Matthew : From Biblical Text To Contemporary Life


Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming we can somehow make the return journey on your own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage, but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The unique strength of the NIV Application Commentary series is that it shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant, but also how it can speak powerfully today. Now, with the publication of Matthew, the New Testament portion of the NIV Application Commentary series is complete. This commentary draws lessons from three distinct groups of people surrounding Jesus. First are his disciples, those to whom Jesus expresses his most important teachings with the expectation that someday they will pass them on. Next are his enemies, a “lost cause,” for they consistently misread his teachings and twist them so that they can eventually destroy him. The large, uncommitted group in the middle, however, will eventually have to make a decision, for when all is said and done, no one can remain neutral to Jesus. Through this commentary, readers are challenged to become committed disciples of Jesus, God’s son and his sent Messiah.

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SKU (ISBN): 9780310493105
ISBN10: 0310493102
Michael Wilkins
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: June 2004
NIV Application Commentary
Publisher: Zondervan


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