Acts and the General Epistles of the New Testament – by Bruce C. Salmon
Acts and the General Epistles of the New Testament, Bruce Salmon’s third installment in the Spelunking Scripture series, moves beyond the “what” question to the “so what” question by relating the scripture text to the modern world without losing sight of Jesus’ message. Through the use of storytelling, Salmon examines various themes in Acts, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, and 1 John such as: the meaning of discipleship and the power given by the Holy Spirit, maintaining spiritual focus, hospitality, faith and deeds, prayer, hope, and love. Readers are also provided carefully crafted discussion questions to reflect on the study of each theme.
Each chapter takes a look at Acts and the Epistles in a way that is relevant to our modern world without losing sight of Jesus’ message. Salmon writes: “The primary criterion is Christ.” The particular passages included in this work were selected based on their importance within the Bible and their themes. In addition to Salmon’s own study, readers will be provided a chance to reflect on the material through the carefully crafted discussion questions.
Spelunking Scripture is a series inspired by Salmon’s sermon notes over the course of 33 years. During that time he had preached more than 1,500 sermons. “Acts and the General Epistles” explores these familiar passages and messages with fresh eyes.
Bruce C. Salmon