Explorations in Biblical Theology

Anointed with the Spirit and Power: The Holy Spirit’s Empowering Presence by Harvey, John D.

Endorsements

Neither superficial nor highly technical, this new series of volumes on important Christian doctrines is projected to teach Reformed theology as it is most helpfully taught, with clear grounding in Scripture, mature understanding of theology, gracious interaction with others who disagree, and useful application to life. I expect that these volumes will strengthen the faith and biblical maturity of all who read them, and I am happy to recommend them highly.

– Wayne Grudem, Phoenix Seminary, author of Systematic Theology

There are many misconceptions today about systematic, biblical, and applicatory theology. One sometimes gets the impression that these are opposed to one another, and that the first two, at least, are so obscure that ordinary people should avoid them like the plague. The series Explorations in Biblical Theology seeks to correct these misunderstandings, to bring these disciplines together in a winsome, clear unity, edifying to non-specialists. The authors are first-rate, and they write to build up our faith by pointing us to Christ. That’s what biblical and systematic theology at their best have always done, and the best application of Scripture has always shown us in practical ways how to draw on the rich blessings of Jesus’ salvation. I hope that many will read these books and take them to heart.

– John Frame, Reformed Theological Seminary

Election and Free Will: God’s Gracious choice and Our Responsibility by Peterson, Robert A.

The message of a God who loved us before he formed the earth, called us his own before we could respond to him, died for us while we were dead in our transgressions and sins, made us alive when we were incapable of serving him, unites us to himself so that we can be forever holy, and now loves us more than we love ourselves sparked a Reformation of hope and joy that transformed the world of faith. Re-declaring that hope and reclaiming that joy is the ambition and delight of this series. Able and godly scholars trace the golden thread of grace that unites all Scripture to make the wonders of our God’s redeeming love shine and win hearts anew. The writing is warm, winsome, and respectful of those who differ. The motives are clearly to reveal truth and expose error by glorifying the message and manner of the Savior.

– Bryan Chapell, Covenant Theological Seminary

Explorations in Biblical Theology is a valuable new series of books on doctrinal themes that run through Scripture. The contributors are competent scholars who love to serve the church and have special expertise in the Bible and its theology. Following a thematic approach, each volume explores a distinctive doctrine as it is taught in Scripture, or else introduces the various doctrines taught in a particular book of the Bible. The result is a fresh and unique contribution to our understanding of the Bible’s own theology.

– Philip Ryken, Tenth Presbyterian Church

Our Secure Salvation: Perservation and Apostasy by Peterson, Robert

Explorations in Biblical Theology is a gift to God’s people. Biblical theology was never meant to be reserved for academics. When the verities of the Reformed faith are taken from the -ivy halls- of academia and placed in the hearts and minds of the covenant people of God, reformation and revival are the inevitable result. I believe God will use this series as a mighty tool for the Kingdom.

– Steve Brown, Reformed Theological Seminary

The Nearness of God: His Presence with His People by Burns, J. Lanier

Anointed with the Spirit and Power: The Holy Spirit’s Empowering PresenceAnointed with the Spirit and Power: The Holy Spirit’s Empowering Presence

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