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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 30 2015 5:10 AM

There are 11 volumes from this series for $3  and an additional 3 at a higher point. Only 4 of these titles are in Vyrso format.  Would love to see them all in Logos format since they are commentaries but of course it would be at a higher price for full logos editions. Any chance of that happening or at least (although very reluctantly loathe to say it) getting them into Vyrso format as I have no interest in purchasing them in Kindle format, even at $3.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Exalting+Jesus+in+(Christ-Centered+Exposition+Commentary)&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3AExalting+Jesus+in+(Christ-Centered+Exposition+Commentary

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 5:20 AM

Yes

Disciple of Christ (doc):

Only 4 of these titles are in Vyrso format

Here is the link to the 4 volumes already in Vyrso: https://vyrso.com/products/search?q=%22exalting+jesus%22

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Kenute P. Curry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 5:23 AM

Yes, I agree the rest of the volumes should be here on VYRSO. Hopefully, Erin Land and her team will get them in here soon.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 8:57 AM

17 volumes in total.

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Linden | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 12:24 PM

Is $3 a sale price for these volumes or the normal price?  Anyone have feedback on the quality of the commentary series?

Linden

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 12:38 PM

Linden:
Is $3 a sale price for these volumes or the normal price?

Sale Price. 

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 12:40 PM

Not sure but I jumped on the ephesians title for 2.99 in Logos.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2015 12:52 PM

Yes. Wanting/looking forward to having the remaining of the series in Vyrso

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 3:32 AM

Strange that Leviticus still is listed at 9.99

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 5:11 AM

Whyndell Grizzard:

Strange that Leviticus still is listed at 9.99

Not too strange as Leviticus is not part of the sale, and is also $9.99 at Amazon.

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Whyndell Gizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 6:00 AM

Yasmin Stephen:

Whyndell Grizzard:

Strange that Leviticus still is listed at 9.99

Not too strange as Leviticus is not part of the sale, and is also $9.99 at Amazon.

Didn't see that at least volumes not on sale- didn't see that originally.

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Tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 6:57 AM

Linden:

Is $3 a sale price for these volumes or the normal price?  Anyone have feedback on the quality of the commentary series?

Sale Price.  Could someone please chip in with something abut the quality?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 1:01 PM

Tom Rach:
Could someone please chip in with something abut the quality?

Quality in content or formatting? I took a look at the Ephesians volume, and the latter is "ok" for a Vyrso resource... horrible if it were a logos one. 

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 1:17 PM

Praying to the Glorious Father

EPHESIANS 1:15-23
Main Idea: In this prayer of thanksgiving and intercession, Paul expresses gratitude to God for the Ephesian believers, and he prays for them to grow in their knowledge of God and in their awareness of all they have in Christ, who is over all.

I. Thank God for Evidences of Grace in His People (1:15-16).
II. Ask God for Divine Illumination (1:17-20).
A. To know God better (1:17b)
B. To know the blessings of the gospel better (1:18-20a)
1. Hope (1:18a)
2. Inheritance (1:18b)
3. Power (1:19-20a)
III. Praise God for His Exaltation of Christ (1:20-23).
A. Christ’s resurrection (1:20a)
B. Christ’s enthronement (1:20b)
C. Christ’s supremacy (1:21-22a)
D. Christ’s headship (1:22b-23)

This text reveals some important truths about prayer, emphasizing prayer for knowledge and understanding. We need the Spirit’s help to grasp the greatness of God, the supremacy of Christ, and the rich benefits of the gospel.
Verses 3-14 are a hard act to follow, but Paul does so with this magnificent prayer! Verses 3-14 are about praise, and verses 15-23 are about prayer, which is still mingled with praise. The first section is about the spiritual blessings of salvation, and the prayer is about grasping them. Praise and prayer belong together, and they are fundamental to the interior life of the Christian. As we pray with Paul, we can observe three parts to this text: thanksgiving (vv. 15-16), intercession (vv. 17-19), and praise (vv. 20-23).

Thank God for Evidences of Grace in His People
EPHESIANS 1:15-16
In light of the opening section about God’s work in the believers in Ephesus, Paul expresses his gratitude to God for them. He begins with a note of encouragement, reflecting on what he has heard about the Ephesian believers. Due to the amount of time that he had been away from Ephesus, and due to the probable circular nature of the letter, he does not seem to know all the Ephesian believers who will be reading it. Yet he is still praying for them. Here we see a combination of thankful prayer to God and public commendation to the people of God. Paul prays to God, giving thanks. He lets the people know he is thankful for them.
Paul is thankful for two important characteristics of God’s people: faith in the Lord Jesus and love for the saints. Paul mentions faith and love in other places also, showing us the importance of these qualities (see Col 1:4; 1 Thess 1:3; 2 Thess 1:3; Phlm 3). These are essential qualities of Christians. What is a Christian? Here is a good summary: a Christian has faith in the Lord Jesus and has love toward the saints. These are basic Christian graces, with hope making up the triad, as mentioned in verses 12 and 18.
God’s people love one another. Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). John mentions this as a proof as well several times in his epistles; for example, “This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers” (1 John 3:16).
Paul also says he is constantly praying with thanksgiving (cf. 1 Thess 1:2; 2 Tim 1:3; Rom 1:9). When Paul refers to his “prayers,” he could be referring to the Jewish pattern of three prayer times per day (morning, noon, and evening). During these occasions and any other times, Paul is giving thanks to God for the Ephesians.
If Paul has this in mind, then here is another good principle for prayer: a good prayer life is both ongoing and planned. In terms of ongoing prayer, we should “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17 ESV). We can pray while we work and go about our days. We also need times to get away, like Jesus, who got up before the noise of the day began and prayed. I think it is good to have some place and time where you spend unhurried and unhindered moments in prayer.
In verses 15-16 we see a thankful, praying apostle. I love how in 1 Corinthians, though Corinth is a troubled church, Paul can say, “I always thank my God for you because of God’s grace given to you in Christ Jesus” (1 Cor 1:4). Paul even thanks God for the Corinthians! How? He looked for traces of grace and found reasons for gratitude.
Let me remind you of the need to recognize grace in others. It is easy to be critical of others. It takes a mature believer to recognize grace in others. Do you wear the glasses of grace or the glasses of self-righteousness or self-centeredness? Let us thank God in our prayers for evidences of grace in God’s people—namely, faith and love—and let us also encourage the saints when we see traces of grace in their lives.


