Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition.
Projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.
About the Author
Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington and is the author or editor of numerous books and Bible commentaries including Theology for the Church and the New American Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John.
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.
Table of Contents
Series Introduction vii
1 Timothy Commentary by David Platt
Authority and Hope for a Pastor and His Church 1:1-2 1
The Centrality of the Gospel in the Local Church 1:3-20 12
Global Prayer for the Local Church 2:1-7 22
What About Women, Paul? 2:8-15 34
The Gospel and Church Leadership 3:1-13 51
The Family of Faith: Who We Are and What We Do 3:14-4:16 66
The Family of God 5:1-16 78
Caring for Elders, Caring for the Church 5:17-25 85
What About Slavery, Paul? 6:1-2 97
The Gospel and Materialism 6:3-10 110
The Church at War 6:11-21 121
2 Timothy Commentary by Tony Merida
The Making of a Gospel-Centered Leader 1:1-7 133
Gospel-Centered Bravery 1:8-18 146
Images of Endurance - 2:1-13 158
Images of a Faithful Teacher 2:14-26 171
Godly Examples 3:1-13 183
Faithful to the Word 3:14-4:4 195
Faithful to the End 4:5-22 208
Titus Commentary by Daniel L. Akin
Saved to Serve 1:1-4 225
Qualifications of a Godly Leader 1:5-9 233
The Ministry of Confrontation 1:10-16 243
Pursuing Godliness: The Roles of Men and Women in the Church 2:1-8 253
Servant Evangelism: A Biblical Perspective on Slavery 2:9-10 267
The Amazing Grace of God 2:11-15 276
New Birth for a New Life 3:1-8 287
Church Discipline: A Missing Essential in the Life of the Contemporary Church 3:9-15 296
Works Cited 309
Scripture Index 315
What People are Saying About This
Confidence in the truth and power of God’s written Word should prompt pastors and teachers not only to say worthy things about the Bible, but also to preach and teach with faithfulness from the Bible. The Christ-Centered Exposition series helps us to do just that. Theologically rock solid, this series is a clear, practical, and useful guide to the kind of biblical exposition that will please the Lord and build up his church.
Founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture
There is nothing more helpful to a pastor than resources that are biblically faithful and pastorally applicable. The Christ-Centered Exposition series hits the bull’s eye. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to understand the Scripture in its context in order to apply it in real life.
Lead pastor of The Journey, St. Louis, and co-author of For the City