By Michael Ufok Udoekpo,David A. Bosworth

Father Udoekpo's paintings bargains an intensive evaluate of the theology of worship within the paintings of Amos of Tekoa, one in every of Israel's foundational prophets. It severely examines Amos five in its socio-historical and literary context and theologically reevaluates the applying of Amos's message of moral worship, judgment, and wish to 2 modern cultures: Nigeria and the us of the USA. whereas deliberately right down to earth and fascinating in society and faith, this paintings discusses in a considerate and targeted exegetical demeanour a few of the sub-units of lamentation (vv. 1-3), the motifs of the remnant, the exhortation to the search the Lord, justice and righteousness (vv. 4-6; 14-15, 24), judgment, and the inspiration of the Day of the Lord (vv. 18-20) as they relate to the theology of worship (vv. 21-27) in Amos five. the writer pastorally attracts the reader's recognition to Amos' view that worship must never be constrained to hypocritical choices, empty rituals, and songs at sanctuaries, yet must comprise ethics of justice, peace, and righteousness practiced in marketplaces and plazas.

"Michael Udoekpo is without doubt one of the most interesting rising new students from the 3rd international. completely conversant with sleek prophetic stories, he rightly applies Amos' critique of monetary prosperity, the gulf among wealthy and negative, and non secular hypocrisy to his local Nigerian society in addition to to American society. this can be a thorough reevaluation of Amos' theology of worship utilized to non secular groups in Africa, particularly to Nigeria, and within the usa. All who might faithfully hold forth, educate, and stay out the note of God can make the most of this new research of the Prophet Amos."
--Richard C. Lux, Professor Emeritus, Scripture stories, Sacred middle Seminary and college of Theology; Founding Director, Lux heart for Catholic-Jewish reports, Sacred Heart

"Michael Ufok Udoekpo writes from the viewpoint of a biblical student with own familiarity with either Nigeria and the us. This ebook displays his ardour for employing the observe of God to the 2 cultures that he is aware most sensible. . . . in a single position, the reader could discover a sizeable exegetical-theological research of the publication of Amos in its old and literary context and a considerate and distinctive dialogue of its pastoral software to 2 modern cultures."
--From the foreword by means of David A. Bosworth

Michael Ufok Udoekpo is affiliate Professor of Sacred Scriptures and bible study at Sacred middle Seminary and college of Theology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His different books contain Re-thinking the Day of YHWH and Restoration of Fortunes within the Prophet Zephaniah (2010).

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By John H. Walton

The Bible starts off and ends with a revelation of God that offers redemption its foundation. From the 1st verse of Genesis, the booklet of origins, we come across a God of character, personality, objective, and job. basically within the gentle of what he indicates us of himself because the author of our global and the Interactor with human historical past does the salvation tale suppose its right context. Genesis units issues so as: God first, then us. within the phrases of the final editor’s preface, “Especially after the Tower of Babel it grew to become obvious that individuals had forgotten who God used to be. They wanted reminding. The strikes God made have been basically thinking about placing himself in entrance of the world’s peoples.” at the present time, possibly greater than ever, we want God to place himself in entrance of us—to remind us who he's, and that he is.With attribute creativity and unusual intensity, John H. Walton demonstrates the undying relevance of Genesis. Revealing the hyperlinks among Genesis and our personal instances, Dr. Walton exhibits how this mysterious, frequently baffling ebook choked with imprecise peoples and practices unearths fact to steer our twenty-first-century lives.Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from our global to the realm of the Bible. yet they go away us there, assuming that we will by some means make the go back trip on our personal. They concentrate on the unique that means of the passage yet don’t speak about its modern program. the data they give is valuable—but the task is barely part done!The NIV program remark sequence is helping deliver either halves of the interpretive job jointly. This detailed, award-winning sequence exhibits readers easy methods to convey an old message into our postmodern context. It explains not just what the Bible intended but in addition the way it speaks powerfully today.This sequence delivers to turn into an imperative instrument for each pastor and instructor who seeks to make the Bible's undying message converse to this generation.Billy GrahamThe NIV program statement is a phenomenal source for pastors and a person else who's fascinated with constructing “doers of the Word.”Rick Warren, Saddleback Valley group Church

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By Mark J. Edwards

Paul's letters to the Galatians, Ephesians and Philippians have struck an indelible influence on Christian culture and piety. The doctrines of Christ, of salvation and of the church all owe their profiles to those letters. And for patristic interpreters, who learn Scripture as a unmarried publication and have been charged with an insatiable interest concerning the mysteries of the Godhead, those letters provided profound visions seldom captured via glossy eyes. Trinitarian fact used to be patterned within the apostle's compliment of God who's "over all, via all and in all" (Ephesians 4:6).

Without a doubt, the best textual content during this choice of letters is the "Christ hymn" of Philippians 2:6-11. This observation deals an extraordinary close-up view of the fathers weighing the phrases and words of this panoramic charting of the Savior's trip from preexistence, to incarnation, to crucifixion, to victorious exaltation as common Lord.

This quantity opens a treasury of assets for biblical examine this present day. The expository voices of Jerome, Origen, Augustine, Chrysostom, Ambrosiaster, Theodoret, Marius Victorinus and Theodore of Mopsuestia converse back with eloquence and highbrow acumen, a few in English translation for the 1st time.

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By C. Knapp

This useful research presents a complete heritage of the kings of Israel as recorded within the books of the Kings and Chronicles. even though those historical bills range in presentation and magnificence, they impart God’s paintings and ever-present suggestions all through Israel’s history.

In Kings of Israel, C. Knapp not just provides an in depth research of contextual adjustments among the books but in addition allows readers to find how each one account works jointly to give the full photograph that God intended.

