Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.
Confidence in the truth and power of God's written Word should
prompt pastors and teachers not only to say worthy things about the
Bible, but also to preach and teach with faithfulness from
the Bible. The Christ-Centered Exposition series helps us to
do just that. Theologically rock solid, this series is a clear,
practical, and useful guide to the kind of biblical exposition that
will please the Lord and build up his church.
Founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture
There is nothing more helpful to a pastor than resources that are biblically faithful and pastorally applicable. The Christ-Centered Exposition series hits the bull's eye. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to understand the Scripture in its context in order to apply it in real life.
Lead pastor of The Journey, St. Louis, and co-author of For the City
David Platt, Tony Akin, and Tony Merida have launched a series that will give a rising generation of pastors a tremendous resource for seeing how all the Scriptures prepare for and proclaim the ministry of Christ. The pastoral focus, the preaching tools and the redemptive insights make this a series of immediate use and great aid to pastors who want to equip their people to serve the Lord in the joyous power of the gospel - rather than in the vain pressures of servile dread or slavish fear.
President Emeritus, Covenant Seminary and Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church
Tony Merida is one of the most dynamic preachers alive. This commentary equips you to preach Exodus with focus on where the Holy Spirit always points: on Christ Jesus and the gospel of his kingdom. In a bush ablaze with glory, on a bloody doorpost, over a path through a wall of water, we see a familiar Galilean face and we hear a familiar Galilean voice: "Come, follow Me."
Russell D. Moore, Ph.D.
President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
It's one thing to know Bible stories; it's another to know the story of the Bible. It's one thing to be aware of the story's many heroes; it's another to have met the Hero himself. From the Old Testament that anticipates him, to the Gospels that manifest him, to the Book of Acts that proclaims him, to the Epistles that explain him, and to the Book of Revelation that tells of him coming again, your Bible is about Jesus. That's why I love the vision of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. It models for preachers and teachers how to proclaim--with pastoral focus and exegetical care--the beauty of the gospel from every page of Scripture.
Associate Editor for The Gospel Coalition
Few things are more important for faithful biblical interpretation than reading Scripture in light of its master narrative. The Christ-Centered Exposition series aims to do just that. In a postmodern age, these commentaries provide pastors and lay people an invaluable resource that is unswervingly committed to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the Gospel in the Bible's storyline.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary