Preaching the Word Commentary Series – New Testament | Reviews, Purpose, Volumes

Reviews of the Preaching the Word commentary series

D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School):

“There is a long history of informed, edifying biblical expositions that have been mightily used of God to shape and strengthen the church. These volumes admirably fit this tradition.”

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J. I. Packer (Regent College):

“Throughout the Christian centuries, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition, and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily.”

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary):

“It is a pleasure to commend this series of homiletical commentaries. They fill an enormous vacuum that exists between the practical needs of the pastor/teacher and the critical exegetical depth of most commentaries.”

Bryan Chapell (Knox Theological Seminary):

“This series resonates with the priorities of the pulpit. No academic aloofness here, but down-to-earth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God’s people.”

Author Q & A from the Preaching the Word series on Best Bible Commentaries

Douglas Sean O’Donnell – Matthew

Preview: As a pastor and scholar, my goal is to demonstrate and declare, in Peter’s language, the “excellencies” of Christ (1 Peter 2:9). With every section of Matthew’s Gospel, I encountered the incarnate and resurrected Jesus. I was taken aback. Reformed. Renewed. Edified. Encouraged. Stunned. Changed. Face down in adoration.

Purpose of the Preaching the Word commentary series

From the publisher: For years, Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series has helped pastors, preachers, and anyone who teaches God’s Word to better interpret and apply the message of the Bible. Under the careful editorial oversight of experienced pastor and best-selling author R. Kent Hughes, this series is known for its commitment to biblical authority, its pastoral tone and focus, and its overall accessibility. Now available for the first time, this 18-volume set covering the entirety of the New Testament features contributions from a host of respected Bible teachers—offering readers a well-rounded and multipurpose resource for preaching, teaching, and personal study.

New Testament volumes in the Preaching the Word commentary series

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The Sermon on the Mount: The Message of the Kingdom – R. Kent Hughes

Matthew: All Authority in Heaven and on Earth – Douglas Sean O’Donnell

Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior Vols. 1 and 2 – R. Kent Hughes

Luke: That You May Know the Truth, Vol. 1 – R. Kent Hughes

Luke: That You May Know the Truth, Vol. 2 – R. Kent Hughes

John: That You May Believe – R. Kent Hughes

Acts: The Church Afirepreaching the word bible commentary series – R. Kent Hughes

Romans: Righteousness From Heaven – R. Kent Hughes

1 Corinthians: The Word of the Cross – Stephen T. Um

2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness – R. Kent Hughes

Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living – Todd A. Wilson

Ephesians: The Mystery of the Body of Christpreaching the word bible commentary series – R. Kent Hughes

Philippians: The Fellowship of the Gospel – R. Kent Hughes

Colossians and Philemon: The Supremacy of Christ – R. Kent Hughes

1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Hope of Salvation – James H. Grant Jr.

1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit – R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell

Hebrews: An Anchor for the Soul Vols. 1 and 2 – R. Kent Hughes

James: Faith That Works – R. Kent Hughes

1 & 2 Peter and Jude: Sharing Christ’s Sufferings – David Helm

1–3 John: Fellowship in God’s Family – David L. Allen

Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches – James M. Hamilton Jr.


Also see:

Preaching the Word commentary series – Old Testament

Authors interviews

Forthcoming commentaries

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)