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1-3 John

(Reformed Expository Commentary)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Live a gospel-transformed life! An illuminating, engaging commentary on Johns letters that illustrates and applies Johns answers to the question, How can we know that we possess eternal life?
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 12th 2015 by P & R Publishing
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Jeanie
The Apostle John wrote this letter so that we might know certain things about ourselves and others within the Christian community, as well as those who have left it. To him, orthodoxy, (right belief in Jesus) and orthopraxy (obedience and love) are accurate indicators of an eternal fellowship with God.

The key to this study and foundation is apostolic authority and testimony. Because of the importance of membership, the teaching of Christ, false teaching, we can have assurance of the Gospel. What
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Aaron
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I first became acquainted with Douglas Sean O'Donnell after reading his commentary on Matthew. Three thing impressed me about that commentary. The first is that O'Donnell writes with a deeply pastoral tone. Secondly, he is a masterful exegete and lastly, he communicates the meaning and application of the text with vivid illustrations. I was thrilled to discover that his commentary on 1-3 John was written in the same vein.

As one who reads a lot of commentaries in my sermon preparation, I have com
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Ho Christopher
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Preaching the word of God is a tremendously important task. Make sure you have good mentors who can show you an example of what good preaching is, is essential to that end. What I’ve always tried to do when teaching on any particular books of the bible is to find expository commentaries that preaches on the book and learn from them.

For those look for help in preaching the Epistles of John, they can consult this commentary. Within this commentary, Douglas Sean O’Donnell shows readers how he preac
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Becca Rudy
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoy this series immensely, though not this particular one. It was very repetitive, and his examples were often sill or quite a stretch to relate to the point he was trying to make. The letters of John are among my favorite epistles, though I wouldn't recommend this volume as a lay commentary to accompany.
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Douglas Sean O'Donnell (MAs, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College) is a faculty member at Queensland Theological College (Australia). In addition to serving as an instructor for the Charles Simeon Trust, O'Donnell is a member of the North American Patristics Society, the U.S. Board of the Irish Bible Institute, the Center for Pastor Theologians, and the Evangelical Theological S ...more

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