One Volume Edition
In its multi-volume version, this is one of the best-selling commentary sets of all time! James Murphy and Albert Barnes' conservative verse-by-verse explanation of the King James text and practical applications are dependable and profitable for sermon preparation, biblical study, and teaching.
The Bible Speaks Today is a series of expositions, based on the books of the Old Testaments. Each series is characterized by a threefold ideal:
The Bible Speaks Today series has been widely acclaimed for its accurate exposition, contemporary relevance and readability.All who preach and teach the Word of God,or who want to study it earnestly, will benefit from these superb studies.
In the third edition of this top-selling book, John MacArthur challenges the seeker-sensitive, user-friendly, entertainment-oriented pragmatism that permeates the church today.
In the late 1800s, Charles Spurgeon warned that the church was drifting away from the purity of the gospel, candy-coating God's Word rather than boldly proclaiming the truths of Scripture. As a result, Christianity's influence in nineteenth-century England was severely weakened. One hundred years later, John MacArthur, troubled by the seeker-sensitive movement and an emphasis on pragmatism within the church, sounded the same alarm with the first edition of Ashamed of the Gospel.
Think you're not really a leader? Think again. Leadership means influence. Young or old, man or woman, if you're a Christian, God has called you to influence others. In your church, your job, your school, your social circle, or the quietness of your home, someone is watching and waiting to follow your lead.
But what does leadership look like in a Christian? Most Christian leadership gurus today look more to corporate America for answers than to Scripture. The result is an unbiblical leadership model that sounds Christian but looks like the world leadership based on power, personality, manipulation, and coercion.
This is one of the largest homiletical commentary sets of its kind giving verse-by-verse exposition, a translation, historical and geographical information, followed by the homiletics section, homilies by numerous authors, a homiletical index to the Bible, and a complete general index volume. There are 95, 000 entries featured in this commentary set. This set is a must for any preaching student or pastor.
rnDivision. Disobedience. Legalism. These are just a few of the many problems that plague churches today, just as they plagued the Corinthian church in the first century. That's why, out of his great love and concern for this young church, Paul addressed these issues boldly, offering the Christians at Corinth much-needed admonition, instruction, and encouragement.
rnIf you have ever witnessed a church split or a denominational dispute, you know firsthand that the same sort of struggles impact our churches today. In Twelve Challenges Churches Face, pastor Mark Dever-a leading authority on the subject of church health-tackles this and eleven other major challenges we must fight to overcome.
A Handbook For Psychologists, Therapists And Pastors
Since its publication, Christian Counseling Ethics has become a standard reference work for Christian mental health professionals and a key text at Christian universities and seminaries. This thoroughly revised edition weighs and assesses the many significant developments of the intervening years that have changed the landscape of counseling. New chapters consider ethical concerns when counseling crossculturally, addressing spiritual and value issues in counseling, the broader range of services and severity of issues on college campuses, and the special considerations for mission and relief workers around the world in stressed circumstances. As more churches have developed their own counseling centers for members and others, therapists tend to see people in counseling that they know in other contexts, creating problems with confidentiality, objectivity and boundaries.
In this major work, James D. G. Dunn brings together more than two decades of vigorous and creative work on interpreting the letters of Paul into an integrated, full-scale study of Paul's thought.
Using Paul's letter to the Romans as the foundation for constructing a fuller exposition of Paul's whole theology, Dunn's thematic treatment clearly describes Paul's teaching on such topics as God, humankind, sin, christology, salvation, the church, and the Christian life. In the process Dunn engages in a concise way what other important scholars have said regarding each area of inquiry.
In this best-selling book, each chapter begins with a clear definition of the doctrine under consideration and moves on to a thorough exposition of its basis in Scripture. Then follow questions for personal application, which help to bring out the relevance of the doctrine to the life of the individual and the church. Each chapter ends with a hymn suitable for corporate use or personal meditation.