This commentary illuminates Paul's pastoral heart and strong leadership. It is part of a commentary series that interprets tthe books of the Bible from a Wesleyan perspective. While designed primarily with laypeople in mind-Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, students of the Word-pastors will also find it most helpful. Following the New International Version, each book of the Bible is explained paragraph by paragraph, illluminating the key concepts of each passage and how they relate to our lives and times today. At the same time, the authors slow down often to examine particular details and alternative understandings that are important for comprehending the bigger picture. This series offers insight into the Bible that will lead to a greater grasp of what the Bible says, its significance for our lives today, and further transformation into the image of Christ.