The People's Bible Commentary - Ephesians to Colossians and Philemon: A devotional commentary for study and preaching

The People's Bible Commentary - Ephesians to Colossians and Philemon: A devotional commentary for study and preaching

Author : Marcus Maxwell
£8.99

The letters of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon are known as the 'captivity epistles' because in each of them Paul appears to refer to writing them while he was in prison. While they share a common theme of the call to serve Christ, whatever our individual circumstances, they are also very different from each other.

Title The People's Bible Commentary - Ephesians to Colossians and Philemon: A devotional commentary for study and preaching
Author Marcus Maxwell
Description

The letters of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon are known as the 'captivity epistles' because in each of them Paul appears to refer to writing them while he was in prison. While they share a common theme of the call to serve Christ, whatever our individual circumstances, they are also very different from each other.

Philippians is written to a church about which Paul has no serious worries, while Colossians addresses a serious threat from false teaching. The personal letter to Philemon concerns a runaway slave, whereas Ephesians offers general encouragement and exhortation.

About the series:

The People's Bible Commentary covers the whole Bible with an approach that presents scholarly insights in straightforward terms, aiming to instruct the head but also to warm the heart, and pointing to how the truths received can be applied personally. It is a valuable resource for all who regularly preach scripture, for those wanting to venture deeper into personal Bible reading, and for study group leaders.

Details
  • Product code: DOWN0472
  • Published: 15 February 2002
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288

The letters of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon are known as the 'captivity epistles' because in each of them Paul appears to refer to writing them while he was in prison. While they share a common theme of the call to serve Christ, whatever our individual circumstances, they are also very different from each other.

Philippians is written to a church about which Paul has no serious worries, while Colossians addresses a serious threat from false teaching. The personal letter to Philemon concerns a runaway slave, whereas Ephesians offers general encouragement and exhortation.

About the series:

The People's Bible Commentary covers the whole Bible with an approach that presents scholarly insights in straightforward terms, aiming to instruct the head but also to warm the heart, and pointing to how the truths received can be applied personally. It is a valuable resource for all who regularly preach scripture, for those wanting to venture deeper into personal Bible reading, and for study group leaders.

The Revd Marcus Maxwell is Team Rector of the five parishes of the Heatons Team Ministry in Stockport, in the Diocese of Manchester. He is a tutor for the Southern North West Training Partnership, involved in teaching biblical studies to ordinands and lay readers.