LECTIO CONTINUA WEEK.

There’s some exciting stuff forthcoming on the blog in the few days ahead…  All this week, we will be focusing on an exciting addition to the world of expository commentaries – The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament (LCECNT), published by Tolle Lege Press.

If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here is a brief description from the publisher:

The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary seeks to be rigorously exegetical, God-centered, redemptive-historical, sin-exposing, Gospel-trumpeting and teeming with practical application. It aims to encourage ministers, elders, seminarians and interested laypeople to rediscover the profound spiritual benefits of systematic expository preaching; that is, the faithful preaching of the “whole counsel of God” — verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. It also endeavors, by the power of the Spirit, to help Christ’s kingdom disciples to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18).

The week at a glance…

Tomorrow, we will be featuring an interview with Dr. Jon D. Payne, the editor of the Lectio Continua series.  Dr. Payne kindly took time to answer a few questions about the series, the method of preaching upon which the series is based (and its benefits), as well as how the vision for the series developed.  The Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne serves as senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, GA, and Visiting Lecturer in Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.  He is the author of several books.

Wednesday, I’ll be posting my review of the first volume in the series, Galatians, by J.V. Fesko.

Thursday, we have the privilege of connecting with Dr. J.V. Fesko.  As author of the LCECNT  commentary on Galatians, Dr. Fesko graciously took some time to speak about the gospel, the commentary, and, specifically, the themes of new creation, fruit of the Spirit, and sanctification as they pertain to Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia.  Dr. Fesko is Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, and a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  His present research interests include the integration of biblical and systematic theology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Reformed theology.

You won’t want to miss the interviews with Dr. Payne and Dr. Fesko.  I encourage you to subscribe to the blog feed via email (located on the right sidebar), or add the feed to your reader of choice.

 

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