Treasures from Scripture (65 vols.) presents a massive collection of expository commentaries that place an emphasis on the practical application of scripture. The commentaries include historical information, alliterated outlines, topical studies, original language word studies, and sermon illustrations to illuminate the biblical text. This easy-to-read collection makes Scripture more interesting and informative. It will enrich your understanding of God’s word and assist you in preparing for your next Bible study, Sunday school class, or sermon. This still in progress series covers the majority of the Old and New Testaments and also includes a variety of practical studies of essential topical themes in scripture, such the names of Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount.
The books are some of the best material I’ve read and studied. They fed me. It has been a joy and blessing to study these books.
—Mike Oldham, pastor, Central Baptist Temple, Sanford, North Carolina
I have been reading and studying through Dr. Mattoon’s Treasure series and I must say that they have truly been a blessing to me. Not only do they contain a wealth of information, but they have also helped me to study the Bible in a way that I had not before. Consequently, they have helped me in my own sermon preparation. The Bible believing world has needed such resources.
—Walter Myers, pastor, First Bible Baptist Church, Maynard, Massachusetts
I never thought the presentation of truth could be as practical, clear, timely, and satisfying. The books are like a prepared meal ready to eat.
—David Tandoc, pastor, Dagapapn City, Philippines
This is excellent material. It is probably the most practical material for sermon preparation of anyone that I have read. I highly recommend it for pastors.
—Roy Edgemon, former director of discipleship and family ministries, LifeWay Christian Resources
Dr. Rod Mattoon has obviously searched the Scriptures in the production of the Treasures commentary series. Perusing these works will reveal the depth and breadth of his scholarship. I recognize the value of this resource for students of the Bible. I heartily recommend it.
—Franklin L. Kirksey, pastor, First Baptist Church, Spanish Fort, Alabama
Dr. Mattoon’s commentaries are well outlined, sound in exposition and rich in practical application. In addition, there are numerous topical studies in each volume. This series is worth the investment.
—Glen Spencer, pastor, Vernon Baptist Church, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
In the Logos edition, these volumes are further enhanced by word-class study tools and features. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Treasures from Genesis provides readers a practical and applicable commentary on the first book of the Bible. Each chapter includes an interpretation of the text, definitions of key Hebrew words, chapter outlines, and a chapter review.
Dr. Mattoon has given to the Christian world a very practical, powerful, and prudent-filled book. This book will serve as a text in Christian colleges and seminaries. This book is very readable for the common person who has no background in understanding Genesis. This book is a goldmine for Sunday school teachers and Christian workers.
—J. Arnold Fair, pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Angola, Indiana
Volume 1 on Exodus focuses on the first 14 chapters of Exodus. Rod Mattoon provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text and illustrates the practical lessons we can learn about God’s faithfulness and his salvation plan.
Treasures from Exodus, Vol. 2 provides commentary on chapters 14–34. Rod Mattoon gives clear explanations of the text and illustrates how the lessons Israel learned—while journeying through the wilderness—can be applied today. The volume includes short, topical studies useful for sermon or Sunday school illustrations.
Treasures from Numbers chronicles the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert. It is a lesson in what happens when God’s people reject his leading and guidance in their lives.
Journey through the book of Judges and discover how Moses’ successor, Joshua, led the nation of Israel. This commentary includes 17 topical studies useful for sermon or Sunday school preparation.
Treasures from Judges unpacks a key biblical book to warn us of the dangers of compromising with sin. The narrative of Judges follows a consistent pattern: the nation of Israel turns from the Lord; God punishes Israel by allowing its enemies to oppress it; Israel repents; God restores the nation by sending a judge to deliver Israel from its oppression. Discover the amazing work God can do in you if you are willing to be obedient to his calling. This commentary includes 19 topical studies useful for sermon or Sunday school preparation.
I am so thankful that someone has started writing something that is worthwhile, helpful, and spiritual.
—Ernest Moore, pastor, Maranatha Baptist Church, Vineland, New Jersey
This volume focuses on God’s providence and faithfulness to a Gentile believer. Through the beautiful Ruth narrative, Treasures from Ruth illuminates the lovingkindness and redemptive work of God.
