Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary, this volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. 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.
Jim Samra provides insightful and pastoral commentary on these powerful books. James addresses faith and works, the role of mercy, and Scripture. First Peter takes up God's plan of salvation and the issue of Christian suffering. It's an encouragement to faithful discipleship as sojourners in a hostile world. Second Peter exhorts us to growth and faithfulness, specifically in the face of false teachers. The short book of Jude emphasizes contending for the apostolic faith in the face of ungodliness in the church and society.
"Samra has written a lucid and accessible commentary on James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude. Students and pastors will be grateful for a commentary that is concise and clear. At the same time, the work is filled with pastoral wisdom to guide us in our everyday lives as Christians."--Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Crisp, to the point, and full of wisdom--that is how Jim Samra teaches the texts from James, Peter, and Jude. Here is a commentary that is pastoral, careful with the text, discerning, and quite useful."--Darrell L. Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary; senior Bible teacher, Back to the Bible
"The strengths of Jim Samra's contribution to the Teach the Text Commentary Series are those aimed at by the series itself; the concise overview of the options for understanding each text in context, the presentation of its structure, and the corresponding instructions for teaching the text are judicious throughout. Written in clear prose and consistently pastoral in its orientation, this volume will prove to be a go-to practical resource for leaders tasked with teaching at all levels in the church."--Scott Hafemann, professor of New Testament, University of St. Andrews
Jim Samra (PhD, Oxford University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of The Gift of Church, Being Conformed to Christ in Community, and God Told Me.ISBN: 9781493405367