From Jeroboam to Ahab to Zachariah, the illustrative classes of Israel’s kings proceed to coach important truths and ideas that consultant us at the present time in dwelling a extra fulfilled and significant Christian life.

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By Nita Van Fosson

This publication is a translation of the hot testomony books written via James, John and Judah. This translation is written because it was once at the beginning in letter layout. every one publication could be learn in a single sitting. it's a observe for note translation. All extra phrases are in Italics. All order, capitalization, punctuation and paragraphs are my additions.

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By Heather Kendall

"A useful tool to aid the prepared Bible scholar, A story of 2 Kingdoms conscientiously lines the unfolding heritage of salvation defined within the Holy Scriptures because it offers the antagonism among the dominion of Christ and the dominion of devil. Over the centuries the actual supplies solution to the non secular and Christ and His church are awarded because the success of prophecy. eventually, the dominion, which isn't of this global, looks in apocalyptic imaginative and prescient to defeat the dominion of darkness. the writer information what went on within the silent years among the testaments. She concludes with the eschatological perspectives of consultant Apostolic Fathers. convinced, the Christ is at the throne and should quickly look in glory at His moment introduction.
This review of the Scriptures is gifted in an enticing and evangelistic method. Many will locate the prophetic interpretation challenging.” - Dr. G.A. Adams, former imperative of Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College.

Author Bio: Heather Kendall has an Honours B.A. from York college. Blessed to be born right into a Christian domestic, she built a longing to understand God greater and to starvation for His notice at a tender age. She is a Sunday university instructor and a women’ religious study chief. This booklet is her own trip via time to find God’s fact. Heather lives in Innisfil, Ontario, along with her husband Barry. they've got 3 grown youngsters.
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By Marvin A. Sweeney

“Biblical theology” isn't any longer a strictly Christian company. Sweeney constructions his theology of Tanak round topics of Jewish existence: the structure of the kingdom Israel relating to God; the disruption of that perfect (the Prophets); the reconstitution of the state round the moment Temple (the Writings).

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By Euan Cameron

This quantity charts the Bible's growth from the top of the center a long time to the Enlightenment. in this interval, for the 1st time considering the fact that antiquity, the Latin Church desirous about improving and re-establishing the textual content of Scripture in its unique languages. It thought of the theological demanding situations of treating Scripture as one other old textual content edited with the instruments of philology. this significant interval additionally observed the construction of many definitive translations of the Bible into glossy eu vernaculars. even if past translations exist, those early sleek translators, frequently below the impact of the Protestant Reformation, exotic themselves of their efforts to speak the nuances of the unique texts and to deal with modern doctrinal controversies. within the Renaissance's wealthy explosion of principles, Scripture performed a ubiquitous function, influencing tradition via its presence in philosophy, literature, and the humanities. This historical past examines the Bible's effect in Europe and its expanding prominence round the globe.

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By John C Lennox

Daniel’s tale is considered one of striking religion in God lived out on the top of government energy. It tells of 4 teenage buddies, born within the tiny country of Judah round 500 BC, yet captured through Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they finally rose to the pinnacle echelons of management. Daniel and his associates didn't easily retain their deepest devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society opposed to their religion. this is why their tale has this sort of strong message for us. Society tolerates the perform of Christianity in inner most and in church providers, however it more and more deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots have been with us this present day they might be within the leading edge of the general public debate. What it used to be that gave that old foursome, Daniel and his 3 pals, the energy and conviction to be ready, frequently at nice threat, to swim opposed to the flow?

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By Tung Chiew Ha

Biblical narrative studying is a non-critical academic process for Christian groups with assorted studying backgrounds, related to 3 units of circulate: inquire and invent, interpret and imagine-inspire, and imitate and impart. it's grounded in humankind's common means to coach and research via tales and outfitted on practices in narrative studying, in addition to biblical narratives.

The Gospel of John offers a version for this interpretive approach that keeps the educating of residing in a loving dating with God and each other. John makes use of many literary units to augment an affective and reflective studying. The literary units create the familiar-strange impression. John's narrative fosters remembrance of the tale and courses the learner to enough religion in God. It inculcates sufficient religion to attend in suspense, whereas the Jesus tale and our tales, after they are remembered, create new realizing and rework the lifestyles studies of the person.

"Imitating the Gospel of John in its narrative international, artistic pedagogy, and devoted interpretation, Ha explores a biblical version for Bible readers to obtain, think, and include the Story--the note that makes unusual their customary and descends on them receptive religion, maintaining grace, and renewing Spirit."
--K. ok. Yeo, Harry R. Kendall Professor of latest testomony, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

"I hugely suggest this ebook. first-class biblical scholarship ends up in strong academic perform! Ha finds the facility of biblical narrative instructing. Drawing skillfully and profoundly on educating practices within the Gospel of John, Ha indicates us tips on how to proceed to reside the tale of Jesus. As he hopes, this wealthy and critical e-book enlivens 'lethargic religion formation' with ardour and faithfulness."
--Jack Seymour, Professor of non secular schooling; editor, Religious Education

"Narrative studying in accordance with John's Gospel is a clean pedagogy that seeks to bridge the traditional textual content and modern reader. The e-book bequeaths edification in addition to illumination, for which we will be able to be thankful to its author."
--Dr. Dennis Ngien, Professor of Systematic Theology, Tyndale collage university and Seminary; Former study pupil, Blackfriars corridor, Oxford University

Tung Chiew Ha is a senior lecturer in New testomony and Christian schooling in a Malaysian seminary. He accomplished his PhD on the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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