Here are the three latest volumes in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (each published within the last month or so):
- Eckhard J. Schnabel. Acts. 1162 pp. 12-page PDF sample available here.
- David W. Pao. Colossians & Philemon. 462 pp. 12-page PDF sample available here.
- Gary S. Shogren. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. 375 pp. 14-page PDF sample available here.
I haven’t read these particular volumes yet, but I don’t know of another commentary series whose format is better suited for sermon preparation. ZECNT combines the strengths of BECNT and NIVAC; its format is ideal for sermon preparation because commentators address each biblical passage’s
- literary context,
- main idea,
- translation and graphical layout,
- exegetical outline,
- meaning, and
I’ve found items 3, 4, and 5 in that list most helpful in the ZEC volumes I’ve consulted.