In the fifth and final installment of his bestselling Jesus series, David Limbaugh digs into the New Testament epistles with passion and imagination, showing that the testimony of Jesus' earliest followers provides irrefutable proof of His resurrection. Inspired by God and penned by the apostles, the epistles were written to the first Christians to proclaim the divinity of Christ and to encourage them to persevere through persecution, famine, sickness, and doubt. On a lawyerly quest for truth, Limbaugh looks behind these biblical texts, exploring the lives of their authors, who included some of those closest to the Lord--his most intimate friends, Peter and John, and his own kinsmen James and Jude. The result is an unforgettable encounter with Jesus. The Resurrected Jesus speaks to the struggles the church faces today, strengthening believers and challenging doubters with the eyewitness accounts of the messengers who traveled far and wide to proclaim the resurrected Christ.
Introduction Colossians : a defense against early heresies -- Philemon : "no more a slave" -- Ephesians : a blueprint for spiritual empowerment -- Philippians : rejoice in Christ -- 1 Timothy : sound doctrine and Christian living -- Titus : qualities of a Christlike life -- 2 Timothy : final guidance from the great evangelist -- Conclusion Acknowledgments Notes Index.