1 Samuel chronicles the life, calling, and ministry of the prophet Samuel. In this historical book, the nation of Israel transitions from theocracy to monarchy as Israel anoints its first king, Saul. Through his commentary, Rod Mattoon contrasts the leadership of Saul and David and shows us that there is no human leader that can remotely compare to God.
Treasures from 2 Samuel provides a history of King David’s reign. It highlights the successes of King David—as well as the fall of his kingdom as a result of his sin against Bathsheba.
1 Kings teaches us about God’s sovereign plan and the consequences of disobedience. It picks up where 2 Samuel left off, beginning with King David’s death and chronicling the reign of King Solomon. Solomon’s unfaithfulness to God results in the division of the northern and southern kingdoms. After his death, Israel has twenty kings—only eight of whom are good.
In 2 Kings, Rod Mattoon continues his verse-by-verse commentary on the Kings of Israel and the consequences of their disobedience. Just as 1 Kings picks up after the death of David, 2 Kings follows similarly by beginning with the death of the wicked King Ahab and the fallout from his terrible reign.
What is God’s will and how do you fulfill it? How do you stay faithful to God in times of opposition? In Treasures from Nehemiah, Rod Mattoon analyzes the events surrounding Nehemiah’s leadership in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. He illustrates how the practical insights found in Nehemiah are applicable today.
This volume illustrates how God’s power, providence, protection, and preservation are evident in the Book of Esther.
In Treasures from Job (2 vols.), Rod Mattoon deliberately and carefully works through the story of Job and his life. In verse-by-verse commentary, Mattoon examines the ways in which Satan attacks Job to challenge God and prove Job's righteousness as false and also the manner which Job response to God. Engaging closely with the arguments and debate between Job and his so-called friends, these two detailed volumes teach us about hardship, sovereignty, and faith in a way that is thoughtful and accessible.
Treasures from Treasured Psalms, vols. 1-3 examine select Psalms studying their message, structure, and context for better understanding and spiritual growth. Volume 1 analyzes 10 Psalms: 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 23, and 27. Vol. 2 analyzes 10 Psalms: 32, 37, 42, 46, 51, 57, 90, 91, 100, and 121. Finally, Vol. 3 provides a comprehensive exposition of Psalm 119. Each chapter of the third volume focuses on an eight-verse stanza in this beautiful acrostic poem.
Treasures from Proverbs, vol. 1 includes nine alliterated chapters. In this volume, Rod Mattoon studies various Proverbs that deal with subjects like acceptance, addiction, adultery, affliction, and more. Volume 2 picks up where Rod Mattoon left off in the previous volume and includes 10 alliterated chapters. Mattoon studies various Proverbs that deal with subjects like anger, arrogance, avarice, and blessings. Volume 3 studies various Proverbs that deal with subjects like boasting, conceit, contentment, desires, diligence, and emptiness. Volume 4 studies various Proverbs that deal with subjects like encouragement, envy, faithfulness, family, fear, and wealth in 14 alliterated chapters. The final volume examines a wide variety of topics in Proverbs from hastiness and honor to laziness, lying, and love, as well as many, many more.
In three volumes, Dr. Rod Mattoon diligently works with the text of the book of Isaiah. With careful verse-by-verse commentary, detailed word studies, and extensive cultural background study, Treasures from Isaiah Volumes 1-3 present a practical and life changing application of the biblical text for contemporary life. In addition to the verse-by-verse commentary, Mattoon provides helpful discussion of particular issues relevant to this prophetic book in appendixes at the end of each of the three volumes. An additional appendix originally preached as a Valentine's Day sermon is included at the end of volume 3.
These two volumes on Jeremiah present Dr. Rod Mattoon's analysis of every chapter of Jeremiah, verse-by-verse. With insight into the cultural background, detailed word studies, and practical application, Treasures from Jeremiah is a valuable pastoral commentary on this prophetic book.
