Jim Samra is the author of the James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude volume in the Teach the Text commentary series.
Jim Samra provides insightful and pastoral commentary on these powerful books.
James addresses faith and works, the role of mercy, and Scripture.
First Peter takes up God’s plan of salvation and the issue of Christian suffering. It’s an encouragement to faithful discipleship as sojourners in a hostile world.
Second Peter exhorts us to growth and faithfulness, specifically in the face of false teachers.
The short book of Jude emphasizes contending for the apostolic faith in the face of ungodliness in the church and society.
About the author: Jim Samra (PhD, Oxford University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of The Gift of Church, Being Conformed to Christ in Community, and God Told Me.
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Teach the Text: Series Purpose
Teach the Text Commentaries are biblical studies resources that explain books of the bible to help pastors, Sunday school teachers, and small group leaders.
Authors in the Teach the Text series explain Scripture passage-by-passage, yet comment on words, phrases, and verses that are important to the overall meaning of the biblical text.
The publisher further notes, “By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture.”
From the publisher: To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses.
The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively.
By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture.
The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach.
“Samra has written a lucid and accessible commentary on James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude. Students and pastors will be grateful for a commentary that is concise and clear. At the same time, the work is filled with pastoral wisdom to guide us in our everyday lives as Christians.”
— Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Crisp, to the point, and full of wisdom–that is how Jim Samra teaches the texts from James, Peter, and Jude. Here is a commentary that is pastoral, careful with the text, discerning, and quite useful.”
— Darrell L. Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary; senior Bible teacher, Back to the Bible
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