The Letter to the Hebrews: A Commentary for Preaching, by Jon C. Laansma

By Jon C. Laansma

the recent testomony ebook of Hebrews bargains one of the most memorable passages of Scripture on perseverance, religion, relaxation, the note of God, angels, divine self-discipline, salvation, town of God, and Christ, Son and excessive Priest. a lot of its textual content has spoken with impressive directness to peoples of all countries down throughout the centuries. At different issues it has remained a tough argument, even, so it really is stated, a riddle. this can be a remark in case you are looking to keep on with what this e-book says--follow it either when it comes to figuring out it and residing it. The publication is split into thirty-seven devices and every unit is mentioned when it comes to literary context, history, wording, topics, and attainable traces for instructing the textual content. The statement is written for any grownup reader, whether or not they already align with Hebrews' religion or are only curious. it's a severe dialogue, but additionally direct, to the purpose, and uncluttered via skills and technicalities. even if you're self-studying or getting ready to coach or lead dialogue, this ebook is ready for you.

"Most pastors and scholars are trying to find neither the devotional nor the educational yet for a statement that either explains the textual content and the way the writer bought there, after which additionally types out what the textual content ability within the context of the Bible and Christian theology. Laansma's statement moves a stability with reverence for God's observe and a wish to aid Bible readers turn into larger Christians."
--Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of recent testomony, Northern Seminary
"Laansma's remarkable advent to this statement makes it a needs to for a person who cares approximately Christianity. As a Catholic, i believe that ecumenical discussions among Protestants and Catholics can hardly ever discover a larger reference aspect than Laansma deals right here. As a Christian, i'm struck afresh by way of how inspiring and well timed the Letter to the Hebrews is, as published via Laansma's religious and supple prose."
--Matthew Levering, James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary

 "Laansma has produced a clean and fascinating observation that may fulfill the tutorial, train the coed, and consultant the preacher or teacher."
--Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of recent testomony Greek & Exegesis, Wheaton collage and Graduate School

"Laansma has used his vast wisdom of the recent testomony and cautious exegetical judgment to offer us an insightful interpretation of this important Biblical e-book. His paintings will give a contribution to using Hebrews for the edification of the folks of God." 
--Gareth Lee Cockerill, Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Theology, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

Jon Laansma's new remark on Hebrews is a perfect source for severe expositors, jam-packed with useful issues for instructing and preaching. As a talented pupil with a middle for the neighborhood church and for international evangelism, Dr. Laansma has an intuitive snatch of the epistle's missional context and homiletical constitution. His scholarship - that's completely as much as date--is offered in a clean, obtainable type and lively all through via a dramatic come across with Jesus Christ because the Son of God and the good excessive Priest of our salvation.
--Philip Ryken, President, Wheaton College

Jon C. Laansma is affiliate Professor of Greek and New testomony at Wheaton university and Graduate college. he's the writer of i'm going to offer you leisure: the remaining Motif within the New testomony with exact connection with Mt eleven and Heb 3-4 (1997), and editor (with Daniel J. Treier) of Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the background of Interpretation (2014).

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1 Samuel: A 10 Week Bible Study by Darren Hibbs

By Darren Hibbs

1 Samuel is the start of 1 of the main attention-grabbing tales in Scripture, the reign of King David. I Samuel is the backstory in the back of David, giving us the background of Israel within the new release earlier than David turned King.

1 Samuel is needed studying if you would like to be inspired by way of God utilizing ordinary humans to complete impressive things.

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Deuteronomy: Law and Covenant (Cascade Companions Book 35) by Jack R. Lundbom

By Jack R. Lundbom

This ebook on Deuteronomy seeks to put sooner than a large viewers of scholars and lay readers one of many vital books one of the first 5 books (together referred to as the Pentateuch) within the Hebrew Bible or previous testomony. It lifts up significant issues within the booklet, some of the most popular being Moses as prophet par excellence. Deuteronomy is the outdated Testament's significant e-book on legislations and covenant, re-presenting the 10 Commandments given to Israel at Mount Horeb (also referred to as Sinai). however the e-book is extra involved to offer the Deuteronomic Code (in chapters 12-26) taught to Israel within the plains of Moab, prior to Moses dies and Israel is to move the Jordan River into Canaan. the author of Deuteronomy isn't really Moses, as acknowledged within the Jewish Talmud, yet probably a Levitical priest within the past due 8th or early 7th century BC who assumes the personality of Moses in Judahite worship. previous poems, the music of Moses (32:1-43) and the Blessing of Moses (chapter 33), seem in a last complement to the e-book, which then closes with an account of Moses's demise and burial in Moab.

"Lundbom has written a thick yet available advent to Deuteronomy that would make an outstanding source for starting scholars and basic readers. Condensing the technical concerns in his past statement to chapters on particular thematic concerns, he demonstrates how and why Deuteronomy's 'preached legislation' has formed the Judeo-Christian culture for over millennia."
--Samuel E. Balentine, Professor of previous testomony, Director of Graduate reviews, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA

"Like a talented physician, Dr. Lundbom makes use of his big wisdom of Deuteronomy to slice right into a e-book that's imprecise for lots of sleek readers yet that could be a key witness to God's covenant faithfulness to Israel. Delving into the historical past of Deuteronomy's concept in addition to its later use, specifically within the Gospel of John, in nontechnical and transparent language he allows the reader to determine how Deuteronomy can tell the lives of believers today."
--Walter F. Taylor Jr., PhD, Ernest W. and Edith S. Ogram Professor of latest testomony Studies (Retired), Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH

Jack R. Lundbom is a member of Clare corridor, college of Cambridge, and is presently student in place of dwelling on the Albright Institute of Archaeological examine in Jerusalem. He has written the three-volume Jeremiah for the Anchor Bible observation sequence (1999, 2004), a statement on Deuteronomy (2013), and such a lot lately for the Cascade partners sequence, Jeremiah (2015).