Dr. Rod Mattoon's analysis of Ezekiel works through the text, verse-by-verse. With insight into the cultural background, detailed word studies, and practical application, Treasures from Ezekiel blends analysis of the historical events Ezekiel experienced with interpretation of the end-times prophecies and their importance to contemporary Christians.
Treasures from Daniel provides keen insights on Daniel and his prophesies. With verse-by-verse commentary, it includes alliterated outlines and several topical studies.
This volume focuses on four alliterated themes found in Hosea: carnality, consequences, compassion, and commencement. It touches upon key issues believers face, such as marriage problems, rejection, love, forgiveness, restoration, resisting the Lord, and trusting God’s purpose in the trials of life.
Treasures from Jonah provides a short commentary on this prophetic book. Unlike the other prophetic books, Jonah focuses more on the story of Jonah than on his message. This volume includes 12 topical studies.
Malachi is a book on repentance. In it, God calls his people to turn from their corrupt ways with respect to the priesthood, worship, divorce, social justice, and tithing.
Treasures from Luke includes alliterated outlines and Greek word studies. Volume 1 provides verse-by-verse commentary on the first six chapters of Luke. It analyzes John the Baptist and Jesus’ births and ministries—as well as Jesus’ healing, calling of the disciples, and teaching. Volume 2 provides verse-by-verse commentary on Luke 7–9. It analyzes Jesus’ miracles, parables, foretelling, and transfiguration. The third volume continues with study of chapters 10-12, analyzing Jesus' teaching and ministry. Volume 4 pictures in Luke 13 and examines Jesus' parables, teaching, and healing through chapter 17. In volume 5, Mattoon studies the triumphal entry, parables, and Jesus foretelling of future events in chapters 18-21. The Gospel of Luke is concluded in volume 6, studying the Last Supper, Jesus' betrayal, his trial, Peter's denial, Jesus' death and the events surrounding Jesus' resurrection in chapters 22-24.
Treasures from John, vol. 1 provides verse-by-verse commentary on the first 10 chapters of John. It includes an appendix on ancient papyrus manuscripts. The second volume provides verse-by-verse commentary on the second half of John (chapters 11–21). It includes two appendixes: one on the case for a Thursday crucifixion, the other on the controversies surrounding The Da Vinci Code.
This volume contains commentary on the entire text of Romans. It includes an introduction to the book’s significance and history and two appendixes on the controversies surrounding the KJV translation.
Treasures from 1 Corinthians, vol. 1 provides verse-by-verse commentary on the first seven chapters of 1 Corinthians. It includes three appendixes:
Volume 2 picks up in chapter 8 and continues to provide verse-by-verse commentary for the rest of Paul's letter.
Treasures from 2 Corinthians, vol. 1 provides verse-by-verse commentary on the first seven chapters of 2 Corinthians. In these chapters, Paul defends his apostleship to the Corinthian critics and explains what true apostleship involves. Volume 2 finishing the verse-by-verse commentary and then also contributes three appendixes on topics relevant from Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians:
In 17 chapters, Rod Mattoon presents a thoughtful pastoral commentary on Ephesians. Each chapter provides verse-by-verse exposition of a particular passage of this great epistle.
This volume provides verse-by-verse commentary on Philippians. It includes six appendixes:
Dr. Rod Mattoon's pastoral and practical commentary on Hebrews presents thoughtful and detailed discussion of the great themes of this New Testament book. With clarity, Mattoon lays out verse by verse and chapter by chapter in a manner that illustrates the important biblical and theological insights of the author.
Treasures from James provides 18 chapters of verse-by-verse commentary on this key New Testament book on Christian living. It includes an introduction to the text, 20 topical studies, and four appendixes.
This volume provides verse-by-verse commentary on 1 Peter. First written to the scattered and persecuted church in Asia Minor, it contains timeless encouragement for today’s Christians facing trials and suffering.
With Mattoon's characteristic insight and practical style, Treasures from 1, 2, and 3 John guides the reader through the Apostle John's three letters in a manner that serves to enhance his understanding of the biblical text. With striking illustrations and anecdotes, Mattoon's pastoral voice is visible throughout and the application of these books to contemporary life is both beneficial and compelling.
