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Founders Press Study Guide Commentaries (6 vols.)
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Founders Press Study Guide Commentaries (6 vols.)

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Founders Press 2002–2011

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Overview

The Founders Press Study Guide Commentaries offer solid exegesis, clear explanation, and practical insights into eight New Testament books. These concise resources are the perfect marriage of study guide and commentary, offering scholarly exposition in an easily digestible form. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary distinguished professor of New Testament Curtis Vaughan works section by section through the books of Acts, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, James, and 1–3 John. Helpful for both pastor and layperson, these six volumes are packed with accessible and practical insights. The well-loved guides aid readers in understanding the biblical text and applying it to everyday life—as well as helping pastors and leaders in sermon preparation and Bible study teaching.

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Key Features

  • Collects accessible study guide commentaries covering eight New Testament books
  • Presents thoughtful exegesis and exposition from former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Curtis Vaughan
  • Provides insights for understanding, applying, and teaching biblical texts

Praise for the Print Edition

Founders Press has done faithful expositors a wonderful service with its plan to reprint commentaries by Curtis Vaughan, New Testament scholar for many years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. . . . Now these superb works will be available to a new generation of preachers who desire to rightly divide the Word of Truth.

Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Product Details

Individual Titles

Acts

  • Author: Curtis Vaughan
  • Series: Founders Study Guide Commentaries
  • Publisher: Founders Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 159

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Dig into the book of Acts with this concise study guide commentary from Dr. Curtis Vaughan—former distinguished professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marrying solid exegesis with clear explanations and practical insights, this well-loved guide is a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to better understand this important New Testament book.

Curtis Vaughan’s study guide is characterized by clear and informative exegesis, solid theological exposition, warm devotional applications, and trustworthy pastoral insights. Students, Bible teachers and preachers will find this well-written volume to be exceedingly helpful for grasping the message and meaning of the book of Acts.

David S. Dockery, president, Union University

1 Corinthians

  • Authors: Curtis Vaughan and Thomas D. Lea
  • Series: Founders Study Guide Commentaries
  • Publisher: Founders Press
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 176

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Equip your study of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians with this concise study guide commentary from distinguished Baptist theology professors, Dr. Curtis Vaughan and Dr. Thomas Lea. Marrying solid exegesis with clear explanations and practical insights, this well-loved guide is a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to delve into this Pauline epistle and apply it to everyday life.

The reprinting of the Vaughan/Lea commentary on 1 Corinthians thrills me. Many know the blessing of Dr. Vaughan’s biblically faithful and concise commentaries. The late Dr. Lea follows the same useful path. I had the joy of being Dr. Lea’s teaching fellow in Greek and the best experience of my PhD work was his supervision of my dissertation. I highly recommend this commentary by two excellent biblical expositors!

—Fred Malone, pastor, First Baptist Church, Clinton, LA

Thomas D. Lea was dean of the School of Theology and professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Prior to taking up his responsibilities there in 1979, he served as a pastor in Virginia and Alabama. He graduated from Southwestern (MDiv and ThD) and Mississippi State University (BS).

Galatians

  • Author: Curtis Vaughan
  • Series: Founders Study Guide Commentaries
  • Publisher: Founders Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 119

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Former distinguished professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Curtis Vaughan offers a concise guide to study the book of Galatians that is packed with solid exegesis, clear explanations, and helpful practical insights. Equip your study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians with an accessible resource that marries study guide and commentary. The well-loved guide is a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to delve into Scripture and apply it to everyday life.

Dr. Vaughan’s commentary on Galatians is a model of careful, respectful handling of the text. He packs a lot in a short space, surveying opinions and moving to the heart of the text. The including of references, at the end of sections, to particularly helpful sermons on the specific text by Spurgeon and Maclaren is a great feature of this work. This will be a helpful resource for pastors and Bible study leaders.

Ray Van Neste, assistant professor of Christian studies, Union University, Jackson, TN

Ephesians

  • Author: Curtis Vaughan
  • Series: Founders Study Guide Commentaries
  • Publisher: Founders Press
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 137

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Explore Ephesians with this concise study guide commentary from Dr. Curtis Vaughan—former distinguished professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marrying solid exegesis with clear explanations and practical insights, this well-loved guide is a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to better understand Ephesians, connect it to the entire narrative of Scripture, and apply it to everyday life.

What a great blessing to the saints of God that Curtis Vaughan’s commentary on Ephesians is again available. When the commentary first appeared as a January Bible study book for the Southern Baptist Convention (1964), I was a junior in high school. I attended every session that was taught. At that point, a deep-seated desire for the knowledge of God through biblical theology was implanted in my heart. I recommend this to pastors and laity alike. Its exposition is built on a profound understanding of the grammar of the text, the entire New Testament message, and the glorious gospel with all of its attendant doctrines. It is profound, yet easily within the grasp of every earnest Christian.

Thomas J. Nettles, professor of history, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

I cannot recommend Vaughan’s study guide on Ephesians too highly. There is no fluff, no padding, no wasted words. If you are seeking a model of biblical exposition, or if you simply want a refreshing bath in biblical truth, open anywhere and begin to read. Vaughan’s comments comprise the most useful study guide in print for Bible students.

L. Russ Bush, academic dean, Southeastern Seminary

Don’t let the size of this volume fool you. It contains a treasure of exegetical insight and solid theological reflection just waiting to be mined by the serious student of Scripture. Founders Press is providing a great service to the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ by reprinting Curtis Vaughan’s commentary on the book of Ephesians.

—Bill Cook, associate professor of New Testament interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

James

  • Author: Curtis Vaughan
  • Series: Founders Study Guide Commentaries
  • Publisher: Founders Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 128

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Former distinguished professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Curtis Vaughan offers a concise guide to study the book of James that is packed with solid exegesis, clear explanations, and helpful practical insights. Equip your study of James with an accessible resource that marries study guide and commentary. The well-loved guide is a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to delve into this book and apply it to everyday life.

Dr. Vaughan is a scholar and a churchman. He has long been a favorite at Southwestern Seminary. I highly commend his commentary on James.

Kenneth Hemphill, former president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Curtis Vaughan is one of the most profoundly loved New Testament scholars Southern Baptists have ever had. When one reads his exposition of James it is not difficult to understand why he is so honored. The remarkable ability of Dr. Vaughan to take the difficult and the obscure and make it understandable and even gripping is disclosed herein. Do not miss this precious book.

Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

1, 2, 3 John

  • Author: Curtis Vaughan
  • Series: Founders Study Guide Commentaries
  • Publisher: Founders Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 139

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Enrich your study of the epistles of John with scholarly and practical insights from longtime Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary New Testament professor, Curtis Vaughan. This well-loved guide combines solid exegesis with clear explanations—a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to better understand John’s letters, connect them to the entire narrative of Scripture, and apply them to everyday life.

Curtis Vaughan’s commentary on the epistles of John brings together in brief scope a distillation of his breadth and depth of scholarship as one of the great masters of the Greek New Testament. When one reads Vaughan’s comments in digest form there is a sense that you have encountered scholarship set on fire by an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, the subject of all the Scriptures. I wholeheartedly commend this Study Guide Commentary on John’s epistles as a tool for biblically based self-examination and a basis for biblically grounded assurance.

—Bill Ascol, senior pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Owasso, OK

About Curtis Vaughan

Curtis Vaughan (1925–2005) was distinguished professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where he served on the faculty from 1950 to 1995. He was a graduate of Southwestern (BD & ThD) and Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

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