I’m finishing up preaching through Ephesians in a couple of weeks. Here are some resources that have proven useful for sermon work. I put my favorites first and then broke them down in categories below. (If you’re thinking about preaching this book see this article.)
- Peter O’Brien (Pillar NT Commentary) My go-to exegetical commentary each week.
- F. F. Bruce (NICNT – Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians) Faithful, clear, and brief. Always helpful.
- Carson & Beale (Commentary on the NT Use of the OT) Useful articles on every reference to the OT by an NT author. This is a must, not only for Ephesians but for every NT book.
- John Stott – (The Message of Ephesians – Bible Speaks Today) I try not to read Stott until I have my structure and outline because he is so good. Always a clarifying comment.
- Klyne Snodgrass – (NIV Application Commentary) Like the rest of this series this is a commentary that is not too technical but always helpful for understanding and applying the text.
- NIVSB (NIV Zondervan Study Bible) Edited by D. A. Carson, the notes in this volume function like a commentary emphasizing on biblical theology. I’m surprised this resource doesn’t get more publicity; I use it all the time.
- Sinclair Sermons – Some people don’t like to listen to other preachers when they are preparing to preach, but I do. And, there is no one I enjoy more than Sinclair Ferguson.
- Peter O’Brien (Pillar NT Commentary)
- Frank Thielman (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT)
- F. F. Bruce (New International Commentary on the NT)
- Harold Hoehner (Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary)
- Carson & Beale (Commentary on the NT Use of the OT)
- Andrew Lincoln (Word Biblical Commentary)
- Charles Hodge (Geneva Series of Commentaries)
- Clinton Arnold (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the NT)
Expositional / Devotional
- John Stott – (The Message of Ephesians – Bible Speaks Today)
- Sinclair Ferguson – (Let’s Study Ephesians)
- John Calvin – (Calvin’s NT Commentary Volume 11)
- Klyne Snodgrass – (NIV Application Commentary)
- Francis Foulkes – (Tyndale NT Commentaries)
- Darrell Bock – (Tyndale NT Commentaries)
- James Montgomery Boice – (Ephesians: An Expositional Commentary)
- R. Kent Hughes – (The Mystery of the Body of Christ)
- Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 12
- William Hendricksen (New Testament Commentary)
- John MacArthur (New Testament Commentary)
- ESV Study Bible
- MacArthur Study Bible
- NIVSB (NIV Zondervan Study Bible)
- Reformation Study Bible
- Carson & Moo (An Introduction to the NT)
- Craig Keneer (IVP Bible Background Commentary NT)
- Bible Project
- Overview Chart
- Herman Ridderbos
- Thomas Schreiner (A Pauline Theology)
- Thomas Schreiner (A NT Theology)
- George Eldon Ladd
- S. L. Johnson
- Geoff Thomas