watching events from a distance. To come to an understanding of our own history of salvation, we must place God first, just as Genesis demonstr… Read more…


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