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The more we understand biblical characters like the apostle Paul in their concrete situations and in their own time, the more we will be able to apply biblical principles to today's church, its leaders and its mission-transforming and enriching the way we do church today. Paul and his Friends in Leadership examines the apostle Paul's critical relationships with key people, illustrating his humanity, faith, confidence in God and his leadership qualities. This novel approach, by an expert in the New Testament, will encourage us to reflect on leadership in the church today and will help us to see how significant authentic relationships are to our contemporary mission.
The New Testament Experience: The Gospels for the Modern World is specifically designed to reach the next generation of believer and bring them a fresh insight into the Gospels and the relevance of the Word of God to their lives today. Using the ESV translation and photography to bring the key characters and stories of each Gospel to life, this modern and immersive Bible aims to create a beautiful and engaging resource for the believer and for the local church leader. It is a tool to equip the youth of the Church and new Christians with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. The New Testament Experience works with a broad international team of photographers and creatives, depicting the gospels in the modern world. Each gospel is set in a different city: Matthew in London; Mark in New York City; Luke in Sydney; John in Bogota. There are also 7 articles to teach key themes found in the gospels, these include: The Life of Jesus, The Gospels, Grace, The Holy Spirit, The Church, Prayer and The Bible. At the start and end of each gospel there are sections bringing pertinent insights and context to the key themes. This book utilises the method employed by Jesus himself to engage with and teach the people that followed him - the method of storytelling. Inspired by teaching through parables, The New Testament Experience works with the scriptures as a basis for the visual representation of the stories found in the gospels but for a 21st century audience. Key Features - Images brings the key characters and story of each Gospel to life in a modern context. - The spirit and narrative of the Bible is visually captured as scriptures are presented in a modern, readable and relevant way. - The reader is encouraged to visualise and remember stories and key scriptures that will inspire and shape their thinking of Jesus. - Full colour images and 8.75 point type face for easy reading Benefits - An ideal introduction to the bible for New Christians - A compelling resource for parents and youth leaders buying for teens and young adults. - Short features dispersed throughout the Bible.
Pillar New Testament Commentaries are scholarly works accessible to all serious Bible students. The Pastoral Letters - 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus - have made an enduring contribution to understanding the role of pastors in the church. With a spirited devotion to the text, Robert Yarbrough helps unlock the meaning of these short but rich letters in this commentary. In keeping with the character of Pillar New Testament Commentary volumes, The Letters to Timothy and Titus offers a straightforward reading of these texts. Their primary concerns - God, salvation, and the pastoral task - remain central to Yarbrough's thorough and comprehensive exegesis. Engaging with the best scholarship and resources, Yarbrough shows how these letters are as relevant today as they were to the early Christians.
ABS Item #106296. Reina Valera 1960 New Testament containing reader's aids and supplements, including charts and timelines, a table of weights and measures, introductions to books, and guides to reading the Bible.
In Biblical Theology, Ben Witherington, III, examines the theology of the Old and New Testaments as a totality. Going beyond an account of carefully crafted Old and New Testament theologies, he demonstrates the ideas that make the Bible a sacred book with a unified theology. Witherington brings a distinctive methodology to this study. Taking a constructive approach, he first examines the foundations of the writers' symbolic universe - what they thought and presupposed about God - and how they revealed those thoughts through the narratives of the Old and New Testaments. He also shows how the historical contexts and intellectual worlds of the Old and New Testaments conditioned their narratives, and, in the process, created a large coherent Biblical world view, one that progressively reveals the character and action of God. Thus, the Yahweh of the Old Testament, the Son in the Gospels, and the Father, Son, and Spirit in the New Testament writings are viewed as persons who are part of the singular divine identity. Sensitive to do a more than merely thematic reading of the Bible which strips texts out of their original context, Witherington's progressive revelation approach allows each part of the canon to be read in its original context and with its original meaning. The result is a Biblical theology that allows Jews and Christian's to dialogue about and appreciate the sacred scriptures in both testaments. The capstone work of an internationally known theologian, Biblical Theology also offers new insights on key theological issues, including the character of God, grace, covenants, salvation, election, and eschatology as they relate to the doctrine of God.
The cosmopolitan city of Corinth was the site of one of the apostle Paul's greatest evangelistic successes. However, the church he founded was full of contention, ranging from questions about leadership to incest. Some Christians were taking fellow believers to court. There were issues concerning marriage, celibacy, food offered to idols, public worship and spiritual gifts. In response, Paul offered some of his most profound thinking on the body of Christ, love, and Jesus' cross and resurrection. Thomas Schreiner explains the text of the letter, highlights its major theological themes and offers perspectives on its relevance for today.
