1-3 John: Fellowship in God's Family (Preaching the Word)
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Professor of preaching David L. Allen guides us through 1-3 John with skill and wisdom, offering helpful insights into the Christian life as well as important themes such as:
- The divinity of Christ
- Spiritual rebirth
- The work of Jesus on the cross
- Our responsibility to forsake sin and keep God's commandments
- The work of the Spirit
- The danger of false teachers
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Preaching the Word
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This commentary on 13 John examines the deeply theological, yet intensely practical, teaching on the foundational nature of truth and love in the context of the local church. Part of the popular Preaching the Word series.
David L. Allen (PhD, University of Texas at Arlington) is dean of the school of theology, professor of preaching, director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching, and George W. Truett Chair of Ministry at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the senior pastor of two churches for 21 years and has been a teacher of preachers for more than 25 years.
R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He has authored numerous books for Crossway, including Disciplines of a Godly Man, and is the series editor and a contributor to the popular Preaching the Word series. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He now lives on the West Coast with his wife, Barbara, and is the father of four and grandfather of an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.
-J. D. Greear,
Lead Pastor, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina; author, Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
1-3 John is a welcomed addition to the Preaching the Word series. The 22 studies in this volume reveal careful research, theological insight, and exegetical integrity. Anyone preaching or teaching through the epistles of John will be greatly assisted by this volume. David Allen has rendered a valuable service to the church of the Lord Jesus that will bear fruit for years to come.
-Daniel L. Akin,
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
In an excellent follow-up to his edited volume Text-Driven Preaching, David Allen crafts 22 sermons on 1, 2, and 3 John that exemplify the qualities that should characterize excellent preaching. These sermons are thoroughly Biblical, hermeneutically sound, Christ-centered, eminently practical, passionate, challenging, clear, and interesting. And these qualities shine through even when he navigates complex semantic issues, deals with heresies like Gnosticism and Docetism, and tackles pressing theological topics like the extent of the atonement. Here is a fine resource for anyone preaching through these three important New Testament letters!
-Gregg R. Allison,
Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Jesus spoke of the man who brought out of his treasure what is new and what is old. David L. Allen does exactly that with these 22 well-researched expositions. Drawing on preachers and scholars from all ages of the church, he opens up Johns epistles with admirable clarity and force. In every chapter, you will encounter the truth of the text, the heart of the preacher, and the direction of the Lord regarding how you should respond. Readable, illuminating, and convicting, this book deserves wide circulation among individuals and Bible study groups. Pastors will find here a refresher course in how to preach John's letters.
-Robert W. Yarbrough,
Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
The sermons in this book (Allen describes them as sermontariesmore than a sermon but less than a commentary) are undergirded by solid scholarship, supported by references to great preachers of the past, and enhanced by Allens own wisdom and applications for todays believers. A fine resource that I am very pleased to commend to all serious preachers of Scripture.
Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Melbourne School of Theology
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