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  • 1-2 Samuel

    $45.00

    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach. Full-color illustrations, maps, and photos are included throughout each volume to illustrate the world and events described in the Bible.

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  • 4 Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition

    $64.99

    To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.

    The second edition of Four Portraits, One Jesus has been updated throughout to meet the needs to today’s students. It is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.

    With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books addressing the following important areas:
    *First he addresses the nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the Gospels.
    *He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme.
    *Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

    This textbook together with its workbook, video lectures, and laminated sheet gives students everything they need for a thorough and enriching study of Jesus and the Gospels.

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  • Introducing Jesus : A Short Guide To The Gospels History And Message

    $16.99

    To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.

    An abridged edition of the bestselling textbook Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark Strauss, this simple, easy-to-understand guide introduces the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus.

    Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss addresses questions that surround the study of Jesus and the Gospels. What are the Gospels – are they history, theology, biography? Where did they come from? What do we know about their context? What does each Gospel uniquely teach us about Jesus? Finally, he pulls it all together illuminating what the Gospels together teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, and how do we know we can trust their witness.

    Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing Jesus makes the words, history, and context of the Gospels come alive for readers.

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  • Baker Compact Dictionary Of Biblical Studies

    $12.00

    Bible professors compose an easy-to-use dictionary that includes over five hundred short descriptions of topics, people, biblical events, places, people, languages, and methodologies that are foundational for the close study of the Bible.

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  • Revelation

    $27.00

    The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

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  • Acts

    $27.00

    This concise, carefully organized commentary for pastors presents biblical scholarship to inform authoritative expository preaching and teaching. Each chapter includes the big idea, key themes, and sermon illustrations.

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  • Exodus

    $27.00

    Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively

    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By concentrating each carefully selected preaching unit into six pages of focused commentary, each volume in this series allows pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.

    The newest release in this innovative commentary series is T. Desmond Alexander’s treatment of Exodus.

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  • Brief Survey Of The Bible Study Guide

    $14.99

    The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and over the centuries it has changed people’s lives and led them to God. Yet sometimes it can be a difficult book to understand. The culture in which the Bible was written is so different from our own that at times we struggle to understand what it means or how it is relevant to our modern lives. In A Brief Survey of the Bible, Bible professors John Walton and Mark Strauss give you the background you need to successfully understand even the difficult parts of the Word of God. They provide an overview of the Bible’s key themes, show what the teachings meant to the people at the time, and explain how those teachings apply to your life today. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of Scripture, know how all the books work together, and understand what God has done to make a way for you to come to him. This participant’s guide includes: Group discussion questions and notes to help you get the most out of the fourteen video sessions in A Brief Study of the Bible: A DVD Study An overview of each book of the Bible and a daily reading plan Between-sessions Scripture passages, reading tips, and key stories to help you dig into the content Additional facts to help you understand the situations behind the story

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  • Jesus Behaving Badly

    $22.00

    List Of Abbreviations
    1. Everybody Likes Jesus
    2. Revolutionary Or Pacifist? The King And His Kingdom
    3. Angry Or Loving? Prophet Of Israel’s Restoration
    4. Environmentalist Or Earth Scorcher? Killing Pigs And Cursing Trees
    5. Legalist Or Grace Filled? Be Perfect . . . Or Else?
    6. Hellfire Preacher Or Gentle Shepherd? Scaring The Hell Out Of You
    7. Antifamily Or Family Friendly? Who’s Your Daddy?
    8. Racist Or Inclusivist? Gentile Dogs And Other Riffraff
    9. Sexist Or Egalitarian? If We’re So Equal, Why Do The Boys Get All The Good Jobs?
    10. Was Jesus Anti-Semitic? Shepherd Of Israel’s Lost Sheep
    11. Failed Prophet Or Victorious King? Doomsday Prophet Of The End Of The World?
    12. Decaying Corpse Or Resurrected Lord? All The Eggs In One Easter Basket
    Discussion Questions
    Notes
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Everybody likes Jesus. Don’t they?

    We overlook that Jesus was

    Judgmental-preaching hellfire far more than the apostle Paul
    Uncompromising-telling people to hate their families
    Chauvinistic-excluding women from leadership
    Racist-insulting people from other ethnic groups
    Anti-environmental-cursing a fig tree and affirming animal sacrifice
    Angry-overturning tables and chasing moneychangers in the temple

    He demanded moral perfection, told people to cut off body parts, made prophecies that haven’t come true, and defied religious and political authorities. While we tend to ignore this troubling behavior, the people around Jesus didn’t. Some believed him so dangerous that they found a way to have him killed.

    The Jesus everybody likes, says Mark Strauss, is not the Jesus found in the Gospels. He’s a figure we’ve created in our own minds. Strauss believes that when we unpack the puzzling paradoxes of the man from Galilee, we find greater insight into his countercultural message and mission than we could ever have imagined.

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  • How To Read The Bible In Changing Times

    $15.00

    Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God’s unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change?

    How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to:
    *determine the meaning of the text in its original context
    *identify culturally relative features
    *understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes
    *apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations

    It even shows readers how to discern God’s will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

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  • John : Meet God Face To Face (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.99

    Tyndale House Publishers Print On Demand Title

    The NLT Study Series is based on the NLT Study Bible. Each of the 13-week studies provide an in-depth study of a particular Bible book. The entire text of that book from the NLT Study Bible is included. The study provides participants with five scripture readings per week and daily questions to prompt the participant to enter the world of the Bible and reflect on what God is saying. A unique small group format facilitates full participation. The NLT Study Series explores the textual, linguistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the scriptures and those to whom it was written. It is appropriate for serious Bible study, and it teaches individuals to work at understanding Scripture.

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