Whether overseeing the affairs of the church, at large, or intervening in personal conflicts, Paul points unflinchingly to Christ as our foundation for living. Revealing the links between the books of Colossians and Philemon and our own times, David E. Garland shows how Paul's letters to first-century believers provide wisdom for living our twenty-first-century lives.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible - they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The NIV Application Commentary Series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. They explain not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
"The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of very great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God."? - J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC