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Michael Bird's remark on Colossians and Philemon within the New Covenant statement sequence can pay shut recognition to the socio-historical context, the movement and dynamics of the textual content, their argumentative technique, theological message, and the that means of Colossians and Philemon for the modern church this day. chicken situates Colossians within the context of Paul's Ephesian ministry and describes how Paul makes an attempt to cajole a congregation within the Lycus Valley to stay enterprise within the gospel and to know the cosmic majesty of Jesus Christ over and opposed to the perspectives of yes Jewish mystics who've thrown the Colossians into confusion. He indicates how, within the letter to Philemon, Paul intercedes for a slave estranged from his grasp via a delicately crafted feat of pastoral persuasion from a missionary good friend of Philemon. The remark combines exegetical perception, rhetorical research, theological exposition, and functional program multi functional brief quantity. fowl exhibits Paul at paintings as a theologian, pastor, and missionary in his letters to the Colossians and Philemon. this can be the 1st of many titles within the New Covenant remark sequence (NCCS) released via the Lutterworth Press together with Romans and Ephesians. The sequence is designed for ministers and scholars who require observation that interacts with the textual content of every New testomony ebook with the last word objective of pushing the Bible textual content in the direction of a brand new new release and supplying a platform for mirrored image on how the hot testomony affects existence, religion, ministry and witness of the hot Covenant group today.

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