This book has been prepared for use as a textbook for Methodist Local Preachers on Trial, but there are few readers at any stage of development or attainment who would not find its pages informative and helpful. A valuable introduction deals with various aspects of the New Testament, and the teaching of Jesus according to the Synoptic Gospels is the subject of a separate chapter. Thereafter, the author offers comments on selected New Testament passages. These comments--terse, pithy, shrewd, and factual--will be of the greatest help both to preachers and to all who desire to understand their Bible. Arthur Wainwright was a Methodist pastor in England when he wrote this book. He subsequently taught for many years at the Candler School of Theology (Emory University, Atlanta, GA) where he is now Professor Emeritus of New Testament. His writings include The Trinity in the New Testament and Mysterious Apocalypse, and he prepared the Clarendon edition of John Locke's Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St. Paul.