The Thessalonian epistles are probably best known for what they reveal about the last days. But there is much more to these letters than just end-times prophecy. At their core, they underscore the marks of a healthy church. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.
Life Application Bible Studies include thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, full NLT text, and the most extensive commentary available in a Bible-study booklet, giving you everything you need to understand God’s Word and apply it to your life.
The congregation at Corinth was mired in contradiction, heralding the power of spiritual gifts and knowledge, yet foolishly engaging in sinful behavior. Designed for small groups or individuals, this eight-week study explores Paul's call for wisdom in the life of the believer, a truth that remains as relevant as ever.
A religious climate filled with false teachings. Christians whose lives don’t line up with their words. A seductive world that distorts the truth. Sound familiar? This study through the book of 1 John examines themes that are relevant to every believer, and encourages us to be real in our faith, our words, and our lifestyle.
During Paul's ministry, Corinth was a newly rebuilt, bustling, important city in the Roman Empire. It was a place full of pride, individualism, wealth, and religious pluralism. No wonder its inhabitants held little regard for Paul's message. Sound familiar? The relevance of this book to churches today is astounding.
Second Corinthians is the most vulnerable of Paul's letters, providing unique insight into his heart for God and his motivation in ministry. Taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage, MacArthur tackles interpretive challenges and fairly evaluates differing views, giving the reader confidence in his conclusions.
Second Peter and Jude are sometimes neglected as the "dark corner" of the New Testament. But Christians avoid these two letters to their peril. Both letters were written to expose false teachers, and to strengthen believers in the truth. In a day when sound doctrine is devalued, their warning has never been more needed.
Second Timothy is essentially Paul's last will and testament. His letter calls all believers to boldness and perseverance in spiritual service. Taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage, MacArthur tackles interpretive challenges and fairly evaluates differing views, giving the reader confidence in his...
How can we tell if what is written in the New Testament is true history or just mythology? When were these books written and why? What can today's believers get out of letters addressed to people who lived two millennia ago? Written in an easy, informal style, this survey is accessible and enjoyable to anyone who wants to better understand the New Testament.
Devotional, practical, and Christ-centered, this reissued classic is a fine resource for preaching and teaching from the Bible---and for personal study as well. Harry Ironside's clear, concise thematic survey offers the unabridged text in a newly typeset format with commentary and exegesis from one of the most creative and articulate expositors of the...