Gospel of the Servant King

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If you want to move from the biblical text to contemporary life on solid ground, this series has been written for you. The Bringing the Bible to Life series, a companion to Zondervan's NIV Application Commentary, is intended to bring both the historical meaning of the biblical text and its contemporary significance. Each guide provides an introduction to the biblical book, six to twelve sessions with discussion questions, and a closing section that assists the group in responding to God's Word together or individually. The included Leader's Guide helps busy people prepare to lead the study. Sessions on Mark include: * 1 The Messiah Arrives * 2 Who Speaks for God? * 3 Fruitful and Unfruitful Soil * 4 Fear and Faith * 5 The Training of the Twelve * 6 Unclean? * 7 The Unexpected Mission * 8 The Right Question * 9 The Fruitless Tree * 10 What Matters Now * 11 Betrayal * 12 End and Beginning


David E. Garland, Author

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David E. Garland (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University. He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and the author of various books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians/Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary, and the article on Mark in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. He and his wife, Diana, reside in Waco, Texas.

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Karen Lee-Thorp, Author

Lee-Thorp, Karen: - Karen Lee-Thorp was a senior editor at NavPress for many years and series editor for the LifeChange Bible study series. She is now a freelance writer living in Brea, California, with her husband, Greg Herr, and their daughters, Megan and Marissa.

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Karen H. Jobes, Editor

Jobes, Karen H.: - Karen H. Jobes (PhD, Westminister Theological Seminary) is the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois. The author of several works, she has also been involved in the NIV Bible translation. She and her husband, Forrest, live in Philadelphia and are members of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church.