Item description for Commentary-Jeremiah & Lamentations (Preaching The Word) by Philip Graham Ryken & R. Kent Hughes...
Overview The Preaching the Word commentary series is noted for its unqualified commitment to biblical authority and clear exposition of Scripture. This installment, in which Philip Ryken explores the words and life of the Weeping Prophet, is no exception. With the heart of a pastor and the knowledge of a scholar, Ryken applies Jeremiah's words of life to us today, urging his audience to search out any spiritual fractures that may lie beneath the comfortable surface of daily life, just as Jeremiah sought to do in his time.
The "Weeping Prophet," the rabbis said, began wailing the moment he was born. Jeremiah had reason to weep--he witnessed the devastating consequences of life without God.
Sadly, the relativism Jeremiah saw in ancient Israel predominates in America today. That's why his words are so relevant for our lives. Better than anyone else, Jeremiah exemplifies through his courage, passion, even his sufferings, how believers can live for God in a society that has turned against Him.
While the book of Jeremiah shared the last, desperate days of the Jerusalem he loved, Lamentations expresses the cries of his heart. Yet they reveal more than the prophet's grief--they are an attempt to reflect on the meaning of human suffering. Lamentations gives voice to the deepest agonies, with the hope that some comfort may come from crying out to God for mercy. Together the two books illustrate the eternal principle that man reaps what he sows.
It is a lesson the world--and the church--needs to hear. With the heart of a pastor and the knowledge of a scholar, Philip Graham Ryken applies these words of life to us today. His commentary will not only help you understand and teach from these spiritually relevant books, but inspire you with the courage and passion of God's personal call for you to live in these times. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.56" Height: 2.16" Weight: 2.64 lbs.
Release Date Feb 6, 2001
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
Series Preaching The Word
ISBN 1581341679 ISBN13 9781581341676
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More About Philip Graham Ryken & R. Kent Hughes
Dr. Philip Graham Ryken ’88 is the eighth president of Wheaton College.
A Wheaton native and the son of longtime professor Dr. Leland Ryken and Mary Graham Ryken, President Ryken attended Wheaton as an undergraduate, majoring in English literature and philosophy. He met his wife, Lisa, during their first few days at the College, and they were married before their senior year. The Rykens have five children: Josh, Kirsten, Jack, Kathryn, and Karoline.
Dr. Ryken earned a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Ryken returned from England to join the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1995, preaching there until his appointment at Wheaton.
President Ryken has published more than 30 books, including The Message of Salvation (InterVarsity 2001), Art for God’s Sake (P&R, 2006), Loving the Way Jesus Loves (Crossway, 2011), and expository commentaries on Exodus, Jeremiah, Luke, and other books of the Bible.
Philip Graham Ryken currently resides in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. Philip Graham Ryken was born in 1966.
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Tremendous Resource Aug 5, 2007
I like using this commentary series, and own several as important pieces to my sermon preparation. Of the ones I am familiar with, this one proved to be the most exciting and the most useful. It is difficult to maintain one's diligence and attention during a verse-by-verse study of a book as long as Jeremiah, but Ryken does an admirable job.
The stated purpose of this series is "unqualified commitment to biblical authority, clear exposition of Scripture, readability, and practical application." Having worked through the entire series of sermons on Jeremiah and most the sermon on Lamentations I can say this book delivered on every count. I especially appreciated the evidence of serious exegetical and theological work having been done in the background, and Ryken's ability to make Jeremiah applicable.
I call this commentary exciting because it surprised me just how much there was to be mined out of this Old Testament prophet. I entered my own study of Jeremiah with the determination to work through every chapter and every verse, but with the aid of Ryken's commentary, I discovered riches there I did not expect.
I would whole-heartedly recommend this commentary to anyone preaching over Jeremiah or even serious about their own personally study of the book.
Wonderful as usual Feb 19, 2007
Wonderful Expository Sermons. I have read all 767 pages. The word Expository may not be what you think you want. You may be thinking you want a Commentary. But these sermons give you so much more than just facts. They also show you how to preach and teach.
Style - I love the way Ryken tells the story and puts it all together - not just facts. Jeremiah is a big book and there are a lot of details. I dare say, most of us are not familiar with Jeremiah. I have come to understand the relevance of Jeremiah.
Faithful to the Text - these sermons stay on the subject. Ryken wants you to know what Jeremiah is saying.
Cross References - to other parts of Scripture - very helpful.
Points you to Jesus - shows us how the Jews needed a Savior as we all do. When all was lost and no balm could be found in Gilead to heal the wounds of sin, God sent his Son - Incredible! Jesus is in every chapter.
Both Exodus and Jeremiah tell the story of Israel's relationship with God. They are like a set of bookends - with approximately 800 years of Israel's history in the middle. Exodus tells the beginning and Jeremiah tells the end. Interestingly, Ryken has preached and written books on both. I have read both and recommend them both very highly.
Both these books by Ryken would make great gifts for any preacher or teacher (hint, hint). I wish every pastor had these books.