Merida, T., Platt, D., & Akin, D. L. (2014). Exalting jesus in ephesians. Nashville: B&H.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 1:18 PM

The formatting above is not correct.  The volume looks better than that.  Strangely enough, when I click on a link in the table of contents, it opens a web browser to attempt to go to it.  The navigation pane in Logos works normally though.  Bible links also work normally.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 1:19 PM

SERIES INTRODUCTION

Augustine said, “Where Scripture speaks, God speaks.” The editors of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series believe that where God speaks, the pastor must speak. God speaks through His written Word. We must speak from that Word. We believe the Bible is God breathed, authoritative, inerrant, sufficient, understandable, necessary, and timeless. We also affirm that the Bible is a Christ-centered book; that is, it contains a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. Because of this Christ-centered trajectory that runs from Genesis 1 through Revelation 22, we believe the Bible has a corresponding global-missions thrust. From beginning to end, we see God’s mission as one of making worshipers of Christ from every tribe and tongue worked out through this redemptive drama in Scripture. To that end we must preach the Word.
In addition to these distinct convictions, the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series has some distinguishing characteristics. First, this series seeks to display exegetical accuracy. What the Bible says is what we want to say. While not every volume in the series will be a verse-by-verse commentary, we nevertheless desire to handle the text carefully and explain it rightly. Those who teach and preach bear the heavy responsibility of saying what God has said in His Word and declaring what God has done in Christ. We desire to handle God’s Word faithfully, knowing that we must give an account for how we have fulfilled this holy calling (Jas 3:1).
Second, the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series has pastors in view. While we hope others will read this series, such as parents, teachers, small-group leaders, and student ministers, we desire to provide a commentary busy pastors will use for weekly preparation of biblically faithful and gospel-saturated sermons. This series is not academic in nature. Our aim is to present a readable and pastoral style of commentaries. We believe this aim will serve the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Third, we want the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series to be known for the inclusion of helpful illustrations and theologically driven applications. Many commentaries offer no help in illustrations, and few offer any kind of help in application. Often those that do offer illustrative material and application unfortunately give little serious attention to the text. While giving ourselves primarily to explanation, we also hope to serve readers by providing inspiring and illuminating illustrations coupled with timely and timeless application.
Finally, as the name suggests, the editors seek to exalt Jesus from every book of the Bible. In saying this, we are not commending wild allegory or fanciful typology. We certainly believe we must be constrained to the meaning intended by the divine Author Himself, the Holy Spirit of God. However, we also believe the Bible has a messianic focus, and our hope is that the individual authors will exalt Christ from particular texts. Luke 24:25-27,44-47 and John 5:39,46 inform both our hermeneutics and our homiletics. Not every author will do this the same way or have the same degree of Christ-centered emphasis. That is fine with us. We believe faithful exposition that is Christ centered is not monolithic. We do believe, however, that we must read the whole Bible as Christian Scripture. Therefore, our aim is both to honor the historical particularity of each biblical passage and to highlight its intrinsic connection to the Redeemer.
The editors are indebted to the contributors of each volume. The reader will detect a unique style from each writer, and we celebrate these unique gifts and traits. While distinctive in their approaches, the authors share a common characteristic in that they are pastoral theologians. They love the church, and they regularly preach and teach God’s Word to God’s people. Further, many of these contributors are younger voices. We think these new, fresh voices can serve the church well, especially among a rising generation that has the task of proclaiming the Word of Christ and the Christ of the Word to the lost world.
We hope and pray this series will serve the body of Christ well in these ways until our Savior returns in glory. If it does, we will have succeeded in our assignment.
David Platt
Daniel L. Akin
Tony Merida
Series Editors
February 2013


Merida, T., Platt, D., & Akin, D. L. (2014). Exalting jesus in ephesians. Nashville: B&H.

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Tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 1:22 PM

alabama24:
Quality in content

I was looking for content, so the post after yours gives me a good idea,   Thanks

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2015 1:39 PM

Joseph Turner:
Strangely enough, when I click on a link in the table of contents, it opens a web browser to attempt to go to it.  The navigation pane in Logos works normally though.

TOC's are often either not hyperlinked or broken in Vyrso resources... I <think> the publisher files utilizes html links. 

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 1 2015 8:07 PM

alabama24:

Joseph Turner:
Strangely enough, when I click on a link in the table of contents, it opens a web browser to attempt to go to it.  The navigation pane in Logos works normally though.

TOC's are often either not hyperlinked or broken in Vyrso resources... I <think> the publisher files utilizes html links. 

Ah, that makes sense.  That's good to know!

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2015 7:41 AM

Will Vyrso be matching the $2.99 Kindle deal at present?

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