Philippians is filled with joy. Paul encouraged the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord while he was under house arrest. He provoked them to find Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered joy in living, serving, sharing, and resting.
Colossians addresses church suffering from cultural and spiritual surrender, in ways that the twenty-first century church can relate. The gospel of Jesus Christ was diminished by those promoting self-centered philosophies, self-promoting legalism, and self-serving asceticism. The core message of Colossians dismantles these self focused teachings and leads us back to the central teachings of Jesus Christ.
Philemon presents the importance of second chances, the equality of all believers in Christ, and the power of the gospel to bridge the cultural divides. Welcome fresh reminders of freedom, forgiveness, mercy, and grace.
Swindoll's Living Insights New Testament Commentary series unpacks the New Testament books through his familiar easygoing style, humor, and deep insight. Each of the 15 volumes explores the Scripture through verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application.