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The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.
With large sections devoted to extended teachings and memorable sayings of Jesus, Matthew's Gospel has been a favorite of Christians throughout the centuries. New Testament scholar Jeannine Brown helps readers understand this Gospel as theological biography. Matthew employs numerous Old Testament quotations and allusions to communicate his message of Jesus as Israel's Messiah-King, the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and the perfect Israel of God. He calls Jesus' followers to embrace and live out self-giving ministry devoted to love, mercy, and justice. Through careful examination and explanation of the text, Dr. Brown helps modern readers and teachers bring this important message from the first-century context into our own.
"Jeannine Brown's widely respected scholarly expertise in Matthean studies is combined with experienced teaching skills to provide sound commentary and guidance for readers who want to understand and communicate in a profound yet practical way the treasures of the Gospel of Matthew. The Teach the Text Commentary Series is richly enhanced by Jeannine Brown's outstanding contribution."--Michael J. Wilkins, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
"The strength of this commentary is its attunement to the story Matthew tells, its concise summaries of sections, brief discussions of the key exegetical and theological elements, and suggestive prompts for communicating the message today. Matthew roots the story of Jesus told by the First Evangelist in its first-century context but, more importantly and uniquely, provides clear guidance for biblical communicators to imagine how to embody the story anew in the twenty-first-century church."--Joel Willitts, professor of biblical and theological studies, North Park University
"Prior to his ascension, Jesus, according to Matthew's Gospel, instructed his disciples to teach obedience to all that he commanded. Dr. Jeannine K. Brown has contributed substantively to the accomplishment of that task. Her straightforward exposition of Matthew, accompanied by thoughtful and practical insights, will be of value to all Bible readers."--Dennis R. Edwards, senior pastor, Sanctuary Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN; adjunct seminary instructor
Jeannine K. Brown (PhD, Luther Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego, California. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Scripture as Communion, Becoming Whole and Holy, and The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.).
"Jeannine Brown is an excellent selection to write this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Her widely respected scholarly expertise in Matthean studies is combined with experienced teaching skills to provide sound commentary and guidance for readers who want to understand and communicate in a profound yet practical way the treasures of the Gospel of Matthew. The Teach the Text Commentary Series is richly enhanced by Jeannine Brown's outstanding contribution."
Michael J. Wilkins, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
"Jeannine Brown has written an excellent resource for pastor-teachers, small group leaders, and campus ministry leaders looking for expert assistance on understanding Matthew's Gospel for teaching and preaching. The strength of this commentary is its attunement to the story Matthew tells, its concise summaries of sections, brief discussions of the key exegetical and theological elements, and suggestive prompts for communicating the message today. Matthew roots the story of Jesus told by the First Evangelist in its first-century context but, more importantly and uniquely, provides clear guidance for biblical communicators to imagine how to embody the story anew in the twenty-first-century church."
Joel Willitts, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, North Park University
"Prior to his ascension, Jesus, according to Matthew's Gospel, instructed his disciples to teach obedience to all that he commanded. Dr. Jeannine K. Brown has contributed substantively to the accomplishment of that task. Her straightforward exposition of Matthew, accompanied by thoughtful and practical insights, will be of value to all Bible readers. Preachers and other teachers of Scripture should find Dr. Brown's insights to be helpful in their attempts to contextualize an ancient writing for contemporary audiences."
