Van Mastricht, Petrus
“Few studies can be more profitable to Christians today than that of the Epistle to the Hebrews,” says Richard Phillips. “Written . . . to a group of Jewish Christians facing persecution in the mid-first century A.D., the words of this book speak to Christians everywhere about standing firm in Jesus Christ.”
Hebrews captures the challenges and pitfalls of people throughout the ages and shows both why and how to press on in the faith. Its message of warning and hope centers on the surpassing supremacy of Jesus, seen often from the vantage point of the Old Testament.
In keeping with the Reformed Expository Commentary series, this treatment of Hebrews is accessible to both pastors and lay teachers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: The Supremacy of Christ
Part 2: Warnings against Falling Away
Part 3: Our Great High Priest
Part 4: Exhortations to and Examples of Faith
Part 5: Concluding Exhortations
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 Phillips’s "Hebrews" keeps the focus where it is for the writer of Hebrews: on God’s “last days” speaking “in his Son.” This volume--faithful to the text, committed to confessional Reformed orthodoxy, and alert to practical implications--should serve to remedy the relative neglect of this important New Testament book." - Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
"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 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." - Terry Johnson, Pastor, Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia; author of "When Grace Comes Home, When Grace Comes Alive," and "When Grace Transforms"