And even those who hear, hear partially. In fact, with Revelation and most apocalyptic literature , those tables and charts can really help visually prepare the reader to understand better what is being addressed. Only God could protect them, but where was he? Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Crossway book review bloggers program. Paul says, He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things Ephesians 4:10. It is marked by careful exegesis, which reveals the main thrust of Joshua as a whole and each major section without getting lost in unnecessary details. David sang: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Both sections deal with the church's struggle against satanic opposition Hamilton Jr.
As the end approaches, we need to be convinced that Jesus is reigning as the risen King. Extending the analogy, Shakespeare could, in principle, write himself into the play and dialogue with Hamlet. It seems to me that this text refers to the church's being preserved through the tribulation rather than the church being raptured before the tribulation. Kent Hughes is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois where he previously served as senior pastor for 27 years. That had to be the work of a cosmic being! As the end approaches, we need to be convinced that Jesus is reigning as the risen King. In addition to explaining the meaning of each passage, Hamilton connects the main ideas to applicable analogies and actionable points.
Some of the charts Hamilton has in the book are absolutely wonderful as well. Useful for personal study, as well as for preaching and teaching, the thirty-seven sermons in this volume have a clear structure and even include helpful charts and tables to highlight key themes and literary elements. In this helpful commentary, brings all his talent for clear exposition, pointed application, and literary expression to bear on this power-packed Pauline letter. His commentary is clear, accessible, edifying, and God-centered. So there is general agreement as to the theme, the purpose, the spiritual status of the recipients, and the anonymity and ability of the author.
The author feared there might be those who, if arrested, would succumb to the conditions of release—a public denial of Christ 6:6; 10:29. As Redeemer he bought our souls and so made us his personal inheritance. Satan has been and will continue to wage war against the people of God and Jesus will always and ultimately triumph. So what are you to do?. An interpretative paraphrase could well read, In the beginning was the Communication.
² No New Testament book has had more background research than Hebrews, and none has spawned a greater diversity of opinion. But then, just a few sentences later, argues that there is no literal seven year tribulation. When they do good, they are punished as evildoers; when they are punished, they rejoice as though brought to life. Revelation has much to teach us and we would do well to listen. Hamilton's Revelation is no different. He put on skin, so to speak. Concerning the great prostitute and the beast, the historical reading would point to Babylon the prostitute and Rome the beast.
He and his wife, Nelun, are active in a church ministering primarily to the urban poor. Nor will it work to say that they came to life in the presence of God in Heaven because elsewhere in Revelation we read of people reigning with Christ on earth. With that in view, each chapter of his commentary bears a careful design and structure, and the arguments are artfully advanced with the goal of representing the majesty of Revelation. They were burning white like white-hot iron. Hamilton is able to faithfully and colorfully illustrate the main point of each periscope in Revelation.
It made me want to preach more from the Old Testament and work harder in my New Testament preaching to step out of the careful exegesis of my specific text for the bigger picture. But, whether you hold to a dispensational premillennialism or not, most Christians live in confusion about the end. No angel ever had that! Ezekiel was informed by visions and Daniel through dreams. He holds all those quarks and leptons of the microcosm together by the mysterious coulomb electrical force he made and maintains, and he likewise sustains the fleeing galaxies of the universe. Moses withstood Pharaoh through mighty miracles.
¹¹ The Colossian hymn of creation sings of his sustaining power: He is before all things, and in him all things hold together Colossians 1:17. The E-mail message field is required. At the heart of the book is the pastoral desire to bring the message of Revelation to bear on the life of the believer. Chrestus, historians believe, is a reference to Christ, and the riots and expulsion occurred when Jewish Christians were banished from the synagogue by the Jewish establishment. Rather we are encouraged to simply affirm that he was the very best of men to ever walk on this planet—that his ethics were exalted—that his life was heroic from beginning to end—that he is the supreme example for sacrifice. Useful for personal study, as well as for preaching and teaching, the thirty-seven sermons in this volume have a clear structure and even include helpful charts and tables to highlight key themes and literary elements. It was always in continuity with the previous words of God.