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Exalting Jesus in Proverbs by Jonathan Akin,David Platt,Dr. Daniel L Akin,Tony Merida

By Jonathan Akin,David Platt,Dr. Daniel L Akin,Tony Merida

Edited through David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new remark sequence, projected to be forty eight volumes, takes a Christ- situated method of expositing every one e-book of the Bible.

Rather than a verse-by-verse technique, the authors have crafted chapters that specify and observe key passages of their assigned Bible books. Readers will discover ways to see Christ in all points of Scripture, and they're going to be inspired by means of the devotional nature of every exposition.

Projected individuals to the sequence contain extraordinary authors resembling Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.

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Exalting Jesus in Daniel (Christ-Centered Exposition by Dr. Daniel L. Akin,David Platt,Tony Merida

By Dr. Daniel L. Akin,David Platt,Tony Merida

Exalting Jesus in Daniel is a part of the Christ-Centered Exposition remark sequence. This sequence affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered booklet, containing a unified tale of redemptive historical past of which Jesus is the hero. It’s offered as sermons, divided into chapters that finish with a “Reflect & talk about” part, making this sequence excellent for small crew research, own devotion, or even sermon education. It’s now not educational yet fairly offers an easy-reading, functional and pleasant statement. The sequence is projected to be forty eight volumes.

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The Winged Man: The Good News According to Matthew (Celtic by Kenneth McIntosh

By Kenneth McIntosh

Publisher's Note: This ebook quantity of the Celtic Bible statement sequence comprises the formerly published advent to the sequence, examining the Bible the Celtic approach: The Peacock's Tail Feathers, written by way of sequence editor Kenneth McIntosh.

Experience the Bible because the historic Celts did.

Matthew’s model of the excellent news is frequently symbolized by way of a winged guy, as the writer observed Jesus as satisfying roles. at the one hand, he's the Divine person who broadcasts that the area of Heaven is found in the right here and now—and nonetheless, he's the Human One, who stocks our actual fact. In Matthew’s account, Jesus, like a winged guy, represents the union of human and Divine characteristics.

This first quantity of the Celtic Bible observation brings those rules to lifestyles. It includes:

• a brand new glossy translation of the Gospel of Matthew.
• chapter-by-chapter commentaries, in line with insights from old and glossy Celtic theologians.
• an introductory article on a Celtic method of interpreting the Bible.
information in regards to the Bible's heritage in Celtic lands.
• a word list of Celtic names and terms.
• a suggested interpreting list.

When the Celtic fans of Jesus learn Matthew’s Gospel, they didn't see it as useless textual content codified in precedent days yet quite as an opportunity to interlace their very own hearts with the dwelling tale of Jesus. For them, this element of scripture used to be actually a winged guy who introduced excellent news from heaven to earth.

The Realm of Heaven is throughout us—and Matthew's account calls us to adventure it for ourselves.

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Ecclesiology and Theosis in the Gospel of John: Volume 166 by Andrew J. Byers

By Andrew J. Byers

For the writer of the fourth Gospel, there's neither a Christless church nor a churchless Christ. notwithstanding John's Gospel has been extensively understood as ambivalent towards the assumption of 'church', Andrew Byers argues that ecclesiology is as vital a Johannine main issue as Christology. instead of concentrating on the neighborhood at the back of the textual content, John's Gospel directs realization to the imaginative and prescient of group prescribed in the textual content, that is awarded as a 'narrative ecclesiology' wherein the concept that of 'church' steadily unfolds through the Gospel's series. The topic of oneness features inside this script and attracts at the theological language of the Shema, a centerpiece of early Jewish theology and social identification. To be 'one' with this 'one God' and his 'one Shepherd' consists of the believers' company participation in the divine kin. Such participation calls for an ontological transformation that warrants an ecclesial identification expressed by way of the daring statement present in Jesus' quotation of Psalm eighty two: 'you are gods'.

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The Hidden Enemy: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islam, and by Michael Youssef

By Michael Youssef

What’s occurring in our world?
Why are suicide bombers attacking our towns? Why are shooters invading our places of work and department stores? Why are scholars attacking audio system at their schools? Why are there types of the reality on the web and within the media?

Michael Youssef, renowned instructor and heart japanese specialist, explains intimately what’s troubling today’s international. competitive secularism is stripping our state of the vestiges of fact, as many Christians are browbeaten into silence. What’s ironic is that secularism is de facto starting the door to the “might makes correct” nature of radical Islam. In a post-truth global, the main strong voice wins.

What can shop us and our youngsters from this chilling destiny? Michael Youssef, during this groundbreaking e-book, indicates how we will be able to win the battle opposed to competitive secularism, chase away the specter of radical Islam, and construct a brighter destiny for either ourselves and the following generation.

Be ready for the days within which we are living. comprehend what’s occurring. get up for a brighter and hope-filled destiny for our children.

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