Introducing The Grace Commentary
For years readers having been telling me, “Paul, why don’t you write a commentary?”
You’re wish is granted. Check out my brand new online grace-based Bible commentary at:
This is a new project and there is a ton of work to do. But hopefully there is enough material to give you a taste of what is to come. If you’d like a glimpse of the finished product, check out the entries for 1 John.
I’ve been working quietly on this project for some time. It’s time to find out what you think. Is The Grace Commentary a tool you might use? Is it easy to navigate? That sort of thing.
My hope is that you will find it helpful as you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.
Grace and peace,
Thanks Paul, this is a blessing to all of us. Stay blessed.
Thank you, Russel.
Un fathomable love from God to us
You’re welcome. Bless you Paul. Am really thanking God for people like you, who just preach and teach the Goodness and Unconditional Love of our Heavenly Father as revealed in Jesus.
This is honestly the best news I could have hoped to have! The sort of the thing I always knew I wanted but never imagined would actually come to be!
Just started doing a Bible in one year literally other day and kept thinking about wanting a commentary or others that I’ve used, and feeling they just fall short the of the grace perspective that’s needed. So timely – thank you Paul & all those who’ve inspired and supported this. Time to check it out!
Thanks John, but I gotta warn you, I’ve got a long way to go before this is complete. Turns out the Bible is a really big book, with a lot to say. 🙂
I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful and excited I am about this! Thank you so much, I will be praying for this important work. I am currently building a class on Christianity and Marxism/Globalism/End Times, and had my nose buried in “Letters from Jesus” most of the day. There is NOTHING more important than knowing the great love God has for us, woven throughout the bible.
Thanks Julie. Glad to hear you are enjoying LFJ.
Great idea! Will this be in print form eventually?
Would love to know this also!
Maybe. For now my focus is on getting thousands of pages of notes online and filling in as many of the gaps as possible.
Wow that’s amazing thanks so much my friend!!!
Thanks Gideon. My quiet hope is that the commentary will be particularly useful to pastors.
Amazing thanks Paul! Will be so helpful to try and understand the tricky verses. I just read 1 John 1 – so good! We have so appreciated your ministry over the years of this grace adventure, it continues to bring incredible in-site.
Thank you, Mark.
Wouldn’t it be better to make and keep it an online commentary…
Your wish is granted.
I read your article on 1 John 1 … and loved it … your commentary was spot on. Looking forward to more …
Hello Paul … I read your article on 1 John 1 … I thought it was amazing … especially when I got to verse 9 … so many people … well meaning people have been misled with that verse and it gave me much encouragement to see your thoughts on it. Thank you so much. When and how will we be able to read the completed work that you have undertaken? I would be most interested in doing so. Blessings, Mark
Hi Mark, I’m glad you are enjoying the new commentary. As you can imagine, a project of this size will take some time to complete. However, I already have notes on several thousand scriptures. It’s just a question of formatting and uploading them to the commentary. I don’t want to make any promises or put myself under any deadline pressure, but I can tell you this project will be my number one priority for a while. I will periodically post updates here and on Facebook.
This commentary is strong and I love it!!!! Verse by verse, you interpret thru lens of Grace that we might see each verse pointing to a different angle of Jesus’s finished work at the cross. Thank you Paul!!!
Thanks, I’ve just been looking through your commentary on 1 John 3, which I’ve always had problems with – if Christians never sin (I John 3), and there is no-one who does not sin (1 John 1), surely that means that no-one is a Christian? I’m glad you don’t believe that – actually, I’ve never met anyone except me who does.
I’m looking forward to seeing your commentaries on the gospels – especially Matthew 7.11 where Jesus says that we are all evil (which is such a strong word that I cannot see it as less than absolute condemnation), and Luke 6.24-26, where Jesus curses anyone who is rich, has enough to eat, is happy, or has had nice things said about them. These are my go-to verses for convincing myself that Jesus hates me and is pleased only when I am miserable. I realise it might be years before you have time to write commentaries on the gospels, but do you have any posts that you can recommend about these passages?
Paul, this is excellent – thank you so much for sharing your amazing gifts of understanding and ability to communicate and teach so well, to benefit the Body of Christ.
Paul, This is A MUST! Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to “diving” in. Keep giving people heaven bro. 🙂
Paul, I just started reading your commentary on 1 John and I am blown away. It is superb. What a brilliant initiative. I want to walk through the whole grace-filled Bible with you!
Paul!!!!! This is awesome. Thank you so much. I’m sure I’ll be using this commentary alot. Love you, Anne Hoover
I started reading Ephesians and my reaction was…“Wow!”. 🙂 If we can really get the message you share about our union with Christ, I believe everything else falls into place. It is the heart of everything eternal. Thank you for the time you have put into this project and making it freely available.
Will you ever publish your commentary in a book for us to purchase?
Probably. For now my focus is on getting thousands of pages of notes online and filling in as many of the gaps as possible.
Keep up the good work Mr. Paul. Am already earning alot thru your blog how to read the Bible with Grace lens. More grace sir!
I have been selling my books directly on Amazon for about ten years via my publishing company.
I know you have…
I sent you a msg via Patreon.
Paul, I love this… This is WONDERFUL and the fact you are making it available free is such a blessing. Love the format, explanations… I will use this in daily Bible studies and groups. Thank you and God bless you. Blessings from U.S. – Karen
It only matters what the Big Four think….The Father , Son, Holy Spirit
and First Alternate John MacArthur say…..
IM KIDDING!! Love the work….
You are making God’s Grace bigger and better in so many ways Paul. I thank you from my heart that you are willing to dive in even deeper!
This is the most exciting news I’ve heard in a really long time! (And I’ve tried it out…… love how the hyperlinks just pop up and give you a quick glance into supporting scripture, without making you lose your bearings!). I know there’s a lot of work ahead…… but just know that I think most of us are grateful for every single passage that gets added (so the benefit isn’t based on your completing the project to your own expectations!). Thank you.
Thanks Bill, I appreciate that. Some days I feel like I’ve been tasked with moving that ship stuck in the Suez Canal. It’s a big job! I spent a chunk of this morning working on a single verse. This could take some time. 🙂
Thank you Paul, you’re such a blessing to us revealing the great ,unfailing and everlasting love of God for us . How you share the gospel is so compelling that enables me to love the unlovable . The grace commmentary is so helpful that i find myself nourish and strengthen of my faith in God in Christ. My prayer is that we could dispense that love that we receive from God to the people around us. Thank you again bro. Paul.
Beautiful! Great work brother. Looking forward to it. Keep shinning your light!
This is the best news I have received today!!!
Thank you paul…I have read through Ephesians chapter 1, its rich and easy to understand, I cant wait for more. we are taking the gospel far and deep
Really it is a commentary of grace indeed nothing but grace of God whenever I go through any verse of it, it comments nothing but grace, the grace of God is upon this man Paul Ellis.
Is there anything in the works to release a full commentary grace study Bible? I have LOVED using this online one as a reference point.
If not, what would you suggest as a good grace study Bible? I love the Bible I have now (gifted from my pastor), but I notice it has a lot of works oriented things in there, and not necessarily lining up theology wise with healing, gifts, eternal salvation, etc.
You may want to check out the Grace Bible project. It’s a new covenant-based study Bible (in progress) that is entirely free from mixture.