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A Comprehensive Commentary on the Greek Text of James

One of the best types of resources for preparing sermons, lessons, or for improving your own Greek, is a comprehensive commentary on the Greek text you are studying. One that immediately comes to mind is the NIGTC commentary on Hebrews by Ellingworth. Many of the other NIGTC volumes (despite the series title!) do not comment much on the Greek syntax or textual variants. Ellingworth’s volume, however, famously works in depth in the language, seeking out interpretive options to hunt down…

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Two Problems with Making Converts Instead of Disciples

I’ve seen it over and over, especially in “low churches.” Pastors and leaders might read the Great Commission as “make disciples,” but in practice they act as though Jesus commanded us to “make converts.” In fact, I once heard a well-known president of a seminary say it would be better to save hundreds of people from hell and leave them as baby Christians than to focus on discipling a few Christians deeply….

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