Sermon Series: Red Letters

Someone left a comment on the blog asking about our current sermon series through Revelation 2 and 3 covering the seven letters to the seven churches, and what commentaries I am finding helpful.

First, I would say if you're looking for suggestions it's always a good idea to check out Ligonier's Top Five Commentaries recommendations on each book of the Bible. Great stuff there. They recommend the following commentaries on Revelation.

1. Stephen S. Smalley, The Revelation to John 2. G.K. Beale, The Book of Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary, 1999). 3. David E. Aune, Revelation 1-5; Revelation 6-16, and Revelation 17-22 (Word Biblical Commentary, 1997, 1998, 1998). 4. George Eldon Ladd, A Commentary on the Revelation of John (1972). 5. Grant R. Osborne, Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, 2002).

During this series I have dialed in on these commentaries:

William Hendricksen, More Than Conquerors G.K. Beale, The Book of Revelation. David E. Aune, Revelation 1-5.

If you have a favorite resource on the book please leave your recommendation in the comments.

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Ruth: Pain, Purpose, and Providence

This Sunday at Redeemer we kick off a new series through the book of Ruth. If you are looking for some good supplemental reading I highly recommend A Sweet and Bitter Providence, by John Piper. I typically use a mix of critical and theological commentaries in my study. For Ruth my top three are:

The Book of Ruth (NICOT), Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Judges-Ruth (NAC), Daniel Block A Critical and Expository Commentary on the Book of Judges, Andrew Fausset

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Gospel Formation (Sermon Series)

Tomorrow we kick off a new sermon series at Redeemer Fellowship called, "Gospel Formation: Growing in the Grace of Godliness." I'm always looking forward to our next series, so once agan - I am excited about this! We'll be in 1 Timothy for about 19 weeks. Throughout every sermon series we promote certain books, we call them "Relevant Reads," that connect to the subjects and issues covered. Here are some of the books we'll promote over the next few months.

The Pastoral Epistles: An Introduction and Commentary Donald Guthrie

The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

Christ Formed in You Brian Hedges

The Gospel for Real Life Jerry Bridges

Holiness JC Ryle

Vintage Church Mark Driscoll

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