Books by John P. Davis

Pastoral Reflections on Life and Ministry expresses my passion to look at life and ministry through the lens of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether it is theology, Christian fellowship, ecclesiology, or social issues, the gospel alone sheds the kind of light needed to see things from God’s perspective. These are reflections of a man, a husband, a father, a pastor, and a friend who continues to grow in God’s forgiving and transforming grace and in the superior, soul-satisfying knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. I offer these reflections not only for you to know how I think, but to challenge you to think and write and share your gospel-centered thoughts with others.

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Genesis offers insight and encouragement to those who live and minister in urban environments. Though the world began in a garden-temple, it eventually arrives at an urban temple. There are indications in Genesis that those who are made in God’s image seek community, and urban living offers the promise of community. The first major attempt at city-building in Genesis represents man in rebellion against God. Contrariwise, the New Testament tells us that Abraham was looking for a city whose builder and maker was God. Abraham desired a city designed for worship, not a Babel-like monument to human rebellion. Human cities most often represent rebellion, not worship, and need redemption. Genesis offers much insight into how the unfolding story of the gospel relates to the desperate plight of urban dwellers as they futilely seek to find rest and community in urban temples that worship the creature rather than the Creator.

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Ongoing Personal Evangelism provides a biblical survey of personal evangelism and discusses the factors evident in the lives of those who practice personal evangelism throughout their life. Hopefully the book will encourage more spiritual growth and involvement in personal evangelism, as well as providing material for training others in personal evangelism.

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This devotional of poetic mediations grew out of forty-five years of expository preaching and self-reflection. The author’s intermittent attempts at poetry reveal both his best and worst parts. These poems reflect experience as a follower of Jesus, an inward battle with sin, shame, sadness, defeats; yet, always the word of God leads to the gospel of Jesus Christ and his victory, his forgiveness, his power, his love, and his hope. Never without the realization of sinfulness and the sufficiency of the work of Jesus Christ, many live daily on a continuum between these two poles of striving by faith to rest in Christ and agonizing over the heart’s inclination to wander. By God’s grace and through his Spirit, that movement may be more toward victory than defeat.

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Evangelicals debate the answer to the question, “Who are the heirs of the Abrahamic covenant?” This book offers a brief summary of the major evangelical approaches to the covenant, an exegesis of the covenant, and a discussion on some of the hermeneutical issues related to the interpretation of the covenant. In this book, the Abrahamic covenant is viewed as God’s answer to the failures of Gen 1–11. In those chapters, the seed of mankind became corrupted through the fall, the land was cursed with a consequent loss of man’s dominion over it, and the divine-human relationship was ruptured. The Abrahamic covenant restores to all of believing mankind, regardless of ethnicity, the promise of seed, land, and divine-human relationship.

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In Biblical Themes John P. Davis seeks to present a overview of themes that are central to biblical theology. In Scripture God has chosen to reveal the glory of the Triune God through the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Revelation of God in and through Jesus Christ is the interpretive fulcrum for all of Scripture. This summary intends to present an example of biblical theology in which the themes of Creation, Consummation, Corruption, Covenant, and Church find their meaning and significance in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

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