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The IVP New Testament Commentary Update (IVPNTC) (5 vols.)

by 5 authors Johnson, Alan F., Beale, G. K., Whitacre, Rodney A., Fee, Gordon D., Osborne, Grant R.

IVP 1999–2004

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The IVP New Testament Commentary Update (IVPNTC) (5 vols.)
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Overview

Pastors with a passion for sound exposition have joined forces with scholars with pastoral hearts to produce this exciting commentary series. These 5 volumes, informed by the best of recent evangelical scholarship, expound the implications of each New Testament book for today's church. Within the unique series format, pastors, teachers and Bible study leaders alike will find clear, forceful presentations of the heart of each New Testament author's message, coupled with helpful attention to tough exegetical issues. Seldom have such readable commentary and solid help been available in the same volume.

Please Note: This product was created for users who own the original 13 volumes in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series and want to add the 5 newest volumes released by IVP. You can also obtain the volumes in this series by purchasing the full 18-volume collection.

Key Features

  • Designed for those who preach and teach from scripture
  • Passage-by-passage exposition
  • Based on the NIV
  • Includes background information and discussion of critical issues
  • Clear exposition of the text that pays attention to important exegetical issues
  • Notes on exegetical issues separated from textual commentary
  • Describes different views on interpreting the text
  • Offers an engaging discussion of the text's meaning and application for today's church
  • Contributors are some of the best recent evangelical scholars

Individual Titles

John

  • Author: Rodney A. Whitacre
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 424

The Gospel of John declares its purpose clearly--"these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and thay by believing you may have life in his name." Thus it fulfills a dual function, encouraging believers and providing them with evidences for proclaiming that Jesus is God's Messiah, the divine, incarnate Son of God.

Christians today, as in the first century, can draw strength and courage from John's telling of the story of Jesus, a telling that consistently reflects not only the words and deeds of Jesus but their inner significance. We are called to worship as we find the Father, Son and Spirit revealed in the Gospel. And as in Jesus we discover God's light, life and love, we learn to respond in faith, humility and obedience.

In this engaging, pastorally-oriented commentary, readers will find an introduction with background material concerning authorship, date and purpose, as well as a summary of important theological themes. A passage-by-passage exposition follows that focuses on understanding what John had to say to his original readers in order to see its relevance for the church today.

Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand the message of John for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

Romans

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 447

Few individual books of the Bible have changed the course of church history the way Paul's letter to the Romans has.

Whether one thinks of Augustine's coversion in the fourth century, Luther's recovery of justification by faith in the sixteenth or Barth's challenge to recover theological exegesis of the Bible in the twentieth, Romans has been the catalyst to personal spiritual renewal and the recapturing of gospel basics.

Paul, in seeking to bring unity and understanding between Jews and Gentiles in Rome, sets forth in Romans his most profound explication of his gospel and its meaning for the church. The letter's relevance is as great today as it was in the first century.

In Grant R. Osborne's careful study of Romans, readers will find an introduction that sets the letter in context and surveys its general content, highlighting issues surrounding its authorship, date, occasion and purpose. Passage-by-passage commentary follows that explains what the letter means to us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.

Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand Paul's message for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

1 Corinthians

  • Author: Alan F. Johnson
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 343

Upwardly mobile Christians facing radically diverse ethnic, religious, economic and social conditions. The church divided over issues of leadership and authority, sexual morality, gender and worship, marriage and divorce. Sound familiar?

First-century Corinth and its challenges were not so different from our own. Yet in the midst of this detailed, practical letter to a church in crisis is found one of the greatest paeans to love ever written. And, of course, love is just what is needed to address complex human issues--whether in the first century or the twenty-first.

Alan F. Johnson's deft analysis of 1 Corinthians features an introduction that explores the social, cultural and historical background of the city and its people. Rounding out the introduction, Johnson discusses the letter's occasion and date, authorship and purpose, and major theologicall themes. His passage-by-passage commentary follows, seeking to explain what the letter of 1 Corinthians means for the church today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.

Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand Paul's message for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

Philippians

  • Author: Gordon Fee
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 204

Nothing cripples a church's effectiveness like internal strife. In Philippi, Paul addressed a congregation whose private struggles were compounded by opposition and suffering from without. Paul's strategy was to write them a letter of friendship and moral exhortation, reminding them of their "partnership in the gospel," their mutual suffering for the cause of Christ, and their need to "stand firm in one spirit." His approach and counsel can serve us well today.

In this warm, well-written study of Philippians, readers will find an introduction that discusses the letter's occasion and purpose, authorship, and other background information, as well as its important theological themes. Passage-by-passage commentary follows that seeks to explain what the letter means to us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.

Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand the Paul's message for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

1-2 Thessalonians

  • Author: G. K. Beale
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 279

Fascination with the end times is not just a recent phenomenon.

The young church at Thessalonica, having taken root during Paul's brief stay there, pondered when the end might come as well. Paul, in order to instruct them more fully, wrote them two letters, which taken together expound the "already-and-not-yet" character of his views of the end times. His instruction and counsel can serve us well today.

In this careful study of 1-2 Thessalonians, G. K. Beale offers an introduction that sets the letters in context and surveys their general content, highlighting issues surrounding their occasion and purpose. His passage-by-passage commentary seeks to explain what these letters mean to us today as well as what they meant for their original hearers.

Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand Paul's message for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

Product Details

  • Title: The IVP New Testament Commentary Update (IVPNTC) (5 vols.)
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,697