, Richard Phillips shows how this book captures the challenges and pitfalls of people throughout the ages and shows both why and how to press on in the faith. According to Phillips, few studies are more important than Hebrews. Through careful exegesis, he demonstrates how its message of warning and hope centers on the surpassing supremacy of Jesus, seen often from the vantage point of the Old Testament.
About the Reformed Expository Commentary Series:The Reformed Expository Commentary
focuses on the English rendering of the biblical text, and thus does not address concerns of the original language nor academic technicalities. Rather, proceeding section-by-section it focuses on the narrative flow of the biblical book, while drawing out significant points or theological emphases in the text, and then applies them to the daily life of the Christian.
br/>The various points addressed range between historical events taking place within a books narrative, or upon significant doctrinal statements that are made. The application or "guidance" section as the series calls it rounds out each of the particular emphases from the text making it a complete expository volume. Each commentary approaches the text from a Reformed theological perspective, and can be used profitably for either study or devotion.
- Scripture: Inerrant & Revealed
- Theology: Traditional/Conservative Reformed
- Wider Tradition: Protestant/Evangelical
- Audience: Pastors/Laity
- Uses: Scripture Study, General Reading, Devotional
Rick Philips sees in Hebrews a matchless presentation of Jesus Christ as our perfect high priest and an exhortation to persevere in the faith, even during trials. This commentary is biblical, redemptive historical, and expositional.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
Richard Phillipss Hebrews is faithful to the text, committed to confessional Reformed orthodoxy, and alert to practical implications for the life of the church. Phillips keeps the focus where it is for the writer of Hebrews on Gods last days speaking in his Son. This volume, which can be read with profit by a wide audience, should serve to remedy the relative neglect of this important New Testament book in the proclamation and life of the churches of the Reformation. Along with the other volumes in this series, this commentary should contribute to preaching and teaching that more fully echo the whole counsel of God.
The first liturgical reform of the Protestant Reformation was the implementation of lectio continua expository preaching in Zurich in 1519. Sequential Bible exposition has been a hallmark of Reformed Protestantism ever since. It is heartening to see the Reformed Expository Commentary series emerging to encourage the continuation of this great heritage of preaching. Richard D. Phillips is among the most gifted young preachers of our day. In his hands, Hebrews receives the kind of careful, scholarly, contemporary, and practical exposition that is so desperately needed today.
Hebrews emphasizes that God still speaks about Christ and his people through his written Word. Phillipss expository addresses ring with that authenticity, whether by way of admonition or assurance.
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