Treasures from Revelation provides a complete commentary on this prophetic New Testament book. Rod Mattoon gives practical insight and encouragement on the oft-confusing book of Revelation.
Dr. Rod Mattoon spends some time examining the theological significance of mountains in the Old and New Testament. Each chapter presents a specific case student on an individual mountain and its significance in the Bible. Learn about Mount Moriah as the Mountain of Contrition and Mount Carmel as The Mountain of Challenge. Written pastorally and practically, this volume finds new insight in unexpected places.
Treasures from Empty Things examines how everyday objects like cups, pitchers, cisterns, tombs, and other sort of containers are used by God in scripture for communicating his eternal truths. With pastoral clarity and insight, Dr. Rod Mattoon introduces a theologically rich collection of studies valuable to all students of the bible.
Treasures from Overcoming Fear was written with the purpose of helping Christians with fears that we all face in life. Fear has a way of shackling us into a frozen silence. We won’t step out and we won’t speak up for God when fear grips us. Four in-depth messages are found within the pages of this treasure chest that confront four major fears: death, failure, rejection, and poverty.
With a practical thoughtfulness, Dr. Rod Mattoon works through the text of Psalm 23, stanza by stanza. With even an eye toward pastoral application of the Bible, Mattoon shows how God meets the needs of his people.
When you look through the Bible, you will find a number of situations where puddles are formed by different Bible characters. They may be puddles of water, tears, or of blood. When you study the events around those puddles, you will find they teach certain lessons that we can put into practice. This is what this book is all about: the puddles of scripture and what they teach. Treasures from Puddles in Scripture examines twenty such situations and discovers the biblical insights there.
Treasures from the Names of Jesus, Vols. 1-2 is a thorough study on some of the more popular and well-known titles of the Lord Jesus Christ. Volumes 1 digs deep into Jesus’ titles and their backgrounds and presents the material in a format for easy preaching or teaching, emphasizing the implications and personal relevance of each name and background. Volume 2 analyzes the various roles Jesus plays and presents the material in a format for easy preaching or teaching. Discover propitiation and how Jesus is the King of Kings, redeemer, refiner, savior, and more—and how these roles apply to your life.
In this volume, Dr. Mattoon provides thoughtful and practical commentary on a wide variety of biblical texts with an insightful eye toward application. Full of anecdotes and illustrations, Mattoon's pastoral style is on full display in a manner that is ideal for the benefit of both pastors and laypeople.
Treasures from the Sermon on the Mount, vol. 1-2 provides verse-by-verse commentary on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount from Matthew. Volume 1 analyzes Matthew 5, covering Jesus’ teaching on the beatitudes, anger, lust, divorce, oaths, retaliation, and loving your enemies. Volume 2 examines Matthew 6–7, covering Jesus’ teaching on giving, prayer, fasting, anxiety, judgment, false prophets, and building a firm foundation.
Treasures of a Burning Heart for God presents a biblical account of evangelism and mission in the context of God's priorities and desires. God's heart burns strongly for many things: lost souls, communion with Him, holy living, and contriteness of heart. All of these topics and more are discussion in eleven chapters and grounded in scripture.
When you travel, there are times when you encounter a detour and have to take a path off of your planned course. Such times may be unexpected and the path may be unknown or strange to you. The detour’s purpose is to help you keep moving forward because there is a delay or obstacle on your path. This book is a study of the many different kinds of detours that we may face as we go through life. The lives of many different Bible characters are examined and the detours they encountered. Each detour has valuable lessons that we can learn and put into practice in our lives. The lessons can help you to cope as well as flourish when you face your detours.
Rod Mattoon is the pastor of Lincoln Land Baptist Church in Springfield, Illinois, having served there since 1991. He attended Hyles-Anderson College, where he met his wife Linda. Later, he studied at Bethany Theological Seminary, where he earned his Doctor of Ministry. He is the author of over 40 books on the Old and New Testaments.
TOM BIAS JR