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Tue 14 Aug 2018 @ 9:48
RT @CrownCourtChrchBoth sin and God are closer than we think, argues Ron Ferguson.
Author(s): William Barclay
And he said to them, 'Follow me'. When Jesus called upon Matthew, as he sat in his office where he collected customs duty, Matthew got up and followed him and left everything behind him except one thing - his pen.
Matthew was to become the great chronicler of Christ's life and teachings and, though it is now widely accepted that he did not write the gospel itself, the influence of Matthew's record is undeniably felt throughout.
This first volume of William Barclay's thoughtful study of the Gospel of Matthew brings startling insights into Jesus' early life and teaching. Journey with Barclay and re-discover the baptism of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount and the challenges of discipleship.
William Barclay's world-renowned down-to-earth New Daily Study Bible commentaries - including his own translations of the New Testament texts - have inspired millions of people across the generations 'to know better their Bible, their God and their Saviour'.
1907 - 1978
William Barclay once said that his life's aim was to help new generations "to know better their Bible, their God and their Saviour".
The words and works of this great communicator of the Gospel inspire and sustain the Christian faith of thousands all over the world.
Born in Wick, Barclay studied at the University of Glasgow before becoming a Church of Scotland minister in 1933. He returned to the university as a lecturer in New Testament language and literature in 1947 and was appointed Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism in 1963.
'At last! I've discovered William Barclay, and he's brilliant'. -- Diane Louise Jordan 'It is as if he is so constantly excited by the subject matter that he hopes to infect the reader with his own sense of wonder at the riches which the Word of God has to offer.' -- John Bell