In a Nutshell
The ZECNT (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)
was carefully designed for the overworked, but conscientious, preacher.
Help us put this series empoweringly into the hands
of Spanish-speaking pastors all over the world.
Our desires for this project go beyond translating some books.
That would be one objective. We have two.
After each commentary goes through a rigorous, multiple-edit translation process with our team, it will be distributed it in print with Andamio (a well-respected Evangelical publishing house in Spain) and digitally with Logos Bible Software.
Having a resource does not mean one is necessarily equipped to take advantage of all its features. Our Spanish web site, therefore, offers video training that will help every user know how to make optimal use of the series for their preaching.[/twocol_one_last]
Practical Sermon-Writing Features
What makes the ZECNT so different is that it was specifically crafted to accelerate sermon preparation.
Here are just a few of the ways it helps with this.
Truly one of the most exciting and helpful innovations for preachers! For every passage, the commentator states in one or two sentences, the central thrust of the portion. This feature should have become mandatory in commentaries centuries ago.
Clearly lays out the discourse (or narrative) logic of the passage, labeling every clause or phrase. The preacher very quickly sees the biblical writer’s flow of thought. Excellent help for distinguishing between primary and secondary emphases in the original.
These are just three of the innovative features of the ZECNT. More here.
This text-facing outline serves as reliable guide with which a pastor can thoughtfully interact as he develops his own congregation-facing, preaching outline. It also helps him make sure he doesn’t leave anything important out.