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The Books of James & First and Second Peter: Faith, Suffering and Knowledge - Twenty-first Century Biblical Commentary
AMG Publishers / 2002 / Hardcover
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This easy to read commentary will allow you to examine James and First and Second Peter and put yourbeliefs to the test! Identifying the earmarks of a living, working faith in Christ (James), Dr. William Baker also examines salvation and holiness as the foundation for enduring suffering (1 Peter); and how Christian knowledge is meaningless unless it is acted upon (2 Peter). Also included are thought-provoking challenges to live for Christ, study questions that will encourage deeper understanding, and valuable insights into practical Christian living.
DON'T JUST STAND THERE, BE SOMETHING!
BE THE FOLLOWER OF CHRIST YOU WERE CREATED TO BE: The books of James and 1 & 2 Peter put feet to the Christian walk, urging the child of God to focus on living out what he or she believes. These three books challenges believers to evaluate their lives in the light of the Sermon on the Mount, to be the same person in the eyes of others as in their own heart,and to follow after Christ regardless of circumstances.
In James, Dr. William Baker deals in a straighforward manner with temptation, anger, inmorality, the tongue. prejudice, partiality, hypocritical teachers, jealously, lust, humility, trusting God, conviction of sin, self-justification, confession of sin, and more. One cannot read James with without experiecing a strong tug of conviction.
In 1 Peter, Dr.Baker explains how Peter presebt the true, pure gospel of Jesus Christ as the ultimate encouragement in suffering. True faith and godly living are the greatest resources a believer can have to endure suffering with patience.
In 2 Peter, Dr.Baker reviews Peter's warnings to safeguard the truth
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