Have you ever thought of Peter as an “ignorant fisherman?” If so, J. Vernon McGee would ask you to take a second look. “As we see in his first epistle, he deals with more doctrine in a brief letter [of 2 Peter] than any other New Testament writer. He takes up controversial matters and handles them in a masterful way.” 2 Peter is the apostle’s “swan song,” and his message is that you won’t be able to live for God unless you have a knowledge of the Word of God.
1 John 3:19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
College Press NIV Commentary: Our love helps us to know whether we belong to the truth. John tells us that when we know that our hearts condemn us, our love is insufficient. Since God is greater than our hearts, then he can know who we are and what we are. Let us not try to deceive God by having only a “love with words or tongue.” God knows our hearts. We can set our hearts at rest in his presence if we are obedient to his command. We know that we “belong to the truth” when our consciences are at ease in his presence.
The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.
All BECNT volumes feature each author’s detailed interaction with the Greek text. Each commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for professors, students, and pastors. The user-friendly design includes shaded chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.
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First of all, what are theological journals?
Theological journals are periodicals that update you on biblical archaeology, theological debates, and any of the latest news in the world of Bible and theology.
In the Theological Journal Library, we’ve collected the most trusted journals into a bundle of 880 individual journals. With this amount of information, it can be difficult to find what you are looking for, but with these volumes in WORDsearch, it’s a snap.
Men of Purpose is an 8-volume systematic Bible study of godly men in the Bible who lived their lives with a driven sense of purpose. Delivering 100 Bible lessons, this series provides enough material for 2 years of weekly Bible study.
Using Men of Purpose in LESSONmaker in WORDsearch 11 allows you to make customized lessons in a flash. LESSONmaker simply makes any lesson even more powerful because of the access to additional discussion questions and material found in your digital library.
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The Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible (POSB) is WORDsearch’s bestselling commentary of all time. It is also the world’s top sermon outline tool, with over one million copies in print.
You’ll quickly discover that WORDsearch makes the POSB more useful and valuable than owning the printed edition. With the POSB, any time you are studying a passage of Scripture, WORDsearch can instantly assemble the exact information you want, making it easy to create powerful, soul-winning sermons and lessons. You can search by Bible verse or over 4,000 biblical topics.