Dennis R. Edwards, senior pastor of the Sanctuary Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN, and adjunct seminary instructor
"Few commentaries help the reader move beyond study to thoughtful application, and fewer still move beyond application to teaching. That's why I am thrilled with the Teach the Text Commentary Series from Baker. Pastors and teachers are going to love this series. I highly recommend it."--George H. Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, Union University, Jackson, TN
"Pastors, communicators, and fellow Bible teachers, shove some books over and make room on your shelves. The Teach the Text Commentary Series was specifically envisioned with us in the lens and emphasizes precisely what matters most: communicating the heart of the authoritative text itself. Here is the best of biblical scholarship made accessible, applicable, and relevant to life right here on the hot pavement where we need it most."--Beth Moore, author and teacher
"Most commentaries are either too technical or too light to be of much help, leaving us to wander through the text on our own. Accurately balanced between good scholarship and solid preaching perspectives, these commentaries provide an unusually deep and relevant approach to the text. If you take preaching and teaching the Word seriously you must take this series seriously as well. "--Joe Stowell, President, Cornerstone University
"I love Bible commentaries. But, some are too much; some are too little. The Teach the Text Commentary Series lands right in the middle--the best of scholarship in a manageable size for busy pastors and teachers."--Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals, and Pastor Emeritus, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN
"The Teach the Text Commentary Series builds a wonderful bridge between the academic works of the past and contemporary works of the present day. The content is easy to comprehend while giving enough meaty knowledge so everyday students and teachers of the Bible can grab hold of the powerful text with an assurance of sound interpretation. I can't wait for my first copy to sit squarely on the corner of my desk!"--Dr. David Anderson, Lead Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church, Columbia, MD
"The Teach the Text Commentary Series is a perfect tool for the pastor looking for 'sermon-ready' insights. They not only provide the most relevant 'sermon-friendly' information but organize it in a manner that makes it simple for the pastor to use."--Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor, The Rock Church, San Diego, CA
"We live in an era that desperately needs to hear not more cheap advice about successful living but "the words of eternal life." That means burrowing deeply into Scripture--and coming out again with fresh theological and spiritual insights for living. The Teach the Text Commentary Series does that admirably. I love the way it connects text to background to theology to illustration. I can't recall any commentary series that has done all that better. "--Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor, Christianity Today
"I cannot think of a more urgently needed commentary series for the life of a pastor or teacher. There is far too much teaching that does not give the learners the depths and theology of Scripture that they deserve to hear. That is what makes the Teach the Text Commentary Series so unique and extremely needed today. I personally think that the Teach the Text Commentary Series should be read not only by pastors or teachers but by all Christians who desire to understand the incredible richness of the Bible in our lives."--Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church and teacher at Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, CA
"The Teach the Text Commentary Series is an ideal tool for busy pastors and teachers. Written by top-notch scholars, who 'get it' when it comes to understanding the weekly pressure of preaching a weekly sermon, these volumes get right to the heart of each biblical passage, with sound exegesis, theological insights, and relevant application. I highly recommend the series."--Pastor Jim Garlow, Skyline Church, La Mesa, CA
"Teach the Text is the kind of commentary I have wanted for a long time. It deals with the kinds of questions that busy pastors have to ask and answer in order to preach the Scriptures every week. I commend it to those of you who are in that kind of ministry."--Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"At last, a commentary series written by serious scholars who are seriously aiming at aiding teachers and preachers in the church. This puts whole worlds of biblical context and information in the hands that need it most."--John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; author of Who Is This Man?
"Rarely does a commentary series provide strong practical application alongside the exegetical analysis and insight of a biblical text. The beauty of the Teach the Text Commentary Series is that it does both! This series is ideal for the pastor that not only wants to communicate theological truth, but wants to do it in a way that is relevant and effective in today's culture."--Jarrett Stephens, Teaching Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
"I wish I could have had a commentary like Teach the Text for the last twenty-seven years I have been preaching. It will save me time and make me a better preacher. I'm going to buy every commentary in this series."--Dr. Stan Van Den Berg, Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Orange, CA
"As a teacher and preacher of Romans, I am grateful for Dr. Marvin Pate's excellent resource in Baker's Teach the Text Commentary Series. I have searched long and hard for the right commentary to recommend to my undergraduate students and zealous parishioners. Now I will look no further! I read everything that Dr. Pate writes because he is not only a world-class scholar but also a pastoral practitioner. I have found his treatment of the Epistle of Romans to be the perfect blend of scholarship and application. I will use it as my required textbook and recommend it broadly."--Keith R. Krell, Senior Pastor, Fourth Memorial Church, Spokane, Washington; Associate Professor of Biblical Exposition, Moody Bible Institute Spokane
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