Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small grExalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes....
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Exalting Jesus in 12 Samuel Reviews
Title: Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 SamuelAuthor: J. D. Geear and othersPages: 304Year: 2016Publisher: Holman ReferenceMy rating is 4 out of 5 stars.I have read other books in the series so I was looking forward to this newest addition. The only drawback is in some of its explanations were too short and needed expounding. If pastors, leaders, teachers, everyday people use these books, they will gain knowledge. I hope they use these books as a launching pad. What I mean is don’t allow these to be a means to an end, but a place to start to study. Included are reflective or discussion questions that help facilitate a person’s spirit to look deeper or apply what they learned in a chapter.In our society, we need leaders, teachers and pastors to use tools that help spur thoughts, questions or a starting point to begin digging deeper into the Word. Our society needs more people who God can teach via The Holy Spirit how to dig deeper once they glean a basic understanding of 1 & 2 Samuel. The book can be used like a commentary, but nothing replaces inductive study by a seeker of God.As people of God we need books like this to help us grasp a starting point of a book whether Old or New Testament. We need books like this that can be used in small groups and stir a longing in our hearts to want to know more, because then we know Him more! Let’s be honest, we are all busy. Please don’t let that deter you from putting time aside to study, read and grow in your walk with the Lord. I struggle just like other people, but when this is used even with just two people it really sparks great desires to learn, grow and discuss Christ! Consider gifting a copy to those around you this holiday season!Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This is a well written study of 1 & 2 Samuel. It digs deep into a Christ-Centers concept which is that the Bible is a Christ-Centered book. I will describe the book a little. It's 381 pages long and measures 8.25 X 5.5 X .875 (inches). I include this to let you know that it's a perfect size to hold in your hand to read. I will say that this book was not what I expected, but was pleased none the less. The major characters that are discussed is Hannah, Samuel, Saul and David. I have to admit it opened my eyes to Hannah's plight and the fact that a nation was praying for a savior while Hannah, in her bareness, was praying for a child. This was a concept that just hadn't occurred to me. It next goes into Samuel as a point of leadership and choosing Saul even though he was rebellious against the God. It weaves it's way to David, the second King of Israel, the king God choose and one after his own heart. This book has 24 different sections with a set of reflect and discuss section at the end of each. I used this as a weekly study, a section a week with reflection at the end of the week. While this is a great book it is more designed for a person in a leadership role such as a pastor or the leader of a small study group which it was designed for. I would definitely recommend it for anyone in one of these roles. For me it was a little too difficult to use as a individual study. It is well written and brings out many important issues and gave me a different perception on these written characters and events. I received this book from B&H Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This has to be one of the worst commentaries I've ever consulted. Perhaps it was just me, but I thought the book lacked clarity and cogency. Their outlines at the beginning of each chapter appeared relatively superficial as did many of their themes. It isn't at all helpful in developing homiletical thoughts. And the Christ-centeredness seemed to often be more fabricated than substantial. I would love someone to explain to me the virtue of this commentary, because I'm miffed.
`Exalting Jesus in I & II Samuel` is an Old Testament study written by authors Heath Thomas and J.D. Greear. It is also an Old Testament commentary. I & II Samuel reveal God's plan for King Jesus. They are also mirrors of our modern world, with sin running rampant and people turning their backs on God only to reap the results. The major characters are Yahweh, Hannah, Samuel, Saul, and David. Samuel Samuel is a prophet, priest, and judge of God's people. Saul is the first king of Isreal. David is the second king of Israel, a king after God's own heart. The topic of the book is that of exalting Jesus. The author approached this subject descriptively. Beginning and ending with Jesus - Yahweh.The introduction is longer than most, but very important background to the book. In I & II Samuel God promises salvation through a royal line of David, Israel's anointed king. (see page 20) I have read the books of Samuel a few times and did not realize that God came and stood beside Samuel then called out to him. I always assumed God was in heaven calling for Samuel, but verse 10 in I Samuel chapter 3 reads God came and stood. I also learned true repentance is when we fully trust in God and are fully satisfied in God. If we don't grasp those two things we don't really know God. Either we do not know God's gracious love for us, or we do not grasp the value of that love (see page 173). In I & II Samuel we see the demise of Saul and the rise of King David, a man after God's own heart.I recommend this book to all believers.Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."