Matthew – Michael Wilkins – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary MatthewMichael J. Wilkins is the author of the Matthew volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

This commentary is praised for its usefulness to pastors.

Wilkins’ comments, while thorough, will be helpful to preachers and teachers.

He also focuses on discipleship in the commentary, which will prove helpful to applying the text to modern-day life.

Dr. Wilkins (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and the author of several books.

The importance of the Gospel of Matthew in church history cannot be overstated.

For Jewish readers, it affirmed the Messiahship of Jesus, referring consistently to the Scriptures to establish his credentials.

For Gentile disciples, it provided powerful and dramatic support of their inclusion in God’s kingdom.

The cross of Christ had removed the division between Jew and non-Jew, and through Matthew’s writings, we see Israel’s God drawing the entire world to himself through Jesus.

“The Gospel according to Matthew . . . Was the most widely read and frequently used of any of the four Gospels in the formative years of the church,” writes Michael Wilkins.

In this volume of the NIV Application Commentary, Wilkins explains Matthew’s broad appeal not only to his ancient readers, but also to us today.

Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Wilkins shares perspectives on Matthew’s Gospel that reveal its enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives. [1]

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