In the New Testament Everyday Bible Study Series, widely respected biblical scholar Scot McKnight combines interpretive insights with pastoral wisdom for all the books of the New Testament. Each volume provides:
- Original Meaning. Brief, precise expositions of the biblical text and offers a clear focus for the central message of each passage.
- Fresh Interpretation. Brings the passage alive with fresh images and what it means to follow King Jesus
- Practical Application. Biblical connections and questions for reflection and application for each passage
The first volume in the series is now available: James and Galatians. Both James and Paul’s letter to the Galatians speak words of life to believers in the first century and in the twenty-first century. James calls us to wisdom and Galatians compels us to a liberated life in the Spirit.
Recently, biblical scholar Nijay K. Gupta interviewed Scot McKnight about the series.
If one reads Psalm 119 one encounters the “Bible’s view of the Bible,” as I like to call it. What one experiences is the joy of the psalmist over the wonder that God has spoken to humans. I’m persuaded more Christians need to do more Bible reading because the intent of Scripture is not simply to “know” but to be “known” and, by that being known, to be transformed into Christoformity. The inspiration is that God has spoken and we can read what God has said to us. So many Bible studies tend to major on our perceptions and experiences and not enough on listening to what the Word says, and our studies seek to explain the text clearly and compellingly. So, when Zondervan approached me to write the Everyday Bible Studies for the New Testament, I jumped at the opportunity. Along with my own expositions of each passage, in historical and biblical context, through the central theme/themes of the book, Zondervan asked Becky Castle Miller to write questions (for individuals, for groups) for each passage, and this adds to the experience for those reading the studies. For the rest of the interview, visit Nijay’s blog, Crux Sola. To learn more and pick up a copy of James and Galatians for 30% off, visit ChurchSource.
What inspired you to create a Bible study series going through the whole NT?