The Pastoral Epistles are helpful, insightful, and pulsing with spiritual warmth as they are encountered by the busy pastor. Many a pastor and church leader would find much wisdom in reflecting again in Paul's sound advice for dealing with both older and younger men and women. Paul's apprehension of divine grace shown to him as the 'worst of sinners' shows a gratitude to God which no Christ must ever leave behind. The appeal to 'endure hardship.like a good soldier of Jesus Christ' constantly reminds believers of the need for stamina and staying power in the Christian life. Written primarily for the busy pastor, staff member, or Christian leader who wants to learn better Paul's message to Timothy, this commentary is deliberately written so as to flow easily without extensive discussion of detailed issues of exegesis, theology, and linguistic insight.
The New American Commentary assumes the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, and engages the range of issues raised in contemporary biblical scholarship. Drawing on the skills and insights of over forty scholars and encompassing forty volumes, the NAC brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.
Thomas D. Lea (Th.D. Southwestern Seminary) is the author of numerous articles and the coauther of commentaries on 1 Corinthians and 1-2 Peter, and Jude.
Hayne P. Griffin, Jr. is a graduate of Furman University (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv), and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D).
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