Come Alive: Galatians and Ephesians (ePUB)
Author Talbot Davis
Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture is a guide through the books of the Bible, providing cultural context and insights that bridge the gap between the world of the Bible and our world today. Each book includes a daily reading, a daily insight and a daily reading prompt that will help you reflect on the text and build the skills to read the Bible for yourself with more confidence and understanding. Discover a new and unexpected way to engage with Scripture and experience the Bible not as a distant, confusing document, but as a living, breathing conversation between God and humanity that continues to speak into our ever-changing world.
I can't wait for the next Come Alive book. I am not a big reader but I have not been able to put "Matthew" down. I know it's a 90 day process but I can't wait. I have gotten so much out of it and it really brings Jesus and God deeply into my heart. Thanks so much for your work to lead us along
If you've wanted to begin the habit of daily scripture reading--or if you started in the past but stalled because you found the Bible confusing--perhaps you need someone like Talbot Davis to walk alongside you and explain the who, what, when, where, and why of Paul's letters to the Galatians and Ephesians. And perhaps this book of conversations will make these letters "Come Alive" for you and jump-start your spiritual growth.
As a lifelong student of Scripture, I love it when I pick up a Bible study resource that clearly, simply, lovinginly, and substantively helps me engage the text with my head, heart, and hands. Davis has his ear simultaneously attuned to the words of Paul to the 1st century believers in Galatia and Ephesus and to the realities faced by faithful followers of Jesus today. I highly recommend Davis's study on Galatians and Ephesians to individuals looking for a deeper dive into Scripture and also for group study.
Davis' work is engaging, deep and approachable. An excellent study for those seeking to grow closer to Christ.
In his treatment of these letters from Paul, Talbot Davis offers exactly what serious lay Christians desire and need. This book is characterized by accessibility, accuracy, depth, and applicability. It is preeminently reliable and useful. I recommend it most highly.
Reverend Davis’ commentary and Bible Study is both breathtaking and illuminating. Whether you are reading the Bible for the first time or have read it thousands of times, Talbot's insights into Scripture are fresh and relevant, drawing the reader closer to Christ. Reading “Galatians and Ephesians” is like having your best friend, who is also a brilliant teacher, reading the Scriptures with you.
Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture is a guide through the books of the Bible,
providing cultural context and insights that bridge the gap between the world of the Bible
and our world today. Each book includes a daily reading, a daily insight and a daily
reading prompt that will help you reflect on the text and build the skills to read the Bible
for yourself with more confidence and understanding. Discover a new and unexpected
way to engage with Scripture and experience the Bible not as a distant, confusing
document, but as a living, breathing conversation between God and humanity that
continues to speak into our ever-changing world.
Galatians and Ephesians
Galatians is unique among Paul’s letters in that he did not write it to a single church (like
the church at Rome or the church at Philippi) or to an individual (as with 1 and 2
Timothy) but to a collection of churches within the region of Galatia, a rugged area in
what is today southwestern Turkey.
The Galatians were a Gentile people who had come to faith in Christ from the
pagan religions that dotted the landscape of Asia Minor. As Gentiles, they were steeped
neither in the way of Moses nor in the customs of the synagogue. Their naivete toward
all things Hebrew became one of the great ironies of Paul’s letter and the occasion of its
writing. The Galatian drama involved several false teachers who had slipped into the
churches’ congregations and sown both confusion and discord as the Gentiles were
persuaded to accept Jewish legal requirements. In some of Paul’s most majestic
language he calls on the Galatians to accept the true gospel of grace.
Ephesians is written to the church in Ephesus - a singular congregation in a
cosmopolitan city. The city of Ephesus was located on the western coast of Turkey on
the Aegean Sea. You can visit the remaining ruins of the city on any excursion to that
region of the world. Like Galatia, the people in the Ephesian church were primarily
gentile. Their drama differed slightly from their neighbors’ in that it involved merging
Jews and Gentiles together within the same congregation. How could God make
something new and different out of two people so separate and distinct?
Filled with more of Paul’s lofty prose, Ephesians emphasizes the reconciliation
between Jews and Gentiles in Christ, and gives instructions for Christian living.