Designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible, this commentary series features the full text of the ESV Bible passage by passage, with crisp and theologically rich exposition and application.
Editors Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton, and Jay A. Sklar have gathered a team of experienced pastor-theologians to provide a new generation of pastors and other teachers of the Bible around the world with a globally minded commentary series rich in biblical theology and broadly Reformed doctrine, making the message of redemption found in all of Scripture clear and available to all. With contributions from a team of pastors and scholars, this commentary through 9 of Paul’s letters helps students of the Bible to understand how each epistle fits in with the storyline of Scripture and applies today.
“Note that we are saved because of or on the basis of grace, which is attained by means of or through faith. We are not saved because of or on the basis of faith. Faith does not save anyone. Only the grace we receive because of Christ’s atonement saves us. Faith is merely the instrument by which grace is received—similar to a syringe that delivers lifesaving medicine. A person is ‘saved’ because of the medicine, not because of the syringe. And yet, without the syringe (i.e., faith), salvation would not be possible. Faith is the response by which salvation through the perfect work of Christ is received. Faith is not a meritorious work; it is simply trusting in what Christ has accomplished on our behalf.” (Pages 45–46)
“Paul provides the first of four main reasons believers are to praise God: because he chose us” (Page 31)
“With the privilege of election comes the responsibility of living according to God’s Word.” (Page 32)
“‘Emptied’ means ‘divestiture of position or prestige.’” (Pages 152–153)
“God’s peace is the opposite of anxiety (v. 6). The peace the world offers depends upon peaceful circumstances, which must constantly be preserved and guarded from countless dangers. God’s peace is different. Worldly peace must be guarded; God’s peace guards us.” (Pages 186–187)
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Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Westminster Seminary California and Grove City College, and planted churches in Pennsylvania, California, and England.
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
Jay Sklar has led youth and children’s ministries in both church and camp settings and is a frequent speaker at church and college events. Dr. Sklar has a keen interest in developing theological education overseas, serving on the Seminary’s International Partnerships Committee and teaching overseas. Dr. Sklar’s doctoral studies focused on the theology of sin, impurity, sacrifice, and atonement in the Old Testament sacrificial system, resulting in the book Sin, Impurity, Sacrifice, Atonement: The Priestly Conceptions. Dr. Sklar also served as a partial contributor and editor of Leviticus notes for the ESV Study Bible.