1–2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit

ESV Edition

By R. Kent Hughes, Bryan Chapell

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There are substantial reasons to be energized about studying the Pastoral Letters of Paul. Between them they teach the proper ordering of the church (1 Timothy), they present a developed challenge to all Christians (2 Timothy), and they suggest God’s priorities for mature ministry (Titus). Experienced pastors R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell have done their homework—applying sound principles in interpreting the texts so that we can understand what Paul was really saying.

Teaching on important matters for the local church, Hughes and Chapell offer a timely word to the many Christians who are concerned about their role and responsibility to communicate the truth of the gospel in this diverse and pluralistic society. The Pastoral Letters remind us that, like Timothy, we are to guard what has been entrusted to our care, to fight the good fight, and to keep preaching the Word.

Through the apostle's words and the commentators' insights here, we gain an understanding of what God requires of those who would lead in the local church, as well as of those who would be led. Embracing grace, loving godliness, and sharing Christ were not just charges to the early believers, and are not solely the responsibility of pastors, deacons, and elders in the church. They are exhortations for any of us who call ourselves disciples of Christ today.

Part of the Preaching the Word series.


Authors:

R. Kent Hughes

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and former professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Spokane, Washington, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Bryan Chapell

Bryan Chapell is the author of several books, including Christ-centered Preaching and Holiness by Grace. He is pastor emeritus of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, and president emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, and currently serves as president of Unlimited Grace Media, which broadcasts daily in many nations. He currently leads the administrative committee of the Presbyterian Church in America. 

Product Details

Category: Commentaries & Reference
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 464
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 28.29 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3053-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3053-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433530531
Case Quantity: 10
Published: July 31, 2012