The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary offers critically sound biblical interpretation. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible.
The Origins and Effects of Replacement Theology
Modern Israel and its relations with its Arab neighbors has been conspicuously in the daily news ever since World War II. Until that time, the concept of "Israel" and a continuing Jewish people had been hovering in the distant background of Christian thought and doctrine since the post apostolic era. In this important work, Dr. Diprose demonstrates the uniqueness of Israel and its special place in the divine plan. By carefully reviewing relevant New Testament and post apostolic writings, the author traces the origin and development of Replacement Theology—the concept that the Church has completely and permanently replaced ethnic Israel in the outworking of God's plan throughout history—challenging its origin and role in the development of Christian thought on the future of ethnic Israel.
Now with a new foreword by Mark Galli.
A collection of the earliest known writings of the church, The Apostolic Fathers includes a sermon and six brief documents. The First and Second Epistles of Clement, the Didache, the Epistles of Ignatius, the Epistle of Polycarp, the Epistle about Polycarp's Martyrdom, and the Shepherd of Hermas.
A Contemporary Interpretation
Forty years of in-depth research on Martin Luther's theology has left Oswald Bayer uniquely qualified to present this comprehensive study. He does so with clarity and care, simply enough for nontheologians to access.
In one systematic volume, James Boice provides a readable overview of Christian theology. Students and pastors will both benefit from this rich source that covers all of the major doctrines of Christianity.With scholarly rigor and a pastor's heart, Boice carefully opens the topics of the nature of God, the character of his natural and special revelation, the fall, and the person and work of Christ. He then goes on to consider the work of the Holy Spirit in justification and sanctification. The book closes with careful discussions of ecclesiology and eschatology.
An Approach to Biblical Theology
At a time when Old Testament and New Testament studies are considered to be two very different tasks, this major new work by Charles Scobie offers an approach to biblical theology meant to take in the entire sweep of divine revelation.
Nothing is more difficult and hard to understand than a parable until it is opened and explained, and nothing is more clear than when it is fully understood.
A parable is like a gold mine, you must dig and search with all diligence to find the gold. No finer work can be used to explore all these riches to be found in the parables than this great work.
Foundations for Expository Sermons
Sidney Greidanus's previous two preaching books -- The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text and Preaching Christ from the Old Testament -- have received wide acclaim. Preaching Christ from Genesis offers more of Greidanus's solid, practical homiletical fare.
At the 2006 Together for the Gospel conference, more than 2,500 pastors and leaders assembled to study, ponder, and celebrate the glorious gospel and its centrality to the task of biblical pastoring. While acknowledging their differences on secondary matters, conference leaders and attendees celebrated the one truth that was, and always is, central: Christ died to save sinners.
Christianity needs powerful voices in today's world, voices from strong leaders guided by God and devoted to Christ. Spiritual Leadership will encourage you to place your talents and powers at His disposal so you can become a leader used for His glory.