Four New Testament scholars offer passage-by-passage commentary through the books of Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Galatians, explaining difficult doctrines, shedding light on overlooked sections, and making applications to life and ministry today.
“In one sentence the theological message of 1 Corinthians is that the gospel requires God’s holy people to mature in purity and unity. What follows unpacks this sentence in three steps.” (Page 213)
“Love is not a spiritual gift. It is essential for using spiritual gifts, and it is more important than spiritual gifts.” (Page 343)
“Even though Paul is underscoring the importance of faith, not self-justifying works, the metaphor for faith he uses—walking in footsteps—implies a life of ongoing and costly commitment, not a one-and-done mental gesture. In no way is Paul presenting an easy believism in which obedience to God and performance of good works are irrelevant. For Jew and Gentile alike the point is for the gospel to unleash the energy of God’s love in the lives of the formerly ungodly: ‘In Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love’ (Gal. 5:6).” (Page 79)
“Paul is saying that true Christians do not engage those who are antagonistic to the gospel on their own terms, playing by their rules, boasting of what is outwardly impressive—as is so natural to our fallen intuitions. Rather, our weapons ‘have divine power to destroy strongholds.’” (Page 523)
“They are set free from the law’s death sentence by acknowledging their sin and seeking their righteousness not in the law but in the one who fulfilled the law’s requirement on their behalf.” (Page 120)
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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.