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Paul's Ideal Church and People: A Popular Commentary
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Paul's Ideal Church and People: A Popular Commentary


Cranston & Curts, Hunt & Eaton 1893

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Discoursing on the authoritative nature of Paul’s conversion, the scope of his missionary work, and the responsibilities of the church, Alfred Rowland offers comprehensive commentary on the Pastoral Epistles.

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Key Features

  • Provides cultural and historical background of the epistles Timothy and Titus
  • Contains intelligent exegesis on the epistles
  • Includes verse-by-verse commentary


  • Sermonettes on First Chapter
    • The Apostle’s Claim to Authority
    • The Relations of Paul and Timothy
    • A Christian Salutation
    • Timothy’s Charge
    • The End of the Commandment
    • The Purpose of the Law
    • The Summons to Service
    • The Gospel in a Sentence
    • Praise for Salvation
    • Timothy’s Charge and Warning
  • Sermonettes on Second Chapter
    • Intercessory Prayer
    • The Atonement
    • On Prayer
    • Woman’s True Dignity
    • The Position of Woman
  • Sermonettes on Third Chapter
    • The Ideal Minister
    • The Ideal Deacon
    • The House of God
    • The Mystery of Godliness
  • Sermonettes on Fourth Chapter
    • A Great Heresy
    • Our Chapter of Freedom
    • Counsels to God’s Servants
    • Characteristics of the Christian Teacher
  • Sermonettes on Fifth Chapter
    • Christian Reproofs
    • Home Responsibilities
    • Charity Ruled by Wisdom
    • Duties Toward the Ministry
    • Asceticism
    • Retribution and Reward
  • Sermonettes on Sixth Chapter
    • Christian Slaves and Their Masters
    • A Contrast between True and False Teaching
    • Contentment
    • Covetousness
    • The Man of God
    • The Christian Contest
    • The Fight of Faith
    • Motives to Steadfastness
    • The Perils and Possibilities of the Rich
    • Peril and Preservation

Praise for the Print Edition

With this interpretation of the author we fully agree, and find the book in other respects . . . a treasure of spiritual and helpful instruction.

Methodist Review

Product Details

  • Title: Paul’s Ideal Church and People: A Popular Commentary
  • Author: Alfred Rowland
  • Publisher: Cranston & Curtis
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 312

About Alfred Rowland

Alfred Rowland (1840–1925) was chair of The Congregational Union of England and Wales, as well as the pastor of the Congregational Church in Frome.