The intent of the Beacon Bible Expositions is to supply a systematic, devotional Bible study to laypeople and a new, homiletical resource for preachers. Sound biblical scholarship is to be found in this study, but nontechnical language is used in the commentary. Reuben Welch, writing from a Wesleyan theological perspective, here interprets the gospel, points to Christ, and relates the Word to life today. Reuben Welch was chaplain at Point Loma College in San Diego, California. He graduated from Pasadena College (forerunner of Point Loma) and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He also took graduate studies at the University of Southern California.