Matthew: A Commentary for Bible Students is part of a commentary series that interprets the books of the Bible from a Wesleyan perspective. The commentary explores Matthew's vision of discipleship and how to live the Christian life when one's traditional moorings are under attack. Following the New International Version, each book of the Bible is explained paragraph by paragraph, illuminating the key concepts of each passage and how they relate to our life and times today. At the same time, the authors slow down often to examine particular details and alternative understandings that are important for understanding the bigger picture. This series offers insight into the Scripture that brings greater understanding of what the Bible says, its significance for our lives today, and further transformation into the images of Christ.
The Matthew commentary explores Matthew's vision of discipleship and how to live the Christian life when one's traditional moorings are under attack. The preaching of the Kingdom provided a new lens by which Jesus demonstrated the meaning of the Old Testament for His followers. The Kingdom teachings, the story of Jesus' life and ministry, and the theological truths of the Old Testament instruct the Church in right living before God and with other believers. An excellent resource for personal study, and especially helpful for those involved in the teaching ministries of the church, the Wesley Bible Commentary series will encourage and promote life change in believers by applying God's authoritative truth in relevant, practical ways. Written in an easy-to-follow format, you will enjoy studying Scripture insights that are faithful to the Wesleyan-Armenian perspective.
Roger Hahn currently serves as dean of faculty and professor of New Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He holds bachelor and master degrees from Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University), a master of divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Duke University. He and his wife, Dorothy, live in Olathe, Kansas, and have three sons.