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Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805499315
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

J.D. Greear became the pastor of a church called Homestead Heights Baptist Church in 2002. As a young pastor, he led this 40-year-old, plateaued church of 300 to re-launch itself with a new name and a new vision to reach its community and world with the gospel. Today, more than 8,000 worshippers gather weekly, making The Summit Church one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.
J.D. completed his Doctorate in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is also a faculty member, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Having lived serving among Muslims, he has a burden to see them, as well as every nation on earth, come to know and love the salvation of God in Christ. Books by J.D. Greear include, GOSPEL: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary, Breaking the Islam Code, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart (How to Know You are Saved), and Jesus Continued.

Heath A. Thomas (Ph.D., University of Gloucestershire, UK) is dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, Associate Vice President for Church Relations, and Professor of Old Testament at Oklahoma Baptist University. His passion is illumining the world of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, so that others might experience the drama of the Scriptures. He is author of Faith Amid the Ruins: The Book of Habakkuk, Poetry & Theology in Lamentations: The Aesthetics of an Open Text, Until He Looks Down and Sees: The Message and Meaning of the Book of Lamentations, editor of A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation (with Craig Bartholomew), Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem (with Paul Copan and Jeremy Evans), and Great is Thy Faithfulness? Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture (with Robin Parry). Dr. Thomas has served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina and the United Kingdom, and was an elder at the Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham metroplex prior to his move to Oklahoma.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Series Introduction xiii

1 and 2 Samuel

Introduction 3

Long Live the King! 1 Samuel 1 36

All Worship the King 1 Samuel 2:1-11 50

Hearing God 1 Samuel 2:12-3:20 59

Yahweh Is King 1 Samuel 4-7 74

Israel's Rebellion and the Rise of Saul 1 Samuel 8:1-18 83

God's Grace and Saul's Rise 1 Samuel 9-14 93

Saul's Fall: Setting Up a Rival Kingdom 1 Samuel 15:1-28 103

An Ordinary King 1 Samuel 16:1-13 118

Courage 1 Samuel 17:1-54 127

David in Saul's House 1 Samuel 18-20 136

Saul versus David 1 Samuel 21-23 143

Patience 1 Samuel 24 150

Lessons on Trust 1 Samuel 25-26 161

The Tragedy of Dying without God 1 Samuel 27-2 Samuel 1 167

David as King: Conflict Leads to Gospel-Centered Worship 2 Samuel 2-6 178

David as King: Who Is Giving to Whom? 2 Samuel 7 192

David as King: Victory and Honor 2 Samuel 8-9 206

The King Who Needs a Savior 2 Samuel 10-12 211

Consequences: The King in jeopardy 2 Samuel 13-14 223

The Red-Eyed Beast: Ambition 2 Samuel 15 229

The King in Exile 2 Samuel 16-18 237

The King's Return and Continued Conflict 2 Samuel 19-21 242

The King's Final Praise 2 Samuel 22-23 249

Still Searching for the King 2 Samuel 24:1-25 256

Works Cited 267

Scripture Index 271

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