In The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus, D. A. Carson offers a penetrating exposition of John 14–17—the finale of Jesus’ teaching. These short studies touch on many of the great themes of the Christian faith, held together by the experience of the cross that loomed over Christ and his disciples at Gethsemane.
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Here is scholarship at its best, a clear, well-reasoned, understandable account.
. . . highly recommended for its homiletical and expositional values. The preacher who likes to prepare expository sermons will find invaluable guidelines in exegesis, illustrations, and inspirational poetry.
D. A. Carson is a respected professor, author, and speaker. He is currently a research professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has been teaching since 1978. Carson earned an MDiv from Central Baptist Seminary and a PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University. He lectures in academic and church settings around the world.
Carson has written over 50 books, including his popular The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism and Exegetical Fallacies. He has also written commentaries in both The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series and the Pillar New Testament Commentary series.
“In John’s Gospel, Jesus is one with God, with respect to man, in creation, revelation, and authority; yet he is one with man, with respect to God, in submission, dependence, and obedience.” (Page 34)
“Our ultimate goal is not the transformation of society, as valuable as that may be. Our ultimate goal is pure worship in the unrestricted presence of God.” (Page 22)
“In short, genuine conversion is not measured by the hasty decision but by the long-range fruitfulness.” (Page 98)
“But modern believers, too, best discover renewed faith and fortitude, not by clinging to isolated spiritual aphorisms and evangelical clichés, but by returning to a deep understanding of the historical and redemptive structure of their faith.” (Pages 19–20)
“Christians often think of Jesus as God’s gift to us; we rarely think of ourselves as God’s gift to Jesus.” (Page 184)