To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.
In his commentary on 1 Corinthians, Preben Vang shows how Paul's experience with the church in Corinth is remarkably applicable to the church in a postmodern Western context, expertly translating the issues of Paul's day into our contemporary situation.
Preben Vang (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian Scriptures and director of doctoral studies at Baylor University's George W. Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas. He is the author of Telling God's Story: The Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End.