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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 1 & 2 Kings

    from Keith Mathison Aug 15, 2008 Category: Articles

    The books of 1 and 2 Kings recount events that cover a period of just over four hundred years, from the death of David to the release of Jehoiachin from prison in Babylon. The books of 1 and 2 Kings describes a movement towards the eventual loss of the land and exile. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the books of 1 & 2 Kings. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 1 & 2 Samuel

    from Keith Mathison Aug 10, 2008 Category: Articles

    The books of Samuel deal in the broadest sense with the establishment of the monarchy in Israel in fulfillment of promises found within the Pentateuch. Within this larger context, these books focus primarily on the stories of three important individuals in the history of Israel: Samuel, Saul, and David. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the books of Samuel. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Acts

    from Keith Mathison Aug 03, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of Acts is Luke's sequel to his Gospel. It traces the first decades in the history of the church after the resurrection of Christ, focusing in particular on the work of Peter and Paul. There are a number of good commentaries on the book of Acts. The following are the five that I have found to be the most helpful. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ruth

    from Keith Mathison Jul 27, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Book of Ruth tells a wonderful story of God's behind-the-scenes providence in the life of a woman whose descendants would include King David and ultimately the King of kings Himself. The following are the five commentaries on Ruth that I have found the most helpful. Keep Reading
  • Teaching Series for the Growing Christian

    from Keith Mathison Jul 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    God desires for us to not only understand His holy character, but to grow in holiness ourselves. We should be in a state of desiring to understand the process of sanctification and learn how the Word of God applies to topics such as spiritual growth, the Christian family, prayer, and worship. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Judges

    from Keith Mathison Jul 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Jews referred to the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings as the "former prophets." These books demonstrate the outworking in history of God's faithfulness to His plan of redemption, to His covenant promises and warnings. The following are the five commentaries on Judges that I have found the most helpful. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on The Gospel of John

    from Keith Mathison Jul 19, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Gospel of John is one of the most popular and beloved books in the Bible, and this fact is reflected in the sheer number of available commentaries on the book. John is so theologically rich that I have found help and insight in a large number of commentaries. Choosing a top five, therefore, is more difficult with this book than it is with most of the others. In addition to Dr. Sproul's commentary, the following are the five commentaries on John that I have found the most helpful. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Joshua

    from Keith Mathison Jul 13, 2008 Category: Articles

    With this post, we begin to look at the best commentaries on the Old Testament Historical Books. Today, we look at the transitional book of Joshua. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this book of Scripture. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Deuteronomy

    from Keith Mathison Jul 12, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of Deuteronomy is one of the most frequently cited Old Testament books in the New Testament. Only Psalms and Isaiah are quoted more. Containing Moses' final messages to the people of Israel before their entrance into the Promised Land, the book is rich in theological significance. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this book of Scripture. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on The Gospel of Luke

    from Keith Mathison Jul 05, 2008 Category: Articles

    Of the four Gospels, Luke is R.C. Sproul's personal favorite. It is the longest of the four Gospels and the only one whose author wrote a sequel (Acts). There are not as many great commentaries on Luke as there are on Matthew or John, but there are some. In addition to the devotional commentary on Luke by Dr. Sproul titled A Walk With God, the following are five of the most generally helpful commentaries on the third Gospel.  Keep Reading

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