Luke 1-5 begins a fascinating journey through the life of Christ, compiled and recorded by Luke the historian/physician. John MacArthur’s exposition covers the longest birth narrative in Scripture, the ministry of John the Baptist, the temptation of Jesus, the shocking account of Jesus’ ministry in His hometown, and the calling of the first disciples.
As always, John covers the text in detail, verse by verse, providing profound insight into Jesus’ life. He deals with the grammar of the original text, addresses interpretive challenges, and explains the historical setting in a way that paints a rich, vivid picture of the beginning of the Savior’s ministry. By helping you understand what God meant by what He said, Luke 1-5 is an essential resource in your study of this beloved gospel.
Luke 11-17 continues The MacArthur New Testament Commentary’s look at the longest of the four gospels. This latest volume covers many of Christ’s most beloved and well-known parables, including the parable of the lost sheep, the story of the rich man and Lazarus, and the tale of the prodigal son. It also covers the Lord’s Prayer, much of Christ’s teaching on the kingdom of God, and many of His encounters with the Pharisees.
The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series provides a verse by verse and phrase by phrase exposition of the text, taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage. Interpretive challenges are fully dealt with, and differing views are fairly evaluated. This volume is no exception, and we know it will be a helpful resource assisting you in your study of this cherished New Testament book.
It’s often the first book of the Bible you read when you become a Christian. The stories it tells seem more intimate than those in the other Gospels. It contains some of the most memorable miracles in Scripture: Jesus’ turning water into wine, healing a man born blind, and raising Lazarus from the dead. It highlights some of Jesus’ most unique relationships: with Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, and the woman caught in sin. It provides some of the most profound names for Christ: the Word, the Lamb of God, the Bread of Life, and the Light of the World.
Yet what gives the Gospel of John its meaning is the apostle John’s presentation of Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). The entire Gospel is the apostle’s testimony to Jesus as the eternal Word, Messiah, and Son of God who brings the gift of salvation to all who will receive Him.
You’ll find all that and more in John 1-11.