The Gospel of John has always been one of the most-read books of the Bible, and this special paperback edition makes it easy to share with others. It includes a short gospel presentation, the ESV text of the Gospel of John, and favorite verses from this Bible book.
The book of Revelation is the most developed example of a scriptural writer wrestling with the ideological implications of the gospel, and engaging with an opposing system in the light of what God has done in Jesus. It is an apocalypse, a letter and a prophecy. Ian Paul gives disciplined attention to the text, examines how John draws on the Old Testament, indicates how his message would have communicated and been understood in its first-century context, and makes connections with our contemporary world.
"What does the New Testament tell us about Jesus as the agent of God's love for humankind?"
Throughout the decades a host of books has addressed this fundamental question of Christianity. Now leading biblical scholar Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., sheds abundant new light upon it by revealing how the New Testament writers understand that to see Jesus is to see the Father.
He demonstrates how listening to the testimony of the pertinent biblical texts in their literary and historical contexts, then drawing out their theological lessons, reveals the Father's love for us in Christ.
The key topics explored in this book include:
¢¢ Revealer and Revelation of God's Love (Gospel of John)
¢¢ Teacher of Love (Synoptic Gospels)
¢¢ The Heart of the Gospels: the Paschal Mystery (Pauline writings)
¢¢ Proof of God's Love (Hebrews and 1 Peter)
¢¢ Ground of Hope (Revelation)
Unique to this work are the Think, Pray, and Act sections at the end of every chapter.
This volume offers a comprehensive overview of one of the four New Testament gospels and brings a unique approach to the genre of Bible commentary. Featuring distinct Jewish and Christian voices in respectful conversation, Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington, III methodologically break new ground in exploring why scholars disagree on questions of history (what actually happened, what is authorial invention, how do we address different versions of the same account), literature (what does this story tell us about Jesus and Peter, Mary Magdalene and Judas, among other characters), and theology (what can we say about resurrection and divine justice, or about Jesus as the Messiah). They show how Luke has been used to create both tragedy and hope, as well as to promote sexism, anti-semitism, and religious intolerance, thereby raising important questions regarding ethically responsible interpretation. This volume will be essential reading for theologians, clergy, and anyone interested in biblical studies and Jewish/Christian dialogue.
It is well-known that Jesus was Jewish and that there are considerable connections between the Old and New Testaments. This book details the astonishingly large number of these connections and reveals how much of what Jesus taught had already been written in the Old Testament. The fact that he was Jewish is often interpreted ethnically and not in terms of his religion. When the pagan additions to Christian doctrine are removed what is left is the teaching of a superlative Jewish prophet. What is revealed in this book is the unexpectedly large overlap between Judaism and Christianity. The main body consists of comparative quotes from the Old and New Testaments, followed by a chapter showing the darker side of Jesus' teaching, which is a result of his place, time and circumstances. There is a chapter quoting those teachings which transcend his circumstances and are his spiritual gift to humanity. The book ends by discussing antisemitism historically and includes an analysis of Nostra Aetate, the Catholic Church's alleged exoneration of the Jewish people from the attribution of eternal guilt for the crucifixion. Rescuing Jesus from Christianity will appeal to readers with an interest in religion, spirituality and inter-faith communication.
This new volume in the popular handbook series provides students with a comprehensive guide through the Greek text of the Gospel of Luke. Together Culy, Parsons, and Stigall explain the text's critical, lexical, grammatical, and linguistic aspects while revealing its carefully crafted narrative style. In all, they show the author of Luke to be a master communicator, well at home within the Greek biographical tradition.
Ideal for churches and ministries buying in bulk, the NIV Outreach New Testament is a great tool to give to first-time Bible readers looking to discover God's Word. You can feel comfortable and confident handing this New Testament to anyone interested in spiritual issues, or is open to talking about God. Features include the New Testament text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version with sectional headers and translators' notes, plan of salvation, and table of weights and measures in a softcover binding. This low-cost outreach tool with extra helps is perfect for anyone looking to distribute God's Word.
Unlike Paul's letters to the Galatians or the Corinthians, the letter to the Ephesians contains almost no clues about the situation and issues its recipients faced. Nevertheless, the letter vividly depicts how God's will revealed in Christ reorients believers' lives toward unity, mutual respect, submission and love - in short, new life in Christ, relying on his power and strength. Darrell Bock shows how this precious jewel of a letter combines gospel doctrine, enablement and exhortation to life.
