You Should Add This Commentary To Your Library – Here’s WhyWritten by Johnathan Newman
I hope you will add The Reformed Expository Commentary Series to your personal library. It is currently an eighteen volume series that will continue growing in upcoming years, I think, to cover the entire Bible. I just ordered a copy for myself and want to give you some reasons you should consider adding it to your library.
It’s expository – this commentary is committed faithfully to unfolding the message of the text helping one better grasp what the Bible says. This will serve as a great model for a group leader, teacher, and pastor to do their own expository study and presentation better.
It’s practical – each volume’s author is not only a scholar but a pastor and teacher of the Word experienced and passionate about showing the believer how to apply the text to real life in our world. It will help you apply God’s word to your own life and help you apply the text for your hearers in your own teaching.
It’s Christ-centered – the authors are committed to showing how the entire Bible is ultimately about one thing, Jesus glorifying God in the gospel. For example it shows how King David is the great king of Israel but he’s much more than that. He is a clear picture of what God was preparing to do in sending His Son, Jesus.
It’s a great tool to help you grow – whether you’re an ordinary church member, a group leader, Sunday School teacher, or a pastor, all of us should be striving to grow in our understanding of God’s word and seeking better to show others it’s truth. This addition to your library will serve you well in this.
Here are some commendations for the series from some good men:
“Some commentaries lose the forest for the trees, and others the trees for the forest. This series promises to be both exegetically sensitive and theologically faithful.”
—Mark Dever, senior pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC
“A rare blend of insightful exegesis and discerning application. What’s more, you’ll find the glories of Christ shining through texts that can otherwise appear obscure and irrelevant.”
—C. J. Mahaney, president, Sovereign Grace Ministries
Here’s a good review by Tim Challies over at his blog. Read it here.
I am a pastor, preacher of the gospel, husband of a wonderful wife, Jeni, and father of 3 awesome kids. I love running, hunting, fishing, camping, and coaching baseball.
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