I am glad to report that my books The Messiah in the Psalms: Discovering Christ in Unexpected Places and Second Peter and Jude are now available as ebooks. Here is a brief description of these books:
The Messiah in the Psalms (382 pages)
Shortly before His ascension, Jesus explained the messianic content of the Psalms to His disciples. This opened their understanding, enabling them to comprehend the Scriptures. By implication, this means that if we are not aware of the way the Psalter testifies of the Messiah, our understanding of the Scriptures, and even of Jesus, is incomplete.
The Book of Psalms is quoted, alluded to, or paraphrased over two hundred times in the New Testament. In the first Pentecostal declaration of the gospel, Peter quoted from the Psalms to point out that Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection were foretold by David. Peter’s message on the Day of Pentecost consists of twenty-six verses, twelve of which are direct quotations from the Book of Psalms or explanations of those quotations.
This book explores the messianic content of the first seventy-two psalms, which comprise books one and two within the Psalter. It explains the vital role of the first two psalms as an introduction to the entire book, the important function of the superscriptions, and the significance of the psalms Jesus included in His prayers.
The Messiah in the Psalms will open your eyes to the Christology of the Book of Psalms, a Christology so thorough that it foretells the Messiah’s birth, life, sufferings, resurrection, ascension, and Second Coming. In addition, the Psalter anticipates Christ’s ascension gifts to the church and His continuing presence in the worshiping community.
Second Peter and Jude (258 pages)
This verse by verse commentary examines the shared concern of Peter and Jude about the infiltration of the church by false teachers. The attitude of these false teachers is quite similar to the freewheeling immorality or amorality of our day. It is popularly thought that morality is what one makes it and that each person is his own authority. A bumper sticker that encouraged people to “Question Authority” seemed radical in the 1960s, but now this philosophy is a way of life for many.
Just as was the case with the false teachers exposed by Peter and Jude, those today who promote a permissive, hedonistic lifestyle labor under the illusion that they are rejecting bondage for liberty. In reality, they reject liberty for enslaving, addictive habits that viciously control their lives.
As society becomes increasingly characterized by enslavement to lust – whether it is expressed in sexual immorality, drug abuse, alcoholism, violence, greed, or any other addictive behavior – believers will stand in starker contrast. Those whose faith is in Christ Jesus have “escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
Because the same errors promoted by false teachers in the first century are common today, Second Peter and Jude are particularly relevant for the church of the twenty-first century.
In addition to the Kindle download available at amazon.com and the iBook version, these books can be purchased at http://www.pentecostalpublishing.com.[archive]