Christ's Ambassadors

An Expository Commentary Based upon Paul's Letter to the Ephesians

By Robert B. Callahan, Sr.

Foreword by Benjamin W. Farley

Preface by Norman McCrummen

Introduction by Kelly Brown Douglas

Christ's Ambassadors

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Christ's Ambassadors

An Expository Commentary Based upon Paul's Letter to the Ephesians

By Robert B. Callahan, Sr.

Foreword by Benjamin W. Farley

Preface by Norman McCrummen

Introduction by Kelly Brown Douglas

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  • Pages: 254
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The Apostle Paul, in exercising his ineffable wisdom, draws this magnificent letter to a close in an extraordinary manner. Certainly, he could have concluded it after telling the masters and servants how to treat one another. But, no, he did not. He proceeded to challenge them to become Christ's Ambassadors and to be proficient in this high calling, despite the daily obstacles, pressures, and temptations.
What does Paul boldly state after having told Christ's followers, [t]hat we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight (trickery) of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive? That they will have a life of ease, no problems or worries, and no challenges, disappointments, or hardships? No! But, he did tell them how to conduct themselves in all of life's different phases. Further, that they were to walk in love, as Christ hath also loved us, and that not everyone hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Paul, contra to the practice today of many preachers, teachers, and church officers, knew the problems that Christ's followers faced and he boldly addressed them. He unequivocally stated that there were things appointed for them to do. Knowing these things and the difficulties encountered in following Christ, he issued a battle call to each and every follower, saying, take (up) unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Paul was forthright in describing the benefits and challenges of Walking With Jesus as well as the attitude, conduct, and conversation precluding one from entering the kingdom of Christ and God.
If we are to be Christ's Ambassadors, whether it be preacher, teacher, church officer, or professing Christian, we are to know our duties and carry them out resolutely. What are they? They include, but are not limited to: discharging their duties honorably; being loyal subjects; following instructions; knowing the Word; and obeying Christ's commands. May we, along with Paul, pray the following with humility and sincerity: For which I am an ambassador . . . that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak as one of His ambassadors

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Robert Callahan's multivolume commentary on Ephesians not only reflects 'real responsibility' and freedom under the Word, but it also beautifully exemplifies the very sort of active participation in Holy Scripture that Barth saw as so vital for the true freedom of a true congregation of Jesus Christ. It is a bold testimony and tour de force against the many secret and open rebellions in congregations throughout America today, and I am thrilled to recommend it. It is full of important theological insights that could only derive from a serious engagement of the text and a long time Walking with Jesus."
--Richard Burnett
Professor of Systematic Theology
Erskine Theological Seminary
author of Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis


"Bob Callahan is a man who loves the Scriptures and loves the God to which they attest. His lessons on Ephesians are deep and rich. Bob has as his conversation partners the great minds and spirits of the church, and he is at once very readable and very faithful."
-Todd B. Jones
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Nashville, Tennessee

"One would be hard-pressed to find a more thorough investigation of the treasures of Ephesians than what Mr. Callahan has written. The author has taken meticulous care to draw from the epistle as many of the theological riches as he could glean--and the reader could digest. No one will put his book down without a deeper appreciation for the relevancy of Paul's insights and teachings as given first to the church at Ephesus and now, by God's grace, to us."
-Norman H. McCrummen III
Senior Pastor, Spring Hill Presbyterian Church
Mobile, Alabama

"One of the most interesting recent developments in churches concerns the renewed focus on the doctrine of the Trinity. While historians of Christian thought and systematic theologians have been exploring the complex metaphysical issues, church members are beginning to recover the devotional and spiritual origins out of which this doctrine first rose into prominence. Robert Callahan's book is a fine example of the way in which a layman has approached this magnificent topic in a spirit of Bible study and prayer."
-Richard Ray
General Editor of Kerygma Bible Studies
Former Managing Director of John Knox Press

Contributors-

Robert B. Callahan, Sr.
Benjamin W. Farley
Norman McCrummen
Kelly Brown Douglas

Bio(s)-

Robert B. Callahan Sr. founded Callahan & Associates, Inc., in 1976, a telecommunications consulting firm. He is the author of The Triune God Speaks to the Saints, Volume 1 in an eight volume expository commentary on the Apostle Paul's epistle to the Ephesians.

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