They describe the good and bad kings of Israel and Judah, the fall of Jerusalem and the exile of God's people to Babylon.
The Wiersbe Bible Study Series delivers practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s Be Distinct commentary, this eight-week study includes engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God’s Word with your life.
Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, Be Decisive has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares the need for decisive believers in a lukewarm culture.
I learned much about what to do during times of suffering from the old saints who led me to Christ. In turbulent times, I marveled at their steady spirits, their sincerity, kindness, and faith in the far of cruelty and skepticism. One example is worth a mountain of words.
Of even more value than seeing good being done, however, is understanding why it is right to do good, for it is understanding that gives us the strength to persevere in well doing. This is the beauty of the stories of faith that you will read in this book. Not only are men and women seen doing good in desperate situations, but the reason they did good is explained. So, by knowing what they knew, we can do what they did, and be what they were. Travel these pages with me and stand in awe of the goodness, power, and wisdomof God by which the saints of old met and over the suffering that God had give them to endure.
Josiah - Chain Breaker is a unique example both of creative nonfiction and of true collaborative writing. The historical events (Josiah lived from 640 to 609 BCE) are described from a variety of voices that cumulatively present the person, the settings, the events, the implications, and ongoing significance of the outstanding life of Josiah, king of Judah. These were desperate times for the fledging nation of Judah, its very existence was threatened on many sides. The political turmoil of the day is described. The religious and moral decline is demonstrated. And Josiah's response to the host of difficulties facing him is detailed. His life was heart-led, intellectually driven, and a credit to noble councilors and written wisdom that was studied carefully and adhered to in full. The life of Josiah offers a roadmap for achievement, significance, and victory in life for all who pay attention.
The book includes color photographs of Israel and historical information of the nations and religious practices of the day, and of the family line of Josiah.
The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.