Ephesians is one of the best-known and most frequently read books in the entire Bible. Paul begins by richly describing the amazing blessing we have in Christ, from the Father, and through the Spirit. In the second half, he transitions to a powerful exhortation to live new lives by embracing the realities that, because of Christ, already belong to us. In expositional and devotional fashion, Robert B. Callahan Sr. reflects on this beloved epistle. The first three volumes of this collection cover chapters one through three of Ephesians, tracing themes like the Trinitarian work of salvation, sin and redemption, and being in the service of Christ. Volumes four and five cover chapter four where Paul turns to exhortation based on the gracious work of the Triune God. Volume six then looks at the rich, practically oriented content of Ephesians’ chapter five.
This collection offers the first six volumes of an eight-volume commentary series on Ephesians. Future volumes will be posted when they become available.
Callahan’s format allows for both a devotional and studious usage. One can permit one’s soul to savor every spiritual nuance the author uncovers, verse by verse, mark the passage, and return later for further nourishment. Or one can linger from text to text, gleaning with the author both theological and spiritual insight for enhancing personal discipleship, equally applicable in the arena of church and society.
—Benjamin W. Farley, Younts Professor Emeritus of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy, Erskine College
Bob Callahan is a man who loves the Scriptures and loves the God to which they attest. His lessons on Ephesians are deep and rich. Bob has as his conversation partners the great minds and spirits of the church, and he is at once very readable and very faithful.
—Todd B. Jones, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
One would be hard-pressed to find a more thorough investigation of the treasures of Ephesians than what Mr. Callahan has written. The author has taken meticulous care to draw from the epistle as many of the theological riches as he could glean—and the reader could digest.
—Norman H. McCrummen III, senior pastor, Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, Mobile, Alabama
Robert B. Callahan Sr. founded Callahan & Associates Inc., a telecommunications consulting firm, in 1976.