The Apostle Paul wrote the little house churches of the ancient metropolis of Ephesus this amazing truth: through such as you the purposes of Christ will fill the world; he is transforming all things for you and through you. Now Dr. Bryan Chapell, noted preacher and teacher of preaching, unfolds Paul's glorious description of how this triumph of the church will occur and what our roles are in Christ's ultimate victory.<
br/>This REC Commentary, Ephesians
is intended to be a true homiletical commentary, serving the pulpit needs of pastors. Indepth exegetical analysis is provided in a sermon format, providing outlines, pastoral explanation, illustrations, and applications for each passage. In addition, the material is presented with a Christ-centered approach that identifies the principles of grace in each passage that motivate and enable its application.
About The Reformed Expository Commentary
Series:The Reformed Expository Commentary
focuses on the English rendering of the biblical text, and thus does not address concerns of the original language nor academic technicalities. Rather, proceeding section-by-section it focuses on the narrative flow of the biblical book, while drawing out significant points or theological emphases in the text, and then applies them to the daily life of the Christian.
br/>The various points addressed range between historical events taking place within a books narrative, or upon significant doctrinal statements that are made. The application or "guidance" section as the series calls it rounds out each of the particular emphases from the text making it a complete expository volume. Each commentary approaches the text from a Reformed theological perspective, and can be used profitably for either study or devotion.
- Scripture: Inerrant & Revealed
- Theology: Traditional/Conservative Reformed
- Wider Tradition: Protestant/Evangelical
- Audience: Pastors/Laity
- Uses: Scripture Study, General Reading, Devotional
A redemptive-historical, homiletical commentary that unfolds Pauls glorious description of the ultimate triumph of the church, how it will occur, and what our roles are in Christs ultimate victory.
Bryan Chapell (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, Southern Illinois University) is senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, president emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, general editor of The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible, and a respected author.
Bryan Chapell has done an outstanding job of making Paul's letter to the Ephesians both clear and compelling. He handles both difficult doctrines and difficult points of application with both conviction and love. This book will be profitable for both lay people and clergy. I highly recommend it.
Bryan Chapell is one of the most influential homileticians, preachers, and evangelical leaders in the church today. In Ephesians we see the fruit of his preaching available now for us all. Over the last several years, Bryan Chapell has helped to shape a generation of preachers who are committed to the Gospel and to the art and craft of preaching sermons that set forth the Word of God with power and practical application. All this is on display in this fine commentary and I greet this publication with enthusiasm.
The church in America today is indeed facing a crisis and the answer is not structural renovation (as we are often told) but spiritual renewal. With a sharp exegetical mind and a soft pastoral heart, Bryan Chapell shows how Paul's letter to the Ephesians was written with the hope that Christians would become individuals full of the knowledge of God so that we would become a community full of the knowledge of God. In order for the church to live in this dark world as Christ's transformed, light-bearing community, our vision of God must be enlarged. For, it is only when the weightiness of God rests on the church and spills out from the church, that the world is changed. Chapell's commentary on Paul's letter is a great reminder that the ultimate factor in the churchs engagement with society is the churchs engagement with God.
Bryan Chapell is one of the outstanding expositors of our day, and this new commentary on Ephesians reflects his love for scripture and his pastoral mind and heart. Chapell approaches the text from the perspective of the preacher-teacher, yet his treatment is thoroughly grounded in the finest New Testament scholarship. Any pastor planning to preach or teach in Ephesians should consider this new volume a must have resource for study.
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