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Tips for the Proper Use of Commentaries in Sermon Preparation

Here are links to the four articles in this series: 1. How NOT to use a Bible commentary 2. How TO use a Bible commentary 3. How to CHOOSE a Bible commentary 4. Where to FIND Bible commentaries Advertisements

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Where to Find Commentaries

In this post, I will share with you several ideas on where to obtain Bible commentaries.  Perhaps some of you will find a volume you have been searching for using a method detailed below. BORROWING COMMENTARIES WorldCat – this online search … Continue reading

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How to CHOOSE Commentaries

Having established that we can use commentaries without abusing them, as we survey the multitude of books available for help with Bible study, the question arises:  Which commentaries should I use? The answer to this question will depend on your … Continue reading

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How TO Use a Commentary

Assuming that in your sermon preparation you are taking the time to carefully read, study, and wrestle with the text yourself, commentaries do not have to short circuit the study process or give you an easy alternative to your own … Continue reading

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How Not to Use a Bible Commentary

Reading this recent interview with D. A. Carson reminded me about the importance of thinking carefully about commentaries.  Bible commentaries can be useful tools.  So can screwdrivers.  But like screwdrivers, Bible commentaries are most useful when you use them well. … Continue reading

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Philippians 1:1, Part 2

Click here to read part 1 (“Paul and Timothy”) Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: (Philippians 1:1, KJV) “The servants of Jesus … Continue reading

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Philippians 1:1, Part 1

Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: (Philippians 1:1, KJV) “Paul and Timothy” Thus begins this ancient letter, the New Testament epistle to … Continue reading

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