Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther (#11 in Preacher's Commentary Series)
The Perfect Commentary for Teachers and Preachers! This outstanding commentary series just got better; now complete with sermon and teaching outlines. General editor, Lloyd J Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators, blending sound scholarship...
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The Perfect Commentary for Teachers and Preachers!
This outstanding commentary series just got better; now complete with sermon and teaching outlines.
General editor, Lloyd J Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators, blending sound scholarship with life-related illustrations and useful outlines for teaching and preaching.
* Full of sermon outlines
* Expositions, section-by-section
* Perfect for pastors and teachers
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations.^The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by mea
In a period of history like ours that cries out for decisive and compelling leaders in the church, Dr. Mark Roberts' commentary of Ezra-Nehemiah (one book in the Hebrew and treated as such in this commentary) provides rich resources for understanding and implementing biblical principles of leadership. The author's scholarship helps us live in the tumultuous world of Ezra and Nehemiah while at the same time enabling us to discover God's strategy for the church in our turbulent world today. The interpretation of Esther will provide preachers and teachers a fresh approach to this often misinterpreted and neglected book of the Bible, challenging us to consider what it means to live as God's people in an alien, secular culture. Part of Mastering the Old Testament, a book-by-book commentary by today's great Bible teachers.
Mark D. Roberts, Ph.D., (New Testament and Christian Origins, Harvard) is a pastor, author, speaker and blogger. Since 1991 he has been the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine, California. He teaches classes in New Testament for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary.Mark has written several books, including Dare to Be True (WaterBrook), Jesus Revealed (WaterBrook), After "I Believe" (Baker), and Ezra, Nehemiah, EstherCommunicator's Bible Commentary (Word). His most recent books are No Holds Barred: Wrestling with God in Prayer (WaterBrook) and Can We Trust the Gospels?: Investigating the Reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Mark serves on the editorial board of Worship Leader magazine, where he publishes articles and reviews, including his regular column "Lyrical Poetry." He often speaks for churches and other Christian groups, and has been interviewed on over fifty radio programs nationwide.