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An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible: Igniting the Fuel to Flame Our Communication with God


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An Exposition on Prayer is the lifework of Dr. Jim Rosscup. For the past fifteen years of an incredible fifty years of teaching, Dr. Jim Rosscup has been laboring on his “magnum opus” and is ready to pass on his wealth of knowledge in, and experience with prayer to future generations in this comprehensive five volume set. Dr. Jim Rosscup presents a pre-millennial perspective on prophetical passages and has been careful to cordially address those areas where Bible students might doctrinally or topically disagree with one another, making this monumental work an excellent tool that can be utilized by a wide range of readers. His goal was to surge “right to the point, seeking to be crystal clear, and helping readers see the truth yet be refreshed and motivated to worship God in ceaseless tenacity.” The focus of this treatise is, therefore, not on ivory tower idealism in academic heaviness, but on life and dynamism, stated in such a way that is faithful to each text. A leading feature of this exposition is to show how prayer is not only relevant to the biblical episodes, but to the myriad scenarios of our own lives. Pastors, teachers, and laypersons can use the powerful information in this resource to create a catalyst to prime a transforming life-walk anchored to biblical principle. This is an exposition of prayer that confirms what God teaches us in the true flow of Scripture for situations that impact our lives and help us grow in our relationship with Him. Those who seek to fuel the flame of communication with God will find this an extremely useful resource. Key concepts are embedded within the exposition, such as how prayer relates to intercessions, petitions, questions, affirmations, vows and oaths, trials, and prophecies and their fulfillment. The exposition concludes each passage of prayer with a set of clear principles, gleaned from the text, to help in practical applications for the reader. It must be noted that, due to the vast number of prayers in Psalms, the author has selected to focus on 21 key psalms. An extensive index shows each prayer in the exact context in which it occurs in the Bible, and allows for careful cross referencing to make the search almost effortless in locating just about any topic related to prayer. Logos is proud to offer Dr. Jim Rosscup’s lucid, encyclopedic exposition on prayer. Written with clarity and directness, careful interpretation and diligent choice of words, this exposition boldly captures the Scriptural flow about prayer and the rich truth it conveys. The Bible refers to the word prayer or expresses a prayer in 61 of its 66 books, making close to 1,100 distinct references to and about prayer. Beginning with Genesis, Rosscup identifies each prayer with an introduction and a title that corresponds to its message. He offers clarification of the author, date, theme and background, provides an expositional outline, with numerous details under each heading, and a brief synopsis of the role that prayer plays in that particular passage or book. Here are pertinent introductions to Bible books, key aspects in settings and customs, flowing outlines and expositions that highlight the relevancy of almost every Scripture verse on prayer, and practical principles to fan a life of prayer. Those passages that contain more crucial teaching on prayer receive additional deliberation. Paul exhorts us to devote ourselves to prayer (Col 4:2) and to pray without ceasing (1 Thess.5:17). He relied on the prayers of those to whom he wrote, thankful for their supplications to God on his behalf. We know the importance of prayer, that it is more than just asking God for things. Prayer teaches us God’s will. In reading the Bible, we see that prayer is saturated within God’s Word. It impacts important events, interweaving with God’s sovereign plan in history. How do we tap into this deep well of knowledge about prayer in the Scriptures? How can we best communicate with the Creator of the universe?

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  • Title: An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible: Igniting the Fuel to Flame Our Communication with God
  • Author: James E. Rosscup
  • Series: An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2008
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Prayer; Bible › Commentaries
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T07:17:07Z

Dr. Jim Rosscup has received awards for journalism, feature writing, essays, and his ThD dissertation. After completing his Master of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1961, he served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for one year, with responsibilities for their Collegiate Challenge magazine. He earned his ThD in Bible at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1966, and his PhD in New Testament at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland in 1976.

From 1965 to 1987 Dr. Rosscup served as chairman of the department of Bible Exposition at Talbot Theological Seminary. Dr. Rosscup has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Grace Theological Seminary in its doctoral program, and has written a number of articles and books, among which are Abiding in Christ: Studies in John 15 and Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. Rosscup is active in his local church, and has spoken often in conference and church ministries throughout the Southwest. Dr. Rosscup joined the faculty of The Master’s Seminary in 1987. He retired from fulltime teaching in June 2005, but continues to teach a course or two each semester.


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  1. Jamaral Gilchrist
    Spectacular resource

  2. NB.Mick



    I won't comment in detail on the books content and value (but you are getting a - topically focused - great commentary on basically all of scripture). But: At the time of this review, the book goes for $260 - however, the book's content is available as four individual books being sold for $50 each, and sometimes there are rebates (such as Logos Twitter Deal of the Day). This should rather be a bundle and be sold at a price lower than the four volumes combined, and then offer dynamic pricing.


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