The Gospel of John, Volume 5

Triumph Through Tragedy (John 18–21)

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"In the wisdom and purpose of God," says James Montgomery Boice, "the tragedy of the cross is a triumph since it is this that makes salvation possible."

More than a message of Christ's triumph, the final chapters of the Gospel of John describe how we can triumph as well. Volume 5 covers chapters 18-21 and deals with the culmination of Christ's earthly ministry, centering on his betrayal, trial, death, and resurrection. Topics discussed include

"The Charge against the Prisoner" (18:19-24)
"Words from the Cross" (19:25-27)
"For Whom Did Christ Die?" (19:30)
"The Not-Quite-Empty Tomb" (20:1-10)
"The Best News Ever Heard" (20:18)
"Christ's Last Word" (21:22)

This expositional commentary on one of the Bible's most popular books combines careful scholarship and clear communication in a verse-by-verse and section-by-section reading of the biblical text. Integrating thoughtful interpretation with contemporary insight for daily living, James Montgomery Boice explains the meaning of the text and relates the text's concerns to the church, Christianity, and the world in which we live.

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  1. James Montgomery Boice

    James Montgomery Boice

    James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000) was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a...

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