"Evangelio de Juan "es nuestra presentacion de la NTV (Nueva Traduccion Viviente), la nueva Biblia en espanol que tiene la misma perspectiva y proposito de la" New Living Translation" (NLT), Biblia muy conocida entre los lectores de habla inglesa. La NLT se caracteriza por una precision academica que resulta insuperable cuando se trata de hacer un estudio serio de las Escrituras. La NTV en espanol no solo mantiene el valor exegetico de la NLT sino que ademas ratifica la permanente autoridad de las Escrituras, ya que es una traduccion de los textos biblicos en hebreo, arameo y griego. Otra caracteristica que ofrece la NLT y que ha sido bellamente incorporada en la NTV es su lenguaje calido, claro y vivo. Estos rasgos tan impactantes de la NTV lo llenaran de entusiasmo y le haran sentir como si la Biblia hubiera sido escrita exclusivamente para usted.
"Evangelio de Juan" is our introduction of the NTV (Nueva Traduccion Viviente)-the new Spanish Bible that has the same perspective and purpose of the New Living Translation (NLT), a well-known Bible among English-speaking readers. The NLT is characterized by academic precision, making it well suited for serious study of the Scriptures. The NTV not only maintains the exegetical value of the NLT but also ratifies the permanent authority of the Scriptures since it is translated directly from the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek biblical texts. And the NTV beautifully incorporates the warm, living, clear language that characterizes the NLT. These impactful traits will fill you with enthusiasm and make you feel as if the Bible were written exclusively for you.
Life among Christians can be great. But let's face it - it can also be exasperating! The joys of fellowship too often give way to division and debate - arguments over such things as the correct form of worship and the place of the charismatic gifts. In 1 Corinthians we see Christianity not as it was meant to be but as it often is. Yet we also find practical advice for overcoming the challenges of life together. This revised Lifebuilder Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and an extra "Now or Later" section in each study.
Abilingual side-by-side treatment presentation of the New Testament with Proverbs. Both the Chinese Contemporary Version (CCB) and the English New International Version (NIV) areclear, accurate and easy to understand. It features footnotes throughout in English and Chinese and additional helps in Chinese. Features: * Chinese Contemporary Translation (CCB) * New International Version (NIV) * 489 pages, 2 column format * 10 point Chinese / 8.5 point English text sizes * Printed on quality Bible paper * 6" x 9" x 7/16" * Paperback"
Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text, larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on a life of her own. She has been portrayed as a penitent whore, a wealthy woman, Christ's wife, an adulteress, a symbol of the frailty of women and an object of veneration. And, to this day, she remains a potent and mysterious figure. In the manner of a quest, this book follows Mary Magdalene through the centuries, explores how she has been reinterpreted for every age, and examines what she herself reveals about woman and man and the divine. It seeks the real Mary Magdalene in the New Testament and in the Gnostic gospels where she is extolled as the chief disciple of Christ. It investigates how and why the Church recast her as a fallen woman, it traces her story through the Renaissance when she became a goddess of beauty and love, and it looks at Mary Magdalene as the feminist icon she has become today.
Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another trusted preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon most preached upon books in the Bible: the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels includes completely new material that covers every single passage in the Gospels, making it suitable for both pastors who preach from the lectionary and pastors who do not. Moreover, these volumes incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, giving preachers four perspectives to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels offers a unique resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.
The fourth in a series of books following Other Temptations of Jesus; Other Communions of Jesus; and Other Prayers of Jesus. The book offers a non-conformist approach to a traditional way of thinking. Other Friends of Jesus questions the traditional list of the first disciple/apostles of Jesus. It provides pen portraits of an alternative list found in the gospels, including an unmasking of the Beloved Disciple. The book also demonstrates Jesus' networking skills and his underestimated gift of organisation. From the start there was not one Christian community, but several. Up to now history has been written by the surviving most successful. This book turns the verdict of history on its head. As Jesus taught, "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first." Like all John Henson's books this one will appeal to the enquirer and the open minded. Other Friends of Jesus takes an alternative look at those who were Jesus' closest companions and truest friends, offering a nonconformist perspective. It challenges the order of priority among the first Christian leaders as traditionally presented by the churches, and brings to light the importance of those who have been kept in the background.
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